Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a decision, part of Note-Taking for Business Professionals.
- In this video, you're going to learn how to…organize your notes to help you make a decision…using the XMind software platform.…Organizing your decision options with this template…will give you a nice bird's eye view…and could help you make better decisions more quickly.…Now, some decisions are very straightforward…and don't require much mental work.…But other decisions can be complex,…where you have to weigh various options…and look at the pros and cons of each potential decision.…In this template, you can organize your choices…and analyze the pros and cons of each option.…
To start, you might want to rename the top part…where it says Make a Decision.…Give it a name that reflects the decision you're making.…Below that, you'll find three potential solutions.…If you want, you can rename these to something…like Option A, Option B, and Option C,…or whatever names work best for you.…And below each of those options,…you'll have pros and cons laid out.…These are pretty self-explanatory.…Just list the pros and cons of each decision.…
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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