When I attend a conference (and don't use my computer), I use a four margins system, so any page can afterwards be used as an index card.
Originally Posted by mruseless
NEI found that I refer much more to my "old" notes than when I wrote everything sequentially as in a school notebook.
: Date and people initials
: are usual notes (what people are saying, showing, sketching.) with "icons" (such as pageta suggests)
subtitles, or hilighted thoughts (written during notetaking, or end of page, or end of meeting, or at least before process time at daily review)
: Any idea for action that flashes while listening (ie: "Check with Jim if we could arrange such a system ?
title for the actual page content (may not be title told and noted in the centre ) (written when starting a new page , or as above for subtitles)
: side pocket, where to immediately dump any OT ("Rebecca: to-morrow schedule ?
"), so I no more have to stress not to forget to call Rebecca at break, and remain fully available for active listening
: Filing codes (filled when I process this page).
With a Palm, if taking notes for a conference, a meeting or an interview I often before create a memo category for that meeting, and try to keep a coherent content for each memo. These memos and the category is deleted when I've finished process.
Or I use an outline for the meeting : nice to keep related ideas together, but as I've at times inadvertently lost notes being written (keyboard mistake) I came back to the basic memo notetaking above.