Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing your meeting notes, part of Note-Taking for Business Professionals.
- In this video you're going to learn how to organize…your meeting notes using the XMind software platform.…Let's talk about how you can organize all your meeting notes…into a single place where you can manage them…more effectively.…Notice at the top of this template we have a…preparation area.…If you click on the small plus sign on the…right of that box, you'll notice it expands to include…things like background, location, time, purpose…and attendees.…In the next box down we have the agenda…where you can list things that need to be discussed.…
Below that you'll find the ideas area,…and if you click on the plus sign here,…you can expand it to include ideas that come up…during the meeting, and who they're attributable to.…In the next three boxes below we have our action items.…Every good meeting has actionable tasks.…If you expand these areas, you can add the person…in charge of the task,…and other information associated with that task.…If you need to add more action items, just copy one of them.…Then click Meeting Management, and simply paste.…
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