Now that we have seen the perks, let’s talk about drawing your ideas.
You don’t need to be good at drawing to be able to do this. Simple scribbles, flowcharts and graphs, along with some shapes will do the job.
Don’t believe me? Check-out these writers who have built a pretty good audience for their blogs & twitter threads with simple visuals:
Scott Young: https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2019/06/21/too-much-meaning/
David Perell: https://perell.com/essay/the-magic-moment/
Visualise Value: https://twitter.com/visualizevalu
Drawing simple visuals need not take much time. You can make them in less than 5 mins. Remember, it’s not about how pretty the visual looks. It’s about how easily it explains a concept. A scanned picture of a drawing you made on a paper will also work as long as it’s readable.
This concept doesn’t just apply to blogs, but also to presentations. During client meetings, if you see your colleagues dozing off and your clients confused and uninterested, here’s what you should do. Turn off the presentation, pull out a marker, and start scribbling the ideas!
This will increase the engagement rate of the viewers by at least 75% if not more. This will also help them understand things better, increasing your chances of getting the approval, the project and the promotion ;D