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Note-Taking for Business Professionals

Creating a to-do list

From the course: Note-Taking for Business Professionals

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  • Course details

    Learn to take better and faster notes in business settings. Effective note-taking is a core skill that professionals at all levels can improve upon—and this course shows you how. It explains how to decide when to take linear vs. visual notes, how to effectively listen, how to document action plans, and how to effectively write meeting minutes.

    Instructor Paul Nowak also explores techniques for taking notes more quickly, including capturing ideas rather than sentences, improving typing speed, and using simple shorthand.

    The final, bonus chapter walks through a number of note-taking templates from XMind software that help with project planning, SWOT meetings, timelines, and more. This chapter is optional and is not necessary for course completion.


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      Paul Nowak

      Founder & CEO,

      Paul Nowak teaches speed-reading and memory improvement at organizations such as NASA and Google.

      Paul Nowak is the founder and program director of Iris Reading, the largest provider of speed-reading training and memory improvement. His workshops have been taught to thousands of students and business professionals in major cities throughout the world. He has been a guest speaker at universities that include Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Chicago. His training programs have been taught to employees of NASA, Google, and a number of other Fortune 500 companies.

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  • Welcome

    - In this video you're going to learn how to create a to do list using the XMind software platform. If you haven't installed XMind yet, check out the first video of this chapter. Let's talk about to do lists. You might love them or hate them, but everyone seems to have one. A to do list could make you feel overwhelmed, or it could be your key to productivity during the day. The exercise file included with this lesson provides you with a to do list template that you can modify to your liking. You'll notice right away that there are currently four tasks. You can easily change these tasks by double clicking on them. You'll also notice the green icon next to each task. This can signify that a task has been completed or partially completed. If you click on the green icon, you'll see that you can easily change the progress of a task from "Starting" to "1/2 Done", all the way through "Task Done". You'll notice that if you change it to "Task Done" a green check mark will show up. This feature…

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