Effective Note and Minute Taking

Emphasis Training Limited
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Corporate Training for Teams
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Course description

Effective Note and Minute Taking

It’s easy to underestimate the importance of well-taken notes or minutes. But they’re usually the basis for business-critical documents and communications – and the decisions that go with them.

This means it’s vital that minutes and notes capture key information, and present it succinctly, clearly and accurately. Effective minutes and notes also make it easier and more efficient to create whatever comes next, whether that’s a report, article, email, company update or any other kind of communication.

This practical and interactive training will show your team best-practice techniques, including how to prepare for meetings, capture the points that matter and follow up to ensure they have every necessary detail.

You can choose to run this course as a short session focusing purely on effective note- and minute-taking techniques. Or we can run a full-day session that also covers further business-writing skills and how to turn the minutes or notes into high-impact reports, emails or articles. This can also include ourunique individual writing analysis.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who is it for?

Anyone who has to write minutes or notes as part of their role.

What level is it for?

Any level. We tailor the content to meet participants’ needs.

Training Course Content

By the end of the training, attendees will know how to:

  • plan effectively for meetings to ensure they’re prepared
  • understand their ultimate audience and objectives
  • use best-practice techniques for taking notes or minutes efficiently
  • identify the key information that needs capturing
  • follow up as needed and ensure they don’t miss vital details
  • use the active voice in notes, minutes and their write-up
  • apply a consistent style to notes and minutes
  • write notes and minutes that are easy to turn into reports, articles or updates.

Course delivery details

When and where

Date arranged around you. We can train at your site, anywhere in the world, or train your team remotely online.

Course length

Flexible. You can run a short course or webinar purely on taking minutes or notes, or you can run a longer session that also covers writing documents and email.


We can train from four people up to your entire organisation. Each session has a maximum of ten delegates.

Not exactly what you were looking for?

No problem. We can combine elements from any of our courses to fit your needs exactly.

Why choose Emphasis Training Limited

Running tailored training and consultancy since 1998

More than 60,000 delegates from 6,000 organisations worldwide

Delegates rate our training 9/10, with an average NPS rating of 64

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Emphasis Training – business-writing training and consultancy trusted by over 6,000 organisations and 60,000 delegates worldwide.

With over 20 years of experience delivering business-writing and communication-skills training, Emphasis has built an unrivalled reputation, reaching over 60,000 satisfied delegates across the globe. Today, everyone from individuals to entire companies can learn effective business writing and communication skills...

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Emphasis Training Limited

Emphasis, 1 Amber House
St John's Road
BN3 2EZ Hove East Sussex

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 4 reviews.

Muriel A
I really appreciated the concrete examples of reports and MoMs taken from our organisation, it directly speaks to us. And the rephrasing exercise as well. The training officer was very clear and friendly.
Emma U
I enjoyed the training delivery and learned new things.
Ibrahim A
Great delivery and great content.
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