Minute Taking

Effective minute taking is an essential business skill. Concisely capturing ideas, thoughts, actions requires quick adept skills. Minutes are the output of an effective meeting so their quality informs what happens next. This course looks in depth at the skills and techniques required to create effective minutes: the art of really listening, how different forms of communication can alter meaning and how to transcribe with clarity. It also considers what happens after the meeting and how minutes form a wider part of organisational communication.

This course will lead to greater confidence in organising, recording and collating minutes which will in turn lead to informed decision making in your organisation.

Minute Taking FAQs

How much is this course?

Our courses are designed for you the client, which means that the pricing structure is also specific for you the client. We work with huge and tiny companies, always finding appropriate pricing models for each of them.

Do you use powerpoint for your courses?

Our training courses are highly engaging and designed to challenge you to think and act. We don’t believe a powerpoint presentation delivers this, so we never use it for any of our courses.

What resources will I receive on your courses?

All attendees will receive professionally printed A5 workbooks covering every aspect of the training delivered. These make a great reference resource for the future and can be supplied in electronic format too.

How experienced are your trainers?

All of our trainers come with many years of real world operational experience. They are able to bring maturity of thinking and the experience of real life situations into the training room.

Who Is This Course For?

  • For anyone tasked with taking a meeting who needs to attentively gather actions and outcomes
  • Project managers

What Will You Learn?

  • Active listening
  • Measuring recording effectiveness
  • Non verbal communication
  • Using appropriate communication methods
  • Writing with clarity

Latest Minute Taking Resources and Guidance

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