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Note-Taking for Business Professionals

Using timelines to create a yearly marketing 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.

    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

    - In this video, you're going to learn how to create a timeline for a yearly marketing plan using the XMind software platform. Timelines can help you take note of information in chronological order. This template will help you easily and visually create a timeline for a yearly marketing plan. Now, as you can see here, this particular timeline is organized by quarter. Under queue one, you'll see the months January, February, and March. If you click on the plus sign next to the month of January, you'll notice it will expand and you can add whatever details you want in this area. For example, you might add three marketing initiatives that need to get done in January. For the other months, you can easily add these subtopics by clicking on the month and pressing the Tab button on your keyboard. What if you wanted to organize it by month instead of quarter? You can easily do so by double clicking on the text and renaming. Since I'm now organizing it by month instead of quarter, I can modify…

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