Nobody readily puts up the hand to take minutes and those of us who do sometimes fear the job because of the expectation that is put on us to produce discussions accurately. Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, […]
So as we all know minute taking can sometimes be a little tedious (Friday morning job anyone!!) I used to write hundreds of minutes every year and I really did find some amazing hacks that would make the task easier, quicker and less boring! You can find more of my tips here.
As we all know, writing minutes is a fundamental part of an assistant role and a skill we have to get right. As far as our tasks go, it is an important one but at the same time it can be pretty arduous and pretty dull especially if the meeting is lengthy or you left […]
About 10 years ago I used to manage 12 Committees as part of my role at the time. I absolutely loved the job but it did mean that I had to write 48 sets of minutes each year. These minutes were just from the main Committee meetings – I also had to attend and minute […]
Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings. It provided quite popular so I thought I’d write a little something on working with Committees in general. The minutes are the end product of a meeting but how do we ensure the meeting itself is well organised, productive and attended by the right […]
Today, we are talking about tips on good minute taking. As we all know writing minutes is an essential skill for assistants, and we have probably written more over the years than Stephen King has written novels. I had a job a few years back that provided support for twelve Committees who had four meetings […]
The last day of my productivity challenge! Friday 0810 – I’m on the early train into work today as there is a Board meeting starting at 9am. I have a quick look through my emails but nothing much has been sent in overnight that is urgent so I have a chance to read my book […]