Most people don't enjoy taking notes at meetings.
But it doesn't have to be painful. Great meeting notes can be used to establish rapport, and is the centre-piece of an effective meeting.
And I'll let you in on a little secret...
It's a great way to show initiative, leadership (shhhh... as the note taker, you can guide the meeting) and get some awesome kudos from your team.
So here's an lightweight template I use for all my meetings...
The Meeting Note Template
- Start Actions with who is responsible e.g. Tom: to clean up all the mouse traps
- Attach a Due Date to each Action
- You may want to elaborate your Decisions into your internal wiki, or your product specs.
- Action points can go directly into Trello etc (Tools like Notion and Quip, make it easy to go from Meeting Notes to list of trackable to-dos for later) ✌️
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