Chat with Your Meetings: 16 Prompts to Gather Meeting Insights with Ask Fellow Copilot

The new way to get up-to-speed on your meetings—whether you were in attendance, skipped the meeting, or simply forgot.

By Manuela Bárcenas  •   May 8, 2024  •   4 min read

Picture this scenario: It’s Monday morning, you open your calendar, and see all the meetings you’ve scheduled for the week.

For many leaders and executives, this moment is filled with dread rather than excitement.

You’re probably asking yourself: “How am I supposed to stay on top of everything discussed and decided… when I’m involved in so many discussions?”

Fellow’s data shows that, on average, leaders at organizations with 250-1000 employees attend 18 meetings every week. Here’s how you can stay on top of them:

Introducing Ask Fellow Copilot – your smart AI Meeting Summarizer.

Ask Fellow Copilot: The most efficient way to get up to speed on past meetings

So, what is Ask Fellow Copilot?

Ask Fellow Copilot is a functionality of Fellow’s AI Meeting Copilot, the smart AI meeting assistant that records, transcribes, and summarizes all your meetings – while seamlessly integrating into your calendar and favorite productivity tools. 

I contacted Shannon Lochead, a Senior Product Manager at Fellow, to learn about this exciting new feature. In her own words, Shannon notes:

“Ask Fellow Copilot is a chat-based assistant that helps you answer questions about your meeting or a meeting that has been shared with you. We built it to help Fellow users quickly answer questions and gain information about their meeting that wouldn’t be included in the general AI Recap content, all without needing to do the heavy lifting of rewatching & summarizing.”

In the past, only a few professionals have had access to this kind of support and insights through executive assistants.

Ask Fellow Copilot is here to democratize access to meeting data and help leaders spend more time working on what matters most, by spending less time trying to figure out “what was discussed in that meeting two weeks ago.”

Watch a quick demo of Ask Fellow Copilot

Ask Fellow Copilot was introduced for the first time at the Fellow 4.5 Product Launch Event.

Here’s a 2-minute clip of the moment Aydin Mirzaee, CEO at Fellow, and I talked about this exciting new feature:

Following this event, one of the most common questions we received from Fellow users was:

“What prompts can I use to get insights from my meetings?”

To show our gratitude to everyone who supported the launch and expressed excitement about this new feature, the team at Fellow curated a list of prompts to help you get better, more accurate insights about your meetings.

Thank you, Mikaela Friedrich, for the research!

16 carefully curated prompts to get accurate answers about past meetings

1. Prepare for an upcoming meeting

Prompt: “You are an executive assistant. You are going to give me a pre-meeting brief that will tell me about the following: 1) Heading into the next iteration of this meeting, what do I need to know about the last one? (limit to 3 times), 2) Are there any rapport-building questions that I should ask the other party based on my previous conversations? (limit to 2 items and just list the topics), 3) Is there anything I should remember to follow up on? (limit to 3 items).”

2. Distill information in a repeatable format

Prompt: “Create a brief of the meeting. Include the headings: Key Outcomes, Strategic Decisions. Try to be as concise as possible.”

3. Extract updates about organizational changes

Prompt: “Were any announcements made about new hires, team changes, or other organizational updates?”

4. Generate meaningful quotes from townhall meetings or presentations

Prompt: “List the most important quotations related to [e.g. company vision] from the meeting and include the name of the person who said them.”

5. Focus on the part of the meeting that relates to you

Prompt: “Was I mentioned in this meeting?”

6. Get up to speed with the key highlights if you didn’t attend the meeting

Prompt: “What did I miss in this meeting?” 

7. Break down progress reports into a concise format

Prompt: “Summarize the progress updates for [e.g. the features in our next product launch].” What still needs to be done?

8. Address blockers in order to move work forward

Prompt: “Were there any blockers brought up on the call?” 

9. Ensure that no action item falls through the cracks

Prompt: “What should I follow up on in the next iteration of this meeting?”

10. Keep everyone accountable with a concise list of action items 

Prompt: “Identify all the action items discussed in this meeting. Break the action items into groups based on area, project, or topic. Specify who is responsible for each item.” 

11. Generate a record of each person’s perspective during a discussion

Prompt: “List each participant’s perspective and input on the topic of X.”

Pro Tip: Use one of the chapter titles for “X”

12. Document key meeting decisions with next steps

Prompt: “What were the decisions made in the meeting? Underneath each decision, list 1-2 bullet points outlining the next steps.”

Pro Tip: For more advanced formatting that is a bit more digestible. Include: “Each decision should be bolded.”

13. Extract key takeaways to share with other stakeholders

Prompt: “Were there any insights shared about the competitive landscape, market trends, or customer feedback that stood out?”

14. Don’t lose sight of the big picture

Prompt: “Did the meeting cover any notable updates on the company’s progress, challenges, or milestones achieved recently?”

15. Get an impartial, third-party perspective on your 1-on-1s

Prompt: “Based on the transcript, if you were to give me feedback on how I could better run my 1-on-1 meetings with my direct report, X? What might you suggest?”

16. Ask for advice to make your meetings better

Prompt: “Based on the meeting transcript, what would you suggest to make this meeting more engaging for all team members?”

Parting advice: How to get better meeting insights with the help of Ask Fellow Copilot

And there you have it! 16 prompts to help you leverage the power of Ask Fellow Copilot. Before we leave, here are three final tips to remember when using this game-changing feature in Fellow:

1. Be specific in your prompts

While the copilot is very smart, it can’t read your mind. In order to get the most useful response, keep your questions as specific as possible. Include the names of specific people, projects, or topics in the meeting.

2. Set limits for responses

Ask Copilot has a lot of information on hand! Keep things digestible by adding limits to your questions. For example:

Prompt: “Heading into the next iteration of this meeting, what do I need to know about the last one? (limit to 3 times).

3. Ask for specific formatting

In your prompt, ask your Fellow AI Copilot to bold certain parts of the answer. For example, the key decisions from a meeting. 

Prompt: “What were the decisions made in the meeting? Each decision should be bolded.”

We are excited to see how Ask Fellow Copilot will help entire organizations save time and improve operational efficiency.

As the Head of Marketing at Fellow and a Fellow power user, I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback about this new feature.

Got feedback or more prompt ideas? Send me a message on LinkedIn to let me know!

Here’s to fewer, more effective meetings with the help of Ask Fellow Copilot.

Thanks for reading, 


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