How to draw to remember more | Graham Shaw | TEDxVienna

  • Published on Nov 29, 2016
  • How to draw to remember more! You may not believe it yet, but we are all capable of drawing sketches that make information memorable. In this talk you will discover talents you may have never known you had. Be prepared to amaze yourself!

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    Graham Shaw teaches how to draw pictures that make learning memorable in presentations. He is author of ‘The Art of Business Communication’, shortlisted for the ‘CMI Management Book of the Year 2016’ and spoke at TEDx Hull in 2015.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Comments • 718

  • Ism privé
    Ism privé 2 days ago

    when I see how efficient drawing is for comprehension, I tell myself that the man of the cave was so intelligent (

  • anita godbole
    anita godbole 8 days ago +2

    I just loved the way he concluded. That thing literally won my heart.... Some teachers own a special place in our hearts(True for this man).

  • Xaria S
    Xaria S 11 days ago

    I forgot the cat ears and the lines afterward lmao

  • Gencay Deniz
    Gencay Deniz 16 days ago +1

    Beni yanlış anlamayın ama 6 dile çevrilmiş neden Türkçeye çevirmediniz

  • John Qiang
    John Qiang 17 days ago

    Jeff Bezos' British brother.

  • The Joker
    The Joker 18 days ago +2

    That sound at the beggining got my cat weird

  • Mark 1962
    Mark 1962 18 days ago

    thank you

  • My Bias Is South Korea’s Best Booty

    *When he said INNOVATION I instantly thought of Bruce Wayne*

  • My Bias Is South Korea’s Best Booty

    I wish he’s my professor. I feel like I could listen to him discuss the entire Harrison’s word for word and I shan’t even get the slightest bit doozy

    ARRAB ALI MAZ 26 days ago

    Sir am thinking about Dirac delta function and stastical quantum dynamic and it's relation with S
    N bose states and I have no clue what to draw thus just I erased and this the invisible drawing by eraser how was that.....

  • Marina Cover
    Marina Cover 27 days ago

    This got me excited because I have a bad memory and during the experiment the only one I remembered was the fish and I didn’t remember how to even do that and now I’m more scared for my memory oof

  • Nitin
    Nitin 27 days ago

    I was unable to continue watching the whole video but i came back next day and finished it. I was able to recollect most of his numbered drawings. It really works... Thx a lot to the presenter who taught us in such simple ways. Do u know any of his other videos?

  • sujit mohanty
    sujit mohanty 27 days ago

    My god, must be a British gentleman! .....Nothing can beat them on excellence......

  • Chea Sobin
    Chea Sobin 28 days ago


  • Wake up Nigeria
    Wake up Nigeria Month ago

    I barely can remember people's names unless i wrote them
    with a pen on paper - not to necessary keep the paper, but just to be able to
    memorized them through the visual and practical writing of them on the paper.

  • new star
    new star Month ago


  • Dankruti Dholakia
    Dankruti Dholakia Month ago

    Wow! Thank you Sir for showing this!

  • MikeTro156
    MikeTro156 Month ago

    That sounds so relaxing I almost felt asleep

  • Scott Hill
    Scott Hill Month ago

    So, Bob Ross has the best mind maps...

  • nokia S
    nokia S Month ago +2

    i drew all the picture
    where can i find that noteboard and what is that called?

  • Flerida Lara
    Flerida Lara Month ago

    Cool!!! Love it!!

  • Elon Vision
    Elon Vision Month ago


  • Francisco Rodríguez Martínez

    They should show the speaker all the time. It's very annoying when he is drawing and speaking and the cameras show the audience instead of him.

  • Ravinder Kaur
    Ravinder Kaur Month ago

    Earlier language was in pictures.

  • Janani Sivakumar
    Janani Sivakumar Month ago

    Thank you soo much was very useful for me

  • Jack Russel
    Jack Russel Month ago

    and what?

  • Brie Rising
    Brie Rising Month ago

    Sorry, but this is ridiculous. Everybody knows this. I've been using pictures like this to remember almost since I can remember. It's a very useful method but it doesn't always work. The more complicated a topic gets, the harder it is to find pictures. It will work in school etc but when it comes to certain areas of German civil law for example, you'll reach the limits of this method.

    MISSFIT MISSA Month ago

    Wish this guy talked quicker

  • Momchil Andonov
    Momchil Andonov Month ago

    12:01 damn hot af!!!

  • Things Saw
    Things Saw Month ago

    Musical composers: Am I a joke to u???

  • bimarsh sharma
    bimarsh sharma Month ago

    Jeff Bezos when he gets old

  • Shrey Arora
    Shrey Arora Month ago

    lol im tryna remember thermodynamics..

  • Faizaan Ali
    Faizaan Ali Month ago

    You don't need to draw it on the paper, if you can draw it in your mind🙃

  • A V
    A V Month ago +1

    Great idea especially for visual learners.

  • marwah maher
    marwah maher Month ago

    I'm strongly agree with him,drawing is really useful to make the information stock in my head 👍

  • dina sayed
    dina sayed Month ago

    But when we use the same way of drawing to remember a different information i think i will not work

  • HiBaLaHi
    HiBaLaHi Month ago +3

    How can i draw the quadratic formula?

  • Ronald Shao
    Ronald Shao Month ago

    17k dislikes for what????......some people are not ready to learn and appreciate what others achieve

  • Vandana Verma
    Vandana Verma Month ago +1

    This was so amazing Sir Graham :-) loved watching the video and i had forgotten the beauty of diagrams and flowcharts and was thinking i must be getting old. This was really helpful !

  • Ammar ul nasir
    Ammar ul nasir Month ago

    I have been struggling to learn Arabic for the past 10+ years and recently I started drying images on my vocabulary cards in order to teach English and I also wrote the Arabic translation of the English words and guess what. I remembered Arabic vocabulary the next day and the day after and a week after and now I can use it in a real conversation as well. Now I tell all of my English students to draw images in order to remember words and they also remember. Now my students love me and praise me for teaching them English that have been trying to learn for decades here in panama but can't seems to learn it.

  • untalented gamer
    untalented gamer Month ago +2

    "I see a lot of activity down there"

  • Teddy Vivi
    Teddy Vivi Month ago +2

    Thank you sir, you're amazing teacher!!

  • rejith n
    rejith n 2 months ago

    Very thankful "good"

  • Jeremy Hicks
    Jeremy Hicks 2 months ago

    This is an amazing idea!

  • #physics love
    #physics love 2 months ago

    especially in science subjects like, biology

  • hikaru shidou
    hikaru shidou 2 months ago

    I now have a good reason to learn how to draw ✍🖼

  • thomasennaa
    thomasennaa 2 months ago

    drawing then 2nd is music

  • Riley De Leon
    Riley De Leon 2 months ago

    I love it!

  • Renuka Mishr
    Renuka Mishr 2 months ago

    It's highly helpful.. Becoz of this I score 98 /100 in history in just one day preparations. ...i wish I would have watched this earlier

  • Immortal Piyush
    Immortal Piyush 2 months ago

    Why does he look like Jeff Bezos

  • Reily Valenzuela
    Reily Valenzuela 2 months ago +2

    THE NEW BOB ROSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

  • Heather Toomey
    Heather Toomey 2 months ago

    Can we get a Bob Ross-style show outta this?

  • Reji Sam Mathew
    Reji Sam Mathew 2 months ago

    Great Video, Great Information.

  • Joash Zephaniah
    Joash Zephaniah 2 months ago +1

    Thank youu I NEED TO HEAR THIS, I didn't even realize it at first Lucky for me I think I'm a decent drawer LOLOLOL OMG

  • Theo Masunga
    Theo Masunga 2 months ago

    *googles marker on board ASMR*

  • Bahar Osman
    Bahar Osman 2 months ago

    Wow I like to use his marker and board

  • Mr.Flippy
    Mr.Flippy 2 months ago

    So, how can i draw laws.

  • Gameguy
    Gameguy 2 months ago


  • Mayank 7
    Mayank 7 2 months ago +1

    I thought this was Graham Norton Show, such clickbait

  • Zak Thomas
    Zak Thomas 2 months ago

    Trying to use this for learning zygomatic arch shapes for the hominins and IDK how.