Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking minutes, part of Leading Productive Meetings.
- Ever heard of the concept…of taking minutes in the meeting?…The idea is that one person acts as a scribe…and summarizes comments and points covered in the meeting.…To some, this may seem like an outdated…or unnecessary concept, and occasionally,…it's not necessary for some styles of meetings.…However I have found taking minutes…can be a very effective tool to make…sure that everyone is on the same page,…both during and after the meeting.…
First, you'll want to designate someone…as the note-taker.…You can rotate this responsibility,…however, I have found that there…are some people best suited for this.…These individuals usually have…a high attention to detail and write quickly and accurately.…The meeting leader can select the person…they feel best-suited to taking minutes.…Next, to make the task simple for that note-taker,…I have provided a suggested outline for taking minutes.…
Use this outline as-is, or adapt it to your situation.…At the top of the form, you'll find places…to indicate the leader, the note-taker,…
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