I was in a meeting the other day and someone noticed my paper where I took notes. There are many thoughts on how people should take notes and there are some really good ideas and some really bad layouts. So I decided to make my own. Why? Because I can and I believe that I’m a little more effective when I work on the templates I know best. One of the things that I’ve found is that some templates out there have too much information and blank space that I’ll never use or they are too blank where it doesn’t have all the things I need.
The template I made fits my needs where I can take general notes, write down the associated tasks, make a list of people who I need to call in relation to the notes, and an area where I can doodle or highlight the important things that I need to remember. It’s laid out cleanly.
I’m also in the process of making another layout just for managing projects. While I like the stuff that Day Runner and Franklin Covey put out, it just doesn’t suit my style.
Download the PDF and try it out. The best thing to do is print as is. Don’t print to fit. Contact me if you would like a custom template for yourself.
Edel Note Taker (PDF)