Experts are people who are always seeking to further deepen their understanding of their given subject. Taking notes during a presentation is one way they do that, says Drake Baer. Your brain can only retain so much new information at a given time, and active listening and note-taking are ways to retain info that you would otherwise forget. But the thing that really separates note-takers from productive workers is that the most productive workers will think about how their notes fit into the big picture. How does this new information contribute to the whole of your knowledge on a subject?
For more, you can view Baer’s full article at Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/3014646/leadership-now/why-productive-people-take-better-notes