How to Create Accurate Meeting Minutes
When you first started to create meeting minutes, did you learn by picking it up as you went along?
Do you find yourself writing as much down as possible in the hope that you don’t miss anything important?
Well, here are the secrets of creating accurate meeting minutes.
Plus, a free ebook download for you!
1. Pre-Meeting Preparation
Plan carefully for the meeting and you will end up with effective meeting minutes. Make sure you have an agenda agreed with the meeting Chair. Have an objective for each agenda item.
Working to objectives or outcomes makes it easier for you to identify relevant action points from the discussion and identify non-relevant topics.
2. Note Taking
Create your own system for note taking, using abbreviations that you will understand when you read your notes later.
Don’t write everything down; just the facts relevant to the agenda and action points.
3. Creating Meeting Minutes
Use the same format each time. We suggest using an Action Checklist. It focuses on Who, What and When.
4. Distribution of Meeting Minutes
Send the meeting minutes to the meeting attendees and other interested parties as soon as you can following the meeting.
How to Become an Expert Minute Taker
You need to practise, practise, practise!
But also you need to get yourself some good quality training so you practise the right way.
There are so many training options available.
Attend an Open Minute Taking Skills Course
A one day course in Milton Keynes will only cost £195 plus VAT per person.
If you book 2 people on the same course date then a third person can attend for nothing!
Organise an In-Company Minute Taking Skills Course
If you have 3 or people with the same need then we can create a tailored version of the open Minute Taking Skills course for you. We will run the course at your business location.
Contact us by email or phone now for more information.
Sign up for an On-Line Elearning Minute Taking Course
A one person licence is just £49 plus VAT for the whole course.
Study to suit yourself. Log in and out as often as you want. The system will remember what you have covered.
Buy and Run your Own Ready Made Minute Taking Skills Course
Buy the whole course, including all video scenarios, facilitator notes, handouts and activities.
The complete Minute Taking Skills Ready Made Course is just £499 plus p&p and VAT.
This is very cost effective if you have a number of people with this training need as you can run the course as many times as you want.
Get Your Free Ebook
To download your free ebook, 7 Tips for Perfect Minute Taking, click on the link below