How to Remember Things You Do Not Want to Forget at Networking Events

April 2nd, 2012 → 4:44 pm @ // No Comments

I recently went to an event where I learned so much valuable information and things I want to implement in my business. I also met some very interesting people who could potentially be great referral partners, potential clients, and people I may want to work with in the future.

I started getting overwhelmed with all of this information and was wondering how on Earth I was going to remember it all. I was scribbling furious notes and writing information and “triggers” on people’s business cards I connected with.

At the end of the first day, after all this overwhelm, it occurred to me – duh! – I have a transcription company. Why don’t I use this to my advantage?

So I picked up my iPhone, turned on the voice recorder feature and started dictating things I didn’t want to forget.

During breaks, I would elaborate on the notes I took while a speaker was presenting so I could implement the strategies. This way, I could pay more attention to the content rather than losing focus by taking notes. After connecting with someone, I would dictate important things about people and ideas on how we could help support each other. I even had some people talking into it!

I collected these recordings and transcribed them when I got home and organized the transcripts onto one neat document to print and refer to. This is just another way how recording your voice and having it transcribed can not only save you time, but assist you in remembering important details at events.

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