This week’s top picks – Note Taking Techniques

3 from 1In my earlier post Why Become a Note Taking Ninja, I explained why having access to information you have recorded from discussions and meetings can build your credibility.

This week, I’ve found 3 further articles which I hope will share how to actually go about being effective in note taking; ways in which to record notes which are informative and meaningful.

Effective Note Taking from the University of Reading

This is a great article designed for note taking in lectures but covers some great techniques such as How to make your notes user-friendly and Using linear notes and spidergrams

Make The Minutes Work: How To Take Effective Notes During A Meeting from Makeuseof.com

I really like this article as it has so many general tips and ways to think about ensuring notes drive actions and outcomes.  It also holds however a real gem near the bottom of the page (keep scrolling down to find it); a you tube clip called Sketcho Frenzy: The Basics of Visual Note-taking

A Beginner’s Guide to Mind Mapping Meetings from Lifehacker.com

This is a really simple article to show how to take notes quickly using a mind mapping structure (mind mapping is a great tool to learn for lots of different creative scenarios).  This techniques helps to capture highlights quickly but most importantly connections between notes recorded.

This is a topic where a simple google search can find a multitude of articles and ideas.  As always, I’d love to hear what has worked (or not worked) for you in the comments below.  Thanks for sharing.

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