How to take minutes for a meeting

Do you find it hard to take minutes for a meeting? At makeuseof, they think they know what it takes to write effective minutes.

They highlight that since it’s hard to do two things at the same time. It’s impotant to have someone else -who will not be part of the conversation – to write the minutes.

Regardless of which method you use to record the information, the narrative of what has or will happen is important. The 5 W’s (who, what, where, why & when) are important. Keep the notes precise and meaningful and when you’re done – agree on a format and share with the participants.

Some prefer to use shorthand, whilst others will use voice recorders and type up later. Use whichever works best for you.