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Taking Notes in Meetings - Tips?

I've got one of our every other month meetings coming up in a couple of weeks, and I thought I'd seek out some tips for taking notes. My preferred note taking tool is OmniOutliner, and I'll sometimes use MindManager for brainstorming during meetings. My OO notes are pretty much "stream of consciousness", just capturing what's said as it's said. I go back after the meeting and review the notes for action items. MM and OO have worked pretty well for me, but I'd like to hear how other people take notes in meetings. Thanks!

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Word of warning

Make sure everyone, and I mean everyone, is okay with you using a computer to take notes. I had a very awkward experience two weeks ago, with an executive VP asking if I should be in a meeting because he thought I was just checking my email.

I was of course taking notes on my wiki, which I then edited and distributed to the rest of the meeting participants.

Sigh Some people will never learn




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