Originally posted on Chrysanthemum Marketing:
Ever sit in a meeting fidgeting, thinking “what a waste of time”? (Ever breathe?) Without a doubt, we can be better at running them. But what about being a better participant — contributing more value, engaging more effectively with colleagues and partners?
The thought occurred to me after I raced out of what I labelled a tedious Product Camp session. I complained to Pat Scherer who recommended visual note taking a la Sunni Brown. Her notes from an hour-long Agile session were on a single page, a circular mix of words, lines and drawings. Some very excited figures in a boat were in a scrum, collaborating.