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Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centr

Expert Tips on How to Write Meeting Minutes Quickly and Easily

Meeting Minutes are an important and necessary task in all organizations. When Minutes are not effective they waste the time spent in the meeting, for the Minute taker as well as for the participants in the meeting.

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Expert Tips on How to Write Meeting Minutes Quickly and Easily
Expert Tips on How to Write Meeting Minutes Quickly and Easily

Time & Location

08 Jun 2020, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT+8

Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centr, 11 Cavenagh Rd, Singapore 229616

About the Course

So how do you ensure the right information is recorded and presented in a clear way? What are the different formats of Minutes? This 1-day workshop will provide you with the tools and techniques to help you prepare for your minutes, record relevant information during the meeting and be able to write a comprehensive set of Minutes for your readers.

Workshop Outline

Unit 1: Before the Meeting

  • Purpose of Minutes – understand why Minutes are important
  • Problems of the Minute Taker – highlight the difficulties of the minute taker and provide solutions
  • Formats of Minutes – identify the different standard formats for minutes
  • The Agenda – using the agenda as a way to prepare

Unit 2: During the Meeting

  • Note taking techniques – identify different techniques for taking notes during the meeting
  • Listening and summarizing – strategies for improving listening skills

Unit 3: After the Meeting

  • Writing the Minutes – presenting information clearly
  • Reported speech  – writing accurately
  • Dealing with the tenses – understanding the past tenses in minutes
  • A checklist

Trainer’s Profile

Meet the Business and Communication Expert: Emma Jarman-Jones (MBA, Imperial College London in UK)

Emma Jarman-Jones specialises in developing and enhancing workplace communication skills. This work includes writing, speaking, interpersonal and management skills training. She has over 15 years of experience training in Singapore, as well as regionally in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Emma has worked as an external consultant and trainer with both private and public sectors, designing, customising and delivering programmes, and coaching individuals. She believes in the potential of every person and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training that will benefit the individual, as well as the organisation.

Emma holds an MBA from the Imperial College London in United Kingdom. She has also completed a Diploma in Human Resource Development at the Singapore Institute of Management, and is a certified People Developer Consultant.


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    Fees are inclusive of hotel buffet lunch, light refreshments and course materials

    SGD 580.00
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Course Subsidy Information​

  1. IBG-STS accredited course Enhanced Funding Support where 95% (till 30 June 2021; thereafter 70%) of the course fee is subsidised.

  2. Singapore Citizens aged 40 years & above will be eligible for 90% co-funding of direct training costs.

  3. Grant capped at S$7,000 per participant per programme.

  4. When a participant (Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident, physically based in SG) is sponsorsed by company, Training Grant Allowance (TAG) of S$15/hour is available for programmes commencing between 8 April 2020 and 30 June 2021 and completed no later than 30 September 2021.

  5. TAG will be reimbursed to the relevant sponsoring companies upon the participants' successful completion and passing the assessment component of the IBF-STS programme.

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