Continuing the self-improvement theme of the last post, Mike Rohde’s book the Sketchnote Handbook is launching. Sketching and visual notes are a valuable skill to have, whether you need to sketch out visual concepts to share with a client, create storyboards, or take visual notes at meetings and conferences. Recent research has shown that even simple doodling can increase memory recall significantly.

I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of the Sketchnote Handbook for several months now. And now the time has arrived. Learn more about the book and buy it here.

And, if you want to see Mike in action check out the Sketchnote Podcast. In this first issue Mikes sketches out some rather tricky concepts to depict visually like the words overload and impasse. This ability to come up with visuals for tough concepts is a valuable skill for anyone trying to communicate visually. Thanks to Mike for all the hard work that went into the book and for sharing his skills.