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Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Webinar

Laughing all the Way to Work

Hi Everyone, Once again I will be presenting on Taking Effective Meeting Minutes. It is an informative session that will bring you from the pre-meeting checklist to taking the minutes, with ideas for formatting and suggested wording. Please click on the link for more information or to register: [link] I look forward to meeting you live on the webinar. effective meeting minutes administrative professional Administrative Assistant

Meeting Notes: What Would You Include?

Business Writing

Most meeting note-takers work too hard. They record too much information--information that no one wants or needs beyond that moment in the meeting. People won't read those long, detailed meeting minutes. Meeting minutes Meeting Notes and Minutes

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Minute taking tips

Practically Perfect PA

As any PA knows, taking minutes is a challenging and essential skill. Our PAs have suggested that the toughest aspect of taking minutes is understanding what is being discussed – summarising information you don’t understand is particularly tough when you’re having to summarise it rapidly.

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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. Remember that minutes should capture the three points below – nothing more nothing less: What was decided. The name of the minute taker.

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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. Remember that minutes should capture the three points below – nothing more nothing less: What was decided. The name of the minute taker.

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Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings. 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 people? The meeting space. The timing of meetings.

Minute-Taking Tip: Put Three Appointments on Your Calendar

Business Writing

Here is a tip that will help you feel more confident taking meeting notes and minutes and completing the final draft. I use it when I take minutes for the board of the Joyful! Meeting minutes

Minute taking webinar

Laughing all the Way to Work

Join me for an effective minute-taking webinar on Thursday, July 28 at 1 p.m. effective meeting minutes professional assistant Administrative AssistantEST If you are interested, you can register here.

6 Tips for Effective Participation in Meetings

Ian's Messy Desk

Yesterday, I posted some tips for running effective meetings. How can you ensure you are getting the most out of meetings you attend ? When you attend a meeting you should: Attend only if needed. Some use meetings as a weapon in their office politics arsenal. Too many non-essential participants can extend the length of the meeting. If you have information to hand out, get it to participants a day or two before the meeting.

Ask the Admin: Meeting Minutes Retention

Administrative Arts

I got the following e-mail from Dee: I am the Secretary of our neighborhood community association, how long should we retain the minutes. I do not want to keep minutes for many years. You don’t indicate if you are talking about Board minutes or membership meeting minutes. According to every reference I can find for document retention, Board minutes should be kept permanently. Similar Posts: Ask the Admin: Meeting Minutes Retention.

Business Writing: Don't Work So Hard Taking Meeting Minutes

Business Writing

When Someone Lies in Meeting Notes

Business Writing

His job includes recording the minutes of the meetings his team has with the contractor’s team. James submits the meeting notes. Etiquette Meeting minutes Meeting Notes and Minutes

Minute taking webinar on November 16, 2011

Laughing all the Way to Work

effective meeting minutes professional assistant minute taking webinar Administrative AssistantSorry for the delay in getting the correct link to you with details about this webinar , but I have it now and you will find it on the side bar on the right.

Routine Procedure – Friday

Practically Perfect PA

0810 – I’m on the early train into work today as there is a Board meeting starting at 9am. 0845 – It should be the best day to be able to follow the routine as all of my Directors are in the board meeting from 9am until 5pm today. Before I start my work, I help get a few bits sorted for the Directors before they head into the meeting. Most of the jobs are small but there are a lot of them, including booking rooms, answering email queries and setting up meetings.

Routine Procedure – Thursday

Practically Perfect PA

I also have a quick check over my emails and calendar for the day, I do have a few meetings today that I also need to attend. I also have some answers following the requests I sent out earlier this morning, some of the replies are easy for me to deal with, for example adding meetings to my directors diaries. . 1230 – Heading into a meeting knowing I’m probably going to come out with some actions. 1555 – One of my Directors has a meeting at 4pm and seems to have gone AWOL.

Routine Procedure – Monday

Practically Perfect PA

My Directors are all in a meeting so no chance to connect yet. 1125 – One of the Directors has popped out of the meeting to ask me to scan a 40 page document without removing the binder for another colleague in the meeting. This takes 10 minutes. Coming back from the scanner I have a voicemail message, quickly return the call to another PA to set up a meeting with her Director and mine for tomorrow morning. Take 5 minutes to add them to the to-do list.

Pros and Cons of Going Paperless

Office Dynamics

For the purposes of this article we’re looking at going paperless from the perspective of paperless meetings. When you change to paperless meetings, you massively reduce the impact your business has on the environment.

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Sabotage in Today's Workplace May Begin With You

On The Job

Nitpick and haggle over precise wording of communications, meeting minutes and resolutions. In a meeting, attempt to reopen old issues and question their viability. When we think of "sabotage" we may envision stealthy bad people trying to take down an organization.

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Webinars for Assistants (Minute Taking & Excel Pivot Tables)

Office Dynamics

Advanced Minute Taking Workshop. After many requests, the editors of the Administrative Professional Today newsletter have produced a webinar to take your minute-taking skills beyond the basic level to master minute taker. What makes a master minute taker? Do you have a moment of panic when you’re asked to take meeting minutes? Do you worry that during a meeting you will be asked a parliamentary procedure question? Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

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The Assistant Toolkit

Practically Perfect PA

Let’s take a minute and look at what is inside an assistant tool kit. Meeting Management including Board and Committee Meetings. Minute Taking. It has been a busy few months here at Practically Perfect PA.

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A Look at Less Meeting

Productivityist

I''m not a fan of meetings. Less Meeting has helped me deal with meetings more effectively and efficiently -- and it scales in a way that allows people to slowly adopt it without feeling overwhelmed. The service acts as a one-stop shop for all of your meeting needs.

3 “Needs” of Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Do the meeting minutes need to be prepared, printed, collated, staples and distributed to committee members? Can the minutes be handled by an e-mail attachment or better yet, posted to some form of groupware? Six Ways to Make Meetings More Successful. The post 3 “Needs” of Time Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Before you can start managing your time, you have to analyse how it’s being used.

Meeting Notes: Tell Who Is Doing What

Business Writing

The other day I looked at the meeting minutes from a team meeting I had attended. Meeting Notes and Minutes I was reviewing the notes to confirm the action items that had been assigned to me. I knew I had at least one action.

10 Tips for More Effective Office Meetings

Productivity Bits

Meetings are an essential part of office life. If you work in one of those offices where meetings are incessant yet nothing ever seems to be accomplished, you probably want to find a way to remedy this situation. Office meetings are the ideal place to communicate ideas and creativity in order to make the office a more efficient place. Not only can information be communicated at this time, meetings are a great way to get feedback on those ideas. Meeting Minutes.

How I Use Evernote for Meetings

Productivityist

And I also use Evernote for meetings. Now I know there are plenty of services out there that you can use for meeting organization. Sure, a meeting organization tool or service is going to be useful right out of the gate without any sort of manipulation, but you still need to learn how to use it effectively. But if you’re already using Evernote (or are a user but don’t use it enough), why not modify it to serve your meeting needs? Evernote Work Life meeting

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It Takes Courage: Building Administrative Support Teams

Office Dynamics

At my very first meeting which took place in my second month of employment, the leader of the group asked if anyone would be interested in helping out as a recording secretary. We are able to provide quarterly meetings, mentoring opportunities, professional development classes and an annual conference. It Takes Courage. I began working with my employer in January, 2003. When I started, there were over 14,000 employees within the organization.

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Technology Training Tuesday: Advanced Minute Taking & Excel Pivot Tables

Office Dynamics

Advanced Minute Taking Workshop. After many requests, the editors of the Administrative Professional Today newsletter have produced a webinar to take your minute-taking skills beyond the basic level to master minute taker. What makes a master minute taker? Do you have a moment of panic when you’re asked to take meeting minutes? Do you worry that during a meeting you will be asked a parliamentary procedure question? Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Advanced Minute Taking Webinar

Office Dynamics

Advanced Minute Taking Workshop. After many requests, the editors of the Administrative Professional Today newsletter have produced a webinar to take your minute-taking skills beyond the basic level to master minute taker. What makes a master minute taker? Do you have a moment of panic when you’re asked to take meeting minutes? Do you worry that during a meeting you will be asked a parliamentary procedure question? Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Excel Pivot Tables Webinar

Office Dynamics

Advanced Minute Taking Workshop. After many requests, the editors of the Administrative Professional Today newsletter have produced a webinar to take your minute-taking skills beyond the basic level to master minute taker. What makes a master minute taker? Do you have a moment of panic when you’re asked to take meeting minutes? Do you worry that during a meeting you will be asked a parliamentary procedure question? Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

10 E-mail Etiquette Pet Peeves and How to Handle Them

Office Dynamics

Bonus fix: Use a SharePoint* meeting site or shared drive for attachments. The “oops” factor: Also consider whether you really need to include meeting minutes or status reports with your email. All I did was ask the person when he thought we might be able to meet. It is a privilege to meet them first! From guest blogger, Pamela Baird, Intel. Additional Rules to Remember as You Write or Respond to Online Messages.

Ask the Admin: Records Retention

Administrative Arts

I got this e-mail from Kelly: What is the business standard for the length of time to keep meeting minutes? You didn’t specify what type of minutes you need to keep. How long you retain meeting minutes will depend on the type of meetings you are referring to. Most record retention schedules I’ve seen have recommended keeping board meeting minutes permanently. Managing Calendars Part 2: Scheduling More Than Meetings.

A Meeting With Me

Productivityist

I used to detest meetings. There were even some coworkers who loved the time that meetings took up in their day. Maybe it was because meetings were a form of escape from the day-to-day for them. But I did not enjoy meetings at all. In every meeting I could feel the call from my daily task list reminding me of what I could be doing instead. I also felt anxious because there would be even more landing my plate before said meetings were over.

Why I love my job?

Laughing all the Way to Work

One of the things I am required to do is take minutes and I have avoided having to do that for 25 years. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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3 Needs of Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Do the meeting minutes need to be prepared, printed, collated, staples and distributed to committee members? Can the minutes be handled by an e-mail attachment or better yet, posted to some form of groupware? One on One Meetings. Before you can start managing your time, you have to analyse how it’s being used. Keep a log of your daily activities for 2–3 weeks.

Managing your Boss's Inbox

Laughing all the Way to Work

Below are some things I try to do to carry out the management of my bosss e-mail account: Meet with your executive and get on the same page on what they are expecting you to accomplish when going through their e-mail account. It is worth every minute that you spend to read the e-mails quickly, but thoroughly. Is this something he or she will need and does it have to be printed for a meeting? EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

Minute Taking Tips

Office Dynamics

Susan wrote in asking about some pointers on recording meeting minutes. The most difficult part of taking minutes is deciding what information has to be written down verbatim, what can be paraphrased, and what is unessential for the official records. Minutes are meant to be concise, factual, and objective recording of what has happened during the course of a meeting. Meeting participants will go off the topic or on tangents. Meeting Follow-up Activities.

Minute Taking Tips

Office Dynamics

Susan wrote in asking about some pointers on recording meeting minutes. The most difficult part of taking minutes is deciding what information has to be written down verbatim, what can be paraphrased, and what is unessential for the official records. Minutes are meant to be concise, factual, and objective recording of what has happened during the course of a meeting. Meeting participants will go off the topic or on tangents. Meeting Follow-up Activities.

Technology Training Tuesday: Advanced Minute Taking & Excel Pivot Tables

Office Dynamics

Advanced Minute Taking Workshop. After many requests, the editors of the Administrative Professional Today newsletter have produced a webinar to take your minute-taking skills beyond the basic level to master minute taker. What makes a master minute taker? Do you have a moment of panic when you’re asked to take meeting minutes? Do you worry that during a meeting you will be asked a parliamentary procedure question? Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Webinar Advanced Minute Taking Workshop

Office Dynamics

Advanced Minute Taking Workshop. After many requests, the editors of the Administrative Professional Today newsletter have produced a webinar to take your minute taking skills beyond the basic level to master minute taker. What makes a master minute taker?

Acting the part.

Laughing all the Way to Work

When I started my new job, I had never taken minutes before so I did my homework, talked to my friend who was an expert minute taker, took a course, read everything I could get my hands on and when the big day came to take minutes at a Board of Directors meeting, I acted as if I knew what I was doing and played the part of being the most confident professional person at the table. We can't know everything, but our boss's certainly don't need to know that.