Rhodia Meeting Book was generously sent to me by Karen at Exaclair when she sent me the 2011 Trinote planner. Many thanks Karen!
Believe it or not, this is actually the first Rhodia product I've ever held in my hands. I've posted guest reviews of my sister's Rhodia notebooks, but I never got to see those in person. So, hooray! I've finally got my hands on some Rhodia!
So we've all heard about how cool Rhodia products are and how great the paper is, right? Well now I can say with authority it's all TRUE. Wow.
This particular notebook is a very cool idea. (Click photo to enlarge.) Each page is pre-printed with sections designated for Date at the top, with Notes and Action sections side by side. These are meant to guide you during a meeting to keep your notes together (instead of all over the page) and to prompt you into writing actions that will subsequently take place. Because ideally, a meeting is about who is going to do what after the meeting is over, right? This will get you going in the right direction. And, it serves as a reference later, so you can look up who exactly is supposed to be doing what. Fantastic!
Here's the specifics: the wire-bound book is 16 x 21 cm (6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches), making it very portable. The flexible cover has a waterproof coating to protect from random splashes and drips of coffee (or your beverage of choice). There are 160 pages/ 80 sheets of lined, micro-perforated paper so that you can either keep the pages in your book or easily detach them. The paper is the legendary 80 g silky-smooth Rhodia paper that is a joy to write on. This book is a pleasure to use and will surely add enjoyment to even the most boring meeting!
You can buy the Rhodia Meeting Book in this size (slightly larger than A5, 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches) or the large size (slightly larger than A4, 9 x 11 3/4 inches) with black or orange covers at The Daily Planner, and in stores.