- All notes all the time. These are extremely extensive notes. It almost gets everything (but not quite - I'm not that fast). I take these kind of notes when I'm not sure what's going to be important. Typically these are Q&A sessions with customers, or a presentation for which I'm totally unprepared. I try not to do this often because it's really hard to listen and take these kind of notes at the same time. If I'm going to have to share notes with people not in the meeting, these are the notes I take.
- Reminder notes. These are much more outline-like notes that I take for most meetings. These are intended to just provide triggers for my memory. These are the notes I take if I need to share them with people who are in the meeting.
- No notes. I do this for a lot of meetings. If I need to be actively participating (or leading) a meeting, I generally don't take notes. I'd rather be fully engaged while I'm there.
Do you take notes?