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Nitty-gritty minute-taking

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At some point, you may be asked to take minutes at a meeting. But don't panic!

Every day, key meetings take place in your office. And the decisions made as a result of these meetings can involve millions of dollars, and even change people's futures. With everything that's at stake in today's challenging times, it's no wonder that employers prize accurate minute-taking skills more than ever before.

The guidelines and checklists in Taking Effective Meeting Minutes will give you the confidence you need not only to take minutes, but also, in many ways, to take charge of the meeting. Learn More Here.

"What do I write down? How do I know what's important?"

Streamline your minute-taking by recording notes as bullet points. Distill any conversation down to its essentials:

  • What are the pros and cons being pointed out?
  • What decision was made?
  • Who is responsible for the next steps?
  • When should the next steps be completed?

Usually, there's no need to record a discussion word for word. And you don't need to attach names to specific comments unless someone asks to "let the minutes show” that they raised a particular concern.

If accurate minutes are not taken at a meeting, it's as if the meeting never happened. No wonder employers prize accurate, professional minute-taking skills. That's why Taking Effective Meeting Minutes is much more than training. It's a way to boost your value within your organization. Get Taking Effective Meeting Minutes here.

Example:

Topic: Company Picnic

  • Event date: Oct. 15
  • Discussion: Should we hold the event at Central Park again? Pros: Park is conveniently located. Cons: Some think it's too crowded.
  • The committee will handle food again. Carson volunteered to chair.
  • Action: Tom will look into other venues and book the park if nothing else is available. Tom will update the group at our next meeting.
Available as a CD or MP3, this 75-minute audio training gives you detailed guidance on taking minutes for any type of meeting.

speaker-head-shotTaking Effective Meeting Minutes would be a terrific value with the audio alone. But presenter Patricia Robb also includes 13 handouts to help you get up to speed fast, eliminate unnecessary work and focus on what's important when you're in the thick of a meeting ... with every document in Word and ready to be customized by you.

You can learn all the skills you need quickly and easily by spending a couple of hours with the audio training and support materials of Taking Effective Meeting Minutes. You'll gain the know-how and confidence to accept the responsibility of taking minutes. And soon you'll reap the reward: being an even more important member of the team.

Get your copy now!

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