Making Meeting Minutes Matter™

This 1/2 day course will present techniques to capture salient points in a discussion; to condense those points into concise, yet comprehensive, summaries of the issues; and to capture accompanying action items. Participants will practice these techniques during two simulated meetings.

In-Person

Corporate Training

Individual Training

1-on-1 Coaching

Virtual Version Available

Making Meeting Minutes Matter™ Program Overview

Tired of reading meeting minutes that confuse rather than clarify? Exasperated about meeting minutes that give a blow-by-blow synopsis of what was said, but not what was decided and who should do what before the next meeting?

1. Introduction
2. Understanding Your Role in the Six Meeting Processes
3. Creating Tell-All Agendas and Idea Wheels as Note-Taking Frameworks to Capture Notes
4. Using the MADE Format® to Draft Your Notes
5. Selecting Salient Points Leading to Conclusions and Decisions
6. Asking Probing Questions to Clarify
7. Being Sensitive to Special Reactions and Semantics in Wording
8. Creating an Eye-Appealing Layout for Easy Review
9. Miscellaneous Tips for Speed
10. Five-Scan Proofreading for Accuracy and Clarity
11. Final Practice
12. Wrap-Up
This course is delivered in person at your location.
1/2-day
Any business professional who needs to capture and communicate the salient points of meetings to key stakeholders.
To keep the class highly active and engaging, attendance is capped at 20 participants.
In order to reinforce and extend learning, participants receive lifetime access to Communispond Digital which houses tools such as Participant Workbooks, Key Concept Cards, and Blogs containing communication skills tips and strategies.

Highlights of Making Meeting Minutes Matter™

  • Maximize Meeting Productivity: Learn how to create meeting minutes that drive productivity by capturing essential discussions, decisions, and action items.
  • Interactive Learning Experience: Engage in immersive, interactive learning that equips you with practical skills to excel in recording and documenting meeting minutes effectively.
  • Clear and Concise Documentation: Master the art of crafting clear, concise, and organized meeting minutes that ensure everyone is on the same page and accountable for action items.
  • Meeting Best Practices: Explore meeting best practices and techniques to ensure your meeting minutes become valuable references for future discussions and decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions aboutMaking Meeting Minutes Matter™ Training

Effective public speaking and presentation skills can dramatically enhance your career. According to a survey by Forbes, 70% of employed professionals beleive that presentation skills are critical for career success and advancement. While research by LinkedIn found that strong communication skills, including public speaking, are among the top soft skills desired by employers. Develop this career defining skills with Communispond’s Executive Presentation Skills training program.

What is the Communispond Making Meeting Minutes Matter course, and why is it important for professionals?
The Making Meeting Minutes Matter course by Communispond is designed to enhance professionals’ ability to create effective meeting minutes. This training is crucial for ensuring that meetings are productive, and the key takeaways are accurately documented.
What does the Making Meeting Minutes Matter course cover?
This course covers a wide range of topics, including best practices for taking meeting minutes, structuring minutes for clarity, capturing essential information, and distributing minutes effectively to drive action.
Is the Making Meeting Minutes Matter course suitable for individuals with varying levels of experience in taking meeting minutes?
Yes, this course is designed to accommodate individuals with different levels of experience. Whether you’re new to taking meeting minutes or looking to refine your skills, our program is adaptable to your needs.
Can the skills learned in this training be applied to different types of meetings and organizations?
Absolutely. The skills acquired in this course are versatile and can be applied to various types of meetings, including business meetings, board meetings, nonprofit organizations, and more.
What benefits can I expect from mastering meeting minutes through this training?
By honing your meeting minutes-taking skills, you can anticipate improved meeting efficiency, better decision-making, increased accountability, and the ability to provide clear and actionable meeting records.

Making Meeting Minutes Matter™ Tip from Communispond

“This experience was amazing, being able to practice and have live coaching helped. I could see the difference after only the first few hours.”


– John Smith

“This experience was amazing, being able to practice and have live coaching helped. I could see the difference after only the first few hours.”


– John Smith

“This experience was amazing, being able to practice and have live coaching helped. I could see the difference after only the first few hours.”


– John Smith

You May Also Be Interested In…

Delivering Memorable Presentations™

This program focuses on developing excellent physical delivery skills—including eye contact, voice projection, and gestures. It teaches participants techniques for presenting with visuals and handling audience questions. Contact our experts today to find the next available Delivering Memorable Presentations class

Executive Presentation Skills® - Part 2

This program reinforces the skills learned in Executive Presentation Skills®. Participants polish those existing skills and master additional advanced skills from a choice of the following: leading discussions, handling challenging people, maximizing the value of handouts, and presenting as a team.

Creating Memorable Presentations™

This program teaches participants how to plan and organize powerful presentations. Working with words, visuals, and handouts, participants learn to layer material and sequence information for maximum impact. Contact our experts today to find the next available Creating Memorable Presentations class

Delivering Memorable Presentations™

This program focuses on developing excellent physical delivery skills—including eye contact, voice projection, and gestures. It teaches participants techniques for presenting with visuals and handling audience questions. Contact our experts today to find the next available Delivering Memorable Presentations class

Executive Presentation Skills® - Part 2

This program reinforces the skills learned in Executive Presentation Skills®. Participants polish those existing skills and master additional advanced skills from a choice of the following: leading discussions, handling challenging people, maximizing the value of handouts, and presenting as a team.

Creating Memorable Presentations™

This program teaches participants how to plan and organize powerful presentations. Working with words, visuals, and handouts, participants learn to layer material and sequence information for maximum impact. Contact our experts today to find the next available Creating Memorable Presentations class

Check Our Making Meeting Minutes Matter™ Blog

How to Move People to Act Through Influence Rather Than Mandate

How to Move People to Act Through Influence Rather Than Mandate

In today's fast-paced business world, effective communication is not just about conveying information—it's about persuading others to act, make decisions, and achieve common goals. Whether you're pitching a new idea, negotiating a deal, or leading a team, mastering...

Looking for Making Meeting Minutes Matter™ Training?

8 + 12 =