And you'll take the minutes.
This is a statement that often sends fear into the minds of meeting attendees. Why? Because too many people consider the role boring, stressful, and non-important.
This three-hour Minute Taking course: How to Take Minutes at Meetings will change your mind.
I have been involved in the meeting process -- both as a minute taker and as a chair -- for many years.
In fact, I have written one of the first books exclusively on minute taking -- The Minute Takers Handbook -- now in its 4th reprint. Since then I have taught minute taking to all sorts of groups. And I have learned even more techniques to help you.
Whether you are taking minutes for boards, committees, weekly meetings, volunteer groups or your condo association, this workshop will make you more confident and enable you to produce professional minutes.
Take this ultimate Minute Taking course right now and learn how to take minutes at meetings.
Uses the definition of minutes to start outlining what the minute taker should record during a meeting.
Demonstrates how a detailed agenda will assist the minute taker and offers suggestions for preparing agendas for formal and semi-formal meetings.
Outlines the details that should be recorded in the headers of formal, informal and action minutes.
Discusses motions and resolutions for formal meetings and provides examples of how they are written.
This exercise contains five excerpts from minutes. Participants are asked to review the excerpts and note the details that should not have been included.
Critiques the minute excerpts in the previous exercise and provides better ways of writing the information.
Lists words that should be avoided and provides guidelines to help you avoid some of the most common grammar errors in minutes.
Analyzes the sentences provided in the previous exercise and suggests better ways of writing the information.
Provides a summary of the entire course that you can download for your personal reference. Happy minute taking!
Jane Watson is a specialist in the written word. For over 15 years, she had designed and delivered workshops in business writing for both the public and private sectors.Her clients include all levels of the public sector and the automotive, financial, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and health care sectors. Her workshops are part of the staff accreditation programs for both Queen’s University and Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
After graduation from the University, Jane joined the Ontario government as an information officer, writing news releases, letters and reports. Later she became editor of a bimonthly newspaper and a college lecturer.
A recognized expert in the field of business communications, Jane has been interviewed on radio and TV. Both her books, The Minute Taker’s Handbook and Business Writing Basics, are considered best sellers for non-fiction. (Business Writing Basics has been translated into Mandarin.) In addition, she has had over 200 articles published. Jane also produces a complimentary, weekly electronic grammar tip. Over 4,000 people worldwide have subscribed to this service.
Jane is known for her ability to deliver — what some might call —dry information in a relaxed and entertaining manner. Her workshops are high content, practical and interactive.