Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Capturing the action plan in your meeting minutes, part of Note-Taking for Business Professionals.
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- Every good meeting should end with an action plan.…Otherwise, what's the point of the next meeting?…So it's important that this action plan be reflected…in the summary of your meeting minutes.…In fact, some organizations require that…meeting minutes include this sort of summary.…Meeting minutes serves as a record…of decisions that were made,…what actions should be taken,…and who must take them and when.…Important meetings are held every day…and the decisions made at these meetings…can involve millions of dollars.…And this is why the role of minute taker is so important.…Meeting minutes drive action by providing a plan…for you and your team.…
The minutes show how decisions were made,…who made the decisions and when.…By mapping out an action plan in the meeting minutes,…you help ensure the work gets done.…And the minutes can also provide an update…to those who were unable to attend the meeting.…Because the meeting minutes record important decisions,…they serve as a great way to measure progress.…You can use them as an accountability tool…
Author Paul Nowak also explores techniques for taking notes more quickly, including capturing ideas rather than sentences, improving typing speed, and using simple shorthand. The course also offers a number of note-taking templates to help prepare for project planning, SWOT meetings, timelines, business travel, and more.
- Exploring the keys to active listening
- Focusing on the ideas
- Capturing an action plan
- Taking notes while reading
- Creating to-do lists, project plans, and meeting notes