Meeting Notes

I can just put a notebook in my back pocket, and take it out when I need it – rather than hauling out my phone and getting distracted by my nine million email notifications. I think it’s a lot easier to actually pay attention and concentrate with someone when you’re working with something that’s as analog as a notebook. Being on an iPad or a laptop when you’re in-person – as much as I’d like to – can create a barrier between two people.
When I’m meeting with someone, I draw little boxes down the right hand side of the notebook page and write down the names of connections I should make – either people I should introduce them to, or people I should ping because they could be helpful in terms of advice, input, or thoughts.