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Note-Taking for Business Professionals

Solution: Read and recall

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.

    Instructor

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      Paul Nowak

      Founder & CEO, IrisReading.com

      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.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Welcome

    (gently chiming sound) - So how did you do on the read and recall challenge? Let's go over my solution to this exercise. So here's the article we had. After reading this first paragraph, I'd sum it up with the words information and distractions. You may have had something different and that's okay. To add a note, I am using the preview application on a MAC. I'm going to click on this button right here, and then I'm going to click on the T for text, and that will add some text to the document, which I can click and drag over here. Again, I'm going to sum this up as Information and Distractions. Then I'd continue reading the next paragraph, and after finishing it, I'd write Digital Distractions, because they mentioned a variety of them in that paragraph. After reading the third paragraph, I'd write External Distractions. Notice how these notes are very concise. I know what's being referred to when I write them. On the next paragraph, I'd read it, and then I'd write Attention, because…

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