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Taking Meeting Minutes: Critical Skills for Efficiency & Accuracy


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Taking meeting minutes can be an overwhelming task that you are rarely formally trained to do, yet are expected to pick up right away. Accurate & efficient minute-taking skills are vital administrative duties that will help establish yourself as an invaluable member of your company! Join us for this live, interactive 60-minute webinar, where we will provide you with the tools to:

  • Discover pre & post-meeting preparations to save time & reduce stress
  • Determine what needs to be recorded & what can be ignored
  • Keys to drafting the final minutes report for the official record
  • Review the pros & cons of various minute taking tools
  • Establish guidelines & check lists to help ensure quality

Program Highlights

  • Pre-Meeting Planning: Necessary preparations to save time

    • Keys to understand what meeting minutes involves & what it doesn't
    • Tips on creating effective templates that save time & effort
    • How to use the agenda to build the framework of your minutes
    • Ways to analyze samples of useful templates & minutes
  • Meeting Time is Your Time: Dazzle them with your minute-taking skills

    • Why consistency counts: Proven formats that get noticed immediately
    • Keys to recapping conversations without sacrificing vital details
    • How to know when to be specific with your notes & when to summarize
    • Electronic vs. hard copy: Why the difference matters
  • Post-Meeting Clean-Up: Preparing your notes for the official record

    • Tips on drafting the final minutes report to ensure quality
    • Techniques to handle corrections & prepare for distribution
    • Keys to highlighting important items & deadlines in the final minutes
    • How to determine which minute-taking tools work best for you
  • Question & Answer Session - Have your specific minute-taking questions answered!

About The Speaker

Patricia Robb has been in the administrative field for almost 30 years and is currently a Senior Executive Assistant for a not-for-profit organization. She regularly takes minutes for the leadership team and is the Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Ottawa Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). With the skills she possesses, Patricia has presented actionable strategies to many audiences of administrative professionals. Also, as an expert on the subject of minute-taking, Patricia often provides tips on her blog for improving her fellow admins' skills, helping her colleagues to be the best they can be.

Program Benefits

This webinar is designed to provide administrative professionals with effective minute-taking skills to make you an invaluable member of your organization.