Provided by: Effective Outsource Networks

Effective Minutes Writing

Writing Skills

Minutes are not just for the record; very often, it is also the basis for action and decisions.
Many of us may have been asked to take minutes of meeting although we may not be the meeting secretary. The task of minutes writing is no longer reserved for secretaries or personal assistants only. Any person who attends a meeting may be asked to take up this important task.
As minutes provide an official record of what has taken place during the meeting, you must be very accurate and clear. You need to know how much to take down during a meeting and how to write them correctly; you also need to be able to choose the appropriate type of minutes recording styles suitable for its purpose. You also need to know how to phrase what has been spoken so that it represents the tone accurately and is politically acceptable.
This course will equip you with these essential skills and techniques through lectures, examples, group discussions and practice sessions.
This is primarily ilt training
Course Level:basic
Duration:2 days
Training Presented in:English
Training Provided by Effective Outsource Networks
Effective Minutes Writing
Why is this important?
Minutes are not just for the record; very often, it is also the basis for action and decisions.
Many of us may have been asked to take minutes of meeting although we may not be the meeting secretary. The task of minutes writing is no longer reserved for secretaries or personal assistants only. Any person who attends a meeting may be asked to take up this important task.
As minutes provide an official record of what has taken place during the meeting, you must be very accurate and clear. You need to know how much to take down during a meeting and how to write them correctly; you also need to be able to choose the appropriate type of minutes recording styles suitable for its purpose. You also need to know how to phrase what has been spoken so that it represents the tone accurately and is politically acceptable.
This course will equip you with these essential skills and techniques through lectures, examples, group discussions and practice sessions.
How will you benefit?
After the workshop, you will be able to:
-have an overall understanding of how meetings are conducted
-learn the techniques for taking and summarising notes of meetings
-practice writing notes of discussions and minutes of meetings clearly and concisely
What will you learn?
Nature of Minutes
- purposes
- variations in meeting proceedings
- problems faced by minutes takers
The Importance of Minutes
- conciseness
- accuracy and completeness
- political acceptability
- representation of the tone
Notice and Agenda Writing
Common Meeting Terms
Different Types of Minutes Recording
Style in Minutes
- paragraph size
- sentence length
- note form or sentences
- attributability
- tense
- reported speech
- active and passive voice
- numbering
- punctuation
- notes
Vocabulary
- choice of words
- ambiguous wording
- buzzwords
- unnecessary stock phrases
- colloquial expressions
Standard Layouts of Minutes and House Styles
Note-taking Techniques
Summarising Discussions
Who should attend?
Administrative staff and anyone who needs to take minutes.
Methodology
Participants are guided through practical steps of the topic with a combination of lectures, case studies and group discussions.
Available dates:
23 & 24 Feb 2017 (EB: 2/ 2/2017)
16 & 17 May 2017 (EB: 25/ 4/2017)
15 & 16 Aug 2017 (EB: 25/ 7/2017)
2 & 3 Nov 2017 (EB: 12/ 10/ 2017)
About The Training Provider: Effective Outsource Networks
Effective Outsource Networks - EON Consulting & Training Pte Ltd, formerly known as Effective Outsource Networks, was established in 1996 and specialises in providing human capital consulting and training services to organisations in Singapore. It has helped organisations improve on day-to-day human resource operations through three main areas of support, namely, information service, consulting and training. Mission ...
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