Thursday 5 May
Meeting ID: 824 644 5034
Download the Zoom app before the workshop.
Dial in from your own device, in a completely separate location / meeting room from other participants wherever possible.
Head into the waiting room 5 minutes before the start time.
ABOUT THE TRAINING
I'm looking forward to seeing you for the Minute-taking workshop.
These workshops are designed to help you record meetings succinctly and in the most user-friendly way possible. The sessions provide clear guidelines on note-taking conventions. They’ll help you to stay in control, capture the most important points and produce accurate, useful notes.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to practise these skills and receive feedback during the course.
The first part will provide guidelines on what to do before, during and after meetings so you can take notes properly:
Preparing to take minutes
Understanding audience needs
Using accepted Rathbones’ minute-writing models
Keeping up with fast-paced meetings
Clarifying key points, responsibilities and timings
You will use a role-play exercise to practise your new note-taking skills.
The second part will focus on the language aspects of notes:
Writing succinctly and in plain English
Broadening your vocabulary of reporting verbs
Using appropriate sentence structures
Using impartial language
Editing and formatting your work
You will use a video exercise to further develop your note-taking skills.
See you soon!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
HR BUSINESS PARTNER
Margaret’s writing course was excellent. It was well-received and created a buzz in the office. She was seen by the participants as someone who not only knew the subject in depth, but was also an extremely personable and engaging trainer.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY
DIGITAL LEARNING OFFICER
Margaret is great at what she does and created a very engaging and interesting course. The delegates were full of praise for her and the way she delivered the minute-taking courses, particularly via Zoom, where she managed to maintain a good level of interactivity.
ABOUT MARGARET WEBSTER
Margaret Webster is not only a professional writing trainer, she is a professional writer and communicator.
Her clients include AstraZeneca, English Football League, George P. Johnson Experience Marketing, Historic England, London Stock Exchange, Macmillan Cancer Support, Network Rail and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
Margaret’s talent lies in bringing her subject matter to life in an engaging, memorable way.
As a writer, she has been producing corporate and marketing communications for over 20 years. She has written about a wide variety of topics for diverse audiences across many different media – ranging from light-hearted feature articles to high-stakes conference speeches.
For the last seven years, she has specialised in large, complex projects where she works with organisations on their most important communications, such as books, key reports, strategies, standard operating procedures, television scripts and pitch documents.
As a trainer, Margaret shows people how to craft communications that are relevant, clear and vivid for their target audiences. And she shares practical techniques and tools with them so they can quickly improve their business writing.
Margaret is also a coach to senior executives, entrepreneurs, technical experts and other writers.
Since 2004, Savage Communications has delivered training to hundreds of organisations across the UK and globally. Here is a small flavour of some our clients.