Q: What is the best way to sum up at the end of a meeting?
A: This is usually the job of the chair, but if the chair doesn’t sum up, it’s OK to give your own conclusions and invite others to comment.
A good way to sum up, is to pick out the main points of agreement from your notes, noting who has agreed to take on each action and giving the people nominated an opportunity to disagree. It is also good practice to invite comments on your summary, and ask if you’ve missed anything important.
It is not a good idea to give a blow-by-blow description of the meeting – remember you should be summarising!
It’s also a good opportunity to ask for feedback on how the meeting went and what could be improved in future.