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, 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.

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  • Welcome

    - Welcome to Note-Taking for Business Professionals. I'm Paul Nowak, and I'll be your instructor for this course. I've been teaching note-taking skills to business professionals and students for over nine years, and I'm really looking forward to sharing these strategies with you. In this course, you're going to learn a variety of note-taking approaches for situations you may encounter. We'll talk about how to take notes during a meeting, and how to create action plans. You'll also learn techniques for brainstorming, so you can effectively get your ideas from your head onto the page and into action. Next, we'll discuss how you can effectively take notes while reading. And toward the end of the course, you'll be provided with a variety of note-taking templates, so you can choose the one that's most effective for the situation at hand. Learning these note-taking strategies will help you save time, improve your memory, and also make you much more productive at work. So let's go ahead and get started.

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