Highlights & summaries
How to use use highlights and summaries in Meetgeek
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Written by Dan Huru
Updated over a week ago

Highlights and summaries are some of the most important features of Meetgeek. It's great to have a recording and a transcript, but the key is to extract relevant summaries for you as a host and for other participants.

By default, Meetgeek gives you out-of-the-box functionality for highlights and summaries but you can do so much more.

In this article:

What is a summary?

A summary is made out of multiple highlights. You can view a summary as a collection of the most important moments of a call, sorted chronologically. So a summary in Meetgeek represents a subset of the entire conversation.

In general, a reasonable meeting summary is about 15% of the meeting length. For example, out of a 30-min meeting, you could expect a 5-min summary.

On the meeting page, you can hit "Play Summary" for any meeting with Meetgeek. It will start playing the highlights one after the other, skipping the unimportant parts of the call.

Also, if you hover over one of the highlights you can also play the video from that highlight onwards.

A summary may have different relevance, depending on the viewer:

  • the host, which might be responsible for writing minutes

  • the participants, interested in revisiting their action points

  • people not attending the meeting that need to get the main takeaways

That being said, any summary in Meetgeek can be changed and new highlights can be added as you see fit. You can also use the filters from the right panel to adjust the display of the summary.

What is a highlight?

A highlight in Meetgeek consists of a small video/audio snippet and its related transcript. The transcript reproduces the actual conversation, without any interpretation. Each highlight can be shared individually, edited, deleted or commented.

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Highlights are usually extracted in the summary but they are also visible in the transcript. You can also have highlights present in the transcript, but not displayed in the summary. Check this section for more details on how to manage highlights.

Defining highlights

Highlights creation is one of the main superpowers in Meetgeek. Not every meeting is the same so this is why we provide you with multiple ways of defining highlights. Highlights have different labels, indicating what the highlight is about.

AI suggested highlights

Meetgeek is smart enough to recognize and provide out-of-the-box AI based highlights such as:

  • Actions -> commitments that a person makes to a certain task

  • Concerns -> expressing a fear, concern, worry, or uncertainty

  • Facts -> clear concise statements, usually containing numbers

and more coming.

These are by default included in any meeting to get you started, but you can disable them at any time.

Keyword-based highlights

You can define your own keyword combination to trigger highlights creation automatically whenever a participant mentions them in the conversation.

You can define keywords about competition, specific abbreviations in your company, technologies of interest, etc. The sky is really the limit here.

So for my competition highlight, I defined the below keywords

and got this highlight extracted automatically.

The best part about this feature is that you can also use it to define your own voice commands!

For example, I have another definition for task creation. Whenever I say "Please create a task for me" or "Create this task for me", it will generate a highlight called task which has the contextual transcript and video snippet. These highlights can be pushed manually or automatically to my task management system.

Question-based highlights

Apart from using keywords, you can also paste entire questions. This is particularly useful in interviews when the recruiter wants to highlight how a candidate responds to questions.

Meetgeek is smart enough to recognize and label similar questions asked during the conversation. And here is the result.

The freedom of clipping highlights

Once the meeting has ended, a great way to create highlights is to navigate to the "Transcript" tab, select a portion of the transcript and click "Highlight".

A popup with the video snippet appears where you can give it an existing or a custom label.

This gives you the freedom to reuse meeting content as you see fit.

Merging highlights into stories

If you want to create a story out of multiple highlights (e.g. a collection of all customer feedback), you can do that too! Just select multiple highlights by clicking on each of them and click "Share highlights".

A popup will appear allowing you to merge the highlights into a single video story.

So now you can use the unique link of this story to share it with your team.

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