The well prepared tend to be the be presenters. They know exactly what to say, when to say it and the precise wording that will get their point across clearly, concisely and professionally. However, there is no one correct way to prepare for any given situation. How you organize your thoughts all depends on personal preference. For those who truly have a hard time gathering their ideas, Peak Meetings HD by Creating Thunder, Inc provides an easy-to-use template for multiple types of meetings, allowing you to plot out your topics and goals every time.
When you begin, you may first want to explore the Guides provided as a means for exploring the seven different meeting types you might choose from when picking a template. The meeting types include, Basic, Brainstorming, Informational, Planning, Problem Solving, Review and Update. By breaking your meetings into such categories, Peak Meetings HD hopes to help you plan accordingly and properly so you will achieve your desired goals. Each sample will give you a general idea of how you should approach the template yourself. Under each sample, you will find a completed template that provides insight into the purpose of each tab – Profile, Background, Ideas, Analysis and Actions.
To begin filling in your own template, return to the main screen and tap the New button, which will allow you to pick the type of meeting, create a title and log your goal. You will then be able to customize your outline to look just like the Guide templates you previously examined. Even if you hardly record anything, Peak Meetings HD will act as a useful guide to gathering you thoughts in a coherent, sensible fashion. Plus, users can users can conveniently search through all of their entered information by using the Search button or looking through the Lists, which are organized by Date, Project, Title or Type.
Unfortunately, Peak Meetings HD’s price tag isn’t quite as simple as its layout. While I do truly believe that this application offers a beautiful, clean interface that makes plotting out one’s goals much easier than the typical note-taking application or a plain pad and pen, I strongly suggest that users evaluate their need for such an application before spending a decent amount of money.
Surely, they say you need to spend money to make money, but many are just as capable of organizing themselves as described with the everyday office supplies they’ve got lying around. This application holds much promise, and may find a wider array of customers if the price were lowered even just a fraction. For those who want to test Peak Meetings HD, I highly recommend downloading the Lite version, which affords you the same conveniences, though only allowing you to save five meetings at once. And for those serious about organizing their thoughts and executing meetings with a newfound grace they simply can’t achieve on paper, this may just be the most worthwhile $9.99 you’ll spend.
Peak Meetings HD [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.