There are generally three ways to write minutes:
Verbatim or Narrative minutes
These minutes are virtually word for word of what was said and who said what at a meeting.
Records detail around what was said.
Action point minutes
Minutes that summarise the discussion.
What style do I use?
There are advantages and disadvantages to each style and these are outlined in my recently launched book Minute Taking Madness.
The style that you use may well depend on the type of meeting you’re taking minutes for.
What style do you use and why?