Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Walking through a SWOT analysis, part of Note-Taking for Business Professionals.
- In this video, you're going to learn…how to create a SWOT analysis…using the XMind software platform.…What's a SWOT analysis?…It's a method of planning that's used to evaluate four areas…of business or opportunity,…strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.…SWOT analysis helps you organize your notes…under these four areas…and can provide you with much greater perspective…on your business or a specific opportunity.…This template will help guide you…through the thought process.…First, notice how this template basically has two columns…and two rows.…
These are the helpful and harmful columns,…along with the internal and external rows.…Strengths and opportunities are clearly helpful…to your organization…while weaknesses and threats clearly are not.…In the strengths area,…you'll want to list characteristics of the business…or project team that give it an advantage over others.…In the weakness area,…think about the things that place the team…at a disadvantage relative to others.…Be sure to list your strengths and weaknesses in order…
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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