Hi all. It’s been forever since I’ve dropped in on the community. Life (and my brain) really got in the way. But I need some advice, and I figured this was the perfect place to find it. Every month, I need to report back to my bosses about things that went well, and things that could’ve gone better. However, my reports keep getting dinged for not being detailed enough. Specifically, this past month I wrote that a design presentation I gave “was well received”, but the feedback I received was that I should have given examples to explain what “well received” actually meant.
The problem is, I remember the overall tenor of the meeting, but not the specifics of what people said. Clearly I need to take better notes in meetings at work, but I’ve always found that when I focus on taking notes, I can capture some of what’s being said, but totally miss the thread of the conversation. Does anyone else encounter this, and do you have any strategies to cope with it?