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Don’t sweat it if your asked to take notes during a meeting. There is a 7 point, easy and effective formula for taking kick-ass meeting minutes that will make you look like a pro when you’re done. Log important decisions, and create a helpful point of reference for everyone who attends. Following this wont take more then 20 minutes of your time after the actual meeting to compose.


Before you start, add a snappy heading, preferably something that co-relates with the meeting invite you all got, Then get cracking with the following seven headings:

In attendance:

Who is present and where are they from and state the responsible note taker

Date & location:

what date is it and where are you

Agenda:

If you have one, or the purpose/goal of the meeting, why you are there and what you want out of the meeting.

Meeting notes:

Start by adding any points raised.

Decisions:

Highlight decisions from the meeting, in co-relation to any points raised.

Actions:

List the actions from the meeting and add who is responsible for it and if there is a deadline for the action. This is your collective to-do list after the meeting and helps you follow up.

Deadlines:

if there are any key dates or crucial dates raised, list them as well, add them to an action, if related to one, or list separately.


Whip this template up in a word doc/Evernote or whatever you use, or download a template here and you’re good to go.

 

 

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