Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, The Art of Minute Taking. There are definite skills required to be a good minute taker and I’ve listed some of them below: Listening.

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Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

The Account Manager role was a little side step along my career path but required the same skills I would need in my next role as a PA and Administrative Manager. Taking minutes, writing agendas and attending meetings.

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7 Agenda Items for Your Writing Group’s First Meeting

Daily Writing Tips

Is everyone determined to get published, or is the experience just a way to solicit feedback in a supportive environment and work on writing skills? Original Post: 7 Agenda Items for Your Writing Group’s First Meeting. This is the third post on our series about writing groups. You can read the first one here and the second one here. Now, you’ve done it. You’ve launched a writing group, or you’re about to. What now? It’s time to organize. Here’s what to do at the first meeting: 1.

Five tips for keeping a meeting on track

Practically Perfect PA

You know those meetings that go on and on forever with no agenda, no purpose and no end? Core Skills Meeting Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant meetings Office manager PA Personal Assistant Time management

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Improve Your Listening Skills by W.A.I.T.ing

Ian's Messy Desk

This includes distractions of ego, your agenda and judgements. It is axiomatic that you can’t listen while you are talking. Unfortunately, most of us spend more time talking that we do listening. Why do we talk so much? To communicate with purpose. Because everyone else is talking. We have an urge to talk. We want attention. Sometimes, we just don’t know. Are one of those who needs to dominate a conversation ? Do you jump in and interrupt or block other’s attempts to talk?

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Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

Identify high priority issues and bring them to attention and insert agenda into calendar. The theme for our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence was The Revolutionary Assistant. Our conference was held in October 2016 in Las Vegas.

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Ground rules for team meetings

Practically Perfect PA

Every meeting must have an agenda . Make sure every meeting has an agenda, it can be very simple for example: Date, time, location. Agenda / meeting’s purpose. The most important aspect of the agenda is the timing of each item.

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Minute taking template

Practically Perfect PA

Each of the agenda items underlined and listed with details on what was decided, what was accomplished and the action points to take forward (with the initials of the person responsible for the action).

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5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda. When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. There is strength in unity.

2016 162

The Productivityist Podcast: Making Better Meetings with John Poelstra

Productivityist

We dive into the “MAP” you need to make your meetings better, how to improve your meeting facilitation skills, how to deal with latecomers and attendees who take over meetings, and much more. Podcast Work Life agenda makeover map meetings minutes peopleOn this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, I speak with podcast producer and meeting facilitation expert John Poelstra about how we can go about making better meetings.

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The 43 Folders Method (Paper System)

Office Dynamics

I mentioned the 43 folders method in my Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving post and a lot of you wanted more information on this method. Imagine you have a paper item that needs to be used to trigger an action in the future—say, an agenda your Executive wants you to give to him on the day of a meeting two weeks from now. You take the agenda and put it in the file that has the date of the meeting on it.

2017 168

Why Do Administrative Teams Have So Much Drama?

Office Dynamics

I find that gossip usually focuses on other people’s intentions, motives, hidden agendas, or secret activities. You’re invited to join the FREE Eat Your Career Resource Library where you’ll gain immediate access to dozens of tools to advance your professional skills and achieve career fulfillment. On a recent webinar, Joan noticed a question that caught her attention: Why do so many administrative teams have drama?

2017 154

Are you getting attendees to your meetings?

Practically Perfect PA

Write an agenda. For every meeting that you organise it is really helpful to have an agenda. Attach the agenda to the meeting request so that all attendees know what to expect from the meeting.

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Ten tips on preparing board papers

Practically Perfect PA

Then add the number of each board paper to the correlating agenda item. The agenda, action list and previous minutes should be the first three papers in a board pack.

2014 219

The ultimate guide to diary management

Practically Perfect PA

Once you have complete control over the diary it is really important that you understand how to maximise your manager’s productivity through your diary management skills. Agenda / meeting purpose.

2014 273

When “Start” Begins to Creep into Your Writing

Office Dynamics

Example 2: Start making an agenda for the meeting. Better: Make an agenda for the meeting. Barbara McNichol works with business professionals to provide expert editing of nonfiction books and help them improve their writing skills.

2016 149

3 Keys to Making This Your Best Week Ever

Office Dynamics

Proactively managing your own self-care is a skill all modern administrative professionals must learn in order to deal with the challenging situations (and people!) Three keys to fostering resilience—an essential skill that keeps high achieving assistants at the top of their game.

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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is a basic skill for assistants and we have probably written more over the years than Stephen King has writing novels. Unless it is relevant to the key agenda points leave this dialogue out of the minutes. Pin It.

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More minute taking tips

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know, writing minutes is a fundamental part of an assistant role and a skill we have to get right. The Committee members discussed the item and concluded… A decision was delayed until the next meeting (followed by an action to add this to the next agenda).

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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is a basic skill for assistants and we have probably written more over the years than Stephen King has writing novels. Unless it is relevant to the key agenda points leave this dialogue out of the minutes.

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8 Easy Contract Changes to Make for More Sustainable Events

Practically Perfect PA

Sometimes we just need things written down and all we really want is an agenda on a piece of paper! Assist Travel Core Skills Events Featured

2016 176

Technology to help with minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

Through Meeting Gold meetings can be created, sent to the participant’s calendars, agendas can be created and changed prior to the meeting. Featured Key Skills admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Minutes Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Shorter, More Effective Meetings

Office Dynamics

As a result, if the person who called the meeting hasn’t put out a clear agenda, or verbally told you what the purpose is, you need to contact him or her and ask. Send out an agenda far enough in advance for participants to prepare.

2013 141

How to Identify Bad Career Advice

Eat Your Career

Whether it’s caused by malice, insecurity or anything else, the result is the same: They’re giving you advice that doesn’t serve you because they have a different agenda. They don’t bring an agenda of their own; it’s all about what YOU want.

2018 164

How to sign off correspondence on behalf of the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Do you have an agenda? Featured Key Skills admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Time management Virtual Assistant Sometimes I look through my manager’s inbox and I can’t believe how much stuff they get sent.

2014 226

Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies For Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda. When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. There is strength in unity.

2015 175

5 Life Hacks To Become A Productivity Star

Dumb Little Man

Apparently, wearing the same thing every day could also help, but that’s not on our agenda today. Some people have a native skill in making the best out of their time. Nowadays, you simply have to be productive. In school, at work, in your personal life. We live in a create-on-demand world so you must have felt the pressure every now and then. The thing you always have to remember when it comes to being productive, regardless of the context: you got to have a clear mindset.

2014 186

It's Time to Figure Out When Your Boss is Lying

On The Job

Just as you gain skills in other parts of your job, it’s time to learn how to spot when the boss is lying to you. Without it, you’re at the mercy of a manager who may have his own agenda and may not be committed to your success.

2016 164

5 Habits Of Successful People You Should Be Following Today

Dumb Little Man

Work on communication skills. As Richard Branson, one of the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders states: “ Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess. ”. As with other skills, it is important to continuously work on improving communication to help you stay more efficient while interacting with anyone on any level. For instance, scheduling a weekly agenda with important clients through a PRM tool.

2018 158

Coping With Conflicting Priorities

Office Dynamics

That means if you support multiple people; send out a weekly status report showing them the main projects on the agenda, who assigned those projects to you, the deadline date, and a status update. Admin Assistant Training Organizational Skills Time ManagementSound familiar? Every administrative professional must deal with the challenge of prioritizing. And more challenging, is managing 5 "A" priorities. So what do you do?

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Coping With Conflicting Priorities

Office Dynamics

That means if you support multiple people; send out a weekly status report showing them the main projects on the agenda, who assigned those projects to you, the deadline date, and a status update. Tags: Admin Assistant Training Organizational Skills Time Management Sound familiar? Every administrative professional must deal with the challenge of prioritizing. And more challenging, is managing 5 "A" priorities. So what do you do?

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A day in the life: Lorna Cowan, Visit Belfast

Practically Perfect PA

The agenda is usually lengthy and I always come out with a long list of actions! Preparation and multi-tasking skills are key. We all recognised the need for a support network and wanted to develop our networking skills, share ideas and practical advice.

2014 262

Make Educated Decisions When Choosing an Administrative Conference (Part 1 of 6)

Office Dynamics

What skills do you need to grow? What new skills do you need to learn/develop? The flow of the agenda – is there time for networking? Since there are so many administrative conferences being offered, I would like to walk you through a series of blogs on how to select the conference that is right for you, gain approval and how to get the most for your investment. I am keeping these blogs to the point. A conference should feed your brain and soul! Start with the end in mind.

2017 111

Climb the career tree, all the way to the top!

Practically Perfect PA

If you’re arranging a meeting for your Boss, pay attention to the agenda. Absorb the information on your company’s website and try and learn new skills where possible such as reading balance sheets.

2015 228

How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

Office Dynamics

I am skilled at identifying and solving problems. Busy lives and job responsibilities often drive us toward hard conclusions and agenda driven tasks, but the free-flowing practice of keeping a notebook encourages freedom of thought and a healthy perspective.

2015 201

Leading Certification Provider for Executive and Administrative Assistants Cites Top HR Trends, Celebrates 24th Year

Office Dynamics

The first trend is the understanding that executive productivity relies on skillful administrative support. While executive productivity is often cited as a chief concern of human capital and HR leaders, the professional development of their support staff hasn’t always registered on the agenda.

2014 176

Manage Your Time. Schedule Your Workflow. Save Your Sanity.

Step It Up VA Coaching

It becomes an important relationship-building gesture as well as a statement about my time management skills. Bring highly-skilled people into your company who can take things off your plate, whether it’s client-related or work that needs to be done for your own business.

2014 130

5 Life Hacks To Become A Productivity Star

Dumb Little Man

Apparently, we aring the same thing every day could also help , but that''s not on our agenda today. Some people have a native skill in making the best out of their time. Nowadays, you simply have to be productive. In school, at work, in your personal life.

2014 280

Manage Your Time. Schedule Your Workflow. Save Your Sanity.

Step It Up VA Coaching

It becomes an important relationship-building gesture as well as a statement about my time management skills. Bring highly-skilled people into your company who can take things off your plate, whether it’s client-related or work that needs to be done for your own business.

2013 141

Podcast 076: Organizing challenges for couples

Clutter Coach

Even when I’m working just with an individual, there are family members lurking in the background and they have their own wants, needs, agendas, resistances and bad habits that we have to take into account. Anyone who works with people in situations where they feel vulnerable needs to have empathy and people skills to truly help them. No hidden agendas, no history, no resentments. by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

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Minute-taking webinar, August 14, 2012

Laughing all the Way to Work

I find if you have these twos things, along with the necessary skills of an admin, you will be much more confident to take on this role. I also include handouts after the webinar with minute and agenda templates and a cheat sheet with some handy phrases to use when taking minutes. It is time again for another minute-taking webinar. My goal for these webinars is to make minute-taking not seem so scarey by breaking down the steps you should take before, during and after the meeting.

2012 109

Sleight of Hand

Daily Writing Tips

Later, the skills of jugglers were referred to as sleight : The juggler’s sleight, That with facility of motion cheats The eye.—1850. skill. A reader asks, What exactly is meant by “sleight of hand” and how do you pronounce “sleight”?

2015 84

The evolution of effective team working and how you can accelerate it

BioTeams

An organisational team meeting which conducts its operational meetings like this will not get through its agenda.

2016 72