Record Meeting Notes in Real-Time

Document what is discussed and decided in your meeting as it happens

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Written by Mikaela Friedrich
Updated over a week ago

It sounds straightforward but recording meeting notes in real-time (and collaboratively) will increase transparency with those who are involved in the meeting, as well as create a single source of truth for meetings, teams and projects. By keeping these notes collaborative, then every teammate will have access to the same notes and the historical record. And those notes won't be lost if the note taker leaves the company.

Now that the majority of the office world is working remotely, creating a source of truth for the decisions you make at meetings can be critical for team alignment and communication.

Here are some tips for recording note real time in Fellow:

Use presence indicators to see who is attending and contributing to the meeting

See which team members are viewing the meeting agenda, when they last viewed it, and if they are adding to it.

With the user flags, you'll quickly notice who is your team's go-to notetaker.

Send notes afterwards to recap the meeting

Sometimes meetings may wrap up in a rush. Tie a bow on the meeting by sending out the notes afterwards by email, Slack, Teams, and more. You can ensure that the team has the same takeaways and are on the same page for the next meeting.

Formatting tricks

Feel free to stylize the notes as you go. This might be bolding important decisions to emphasize them or putting brackets around someone's name (ex. [Aydin] ) to indicate a comment.

Add emojis, bullets, and images, and colours - anything that you think might benefit your team

And by regularly recording notes, you'll eventually end up with a long stream of recurring notes to refer back to. Something like this:

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