It doesn’t matter if you love or hate meetings, if you can’t remember what you talked about, they are pretty useless.
How many times have you sat in a meeting and had the feeling you discussed the current topic but nobody can remember what you discussed or decided? Feels like a waste of time to discuss it again.
The most important skill you can develop is the ability to clearly summarize your meetings and interactions.
When a meeting has concluded, and before you move on to the next “thing” take a moment to write a summary of your interaction.
- Who was there?
- What was discussed?
- What was decided?
Summarizing is a skill that will help you lead stronger, more empowered teams. Challenge your team to do the same.
Bonus: By using Evernote, you also have the ability to set reminders, take photos of whiteboard sessions and even record audio summaries.