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Note-Taking for Business Professionals

Organizing your business travel

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 organize your business travel plans using the XMind software platform. So let's talk about travel. Sometimes it's good to be spontaneous and not have any specific travel plans but when you're on a business trip you may need to organize the trip into a specific travel plan with notes, and that's what this template is for. Let's take a look at it. Notice how it's currently organized into five days. If your trip was longer you can add another day by clicking on Travel Plan at the top and then pressing the Enter key on your keyboard. Notice how that adds a new row to your travel plan. And if your trip was shorter, you can easily delete a day or two by pressing the Delete or Backspace button on your keyboard. Let's look at the specifics of how each day is organized. On Day One where it says Airline you can add your flight number, departure times, and any other relevant information. If you're renting a car you might add that information, which…

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