Taking Effective and Accurate Meeting Minutes
Tips for Creating Exceptional Meeting Minutes
Whether they are in person, online, or via a
conference call, meetings are a necessary part of the day-to-day operations of
most businesses. Meeting minutes serve as an official record of the event, and
you have the critical role of creating them and ensuring that they are accurate.
You want your notes to be clear and precise, and by delivering accurate meeting
minutes you gain the perfect opportunity to shine like a star.
What You Will Learn
This isn't a task reserved for secretaries and
administrative assistants only. Any person who attends a meeting may be asked to
take notes and create minutes. Accuracy is of the utmost importance.
And taking meeting minutes is one task that you
are rarely formally trained to do, yet are expected to pick up right away.
How can you make your meeting minutes more effective and set yourself apart as a
star employee? By taking great meeting notes and following through on the tasks
and action items you were assigned. For 90 minutes, this course explores:
Before the Meeting
•Tips on preparing effective templates that save
you time and effort
•Shortcuts for drafting an agenda that structures your minutes
•Examples of useful and time-saving notes templates
•Advice on creating a powerful checklist to guide your note taking
During the Meeting
•How to note motions throughout the meeting
•Ways to recap decisions that outline what was decided and what was agreed to
•Specific words and phrases to accurately summarize discussions
•Understanding when to be specific with your notes and when to summarize
•Tips for noting outstanding items (what was left pending)
•Three key points regarding style in writing minutes
After the Meeting
•How to make quick work of correcting your notes
•Tips for cleaning up and drafting the final minutes report for the official
•Techniques to handle corrections & prepare the meeting minutes for distribution
•Advice on filing/indexing the minutes for easy access
Because recording accurate meeting minutes is so important, this is a great
chance for you to spend a short time learning how to do it better.
How You Will Benefit
After completing this course, you will be able to:
•Demonstrate what makes good meeting minutes and
the need for accuracy of reporting
•Explain the planning of an agenda and the preparation required
•Apply practical tips and useful words for producing accurate meeting minutes
How Do AMA Webinars Work?
AMA Webinars provide you with a cost-effective and convenient way to boost
your know-how. You can participate in the comfort of your office without the
need for travel costs and time.
Because the webinar is live, you can ask our expert questions via online chat
during the program. In addition, we will be sending you pre-work approximately
one day before the program date via email. Please register early to get these
materials that will help guide your learning process!
In addition, paid registrants will have a single-user license to access a
recorded archive of the program for a full year, allowing you to revisit the
material to refresh your memory and reinforce your skills.
Please note that AMA Webinars are designed to provide a one-to-one learning
experience for an individual and are not designed to be viewed in a group
setting. Program access is available only via the MYAMA account of the
This particular webinar does not offer continuing education credits.
WEBINAR TRAINING TIME:
Live: Live Webinar times vary -
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OnDemand: 24/7 access