How to use fast-typing to take better meeting notes

In my own personal journey learning to use touch-typing, I've discovered that meeting notes are one of the best applications of my new skill.

In this post I'll show you how to apply your typing skills to taking meetings notes.

Step 1: Prepare for the Meeting

Before the meeting starts, familiarize yourself with the agenda and any relevant materials. This will help you know what to expect and what topics to focus on during the meeting.

Step 2: Actively Listen and Identify Key Points

During the meeting, actively listen to the discussion and identify key points and action items. Use shorthand and abbreviations to keep up with the pace of the meeting while also ensuring that notes are understandable later.

Step 3: Organize Your Notes

Organize your notes in a clear and concise manner. You can use headings, bullet points, or numbered lists to categorize information. Make sure to leave space between different topics to keep your notes organized and easy to read.

Step 4: Review and Summarize Your Notes

After the meeting, review your notes and summarize the main takeaways. This will help you retain the information and ensure that you captured all the important points. If there are any action items, make sure to note them down so that you can follow up on them later.

Step 5: Share Your Notes

If necessary, share your notes with the other attendees or your team. This can help ensure that everyone is on the same page and has a clear understanding of what was discussed during the meeting.

By following these steps, you can take effective notes during work meetings that will help you stay organized, informed, and productive.


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