No matter who you are or what you do, whether at work or in the community, you are involved in meetings. Meetings are costly, even if they are held in a company boardroom.
Recognize the importance of minute-taking and how to use this skill to your advantage
What You Will Cover
To ensure meetings are productive and worth the expense involved, three ingredients are necessary: An assurance of closure, a strong chair or leader, and accurate minutes. It has been said that if the minutes of a meeting are not accurate, then the meeting may just as well not have taken place.
If people can't remember or agree on what actually occurred at a meeting, how can the group effectively accomplish its objectives? This one-day workshop helps minute-takers understand their role and the best techniques for producing minutes that include all the essential information needed.
The role of a Minute-Taker
In the Minute Taker Professional course you will learn the role of a minute-taker and the duties that come with being appointed the position.
Common problems you experience
The Minute Taker Professional course will make you aware of some possible problems you may encounter as a minute-taker and how these problems can be avoided/fixed.
Minutes for formal/informal/action/interactive meetings
The Minute Taker Professional course will show you the key differences between formal, informal, action and interactive meetings and how to take minutes in each.
Techniques for preparing minutes
Along with teaching you how to take minutes, the Minute Taker Professional course will give you techniques on how to prepare them to be put in the minutes folder.
Computers: the latest tool
A great way to take organized and neat minutes in a meeting is to use a computer. The Minute Taker Professional will give you tips on how to use a computer program to help you keep your minutes neat and organized.
Part of being a good minute taker is having good listening skills. If the minute taker isn't fully listening to what is being said, the minutes won't be accurate. The Minute Taker Professional will give you some techniques on how to be the best listener you can.
What to do before, during, and after your meeting to make your job easier
Being appointed minute taker can be a stressful job. The Minute Taker Professional course will give you tips on what to do before, during and after a meeting so that your job is made a little easier and you can focus on what is being a great minute taker.