We all have to take notes, and if you’re like most people you were probably never taught how to take effective notes in school or university. Perhaps you feel like your notes should be of a higher quality or that you should be taking more notes, more often.
The main reason people seem to give for not taking more notes is not a lack of something to note, but a lack of confidence in their notes or a feeling that their notes aren’t that useful, which is most likely due to little or no organisation or structure. Effective notes should enable you to be more productive by allowing you to completely dump the topic at hand from your head with absolute confidence that you’ll be able to find anything you need to know at a moments notice, and recall it as if you’d only just written it down, freeing your brain to solve more important problems.
In this session I’ll teach you how to improve every aspect of your note-taking, starting with the physics behind paper and pen selection, including the different types available and why you should choose certain ones. The different types of notes, their individual techniques, and where and when they should be used (including a few you probably won’t have seen before).
Finally, I’ll show you how to organise your notes in such a way you’ll never lose anything again, renewing your confidence in your notes and ultimately increasing your productivity by allowing you to free up your brain power for problem solving and product building, rather than data retention.