When I’m not writing books, newsletters, and blog posts about iPads and other things, I spend my time working with clients at Divide & Conquer, my digital agency. As anyone who’s ever done client work knows, it involves meetings. The pandemic years have made those meetings mostly video, but the physical meetings are back now, so I figured I’d talk a bit about the benefits of using an iPad in meetings, rather than a laptop.
Now, me, I take countless notes. I take notes to remember things later, but it’s also how I process things. Most people take notes in meetings, so that’s not anything new, but how you do it matters.
Imagine a scenario where you’re four people around a table, each one with their laptop open, eyes glued to the screen, keys smattering, as the meeting starts. The keys continue to smatter, and you can’t really tell if it’s note-taking, or if people are just checking their email. It’s a wall of laptops, with unknown things happening behind them.