My job requires me to participate in career development trainings and seminars and listen to lectures of competent speakers. Most of the time, I take down notes in my notebook so as not to miss valuable insights. I used to take notes on a piece of paper before but I would lost and completely forget about it. Now I have a special notebook for taking notes and I always have it with me everytime I go to trainings and seminars. It’s seemingly good to have all my notes in one place and read them over and over.
In one of our career development lectures, I got tired of taking notes because it was too much and I couldn’t concentrate on listening to the speaker. So I grabbed my camera ( lucky, I had it with me that day) and started taking pictures of the powerpoint presentation of the speaker. Of course, I deactivated the flash so that it would not distract the audience and most especially the speaker. I zoomed in and tried to get the whole of the presentation itself so that the text would be readable. And I was really pleased to see how clear they were when I uploaded the photos in my computer.
My colleagues who were sitting near me wanted to see the pics and some of them tried to copy what they missed. I took 21 presentation pics from that lecture and it saved me a helluva laborious writing.