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  • Writer's pictureWendy Danko

The Power of Doodling: How It Can Enhance Your Business Skills

Research shows that doodling during a lecture, meeting, phone conference, podcast, or audiobook with simple scribbles while listening will help you retain more information when you concentrate on what is being said.


I'm suggesting that doodling may help you keep up with changing business environments. One needs to keep learning new information, go to boring meetings, listen to different podcasts, videos, and lectures, and doodling during the listening process will improve one's listening experience.


Some people read to learn new information, and that's okay, but other people learn better when they listen to different media and attend meetings or lectures. For these listener learners, doodling can improve retention and recall. Keeping that information handy for future use is essential to get ahead.


This simple doodling could make all the difference in retaining new information. Even American Presidents have been known to doodle during meetings. A whole book is written about it, Presidential Doodles: Two Centuries of Scribbles, Scratches, Squiggles, and Scrawls from the Oval Office squiggles & scrawls from the Oval Office.


You don't need to be an artist. You're not trying to concept new ideas. Don't try to do anything perfect, doodle-like when you were a kid. You are just scribbling, drawing circles and squares, or writing the same word repeatedly. But remember, you need to pay attention and listen well to the speaker, write a few notes, and doodle. You could even doodle something that represents what the speaker is saying. For example, if they are talking about chickens, scribble a chicken. It is meant only for you, so who cares what it looks like?


Sometimes, the Doodlers have improved Concentration and Focus, adding more engagement to a boring situation. A wandering mind does not focus; doodling keeps your mind on the subject while you're listening.


Conclusion: Doodling and Concentration go together. Go to this study for more information on how Doodling can enhance concentration.

Go ahead and doodle for business success!

Wendy Danko is an SEO and Web Design Consultant at WenKo LLC. A design background has its perks, especially regarding website design and SEO. Wendy is determined to help every one of her clients improve their website with SEO. With website improvements, her clients have uncovered new leads to grow their client base.


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