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Savage Communications

MINUTE-TAKING

WE ARE LIVE IN

09.30-16.30

WEDNESDAY 17 JULY

Meeting ID: 320 974 066 584
Passcode: HwCo7k

IMPORTANT

  • Dial in from your own device, in a completely separate location/meeting room from other participants.
     

  • Head into the waiting room 5 minutes before the start time.

     

This workshop is designed to help you record meetings succinctly and in the most user-friendly way possible. The session provides 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. 

PART 1

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. 

PART 2

The second part will focus on the language aspect of notes:

  • Write succinctly and in plain English 

  • Broaden your vocabulary of reporting verbs 

  • Use appropriate sentence structures 

  • Use impartial language 

  • Edit and format your work 

You will use a video exercise to further develop your note-taking skills. 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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CAPGEMINI IRELAND
 
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. 

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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.

MARGARET WEBSTER

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Margaret is a professional writer and communicator, and specialist trainer and coach in these areas. She has been helping organisations to create compelling communications, delivered with impact, for over 20 years.
 

As a trainer, Margaret shows people how to craft communications and presentations that are relevant, clear and vivid for their target audiences. She shares practical techniques and tools so they can quickly improve their business writing and public speaking. 

Her talent lies in bringing her subject matter to life in an engaging, memorable way.  

 

Her clients include AstraZeneca, English Football League, London Stock Exchange, Macmillan Cancer Support, Network Rail, and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

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