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Note-Taking for Business Professionals

Solution: Create your 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

    - So how did you do on your challenge? Were you able to create your own to-do list? Here's my solution to the challenge exercise. First, I'm going to delete these tasks here because I want to start with a fresh to-do list. Organize it my own way. I'm going to organize my to-do list into two parts. Things that I have to do for work and personal things. Under the work area, I'm going to add finish recording course, which is what I'm doing right now. Next, I'm going to add a task to finalize my travel plans for the next couple months. And of course this task has a number of sub-tasks associated with it. Such as booking flights, hotels, and rental cars. So I'm going to add those as well. Next I'm going to add a project that's been in the works for a number of months. My company has been finishing a new website and there's still some loose ends that we need to tie up before launching. I'm going to add the task finish new website and I'll add some sub-tasks like, hosting, import users, test…

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