Effective note and minute taking

Writing Skills Training

Build confidence and competence to write notes and minutes which help transform meetings into action.
Enhance your listening skills.
Write and present reader-friendly documents.

Effective note and minute taking

Accurate notes and minutes are essential for any meeting to be effective and productive. This hands-on seminar breaks the note and minute taking process down into three simple stages and introduces proven and practical techniques. Then practical exercises ensure you have the confidence and competence to write notes and minutes which help transform meetings into action.

Your outcomes

  • Plan and prepare to take notes and minutes with the end in mind
  • Capture and select key information through enhanced listening skills
  • Minute and transcribe key information with ease and accuracy to support reader actions and decisions
  • Write and present a document that is reader-friendly and clearly indicates actions and results
  • Increase your overall confidence when making notes and taking minutes
  • Virtual Delivery

  • Modular Delivery

  • Face to face Delivery

Training content

  • Recognizing the challenges a minute-taker faces
  • Valuing your role as a minute taker
  • Understanding the importance of planning before a meeting
  • Using tools and techniques for the format and content of minutes
  • Understanding the role of effective listening when taking minutes
  • Sharpening your listening skills
  • Having a strategy for identifying what is important during a meeting – and what is not
  • Gaining confidence in identifying critical information
  • Dealing with challenging situations and people
  • Understanding how to use reported speech effectively
  • Building a tool box of alternative reported speech verbs
  • Gaining confidence when summarizing
  • Creating a personal strategy for successful minute-taking and transferring this to your workplace
  • Customized for specific audience

  • Supported by guided learning / elearning

  • Adapt and intergrate in existing program

  • Flexible group size

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