How to be a better note taker for meetings?
September 12, 2012 7:31 AM Subscribe
What do you do before, during, and after a meeting to end up with concise, but accurate and useful notes? Technical/practical and framing advice welcome.
posted by mercredi to computers & internet (7 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
As a junior member of the policy meetings I'm in, I often end up as the note-taker. I don't mind this role, but I wish I could be better at it.
Obviously, increasing how quickly I type help, but I'd also like to be better at listening for the stuff that's important to take down verbatim, and what stuff is better summarized. I'd also like to be better at balancing note-taking with being involved in the meeting.
Ideally, I'd end up with something that was not a transcript, but that had verbatim quotes for some key policy points.
(Generally I'm working in Word or Google Docs, but could be open to other platforms)