I find that doodling helps me concentrate a lot. I might not be looking up at the speaker, but putting lines down on paper helps me listen to them and keep track of where the conversation is going, along with letting me think of things to say, suggestions, etc.
Maybe doing this keeps my "fun" side of the brain entertained while my "business" side does its thing.
I doodled this bunny during a meeting today:
|Space Bunny - Pencil on ruled paper. Aprox 1 min.|
During lunch I did a quick sketch while waiting for food:
|Cashier - Mechanical pencil on small Moleskine notebook. Aprox 3 mins.|
|Cruising Space Bunny! - Mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 10 mins.|
Finally, I started a facebook page for the blog a little while back, I just hadn't really used it much. I am not really sure what I'll end up sticking there, but if you guys want to follow along there, here is the link.