Today’s Meeting Productivity Tip (September, 27th 2017): Use Your Agenda Items as Headlines in Your Meeting Notes
Save time, stay organized, and ensure that you cover everything important in your meetings
I always use this simple but powerful little trick to keep my meetings (and participants) organized and on track. Once you’ve constructed a strong, focused agenda and sent it to your meeting attendees ahead of time, just use that agenda (with any changes/tweaks that came about before the meeting) as a template or Table of Contents (TOC) for your notes.
You can use your agenda verbatim or paraphrase, just make sure that you can visually link each agenda item in your notes easily. The important thing is that you know exactly what subjects, and thus notes, you need to capture for this meeting. There won’t be any forgotten topics or lost/hard to find information in your post meeting minutes.
Here’s a great example of using an agenda as your template of TOC for your meeting:
In MeetingSense Pro you can also do this with the click of one button. At the end of your WebCapture Notes Pod Toolbar, you’ll see a button called “Import Agenda”. Click that button and MeetingSense will automatically import your agenda (assuming you have one) into your notes pod as headers. That’s it!
That’s it! Give it a try in your next meeting and see how much more productivity you squeeze out of your interactions and communication. Have great meetings today.