I spend most of my work-life in meetings. Note-taking is a survival skill. Yet, I am surprised at how few people bother to take notes in meetings. Those who do sometimes express frustration at how ineffective the exercise seems to be. In this post, I’d like to expound on why I think you should take notes in meetings and then offer a few suggestions on how to do it better.
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Everyone knows I geek out when it comes to new technology. But sometimes old tech is the best tech, and that goes for taking notes. Last fall information guru Clay Shirky banned the use of laptops and other digital devices in his NYU classroom. It remains a controversial move. Not only students, but even other […]
One thing leaders need to lead well are new and fresh insights, and one of the best ways to find them is by attending conferences. But eureka moments are not automatic. It takes intentionality to get the most of out of your experience. In my experience, people go to conferences for a lot of reasons […]
I have recently developed a new workflow that utilizes the best of paper-based and digital technologies. Here is how I am currently processing my meeting notes, using a traditional paper notebook and Evernote.
I have replaced my faithful Moleskine notebook with an iPad running Evernote. I am now carrying it with me everywhere, just as I used to do with my paper notebook. So far, I am pleased.