Thursday 19 October
Meeting ID: 356 913 471 788
WE ARE LIVE IN
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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.
I'm looking forward to seeing you for the Minute-taking workshop.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.