To take minutes at a meeting, list each of the persons attending the meeting if it is a small group. For a larger group you should have a sign in sheet that will serve as a record of who attended. You can use a tape recorder to record the minutes and write them later or you can write notes as each person talks. It takes practice, but you will want to get the important points down. Don’t be afraid to ask for things to be repeated, especially when motions are made and seconded.