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The top 10 minute-taking best practices

If you are in charge of taking minutes, you’d better follow these tips:

1. Ask yourself, as you’re taking notes: “Will it matter in two days/weeks/months/?”

2. Summarize.

3. Do record motions word for word

4. Use keywords vs. sentences.

5. Keep emotions out of the minutes

6. Be an active listener. If you missed a motion, interrupt the meeting,or ask the person later on.

7. Reflect accurately the order of the discussion.

8. Switch to using your laptop for minute-taking.

9. Create bulleted lists.

10. Streamline your sign-in sheet. For example a template with three columns: (1) all staff and attendees. Attendees sign the second column and mark their arrival times in the third column.

 

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