Re: Meeting minutes for an HR project

Subject: Re: Meeting minutes for an HR project
From: Deb <tig -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Karl Norman <kylesimmons0164 -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:57:14 -0400

I have been known to provide awesome meeting minutes. What I do is to type what I hear as it is said and flag anything that is a decision, action, or due date. After the meeting I go back, do a cleanup and provide the meeting notes with those items clearly spelled out at the bottom for easy access. This gives not only the key conversation points but also some of the reasoning behind them.

~Deb
Please forgive typos as this was sent from my phone.

> On Oct 15, 2014, at 9:38 AM, Karl Norman <kylesimmons0164 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I've read some of the previous threads regarding meeting minutes and found
> the information (and the complimentary TechWhirl template) quite useful.
> I've been asked to record minutes for a new project one of our VPs has
> initiated. Basically, VP wants to sit down for lunch with a handful of
> non-management employees to get their opinions about the business. VP wants
> me to take note of "important things," which I translate to meeting minutes.
>
> My question to you all is this: do you have any advice for taking and
> organizing minutes during an unstructured "meet and greet" type meeting
> such as this one. I want to be able to deliver my VP a MEMO or similarly
> formal document with action items from this meeting.
>
> I should also mention that this is the first time the VP has asked for my
> help with something, and I want to take advantage of the opportunity. The
> way I see it, anybody can take minutes, but a tech writer should be able to
> take minutes with style ;)
>
> --
> *Kyle Simmons*
>
> Technical Writer
> Aloe Vera of America, Inc.
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