When using some of the meeting facilitation methods (ex. Interview, World Cafe etc) I find that the recorder doesn't fully capture the ideas presented so this information gets lost. How can you ensure that you are getting the full story? How can you have checks and balances for the info gathered?


In the meeting-planning phase, consider how the information will get collected (e.g. computer, hand-written notes, post it notes, flip charts). As the recorder - clarify with the group what you have captured by reading back your notes. As the participant - ask the recorder to read back what s/he wrote to ensure it's reflective of your input.