Visual Note Taking: How your notes become Notes of a Genius
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Visual Note Taking: How your notes become Notes of a Genius

Increase your concentration, comprehension and effectiveness by taking visual notes. Soon you'll become a Genius!
4.4 (22 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
108 students enrolled
Created by Karlijn L'Ortye
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 31 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to use the full capacity of your brain during listening.
  • Your concentration is increased up to 29%
  • Your notes will help you to comprehence the information better, up to 50%
  • Your notes look cool and the help you summarize and remember the information up to 200%
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  • You should have a pen and paper, a smile and some colored markers. This is a beginner course for visual notetaking, it is not a drawing course, it is not a neat handwriting course it is an effective brain maximizer FUN mindblowing VISUAL NOTETAKING course.
Get out your notebook, pen and markers and put a smile on your face! We going to have fun!
  • Did you know students taking notes by hand perform better?
  • Did you know that drawing or doodling during note taking can increase your concentration and focus?
  • Did you know that in fact we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text?

In this course you will learn how to make visual notes for better comprehension, laser focus, increase concentration (up to 29%) and memorize the information better (up to 80%)! 

Besides that visual note taking is FUN doing!

How your notes become Notes Of A Genius

  • Learn the 8 brain principles for getting the maximum out of your brain regarding learning, comprehension and memorizing. 
  • Be aware of the different styles of note taking and practice and choose what works for you.
  • You will learn how to get the best out of your visual notes on a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
  • Improve your handwriting by four simple techniques.
  • Learn the different structures for notes in meetings, class, training, workshop or seminar.
  • Apply the three easy techniques on handlettering to make your notes remarkable
  • Have fun by drawing visuals, banners add colors and spice your notes up.
  • You will learn to draw the four most used elements, for example people and places, to use in your own visual notes.
  • Maximize engagement with the information because you will review your notes quicker, more often and add an emotion.

Including bonus material for teachers and speakers to make the coolest flip charts!

Do you want to become a Genius? Check out the video: Rajeev Lahar will tell you how he became an aerospace engineer, serial entrepreneur and investor!

Don’t waste any more time on cramping your fingers while writing or typing as much as you can during listening. You can be so much more efficient.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for everybody who is interested in effective listening and learning.
  • Students who attend class
  • Professionals who attend at meetings and training
  • Experts who attend and seminars and congresses
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Start with basics
5 Lectures 08:05

In this lecture I welcome you to this course and I encourage you to start taking notes right away!

Preview 01:03

Like the title of this lecture says: you will learn what the three basic rules are for taking this course and being successful. I refer to these rules a lot of times!

Preview 01:54

In this lecture you will start to make your first notes: your learning objectives!

Preview 02:30

An explanation of the different sections and lectures. After this lecture you know what to expect.

Preview 02:05

Wrap up of section 1: Start with the basics.

Preview 00:33
Comprehensing information: Brain Principles
4 Lectures 06:33

In this lecture you will learn why I teach you the 8 brain principles.

Preview 00:39

How does your brain work regarding to listening, comprehension and memorizing information? In this lecture you will learn this.

8 Brain Principles explained

This is an overview over the eight brain principles from lecture 7.

Overview of the 8 Brain Principles

This is the conclusion of the 8 brain principles.

Conclusion of the Brain Principles

Test your how good you can memorize the 8 Brain Principles!

The 8 brain principles quiz
5 questions
Styles of Note Taking
7 Lectures 16:00

Note taking can be done in so many different ways, this section is about styles, materials, devices.

Preview 00:41

Three ways to improve your handwriting.


Note taking on computer / laptop

How to take notes on a tablet the best way plus a super cool website.

Note taking on tablets / smart phones

What materials do I use for note taking? I show them in this lecture.

What & Where: 

  • Clipboard and booklet: HEMA (notes of a Genius line)
  • Fineliners 0,4mm – colored – HEMA (set of 12)
  • Rollerball pens 0,7 mm – 4 colors – HEMA (set of 6)
  • Frixion ball pen – Pilot pen
  • Permanent markers – Edding
  • Smartpen – Neo

HEMA is a Dutch Department store.


What is the most effective way of note taking? In this lecture we compare a few of the brain principles to the different styles of note taking.

Most effective way of note taking

Wrap up of the section about styles.

Conclusion on Styles
Structuring notes in different settings
4 Lectures 12:18

For a good start you will learn a few basic structures to start making visual notes.

Preview 00:53

One on one meetings and minute notes, we discuss them in this lecture.

How to structure Notes in meetings

Note taking for yourself during class, training or seminar? This lecture all about it!

Notetaking during Class/ Training / Workshop

This is a complete overview over the different structures for note taking.

Conclusion on Structuring
Handlettering is cool!
4 Lectures 04:44

What is handlettering, I introduce it in this lecture.

Preview 00:25

Learn three easy to use an memorize fonts which you can apply everywhere. 

Handlettering basics

Worksheets to increase your handlettering skills.

Worksheets for Handlettering

A wrap up of the section about handlettering.

Conclusion Handlettering
Simple drawing and creating visuals
4 Lectures 07:39

Take out your pen, paper and markers. Put a smile on your face. We are drawing!

Preview 00:54

Learn the four basic elements for drawing in your (visual) notes.

Cartoon drawing

Download your favorite pictographs to practice on.

Dozens of pictorgraphs to practice

Wrap up of this section.

Conclusion of drawing
How to make the coolest flipcharts
4 Lectures 09:06

Stop using PowerPoint, Prezi or any digital device! Never share stage with something that gives more light than you. Start using the flipchart!

Preview 00:37

Be prepared, this lecture helps you to get the best out of your Flip-chart presentation!

How to use the flip-chart

Inspiration! Get your markers out.

Inspirational flip-charts

Conclusion of the section about flip-charts.

Conclusion of How to make the coolest flipcharts
Course overview: are you the Genius?
1 Lecture 00:12

Questions about all lectures of this course! Check if you are ready to be a Genius!

The big-What-Did-You-Learn-Quiz
7 questions

A personal message from me to you!

About the Instructor
Karlijn L'Ortye
4.2 Average rating
22 Reviews
108 Students
1 Course
Passion for Personal Development

Ik ben begonnen op Udemy als online instructeur met de training; Visual Notetaking. Mijn bio hieronder gaat daarover. Echter ben ik trainer/coach van beroep. Daarom heb ik deze e-learning gemaakt, om mijn kennis nu over te dragen en mensen in hun eigen proces te zetten online. We zitten nu in de test fase, mocht je foutjes tegen komen laat het mij weten. Ik sta open voor feedback. Heel veel succes! 

Wil je meer over mij weten? Check mijn LinkedIn


As I use my talents to my full potential I share my love for visual note taking in the course: Notes of a Genius. I have over 20 years of experience in making visual notes. I love to share this with you. I am an entrepreneur now for 12 years and I use the techniques of Notes of a Genius every Congress, Training, Workshop I visit. People are always asking what I am doing and how I do this. Now it's time to share. Have fun and share your notes as well!