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Minute Taking And Meeting Management

Minute Taking And Meeting Management


1-Day Workshop

If people can’t remember or agree on what actually occurred at a meeting, how can the group effectively accomplish its objectives?

Understand your role as a minute-taker and the best techniques for producing minutes that include all the essential information needed

 To ensure that meetings are productive, three ingredients are necessary:

An assurance of closure / A strong chair or leader / Accurate minutes

This one-day workshop focuses on why meetings are an essential element of business communication:

  • Organise, prepare for and take minutes efficiently.
  • Recognize the importance of minute-taking
  • Develop key minute-taking skills, including listening skills, critical thinking, and organization
  • Be able to remedy many of the complaints that beset minute-takers
  • Be able to write minutes that are suitable for formal meetings, semi-formal meetings, and action minutes
  • Be an efficient minute-taker in any type of meeting
  • Be able to prepare and maintain a minute book

Workshop Outline

  • Clearly identify your role before, during and after the meeting.
  • Ensuring a meeting is successful - what role will you play?
  • Arranging the meeting, agenda setting, minute taker
  • The meeting cycle and structure of a meeting
  • Recognise the important role of the minute taker
  • The necessary skills of a minute taker
  • Styles of minutes
  • What’s important and what’s not
  • Tips to help you summarise and take down the most important points
  • Understand best practice theories to prepare for meetings and write effective minutes.
  • Identify positive strategies to listening and summarising.
  • Deal with jargon and technical language and grammar professionally.
  • Identify different methods of minute taking and organising your material.
  • Learn techniques to identify and highlight important points in a clear concise language.
  • Agenda setting with example layouts
  • Do's and don’ts of effective note taking
  • Layout of minutes with examples
  • Practical exercises
  • Business English
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar

Planning And Executing Professional Meetings

  • Why do meetings have a bad reputation?
  • How to prevent pointless meetings
  • The ten commandments of effective meetings
  • The stages of an effective meeting
  • Scheduling and administration of meetings
  • Clearly identify your role before, during and after the meeting

Practical Agenda Setting And Minute – Taking Guidelines

  • The agenda
  • How to create an effective agenda
  • Agenda meeting sample
  • Why meeting minutes matter
  • How to improve your active listening skills
  • Minute taking tips to assist you before, during and after the meeting
  • Meeting minutes do’s and don’ts
  • Example of minutes

Business Etiquette Tips

  • How to make a positive impression
  • Tips for being assertive
  • International etiquette


On-Site Workshops

  • All workshops are offered in-house at your offices to a minimum of 5 delegates
  • You provide the venue and refreshments, Front Foot supply all the workshop material

 Remote Workshops

  • All workshops are offered remotely to a minimum of 5 delegates
  • Front Foot supply all the electronic workshop material


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