How Do You Take Notes At Meetings?

How Do You Take Notes At Meetings?
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Meetings can range from useful to awful, but even a good meeting isn’t of much value if you don’t have a way to keep track of what’s been covered. How do you take your meeting notes?

We’ve talked about all kinds of ways to make meetings more useful, especially if you remember why meetings can be valuable in the first place. You can ensure better meetings by remembering this simple equation, or by standing up. But when it comes time to record actions and insights, what do you do?

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  • LOL – so now instead of providing productivity tips to it’s readers, lifehacker is taking productivity surveys because they need some help taking notes in meetings?

    I’ve never heard of the attendees of a business meeting all agreeing to allowing a meeting to be recorded. I understand that might be common in journalism interviews, but I know professionals who would prefer to call people rather than send e-mails because if they put in writing it will come back to bite them. The super paranoid would prefer to meet face to face as phone calls can be recorded (even though that’s illegal)

  • Phone call recording is only illegal in most circumstances, not all. UK and US regulatory requirements for anyone in the financial industry mandate that ALL calls – landline and mobile alike – are recorded. This came into play due to the GFC.

    If someone works for a UK or US based company (regardless of where their work location is, e.g. a US company like JP Morgan but work out of AU) that deals in that industry, i.e. banking, trades, stocks, investments etc. you can guarantee their calls are being recorded as it’s a legal requirement.

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