How to Take Notes
- What's the best way to take notes?
- What is the Cornell method?
- How do I use my notes?
This cast describes an effective way to take notes.
If you go to meetings all the time... no, wait. BECAUSE you go to meetings all the time, you need an effective way to take notes. There are certainly a LOT of different ways to do so, but if you ask a hundred or so executives, some common themes emerge about what works and why. For most of us, we write too much, and get too little value, for all the wrong reasons.
We figure, at 10 meetings a week - and we KNOW you go to more than that, it ends up being 5,000 meetings every decade... so maybe 25,000 meetings CONSERVATIVELY in your professional career.
In other words, whether you realize it or not, you need to be good at taking and using your notes.