Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution: Read and recall, part of Note-Taking for Business Professionals.
(gently chiming sound)…- So how did you do on the read and recall challenge?…Let's go over my solution to this exercise.…So here's the article we had.…After reading this first paragraph,…I'd sum it up with the words information and distractions.…You may have had something different and that's okay.…To add a note, I am using the preview application on a MAC.…I'm going to click on this button right here,…and then I'm going to click on the T for text,…and that will add some text to the document,…which I can click and drag over here.…
Again, I'm going to sum this up as…Information and Distractions.…Then I'd continue reading the next paragraph,…and after finishing it, I'd write Digital Distractions,…because they mentioned a variety of them…in that paragraph.…After reading the third paragraph,…I'd write External Distractions.…
Notice how these notes are very concise.…I know what's being referred to when I write them.…On the next paragraph, I'd read it,…and then I'd write Attention,…because they seem to be covering the topic of attention.…
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