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Duly Noted: Seven Tips for Productive Note-Taking

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

Note-taking plays an important role in everyone’s life, no matter age, profession or background. Think about it: We take notes during meetings, when we’re on the telephone, while we’re out-and-about, in a classroom or professional development setting…the list goes on and on.

Unfortunately, as a result of these many note-taking opportunities, there are plenty of actual jottings and scribbling that are distributed among notebooks, planners, Post-it® notes and loose sheets of paper. This is all the more reason to make sure your note-taking techniques are effective and efficient.

Just like other facets of planning and organizing, there is no one-size-fits-all method to note-taking. However, there are many similar components that are common among methods which have stood the test of time and lead to higher productivity. Continue reading

Make a Note of It…and WRITE it Down

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

Note Taker by starmanseries

Throughout every facet of life, note-taking plays a role. What better reason to make sure your note-taking techniques are optimized because, after all, what good are notes that contain information you can’t understand or retain?

While everyone has their preferences on how to keep notes, we always like to point out one simple fact. Studies have consistently shown that when you write things out on paper, such as your notes, your retention of that information skyrockets versus typing or audio recording them as you go. Again, you may have your own technique for note-taking that is equally effective—we encourage you to use whichever works best for your style. Continue reading

Note Taking Can Be Habit Forming

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

The importance of good note-taking cannot be emphasized enough—that’s why it is a frequent topic of discussion among planners and organizers. That said, it must also be stressed that just as important as taking notes is the WAY you take those notes.

Much like the information in your calendars and journals, notes should be well-organized in order to best use them for future planning and productivity. You need to get in the habit of creating and compiling your notes in a consistent manner so that it becomes second nature.

Here are a few quick tips to help you create those habits: Continue reading