How to Take Meeting Notes and Publish Minutes
Increase Accountability and Business Value with Core Competencies 5 and 6
A Lucid Meeting Skills Course
Level: Essential Skill
- Does your team run great meetings, but struggle with follow through?
- Do team members regularly forget what they agreed to do?
- Do you find yourself repeating the same conversations over and over... and over again, because no one is quite sure what you decided in the last meeting?
- Do your great meetings fail to translate into great action?
The whole point of meeting is to make agreements as a group about what you'll each do after the meeting ends. If your meetings aren't turning into action that gets your team closer to your goals, all the good work you're doing in the meeting disappears.
We call this the after-meeting black hole. Good ideas, next steps, and decisions never escape the gravity well lurking just outside the conference room door!
If you struggle with any of these common challenges, then you and your team need to learn...
Core Competency 5: Take visible notes, and
Core Competency 6: Publish meeting records where everyone can find them.
Whether you're leading the meeting, taking notes for a group, or simply looking to increase the value you bring to the meetings in which you participate, knowing what kind of notes to capture and how to get those note out to the team will equip you to rescue meeting results from the abyss.
"The palest ink is better than the best memory."
In this course, you'll learn everything you need to take excellent meeting notes and get these published. You'll also get a meeting record template and workbook you can use to create notes for your next meeting.
Lucid Meetings Co-Founder and Resident Meeting Maven
Author of Where the Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization
Inc.com author of the Ask the Meeting Maven column
Regular contributor and expert commentator on all things business meetings (as seen in BBC News, SHRM Magazine, Industry Week, and the Savvy Dentist podcast)
Speaker, educator, and enthusiastic champion for better meetings everywhere.
Bite-Sized Learning with an Outsized Impact
Inspired by Neo in the Matrix, this course is designed to:
- Take less than one hour to complete
- Teach practical skills you can apply, and
- Deliver an immediate positive impact on your meetings.
Taking visible notes and publishing useful meeting records are Essential Meeting Skills, which means you can use this knowledge to improve every meeting you're in for the rest of your life!
View NowIntroduction (3:30)
StartHow to Get the Most From this Course
StartProblems Solved When You Take Visible Notes and Publish Useful Meeting Records (4:55)
StartFour Kinds of Meeting Records: 1 - Personal Notes (2:39)
StartFour Kinds of Meeting Notes: 2 - Transcriptions and Recordings (3:00)
StartFour Kinds of Meeting Notes: 3 - Shared, Visible Notes (3:19)
StartFour Kinds of Meeting Records: 4 - Formal Minutes (3:02)
StartQuiz: The Four Kinds of Meeting Records
StartJoin the Meeting School Community
StartWhat to Include and What to Leave Out (10:09)
StartHow to Create Visible Notes: 1 - One Person Writes (3:15)
StartHow to Create Visible Notes: 2 - One Person Types (1:07)
StartHow to Create Visible Notes: 3 - Everyone Writes (2:06)
StartHow to Create Visible Notes: 4 - Everyone Types (1:33)
StartTop Tips for Successful Note Takers (4:47)
StartQuiz: Taking Visible Notes
StartTechnology for Taking Visible Notes (3:31)
StartDownload: Visible Note Taking Tips and Resources