Words and pictures together.

I've been a big fan of graphic facilitators like Sunni Brown and Image Think who create large scale graphic recordings of sessions. Here are a couple they did this year for various events at sxsw.

As an interactive copywriter, I'm committed to the power of words and the importance of telling story. But frankly, nothing is an intimidating or uninviting as a solid page of text. Yes, subheads and bullet points make copy more scanable, but words + pictures create an even stronger story and involve more senses and create more emotion.

Well thought out visuals just don't add eye candy,  if you're taking notes yourself at a meeting, seminar or conference and add pictures to your words, your retention will increase by up to 30%.

See a whole slew of graphic recordings on Image Think's site here.