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Zoom Minute Taking Masterclass

Face to face online minute taking training

Are you after a more personable approach to training? Want your mentor right there to answer questions as you learn? Our Zoom Minute Taking Masterclass may be the right method for you! 

Your facilitator, Sarah Taylor, hosts online classes via Zoom. The Masterclass has a focus on summarising and content selection and is a great option for office professionals wanting to improve their minute-taking abilities.  The course will assist participants in learning what to include in meeting minutes to greatly enhance effectiveness in recording key information. Classes run for approximately 3 hours.

Upcoming sessions

No sessions are currently scheduled. Please email Sarah to enquire.

Course outline

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  1. MEETING PRELIMINARIES
    1.1. Identifying Different Types of Meetings
    1.2. Meeting Terminology
    1.3. Devices and Technology

  2. TEMPLATES
    2.1. Agendas
    2.2. Minutes
    2.3. Common Phrases
    2.4. Board Cover Sheets
    2.5. TaskList

  3. COMMONALITIES
    3.1. Common Keywords
    3.2. What to Avoid
    3.3. Meeting Mistakes

  4. BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE MEETING
    4.1. Before the Meeting
    4.2. During the Meeting
    4.3. After the Meeting
    4.4. Finalising your minutes

  5. EXAMPLES
    5.1. Examples of Note Taking

  6. PRACTICAL WORK, INCLUDING SHORT EXERCISES
    6.1. Summarising Statements
    6.2. Audio Practical
    6.3. Word Replacement
    6.4. Minute Taking Exercise

  7. REVIEW, Q&A AND TRAINING CLOSE
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Who should join our Zoom Masterclass?

This Masterclass is for you if:

  • You prefer to receive training in the comfort of your home or office
  • Your time is limited and you would prefer to complete your training in half a day
  • You are an employer who has one or multiple employees who need minute taking training asap

In the past, these professions have benefitted from our courses:

  • Admin Assistants, EAs, or PAs
  • Professionals in policy and government
  • Legal professionals 
  • Committee members
  • Company secretaries, and more!

Meet your facilitator

Sarah Taylor formed her company Meetings Into Minutes in 2016 with the aim to provide professional, independent minute taking services to various companies around Australia.

Over the last 7 years, Sarah has grown her company from a client base of 0, and now works with over 50 different organisations and runs a small team to meet the demands both nationally, and internationally, as well as being appointed Company Secretary to several of these organisations.

Sarah diversified her business when she was contacted by a number of people to teach them how to take minutes, and her Masterclass was created. Her aim was to deliver a course that showed a hands-on approach to minute taking and to pass on her knowledge of minute taking to those who have had no formal training.  

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