I don’t know if it’s because we are usually more visual than auditory ! But what happens is that if I write down something on my flip charts during a meeting, when we follow-up and recall the same page we are all on the same point again.
If I do not, we need some time to re-tunes ourselves to get into the context again.
Yes, 90% of the time, we are not tuned because of the lack of preparation BEFORE the meeting. But if it helps … I’ll keep using my flip chart (especially when I cannot give the proper feedback to unprepared people).