... with SiobhanBR.
Every meeting I have I draw a line down the right hand side of a page and anytime a thought hits me like "Call Cat re: Plans" or "Get an update from Temp Team" <-- actual items from last meeting, I just stick them in that column. And trust me, it's just a scrawl... I'm then back to the meeting.
It's generally the same at my desk, though I have my iPad in front of me with Omnifocus open, but again, I don't fill in all the detials, it's just a quick entry and back to work. A notepad like SiobhanBR suggests is also a good idea.
David's first step is "collect"... do that and process later
I do get what you mean about the new job role though. Tyring to go slow enough to capture everything, learn a new job, culture, colleagues etc but at a pace that doesn't end up in overwhelm is a fine balance.
I'm sure the weekly review will put all this in context ... good luck