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 • 673

  • Kent Johnson
    Kent Johnson 12 hours ago

    "I see a lot of activity down there"

  • Teddy Vivi
    Teddy Vivi Day ago +1

    Thank you sir, you're amazing teacher!!

  • rejith n
    rejith n 3 days ago

    Very thankful "good"

  • Jeremy Hicks
    Jeremy Hicks 5 days ago

    This is an amazing idea!

  • #physics love
    #physics love 8 days ago

    especially in science subjects like, biology

  • hikaru shidou
    hikaru shidou 9 days ago

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

  • thomasennaa
    thomasennaa 10 days ago

    drawing then 2nd is music

  • Riley De Leon
    Riley De Leon 11 days ago

    I love it!

  • Renuka Mishr
    Renuka Mishr 11 days 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 12 days ago

    Why does he look like Jeff Bezos

  • Reily Valenzuela
    Reily Valenzuela 13 days ago +2

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

  • Heather Toomey
    Heather Toomey 14 days ago

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

  • Reji Sam Mathew
    Reji Sam Mathew 15 days ago

    Great Video, Great Information.

  • Joash Zephaniah
    Joash Zephaniah 15 days 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 15 days ago

    *googles marker on board ASMR*

  • Bahar Osman
    Bahar Osman 19 days ago

    Wow I like to use his marker and board

  • Mr.Flippy
    Mr.Flippy 20 days ago

    So, how can i draw laws.

  • Gameguy
    Gameguy 22 days ago


  • Mayank 7
    Mayank 7 23 days ago +1

    I thought this was Graham Norton Show, such clickbait

  • Zak Thomas
    Zak Thomas 25 days ago

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

  • Fresh Avocad0o
    Fresh Avocad0o 25 days ago +2

    I tried this but my teacher gave me an F-- I just drew pictures. Looks like Teachers have half of a normal brain

  • CRAZY6256
    CRAZY6256 28 days ago +1

    Went into a meeting started drawing and got fired.

  • sakshi prakash
    sakshi prakash 29 days ago

    This is literally how I study. I am in med school and one of the things I like to do is draw stick figures and stuff along with disease showing signs and symptoms and like everyone makes fun of them but I have like photographic memory of all of them and its great

  • Alexa Horse
    Alexa Horse 29 days ago

    Good inspirational drawings!

  • Jagoda Blicharska
    Jagoda Blicharska Month ago

    What a great lesson! ♥

  • Study Mindset
    Study Mindset Month ago

    Lol yes the sound of the marker! :P

  • Habibah Miah
    Habibah Miah Month ago +1

    i was literally doing biology revision when i watched this, pretty helpful

  • RK Mural
    RK Mural Month ago

    Please believe yourself and say that you can do it. So start from a new and practice step by step and creat new idea as you can draw. Loving from Singapore.

  • Julia Hicks
    Julia Hicks Month ago +1

    How could you “draw” math equations?

  • Harshu #1
    Harshu #1 Month ago

    Upload Hindi subtitles ||🇮🇳

  • Katia
    Katia Month ago

    just great!

  • Hooman Tay
    Hooman Tay Month ago

    12:03 thank me later!

  • Tara G
    Tara G Month ago

    Thank you so much for posting this video!
    I have recently been diagnosed with Dyslexia (my struggles are memory and comprehension). I am a kinesthetic/tactile learner first then a visual learner. I remember information mostly in pictures/snapshots and/or experiences or relate to a practical thing.
    Very helpful and insightful video! What an entertaining, well paced, and patient presenter/teacher.

  • Hayk Amirbekyan
    Hayk Amirbekyan Month ago

    they got trolled. This could have been a 5 minute talk. it didnt need to be drawn out like a kindergarden class in my opinion.

  • akea
    akea Month ago

    how to draw mathematical equations that you need to remember for the exam??

  • Rishita Ray
    Rishita Ray Month ago

    I always make doodle in my notebooks specially in Math classes. 🙂

  • Heli Patel
    Heli Patel Month ago

    what a fun speaker ... :)

  • David Geary
    David Geary Month ago +2

    To learn the French word for 'donner' to give, I photoshopped Donna Summer giving Donna Summer a donner Kebab, worked a treat.

  • Hui Y
    Hui Y Month ago

    Thanks a lot 🙏

  • dmkccR2ventureMade
    dmkccR2ventureMade Month ago

    Thank you for the idea. I will use this to help.

  • MV S
    MV S Month ago

    For me tree means water source near by

  • Veronica Vale
    Veronica Vale Month ago

    "Life Long Learners" I really like this.

  • D151D3NT3
    D151D3NT3 Month ago

    ... wäre vielleicht interessant, wenn man ein Wort verstehen würde!
    Deutscher Titel, deutsche Beschreibung, englisches Video - was soll das???

  • Василий Петров

    I remembered only 4 pictures and even not in the right places :/

  • Anita S.
    Anita S. Month ago

    I can't wait to begin doing this activity for the residents I work with.

  • Ruby theater[루비시네마]

    P o w e r💥
    Amazing 🙏work🌈
    🐰Thank you🎵Good day

  • abousbsas
    abousbsas Month ago

    This gentleman wants to show off.

  • Miku Kyut
    Miku Kyut Month ago +2

    I actually knew all of this because of Biology 😂 I can't remember anything if I don't do a drawing or a graphic

    • Miku Kyut
      Miku Kyut Month ago +1

      @Salad Dongs good luck!!

    • Salad Dongs
      Salad Dongs Month ago

      Wow that's exactly the same as me! Hope this will help me in uni next year D:

  • espaghetti99
    espaghetti99 Month ago

    So we all thought the ancient writings were primitive and that we are now sophisticated with our alphabet, but in reality the ancient people were much smarter than us, and knew little symbols allowed for communication in writing but also in memorization.

  • The Last Renacentist
    The Last Renacentist 2 months ago


  • campVR
    campVR 2 months ago +1

    I had NO ideal Jeff Bezos was this good at drawing!!

  • Hussain Mirahmadi
    Hussain Mirahmadi 2 months ago

    14:58 / Oh come on , you don't need to draw them again just write their names .

  • Lynette Wunschel
    Lynette Wunschel 2 months ago

    This is great! I did not fully realize the value of drawings. I will definitely continue to draw when teaching!

  • pavan kulkarni
    pavan kulkarni 2 months ago

    👏👏👌super video

  • omar gamal
    omar gamal 2 months ago

    Thanks for your ted talk, it's very helpful to me to get more english vocabs stuck in my mind.

  • Cgruppo Gau
    Cgruppo Gau 2 months ago

    nice and perfect for m

  • Up Up and Away
    Up Up and Away 2 months ago

    Amazing! ❤

  • john smith
    john smith 2 months ago

    La traducción con subtitulo, poniéndola es muy buena, tremendo, habilidades de nuestra mente que no conocíamos, y que harán mas fácil nuestra vida,- imaginación - , añadirle algo a casi todo y se nota.

  • karan shukla
    karan shukla 2 months ago +3

    Its true drawing makes us remember more but d issue is if m studying for 10hrs a day how to find time for this. These things takes time. I follow a different path, just making pictures in my mind nd try making a relationship wd thm👀

  • R M
    R M 2 months ago

    The sound of his marker.... makes me cringe