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Note-Taking for Business Professionals

Developing a multiproject plan

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 multi-project plan using the XMind software platform. In the last video we went over a template for a project plan but what if you're managing multiple projects? You can use this multi-project plan to keep yourself organized. Let's take a look at the Exercise File included in this lesson. Notice how the projects are listed in the first column on the left. You can add the purpose of the project in the second column, in other words why are we doing this project? In the third column you can add the project's objectives and in the next column you can list the name of the person that is leading this project. The Brainstorming column can be a helpful area to provide any ideas related to the project, and of course the Progress column tells you how far along you are. In the next column you'll see the Next Actions area. These are your highest priority actions and you can see the lowest priority actions are in the next column. Finally, our…

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