Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Brainstorming and collecting ideas, part of Note-Taking for Business Professionals.
- In this video, we're going to discuss…how you can use the results of brainstorming…as an alternative way to efficiently capture notes.…Brainstorming can be done individually, or with a group,…and it involves an informal approach to solving problems.…It's really a creativity technique that requires…you or a group of people to create…a list of spontaneous ideas.…There are four major guidelines for effective brainstorming.…One is to withhold judgement of other people's ideas.…This encourages everyone to contribute…and think more creatively.…Because the ideas are spontaneous,…and sometimes just random,…it usually makes brainstorming a pretty fun exercise.…
The second major guideline for brainstorming…is to focus on quantity.…The more ideas that are generated,…the more likely we'll be able to solve the problems at hand.…The third guideline to effective brainstorming…is that strange ideas should be welcomed and encouraged.…These ideas can be created by looking at things…from a new perspective, or making different assumptions.…
Author Paul Nowak also explores techniques for taking notes more quickly, including capturing ideas rather than sentences, improving typing speed, and using simple shorthand. The course also offers a number of note-taking templates to help prepare for project planning, SWOT meetings, timelines, business travel, and more.
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- Exploring the keys to active listening
- Focusing on the ideas
- Capturing an action plan
- Taking notes while reading
- Creating to-do lists, project plans, and meeting notes