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Recovering the Lost Art of Note-Taking

At his website, Michael Hyatt writes both why and how people should take notes in business. For the value of note-taking, Hyatt says that it enables you to stay engaged, provides a mechanism for capturing ideas and questions, and communicates to speakers that their words matter. As for how to take them, you want to use a journal-formatted notebook like a Moleskine. Give each meeting a heading and date, use symbols to denote significant things, and importantly schedule time to review your notes later. Notes are what you choose to make of them, after all. You can read Hyatt’s full thoughts on the matter here:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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