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Geek to Live: Take great notes

Geek to Live: Take great notes
by Gina Trapani Like it or not, our work lives involve meetings - status meetings, planning conference calls, brainstorming sessions, meetings for the sake of meetings. But a meeting is only as valuable as the action taken after everyone's left the conference room. Whether you're headed off to a business meeting, a university lecture, or a conference session, taking effective notes is a necessary skill to move your projects, your career and your education forward. Today I'll go over a couple of my favorite note-taking methods, as well as how to make your own custom notepaper to fit your needs. The first two methods are especially useful for business meetings and professional conferences, where it's most important to separate different types of information.

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