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#ProdChat – 05/24/2017 – Note-Taking for Greater Productivity

#ProdChat – 05/24/2017 – Note-Taking for Greater Productivity

On 05/24/2017, #ProdChat discussed the topic, Note-Taking for Greater Productivity. We’d talked about being more productive using note-taking methods and systems! View the slideshow to see what the productivity enthusiasts on #ProdChat had to say about “Note-Taking for Greater Productivity.” Enjoy!

Questions:

  1. Do you take notes much at work? School? Home?
  2. How do you take your notes? Digitally or paper?
  3. What are the advantages/disadvantages of paper versus digital note-taking?
  4. Do you use a specific note-taking/productivity method? How does it work for you?
  5. How do you transition note-taking into your productive systems/tools?
  6. Do you use notes for personal knowledge management (PKM – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_knowledge_management)? How do you structure your notes?
  7. What are some productive tips for note-taking effectively, efficiently?
  8. How can you make note-taking more productive for you at work?
  9. What are some unique, atypical ways to notes?
  10. What will you try differently about note-taking after today’s #ProdChat?

Raw transcript:

User Tweet Time (GMT +0)
rsidneysmith Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBakDrB https://t.co/HPeojeRnQ5 Wed May 24 23:59:00 +0000 2017
kjaymiller RT @rsidneysmith: Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBakDrB https://t.co/HPeojeRnQ5 Wed May 24 23:59:35 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “Note-taking for Greater Productivity!” Join us! #productivity https://t.co/91K063pXWY Thu May 25 00:00:02 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith Hello Ray. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:00:24 +0000 2017
xianfox @rsidneysmith Good evening. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:01:02 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 Good evening everyone! Jay from DC #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:01:49 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith So, let’s start! In a tweet, introduce yourself. #prodchat https://t.co/ln351oI6Mn Thu May 25 00:02:00 +0000 2017
takebackmyday Hi everyone! Dorothee from Delmar NY #prodchat Thu May 25 00:02:18 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck @xianfox @rogue_crayon99 @takebackmyday Hi, everyone! How’re you this evening? #prodchat Thu May 25 00:03:03 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck Frank Buck from Alabama. I write and speak on organization and time management. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:03:15 +0000 2017
kjaymiller Hello I’m Jay the founder of @prodintech from sunny San Diego just chatting while editing this podcast! Shame on me. 😉 #prodchat Thu May 25 00:03:30 +0000 2017
xianfox Brian here from Wisconsin. Evernote and Todoist evangelist. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:03:34 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @takebackmyday What a gorgeous area of NY! I never get to venture much outside of NYC boroughs when I’m there. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:04:04 +0000 2017
SallyReb Hello all, Sally here in Portland #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:04:06 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @SallyReb Good day, Sally! How’re you? #prodchat Thu May 25 00:04:22 +0000 2017
DerekTac Hey everyone! It’s kinda gloomy in Los Angeles today. Still warm though #prodchat Thu May 25 00:04:44 +0000 2017
kjaymiller @xianfox do you know @carlpullein and @enriconahler? They are both avid evangelists for EN and Todoist! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:04:45 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 @rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck @xianfox @takebackmyday Hi Ray! How’s it going? I guess it’s fair to say that I’m feelin… https://t.co/27FFARURKN Thu May 25 00:04:47 +0000 2017
JKatzaman Joining #ProdChat from Maryland to talk about note taking for greater productivity. Thu May 25 00:04:49 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith What’s a #productivity success you’ve had this or last week? #prodchat https://t.co/PhAvJUYih7 Thu May 25 00:05:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Intro: #Productivity & @Evernote Certified Consultant/Coach. Host #ProdChat @prodbookgrp & https://t.co/JURp9wCIas. @GoogleSmallBiz Advisor. Thu May 25 00:05:30 +0000 2017
xianfox @kjaymiller @xianfox @EnricoNahler Can’t say I do. I guess you’ve given me a couple new people to meet. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:05:43 +0000 2017
DerekTac I am a Motion Graphics Coordinator. I also Produce, Shoot, and Edit in my spare time. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:05:59 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Please add #prodchat to tweets. Questions will come as Q1, Q2, Q3. Answer A1, A2, A3, for readability! https://t.co/x7xF0Q4MxY Thu May 25 00:06:00 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @rogue_crayon99 @DrFrankBuck @xianfox @takebackmyday I’m well, and glad to hear you are as well! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:06:05 +0000 2017
takebackmyday Re-balancing workload to enjoy the fine summer weather!
#prodchat
Thu May 25 00:06:10 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @SallyReb Hope the training went well! I’m great, thanks! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:06:18 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @DerekTac Heya, Derek! How’re you today? #prodchat Thu May 25 00:06:28 +0000 2017
kjaymiller #success – I was able to stick to my schedule and get the pitpodcast edited Saturday instead or my normal last minute efforts #prodchat Thu May 25 00:06:32 +0000 2017
DerekTac @rsidneysmith I’m doing well Ray, how have you been??! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:06:51 +0000 2017
xianfox I’ve been recovering from a nasty head cold. Just happy to awake and not coughing a lung up right now. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:06:53 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @kjaymiller @xianfox @EnricoNahler I know of both, and I’m acquainted with @EnricoNahler as a fellow ECC (as is @DrFrankBuck)! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:07:00 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @DerekTac Glad to hear, mate! I’ve been well! Thanks for asking. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:07:14 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @SallyReb My brother, sis-in-law, and niece live out your way! :) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:07:35 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Let’s talk about being more productive using note-taking methods and systems! First question in a couple minutes.… https://t.co/WraJcDS1Ar Thu May 25 00:08:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Success: I’ve been recording up a storm in preparation of the launch of two new podcasts. It’s been a lot of work, but much fun! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:08:40 +0000 2017
kjaymiller @xianfox I know the feels. I had a congestion thing for several months.. Finally saw the doc and had it cleared in a couple days. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:09:03 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q1: Do you take notes much at work? School? Home? #prodchat https://t.co/8DGdIXT0pM Thu May 25 00:10:00 +0000 2017
takebackmyday Tell us more about the podcasts, @rsidneysmith! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:10:10 +0000 2017
kjaymiller @takebackmyday @rsidneysmith +1 to that #prodchat Thu May 25 00:10:22 +0000 2017
xianfox @kjaymiller That doesn’t sound too good; I’m only on week 3. :( #prodchat Thu May 25 00:10:28 +0000 2017
DerekTac A1: I always have my notepad with me at work; memory is fleeting. I also take notes at home; mostly lists for to-dos #prodchat Thu May 25 00:11:06 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A1 I probably took the most notes as a school principal… Phone calls with parents, etc. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:11:11 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A1 I take notes during meetings or when I do interviews for stories. #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:11:24 +0000 2017
EnricoNahler @rsidneysmith @kjaymiller @xianfox @DrFrankBuck What is this #prodchat ? Thu May 25 00:11:31 +0000 2017
xianfox A1: Meetings. Way to many meetings. I take notes in all of them. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:11:33 +0000 2017
kjaymiller A1 I will jot some things down on paper in my pocket notes from time to time. But I most take notes only during meetings. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:11:51 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @takebackmyday One is about, of course, #productivity and the other is about #smallbiz Web/Mobile/Social marketing. :) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:11:52 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A1 I take notes during coaching conversations with clients #prodchat Thu May 25 00:11:55 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @EnricoNahler @kjaymiller @xianfox @DrFrankBuck https://t.co/YfIH85vZ8N #ProdChat https://t.co/Ca14H2NG5A Thu May 25 00:12:17 +0000 2017
kjaymiller @EnricoNahler you should be sleeping 🛌🏾!! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:12:19 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A1 The notes I take now are fewer but generally more significant. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:12:26 +0000 2017
SallyReb A1: Do I ever! I take notes constantly. At work, volunteer meetings, own personal projects, info interviews #prodchat Thu May 25 00:12:28 +0000 2017
kjaymiller I’ve learned that taking too many notes seems to only clutter my mind. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:12:54 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A1: Yes at work, school, and home! I love taking notes, though, so it’s kind of my way to focus and not miss key points. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:13:30 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A1 yes, for most part to help me keep things in order and help me remember #prodchat Thu May 25 00:13:36 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @takebackmyday Likewise. I can’t remember everything clients say, so I have to write it down, even if it’s being recorded. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:14:01 +0000 2017
DerekTac @kjaymiller You should see my very scattered notebook. It’s a controlled mess! :) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:14:56 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @kjaymiller I organize my notes after taking them to boil them down to the most important. It galvanizes my recall… https://t.co/jQrwtGW3vN Thu May 25 00:15:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q2: How do you take your notes? Digitally or paper? #prodchat https://t.co/0RiCbMzNBG Thu May 25 00:15:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @EnricoNahler @kjaymiller @xianfox @DrFrankBuck We’ve been doing this since 2011…we’re here most Wednesdays throu… https://t.co/I8muUIvFza Thu May 25 00:15:47 +0000 2017
EnricoNahler @kjaymiller I am! #productivityautopilot #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:15:49 +0000 2017
xianfox A2: I’ve tried everything I can think of digitally. Doesn’t work for me. All paper for meeting notes. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:15:51 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A2 If I am on the phone or small meeting, I use a paper journal name. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:16:07 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A2: Both, digitally and in paper. At the end, they all end up in @evernote where I process them. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:16:22 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A2 I take notes on paper to transcribe later or use directly within stories. #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:16:26 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @xianfox Do you capture them into digital afterward? What happens to those notes after you write them? #prodchat Thu May 25 00:17:03 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A2 If I am more if an audience member, I take notes in @Evernote #prodchat Thu May 25 00:17:04 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A2 I prefer digital notes if there are any to-do items for me #prodchat Thu May 25 00:17:09 +0000 2017
SallyReb A2. I really enjoy taking written notes. When working virtually use shared Google doc for notes #prodchat Thu May 25 00:17:56 +0000 2017
SallyReb A2. I really enjoy taking written notes. When working virtually use shared Google doc for notes #prodchat Thu May 25 00:17:56 +0000 2017
DerekTac A2: I take notes mostly by paper. Need to doodle and diagram. I’m at home on paper or white board. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:17:57 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A2 Both. The only reason I don’t go all in on pen/paper is that I can barely read my handwriting when rushing. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:18:10 +0000 2017
xianfox @rsidneysmith @xianfox Depends on how much info is there. If there’s a lot of good stuff, then scan to #evernote. 1/2 #prodchat Thu May 25 00:18:14 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck @evernote I’ve been really enjoying taking @evernote handwritten notes directly into my tablet. It too… https://t.co/QNUnWG9S7c Thu May 25 00:18:23 +0000 2017
EnricoNahler A1: Capture constantly — never be sorry! Paper, digital, crayons on the wall.. everything is scanned into @evernote #FTW #prodchat Thu May 25 00:18:26 +0000 2017
xianfox Otherwise, process out tasks and discard the paper. 2/2 #prodchat Thu May 25 00:18:38 +0000 2017
SallyReb A2. For work, I often transcribe written notes to digital. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:18:53 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @xianfox Ah, very similar process to me then. We’ll discuss this more in Q4, but good to know. :) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:18:58 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A2 I have the same problem with crazy handwriting, @rogue_crayon99 #prodchat Thu May 25 00:19:21 +0000 2017
DerekTac A2b: Organizationally, I like to take notes digitally. Can be rearranged/ordered after jotting down with ease #prodchat Thu May 25 00:19:28 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q3: What are the advantages/disadvantages of paper versus digital note-taking? #prodchat https://t.co/RTsA90sk1L Thu May 25 00:20:00 +0000 2017
SallyReb A2. Yup. In fact one of my New Years goals is to improve my handwriting. #prodchat https://t.co/qwdXkHMbBA Thu May 25 00:20:36 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @takebackmyday @rogue_crayon99 I must’ve had a much tougher penmanship teacher in elementary school. My handwriting… https://t.co/B3hV6nEaep Thu May 25 00:20:41 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A3 Digital notes are easier to search and share. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:20:44 +0000 2017
xianfox A3: Paper is faster capture for me, but longer to process. I’ll take it so I don’t miss much when capturing. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:21:03 +0000 2017
nmhouston hey #prodchat, sorry I’m late — I’m Natalie, an English professor & personal productivity coach. Thu May 25 00:21:11 +0000 2017
SallyReb All this @Evernote love, I need to explore this platform #prodchat Thu May 25 00:21:33 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A3 Agree with @DrFrankBuck, searchability is a big plus with digital notes #prodchat Thu May 25 00:21:46 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A3 Paper notetaking is generally more socially acceptable in small groups. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:21:47 +0000 2017
kjaymiller Q2 I am trying to take more notes on paper. Currently using @bearnotesapp but I rarelyreview and I don’t like the clutter. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:21:58 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A3 In some meetings digital equipment is forbidden because people don’t want to think they’re being recorded. #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:22:16 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck @SallyReb Yes. @Evernote is the best. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:22:28 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Good evening, Natalie! How’re you? Great to have you join us today! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:22:55 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A3 you can hang paper on a wall…lol! But again, this is my main use for pen/paper—large visual cues for long-term projects #prodchat Thu May 25 00:23:03 +0000 2017
EnricoNahler @rsidneysmith A3: scanned paper is good! Unscanned paper is clutter #prodchat Thu May 25 00:23:19 +0000 2017
kjaymiller A3 Analog is really fun! #sketchnoting makes things easy to retain. digital doesn’t have to retained bc you can easily search. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:23:33 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @SallyReb @evernote Please feel free to ask any questions. @DrFrankBuck @EnricoNahler @ProSourcePrint and I are all… https://t.co/FxLZhUdjkm Thu May 25 00:23:33 +0000 2017
nmhouston A3 I absorb things better when I take notes by hand. Forces you to summarize rather than transcribe. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:23:44 +0000 2017
DerekTac Do any of you peeps take notes by paper and then transcribe to digital? I sometimes re-cap digitally via email w meeting attendees #prodchat Thu May 25 00:23:50 +0000 2017
SallyReb @DrFrankBuck A3. Yes, handwritten note taking does not seem to interfere with the personal connect. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:23:57 +0000 2017
takebackmyday Udemy has a good intro course on getting started with Evernote, @sallyreb #prodchat Thu May 25 00:24:03 +0000 2017
xianfox Argh! Spontaneous reboot. #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:24:13 +0000 2017
SallyReb @takebackmyday That is s great tip! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:24:41 +0000 2017
EnricoNahler @kjaymiller Love your #sketchnotes ! Something I will never learn but enjoy looking all the time #awesomeskill #productivepeople #prodchat Thu May 25 00:24:49 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q4: Do you use a specific note-taking/productivity method? How does it work for you? #prodchat https://t.co/qqiw9gfewK Thu May 25 00:25:00 +0000 2017
SallyReb RT @takebackmyday: Udemy has a good intro course on getting started with Evernote, @sallyreb #prodchat Thu May 25 00:25:05 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A3 Also, there are a handful of proponents who claim that reading off paper is still very different from reading on a screen #prodchat Thu May 25 00:25:27 +0000 2017
SallyReb Good to know! Been meaning to explore for some time #prodchat https://t.co/jcLsCwMwwK Thu May 25 00:26:10 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Congratulations, Natalie! I fit in yoga 3-4 times per week…10 days in a row would be quite a challenge for me! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:26:19 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A4 I take notes with pen and paper and chicken scratches. #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:26:32 +0000 2017
xianfox And I’m back. *whew* #prodchat Thu May 25 00:26:42 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A4 Notes go in the journal during the day. At the end end if the day, read the mites and decide on actions. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:26:46 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @rogue_crayon99 You could use a projector and project your digital notes on a wall. ;-P Evernote presentation mode, anyone? Haha #prodchat Thu May 25 00:26:48 +0000 2017
DerekTac A4: Write down key/buzz words in the moment. When there’s a lull, finish up in more detail #prodchat Thu May 25 00:26:54 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @DerekTac Absolutely! All the time. Although I have started to handwrite my notes directly into Evernote on my tablet. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:27:35 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @xianfox Sorry to hear. Glad you made it back! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:27:58 +0000 2017
kjaymiller @ThatMacNerd @BearNotesApp not really my notebooks stay in a drawer and will be digitized once they are full… Als… https://t.co/7GSZBFwjcK Thu May 25 00:28:25 +0000 2017
takebackmyday @rsidneysmith, what’s been your experience with handwriting into Evernote so far? #prodchat Thu May 25 00:28:34 +0000 2017
xianfox @rsidneysmith @xianfox Thank goodness for SSDs. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:28:41 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A4: In school I used the Cornell note-taking method, and mind mapping. At work in the law firm, I used Gregg simplified shorthand. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:28:57 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A4a: I would still be using Gregg simplified shorthand if OCR would recognize and interpret it. Alas… :-( Maybe with ML… #prodchat Thu May 25 00:29:26 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A4 for talks, I write down key words/phrases. Rarely do I have to come back to any of this but it keeps me from drifting off #prodchat Thu May 25 00:29:45 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q5: How do you transition note-taking into your productive systems/tools? #prodchat https://t.co/rlgFj2CTRx Thu May 25 00:30:01 +0000 2017
SallyReb A4. Depends on reason for note taking. Sometimes key words, sometimes direct quotes. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:30:04 +0000 2017
nmhouston A4 I use angle brackets to distinguish my own commentary from that of the source — similar in effect but not layout to Cornell #prodchat Thu May 25 00:30:16 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @takebackmyday It’s been really lovely once you find a stylus that runs smoothly on your tablet screen. I wouldn’t… https://t.co/pACCQdVGGI Thu May 25 00:30:26 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @takebackmyday And, I don’t even mind reviewing my handwritten notes on screen afterward, most times not converting them to text. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:30:56 +0000 2017
prodbookgrp Did you miss a #productivity book club discussion and want to listen to it? Catch up here: https://t.co/RzMPV7N1Ys… https://t.co/dhptVz7k1Q Thu May 25 00:31:00 +0000 2017
kjaymiller A4 #sketchnoting. I interviewed the master himself @rohdesign last year and now I’m hooked! https://t.co/2rOCi4WwWm #prodchat Thu May 25 00:31:15 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @takebackmyday An incidental benefit is the ability to write in four colors without carrying multiple or multicolor pens! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:31:25 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A4b like, I’m pretty sure I still have notes from @rsidneysmith’s talk on crowdfunding… #prodchat Thu May 25 00:31:33 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A4 In college, I took notes on scrap paper and transcribed into notebook in neat outline form later in the day. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:31:58 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @rogue_crayon99 LOL. They’re still useful…the methodology still works! ;-) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:32:04 +0000 2017
kjaymiller @rsidneysmith @takebackmyday lol my encase has about 12 colored fine-liners in it. People give me weird looks but I ❤️ it! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:32:31 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A5 I transcribe notes onto Word docs while I can still recall what the marks mean. #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:32:46 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @kjaymiller @takebackmyday I totally understand. I’m a pen collector so it’s a bit the same. :-P #prodchat Thu May 25 00:33:36 +0000 2017
DerekTac @rsidneysmith What, paper isn’t good enough anymore? :D #prodchat Thu May 25 00:34:12 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Good suggestion! I created my own annotating system when reading. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:34:21 +0000 2017
nmhouston A5 I scan a lot of my handwritten notes, add a few index tags. Some things I transcribe to plain textfiles. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:34:23 +0000 2017
xianfox A5: Transfer tasks into Todoist. If I’m keeping the notes, #evernote #scansnap #prodchat Thu May 25 00:34:30 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A5: I take actions and put them directly into my PM or task mgmt software. In @evernote, I can turn any note into a task w/RTM. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:34:58 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q6: Do you use notes for personal knowledge management (PKM – https://t.co/tjoBwW7KET)? How do you structure your n… https://t.co/rgd5MKyZ76 Thu May 25 00:35:01 +0000 2017
SallyReb A5. Having records of conversations as a reference helps prevent reinventing the wheel #prodchat Thu May 25 00:35:30 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @kjaymiller @rohdesign Like @EnricoNahler I love the idea, but I haven’t gotten into the material yet. I’m hopeful… https://t.co/dE7vvCBmbh Thu May 25 00:35:35 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck I had a German/French language professor who had such pristine notes his wife had them turned into boo… https://t.co/D4CA9YCo4a Thu May 25 00:36:23 +0000 2017
nmhouston A5 I’ve learned that going through notes a 2nd time to transfer or process them actually is beneficial, rather than inefficient. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:36:33 +0000 2017
SallyReb A5. Pull to-do items from notes and add to task list, calendar or assign #prodchat Thu May 25 00:36:41 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @DerekTac LOL. It would seem not, mate. It would seem not. ;-) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:36:56 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A5 I use @taskclone to dissect to-dos from notes in @Evernote and send them to my task list @toodledo #prodchat Thu May 25 00:37:03 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A6 I’ll take notes as meeting records for me personally, to pass along as minutes and to incorporate in stories. #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:37:56 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A5 Agree, @nmhouston – after transfer and review, I can typically let go of the original note (if on paper) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:38:03 +0000 2017
nmhouston @rsidneysmith Can you explain a little bit about PKM? Skimming the Wikipedia entry but I’m not sure I’m getting the distinctions #prodchat Thu May 25 00:38:40 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A6: Absolutely, yes, for courses. Book summaries. Video notes. @evernote is my PKM tool of choice! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:38:44 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston PKM is what you learned from what you absorbed. Knowledge is undigested data. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:39:09 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @EnricoNahler @kjaymiller @rohdesign I understood. Thanks. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:39:21 +0000 2017
SallyReb Have to bow out early, evening bus commute is coming to an end. Thanks for the inspiration! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:39:58 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q7: What are some productive tips for note-taking effectively, efficiently? #prodchat https://t.co/J7F2r82Vzo Thu May 25 00:40:01 +0000 2017
SallyReb Yes, I’m very curious too #prodchat https://t.co/8xEcUHZJLN Thu May 25 00:40:24 +0000 2017
nmhouston @rsidneysmith ok, thanks. That’s helpful #prodchat Thu May 25 00:40:53 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston …whereas PKM is digested knowledge, potentially new ideas. I think of it as transmogrified wisdom. :) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:40:54 +0000 2017
kjaymiller A5 I make a have a little section called takeaways and then I enter those into my #bulletjournal (or if I’m testing an app) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:41:06 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A7 Use the same tool instead of random scraps. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:41:15 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @kjaymiller @takebackmyday Precisely! Hahaha. Oh, how I love my pens! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:41:19 +0000 2017
DerekTac @nmhouston What do you use to scan/transcribe notes? I’ve never used such a thing. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:41:32 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @SallyReb Good to have you join us, Sally! Take care for now! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:41:42 +0000 2017
kjaymiller A6 Not something that I really do at all… I may look into it though. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:41:49 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @SallyReb See my responses to Natalie’s tweet. :) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:42:06 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A7 Process notes without delay so you can remember context. #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:42:14 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A7 Don’t let too much time elapse before taking raw notes and cleaning them up. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:42:19 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 I think the most essential thing is to get it right in your head first and before that, listen/take in information effectively. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:43:13 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A7 Always label notes #prodchat Thu May 25 00:43:28 +0000 2017
nmhouston A7 if you’re taking notes from written material, skim/preview to get the structure, key terms first #prodchat Thu May 25 00:43:34 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A7: It’s been said already but it’s so important to deal with notes immediately. Don’t let them linger and *hope* you’ll go back. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:43:40 +0000 2017
xianfox A7: I use a repositionable notebook with a few custom note taking forms for different meetings. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:43:52 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A7: Structure your notes so they go into containers. It could be chronological or categorical. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:44:45 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q8: How can you make note-taking more productive for you at work? #prodchat https://t.co/AcY7tQNGAv Thu May 25 00:45:00 +0000 2017
nmhouston @DerekTac I just meant scan to PDF– not a handwriting recognition system. I keep an index list for things I might need to access #prodchat Thu May 25 00:45:13 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A7a: For example, if I know the meeting agenda beforehand, I’ll create the notes layout with a digital page for each agenda item. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:45:20 +0000 2017
DerekTac @nmhouston Oh gotcha. I know there are transcribing, scan apps out there. Just never ventured into that arena.. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:45:52 +0000 2017
nmhouston This trick for creating an index in a bound notebook works really well too https://t.co/npt1biXuhe #prodchat Thu May 25 00:46:02 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A7b: Sometimes, I’ll write directly onto the meeting or class agenda. This really keeps notes organized, even if I remaster them. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:46:21 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A8 in another life when I was in healthcare, we were (still are) all about templates, scripts and shorthand. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:47:37 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A7c: I’ll even screenshot sections of a syllabus for a class and place it in @evernote then take notes beneath it. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:47:38 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A7 I ask for printed copies of PowerPoint presentations so I can take notes on those. #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:47:55 +0000 2017
nmhouston So true. Although if you wait long enough you often find you didn’t really need them anyway . . . #prodchat https://t.co/lRQlEGkUgm Thu May 25 00:48:24 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Yes, I have my assistant request PDFs of the slide decks beforehand too! So helpful to annotate directly… https://t.co/T4mTmgWFKP Thu May 25 00:48:34 +0000 2017
nmhouston A7 my most useful notes are personal work logs, running commentary on each project as I’m working on it, filed by date #prodchat Thu May 25 00:49:32 +0000 2017
kjaymiller A7 for me its about getting the big picture and the little things in the details. but That comes from drawing pictures! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:49:45 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q9: What are some unique, atypical ways to capture or take notes? #prodchat https://t.co/48TA9oj5zX Thu May 25 00:50:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston That’s a great point! Those self-meetings you have in project planning or review also have notes associated! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:51:32 +0000 2017
xianfox A9: When I’m driving I take quick notes into drafts with my Apple watch. Usually get converted to tasks later. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:51:36 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A9: You can use @googledocs voice typing to transcribe notes in a meeting. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:52:37 +0000 2017
nmhouston A9 hardly unique, but no one has yet mentioned post-it notes! or the little flags. Very useful for marking key passages #prodchat Thu May 25 00:52:39 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A9 I also take quick voice notes. Mine go into my task app. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:53:02 +0000 2017
kjaymiller A8 Have your note taking tool at the ready at all times. I’ve had my eye on this beauty! @baronfig… https://t.co/GcAmhilwNQ Thu May 25 00:53:14 +0000 2017
freeapplewatch8 📻 Xianfox 📡: A9: When I’m driving I take quick notes into drafts with my Apple watch. Usually get converted to tasks later. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:53:15 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A9: I use the @livescribe smartpen to take audio notes that are connected to the handwritten notes I’m taking. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:53:30 +0000 2017
nmhouston @rsidneysmith @googledocs this is a great idea! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:53:52 +0000 2017
xianfox Hey! I triggered a bot. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:54:10 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @freeapplewatch8 Oh, yes. I do the same thing…but with AndroidWear watch by emailing into Evernote. :) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:54:19 +0000 2017
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith @googledocs Do you run into problems with voice quality? Even using tape, mumbles and over speaking are murder. #ProdChat Thu May 25 00:54:50 +0000 2017
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nmhouston A9 photos for some things, but they need tagging/processing just like written notes #prodchat Thu May 25 00:55:00 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston @googledocs Yes, one of my SBDC counselors wanted to transcript of our sessions. This was the solution.… https://t.co/I3bwY7gUoX Thu May 25 00:55:13 +0000 2017
kjaymiller A9 I’ve said #sketchnoting enough in this conversation! +1 @xianfox’s idea on transcribing your thoughts using your  ⌚ #prodchat Thu May 25 00:55:30 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A10 Give handwriting notes in Evernote another try #prodchat Thu May 25 00:55:42 +0000 2017
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rsidneysmith @JKatzaman @googledocs We run into these problems: Google Voice Typing ceases if you aren’t speaking constantly. It… https://t.co/RTj6eyI8n4 Thu May 25 00:56:10 +0000 2017
kjaymiller A10 going to check out that PKM thingy. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:56:19 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A10 Improve my handwriting #prodchat Thu May 25 00:56:28 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman @googledocs And, it’s all one string of sentences unless someone is making returns and annotating the speaker. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:56:41 +0000 2017
xianfox A10: I’m going to look up #sketchnoting and try work logging again. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:56:54 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman @googledocs But, if you want the transcription quick and free, it works. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:56:56 +0000 2017
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nmhouston A10 I’ve going to explore creating a workflow for voice recording/transcribing (in the past voice notes just sat on my phone) #prodchat Thu May 25 00:57:38 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A10: I’m going to at least buy the #Sketchnotes book and look further into it. But no promises! LOL #prodchat Thu May 25 00:57:47 +0000 2017
kjaymiller @xianfox be sure to check out @rohdesign and @sketchnotearmy those are two great starting points! #prodchat Thu May 25 00:57:47 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @takebackmyday Message me if you hit any snags! :-D #prodchat Thu May 25 00:58:16 +0000 2017
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith @googledocs I’ve seen paid transcriptions, and some of the words are hilarious until you realize you… https://t.co/GhWBjPLsX6 Thu May 25 00:58:36 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Have a great rest of your week, all! Thanks! #productivity #prodchat https://t.co/XEnfvdwRio Thu May 25 00:59:00 +0000 2017
kjaymiller @rsidneysmith @xianfox just remember to keep it simple at first. Notes don’t have to be masterpieces! #protip 😉 #prodchat Thu May 25 00:59:11 +0000 2017
xianfox A10: I miss Jott. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:59:14 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman @googledocs You know it. At least it’s someone at the meeting who knows the content in real-time. #prodchat Thu May 25 00:59:16 +0000 2017
nmhouston thanks @rsidneysmith for leading a great chat tonight! such an important topic! #prodchat Thu May 25 01:00:00 +0000 2017
takebackmyday Thank you – I always learn a lot in this chat! #prodchat Thu May 25 01:00:08 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @xianfox Me too! #prodchat Thu May 25 01:00:47 +0000 2017
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rogue_crayon99 Thanks Ray! Great chat as always! Goodnight everyone! #prodchat Thu May 25 01:01:31 +0000 2017
xianfox @rsidneysmith @prodchat Looking forward to it. Weekly Review is my weak spot. #prodchat Thu May 25 01:02:09 +0000 2017
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