Brainstorming Session

A collaborative meeting note template that connects with all your apps — for anyone looking to structure their brainstorming sessions.

About this template...

This is a really straightforward template so it shouldn't require much explanation. You're here to find ideas, so simply write down all the ideas your team has. Even the craziest ones.

What's cool is that the template can be edited in real time by multiple people, kinda like Google Docs. Simply send everyone the link to the notes ahead of time.

Also, it's important for a brainstorming session to be limited in time, so include the time limit at the top of the page. A brainstorming session is a creative effort. If you don't pay attention, it's easy for the general enthusiasm in the room to derail the meeting completely.

Last but not least, make sure that everyone is aware what the goal of the session is, be it find a name for a product, find new digital marketing ideas or simplify a process.

Why use meeting notes templates?

Make meetings result-oriented
Meeting notes and summaries unarguably make meetings more productive. They encourage attendees to focus on what should matter: action items and decisions. Research has showed that participants of a meeting are a lot less likely to leave a meeting frustrated about wasting their time when someone was asked to capture the minutes.

Save time preparing meetings
In truth, meetings are more similar than they are different. So chances are that you'll repeatedly go through very similar meetings. Instead of coming up with an agenda and a structure every single time you're in a meeting, you can save time by using a prebuilt template. With Scriby, you can even create your own meeting templates.

Break down communication silos
Meeting note templates help structure the meeting, increase accountability and decrease miscommunication. Meeting minutes templates also help clarify what the objectives of the meeting are. For Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, it is very important before the meeting to make explicit if "we are in the room to make a decision or to have a discussion?" Different templates for different expected results: that's exactly what you can build with Scriby.

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