Action Items v. Talking Points v. Bullets

The differences between and how/when to use each

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Written by Mikaela Friedrich
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Action Items

What: An item that requires a follow-up action, like takeaways, tasks, and todos.

When/Why: Clearly note what needs to be done and the actions required following a meeting (or on a personal todo list), and assignable to a person. Incomplete action items can be carried forward to the next meeting.

How: The easiest way to add an action item is to use the keyboard shortcut []. Other ways to add them are discussed here.

**(As a pro user, you can add due dates to action items by clicking on the clock icon)

Talking Points

What: An agenda item that needs to be discussed.

When/Why: Able to check off what has been discussed and what has not. Can be assigned to a person. Can carry forward any incomplete talking points to the next meeting.

How: The easiest way to add in a talking point is to use the keyboard shortcut (). There are a few other ways that are described in detail here.

**(Unable to add a due date on a talking point)


What: A non-dynamic note to add more information.

When/Why: Bullet points can be indented for sub-points and are typically used when the item does not need to be checked-off/carried forward. Usually for more follow-up information about what has been discussed.

How: Press the - or * on your keyboard to start adding bullet points. Press tab to add further sub-bullets

Fellow also has the option for numbered lists and indentation sans bullets (just press tab)

And don't forget Private Notes!

Private Notes:

Located on the far right hand side of the note, these are only visible to you and can be hidden by pressing the eye icon. Allows for rich-text formatting like adding bullet, bolding, italicizing but does not support talking points or action items.

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