Turn your Ideas into Action with Surface Pen
But what about working on your own? How do you get clear on your personal ideas and goals and turn them into action by using the whole brain activity that comes with using a digital pen? This video will take a look at that very process for any idea. Problem need action, solution or thought that you’re working on it’s worth taking a quick moment to map it out with a pen first think of it. This way a pen is a thinking tool. A keyboard, on the other hand, is a mechanical tool. That is good for writing long sentences so think before you type take your surface in your hand, lay it flat grab the pen and open one note, whiteboard journal or even sticky notes here are some suggestions to get. You started start by writing the theme or key point in some clear space, use visual tools here to activate your spatial and visual mind cloud circle or highlight your key theme and now start branching off into the next level, with issues, steps or points that relate to Your theme and keep branching out as you need to to detail more, go with the flow and change directions, as things come to mind, it’s a great idea to go somewhere quiet and isolate yourself from distractions. When you do this thinking deeply needs your full attention. So if you can get away from the office, your surface is designed to let you work from anywhere. After all, developing and brainstorming.
An idea is not usually a linear process. It’S messy ideas flow far better in your low formality, scribbles and since it’s personal. You don’t have to worry too much about sharing it with anyone else, use the eraser on the back of your surface pen to fix your mistakes and change things or select content using the button on the side of the pen to move it around bring in digital Assets as you need to, for example, if your goal setting you might want to bring in pictures that relate to your goal and combine that with your handwritten brainstorm at this point, we’re not getting deep into detail we’re, not writing scripts, we’re, gathering, thoughts and we’re doing Our best to see the big picture, sometimes this process will reveal that you don’t have the whole picture, so you might need to bring in a mentor friend or colleague for a different perspective, now that’s the beauty of doing this digitally because you can take a personal Process and quickly expand it to share with someone else anywhere in the world just with a few clicks. So once you’ve mapped out your thoughts what next well, it may be time to go to the keyboard when i’m writing scripts articles or blog posts. I usually map out the content with the pen in onenote. Then i select it all and move it over to the side, giving me some space to type in. I open two copies of onenote to do that.
Hold the shift key on your keyboard and click on the onenote icon. Another copy of the app will open. I then split the screen using windows, snap. On one side, i move the page to focus on my brainstorm and on the other i begin typing you could use another page, but i personally prefer to use the infinite space that onenote offers. Alternatively, if i’ve brainstormed in whiteboard, i split the screen again and i begin typing in onenote. I often use dictate to help write these video scripts as it tends to flow well and i’m intending to speak things anyway. Then i do a read aloud and i edit, as i go with the keyboard and mouse and once i’m ready. I share that script with the team for a full review. I use onenote for the typing part, as i don’t want the distraction of complex formatting during this process. So for that reason i avoid word and powerpoint until i’m, ready to format. I use the same process for creating proposals, strategy documents, business plans and more it’s a similar process for goal setting only instead of typing up a document, i’ll create a list in microsoft to do or planner. These are great task management, apps. That, interestingly, allow you to hand write and cross out tasks as you go with a pen. So if you’re, not working with your surface pen daily, then it’s time to stop what you’re doing and think for any idea.
Problem need solution or thought that you’re working on use your surface pen, your computer’s thinking, tool to map it out.