Do you take notes while you’re on the phone? I am a voracious note taker; it’s how I remember things best.
If you’re like me, you might be drowning in little notes from voicemail, conference calls, or just plain old phone conversations. Where do you put it all? One thing you can do is create a Phone Log. It can be in whatever form you want. Here are some ideas:
1. Leather bound book: Get something fun like a Moleskin notebook or bound journal. Whenever you talk with someone on the phone, write down important information like dates, names, phone numbers, conversation details, etc. If you use this book consistently, you’ll know right where to go when you are looking for your information.
2. Spiral notebook: If you want quick and easy and inexpensive, a spiral notebook works fine. Same as above with writing down important information and memory joggers. Keep it by where you usually take phone calls or with you if you are mobile a lot of the time.
3. Use your phone notes: If you use a cellphone for most of your calls, you can make a phone log right in it. Use your notes feature to keep paperless notes about conversations you’ve had with your contacts. It’s a great way to track what you’ve talked about, and less paper to deal with. However, some people find it tricky to make notes on their phone at the same time they’re talking on it. I personally, prefer writing things down by hand.
Not matter what your work style or personality, a Phone Log can help you herd all those little notes and scraps of paper. Then, when you need the information, it’s in one place.
Do you any sort of phone log to keep track of your calls? Whether personal or professional? Share with me in the comments below!
Well, gotta go, my phone’s ringing!
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