Taking minutes effectively and efficiently is an important skill to have. Use these 8 tips backed by meeting experts.
Taking minutes during a meeting effectively and efficiently is an important skill to have. No doubt. But with so many note-taking tips on the market, how do you know which ones are the best? Firstly, let's look at the nature of your meeting. Is it shaping up to be a good meeting?
Sure, you can note down every word, or record the meetings, upload them to basic transcription apps and cross every finger and toe in the hope that you don't receive walls of gibberish. But even if it's recorded accurately and you have the time to sift through it all (which let's face it, we don't have), has it captured the context in which the discussion was intended? Can you share this discussion easily with others, and follow-up on actions?
When you take minutes or notes, your purpose is to be able to quickly act on the information or moments that have occurred. This could mean being able skim through a meeting overview at a later date for relevant information or being able to accurately share this information with others. Therefore, what you note down and how much you note down is key.
Here's a quick guide to taking minutes and which kind of notes are crucial, important and meaningless.
Note taking can be a bit of a pain. It takes practice to train yourself with these skills. However, with these tips, you'll be able to sort out the fluff from facts and improve your meetings ten-fold! Now that you know how to take better notes, see if your meeting etiquette is on point with 6 Tips To Run An Effective Meeting.
With Notiv, you can stop worrying about taking minutes during your important conversations because you always have a secure and trustworthy record of everything that was said, at your fingertips. We're not talking about a recorder or a simple transcription program. Notiv will capture who is talking, when they're talking and use artificial intelligence to help you identify important moments that you might've missed in your notes! Notiv also trains to listen to your team-specific vocabulary and diction, so it's your personal productivity assistant!