Productivity Hacks

Automatically Share Meeting Notes in Google Calendar

By now, you’ve probably read our posts on streamlining your workflows with automation and automatically sharing meeting notes in Slack. So you probably have a good idea of how integrating meeting notes with the tools you already use can save a lot of time and effort sharing the information that comes out of meetings. In this post, we’ll do a quick refresh on the importance of sharing meeting information and cover how to connect Supernormal with Google Calendar so you can automatically share your notes in a meeting’s calendar invite to make your workflow sing! 

The Value of Sharing Meeting Information

Meetings are an important part of how work gets done. They provide a space for exchanging ideas, solving problems, and making important decisions. However, the real value of meetings lies not only in the time spent together but in how information is generated and shared afterward. Here are some ways sharing meeting information can be so valuable:

  • Ensuring Alignment: Sharing meeting notes and outcomes helps ensure that all team members are on the same page regarding decisions made and action items assigned. This alignment is crucial for avoiding misalignment and fostering a shared understanding of the team's objectives.
  • Promoting Transparency: Openly sharing meeting information promotes transparency within the team. When everyone has access to the same information, it builds trust and encourages a culture of openness.
  • Enhancing Accountability: By sharing meeting notes and action items, team members are held accountable for their commitments. It helps track progress and reminds individuals of their responsibilities, increasing overall accountability within the team.
  • Facilitating Knowledge Transfer: Valuable insights and knowledge often emerge during meetings. By sharing this information, team members who were unable to attend or weren’t invited can benefit from the collective wisdom, fostering continuous learning and growth and defeating dreaded meeting FOMO. 

Integrating Supernormal + Google Calendar

Google Calendar is a widely utilized calendar and scheduling platform. When you add your calendar to Supernormal at signup, Supernormal automatically captures your meetings and delivers detailed meeting notes when a meeting ends. With Supernormal’s Zapier integration, now you can add notes or any component of notes to the meeting invite immediately following a meeting. Here's a breakdown of how this integration operates and the transformative potential it holds for teams: 

  • Instant Notes Sharing: With Supernormal, you can automatically share notes with other call participants or with a Group. We take this a step further by integrating with the Calendar. Now you can instantly share notes into the cal invite so you know everyone has them and there’s a shared record. 
  • Central Hub for Information: Supernormal remains a centralized place for all your meeting notes but we know that you might already use Google Calendar for your meeting data repository. With this new integration, you can seamlessly import any data from a meeting right into the calendar invite so everything’s in one place. 

Get Started with Zapier 

With just a few easy steps, you can connect Supernormal with your Google Calendar using Zapier. With Zapier, you can automatically share meeting notes or any part of notes into a calendar invite including the notes link, the gist, summary, and action items. To get started: 

  • Sign in to your Supernormal account or create one if you haven't already.
  • Visit our Zapier integration page and type Google Calendar into the Search for pairing apps search bar 
  • Choose the Supernormal trigger New Meeting Notes
  • Choose a Google Calendar action from the list. We suggest a multi-step flow: 
  • First choose Find event from Google Calendar and choose Search Term: Meeting. This will pair the notes with the correct calendar invite. 
  • Then choose the second action Update Event in Google Calendar and in Description choose 1. Sharing URL. This will automatically log a link to the notes in the calendar invite immediately following a meeting. 
  • Watch the Magic Happen: Once you've set up your Zap, Supernormal will handle the rest! 

Sharing information that arises from meetings is a powerful way to enhance team collaboration and foster a transparent and productive work environment. The integration with Google Calendar simplifies and accelerates this, enabling instant sharing of meeting notes, action items, and insights in the tool you already use to get things done. Get started with Supernormal for free today!

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