Minute taking – what to record

When taking minutes only motions and resolutions should be taken down verbatim. The rest of the minutes should be an objective summary of what was said.

If you are the minute-taker, you should record:

  • All pros and cons
  • Any new information
  • All motions (whether they have been passed or defeated)
  • The results of any motions
  • The expected actions and who is responsible for the action

You should not record:

  • Old material
  • Personal comments
  • Redundant information
  • Your own personal bias
  • Do not give one person’s comments more weight than another’s.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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