Minute Taking

Media Training
Course summary
1 day
349 GBP excl. VAT 199 - 349 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Minute Taking

Ensure that the minutes you take at meetings are clear, accurate and professional. Learn to work with the chair, prepare the agenda, record the meeting and more.

The minute taking course will ensure you take clear, accurate and professional minutes at your meetings. By having a clear understanding of the goal of the meeting and the benefits of minute taking, you will gain several new skills. 

You will learn how to work with the chair, prepare the agenda, record a meeting, understand the salient points and produce actionable minutes.

This one-day course is designed for those who are in the secretary role or want to improve their organization skills during meetings.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Awards: Certificate of Achievement

What Will I Learn?

  • Effective preparation
  • Identifying key points
  • Listening and concentration methods
  • Agenda and minute use
  • Work with the Chairperson

Training Course Content


  • Why have meetings and why take minutes
  • The difference minutes can make
  • Why minutes must be clear and accurate

Becoming a minute-taker

  • What is the role of a minute taker?
  • Skills required by a minute taker
  • The tasks of the effective minute taker

Preparation before a meeting

  • The role of the chair and how to work with your chair
  • Discussing the meeting with the chair before it starts
  • Understanding the aim of the meeting
  • Preparing the agenda

The meeting

  • Effective listening and understanding
  • Analysing what is being said
  • Taking notes and deciding what to record
  • Impartial recording of the meeting and points made
  • Identifying individual contributors
  • Maintaining your concentration throughout the meeting

Writing up the minutes

  • The difference between informal and formal minutes
  • Choosing which style is appropriate for a meeting
  • Transcribing your notes
  • How much details to include
  • Structuring the minutes
  • Writing in a clear, concise style of English
  • Good use of grammar and language
  • When to use jargon and abbreviations
  • Formatting the minutes in an easy to read and digest layout

Editing the minutes

  • Assessing the minutes - what are they trying to achieve
  • Ensuring the minutes are actionable
  • Getting input from other attendees
  • Distributing the minutes

Course delivery details

The following delivery options are available for this course:

  • Classroom at London Bridge
  • Online, live from anywhere

Why choose Media Training

25+ years of experience

Average class size of 6

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Media Training 

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Media Training

Butler's Wharf Building
36 Shad Thames
SE1 2YE London United Kingdom

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 49 reviews.

Cellence Plus
Really enjoyed the course, lots of good tips and pointers!
Mooncup Ltd
Tina was brilliant, thank you! I was worried I wouldn't be able to focus very well on Zoom but she was great.
Mooncup Ltd
Good tempo for and lots of breaks to keep you energised
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