This great tip comes from Karen Turner of Turner Efficiency in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Draw a line down your page so you can immediately distinguish notes from tasks/to-do’s/follow-up actions.

When has a meeting or a class ended without you having to do some follow-up? Not often, I bet. That’s why a line is so effective.

Use the outside 1/3 of the page for all the “after” actions so they’re easy to see, especially when you fan your notebook’s edge.

Use the inside 2/3 of the page for notes.

Finally, for fast filing, rip out the page and put the 2/3 notes part in the file and the 1/3 actions part on your desk for follow-up.

Granted, this won’t win you any tidiness awards, but it will ensure that your files are compliant and, at the very least, save you from searching through notebooks.

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 5th September 2018 by Ernie Sherman.