In 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.