Note the meeting information (date, location, attendees, etc). Prepare this information before the meeting to give yourself more time to concentrate on the conversation during the meeting.
Write the agenda item at the top of the page.
- Discussion/Decision: Write the key points of the discussion and any group decisions. Use point form.
- Action: Write any actions required. Be specific - ask yourself, “Who is doing what by when?”
- My Thoughts: Write down any questions you have. Ask for clarification at the meeting instead of trying to track the information down after it.