So as we all know minute taking can sometimes be a little tedious (Friday morning job anyone!!) I used to write hundreds of minutes every year and I really did find some amazing hacks that would make the task easier, quicker and less boring! You can find more of my tips here.

I used to find that I repeated the same words over and over to describe the decisions made and actions agreed. So a few years ago I wrote out a list of 50 handy verbs that I could slot into the minutes as and when I needed them.  I printed these off and had them next to my keyboard whenever I was working through another set of meeting notes. Sometimes 50 words are not enough so I’ve listed 100 words that will make minute taking a breeze! Here they are…

  1. Acknowledged
  2. Adopted
  3. Advised
  4. Agreed On
  5. Agreed to
  6. Allowed
  7. Announced
  8. Approved
  9. Argued
  10. Arranged
  11. As a result…
  12. Asked for
  13. Asserted
  14. Assured
  15. Believed
  16. Briefed
  17. Brought up
  18. Cited
  19. Commented
  20. Communicated
  21. Complained
  22. Concludes
  23. Confirmed
  24. Considered
  25. Countered
  26. Course of action…
  27. Decided
  28. Declared
  29. Declined
  30. Deliberated
  31. Described
  32. Designated
  33. Detailed
  34. Disclosed
  35. Discussed
  36. Displayed
  37. Divulged
  38. Emphasised
  39. Endorsed
  40. Established
  41. Evaluated
  42. Explained
  43. Expressed
  44. Gathered
  45. Gave
  46. Guaranteed
  47. Identified
  48. Implemented
  49. Implied
  50. Informed
  51. Instructed
  52. Inquired
  53. In addition…
  54. In conclusion…
  55. Is aware of…
  56. Listed
  57. Maintained
  58. Mentioned
  59. Named
  60. Noted
  61. Not in favour…
  62. Observed
  63. Objected
  64. Perceived
  65. Predicted
  66. Presented
  67. Promised
  68. Proposed
  69. Questioned
  70. Quoted
  71. Recited
  72. Recommended
  73. Referred
  74. Reiterated
  75. Related
  76. Remarked
  77. Replied
  78. Reported
  79. Requested
  80. Responded
  81. Revealed
  82. Reviewing
  83. Said
  84. Scheduled
  85. Scrutinised
  86. Set forth
  87. Settled
  88. Showed
  89. Specified
  90. Stated
  91. Stressed
  92. Suggested
  93. Summarised
  94. Surmised
  95. Talked through…
  96. Topic
  97. Understood
  98. Voiced
  99. Welcomed
  100. Worked on

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