Taking Minutes is Not Only for Secretaries – Singapore


Minute-taking is so critical to a business that everyone should be taking minutes.

Traditionally, we always thought that minute taking during a meeting was the work of a secretary. It is but, quite frankly, not limited to. Besides, more heads are better than one. That is why PD Training in Singapore is offering a Minute-taking Training Course. This is aimed not only to the corporate secretaries but to the corporate bosses as well. Let’s go through some reasons why we need to learn about minute taking.Taking Minutes is Not Only for Secretaries – Singapore

Before we go any further, let us first understand why minute taking is so important. You see, regardless of what kind of meeting you have, such as a business meeting, a team meeting or some other kind of meeting, they all need an accurate detailed report of the meeting. People who are good at taking minutes are able to take note of every detail that happened in the meeting and this will help those who were not present in the meeting to have a good understanding of what happened.

What are you going to learn when you sign up?

Understanding Your Role

In anything that you do, it is always important to know your role. Without any knowledge about your role, you are bound to make mistakes. Through understanding your role, you will be able to know what the common problems are, as well as learn the solutions for them.

The Skill You’ll Acquire

There are certain skills that you need to learn for you to be able to excel in taking minutes. First, you will learn how to listen. This will help you pick up what the people are talking about. You will also learn how to be a critical thinker. Lastly, it really pays if you also pick up some good organisation techniques.

What to Record

Obviously you’re not going to record the meeting verbatim. That being said, what are you going to record then? This course will teach you to record only the important details of the meeting and clear up anything that may confuse you.

Preparation Techniques

It pays to always be prepared and preparing for minute taking isn’t any different. Let’s break down a few techniques that you’ll be learning about.

  • Tools for creating minutes
  • Draft writing techniques
  • Proofreading tips

Minutes Styles

Be able to learn the different minute-taking styles such as the formal meeting style, informal meeting style and action meeting style. Contrary to what most people think, there are several styles and not just one.

Minute Taking of Interactive Meetings

Meetings nowadays are not limited to offices. Some businesses now have virtual offices and can even do meetings on the go. We have to learn how to adapt to the ever-changing business landscape for you to be able to succeed. Communication is key and this skill will be really important now and in the near future.

There are more techniques to learn and all of them have their own purpose, which would help to make you stand out among the rest. With the help of PD Training in Singapore, you will become the best.

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PD Training delivers thousands of professional development courses each year in Singapore, so you can be assured your training will be delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer.

All public Minute-Taking Training courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion.  Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining at enquiries@pdtraining.com.sg to learn more.

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