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Minute-Taking: Should I Write That Down?

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Minute-taking: Should I write that down?

You're taking minutes in a meeting when the conversation suddenly goes off topic. Or two attendees begin to argue. To what extent should you capture the conversation?

"The problem with side conversations is this: Sometimes people just chitchat and say nothing of value, but other times they say something important," says Joan Burge, founder and CEO of Office Dynamics.

Burge offers these tips for turning meeting conversations into a valuable road map—even when the conversation is difficult to track.

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Situation: The conversation goes off topic.

What to do: Listen for an action, a clarification or a requirement.

"For example, this comes up when I'm working with a new client," says Burge. "I'm on the phone with them, and they are rattling off tons of information to me. So I'm always listening for key words and phrases that have to do with an action or viewpoint."

Situation: Two attendees begin to argue.

What to do: What you'll need to capture isn't "Bob was really upset about the new project," explains Burge. "Rather, you should be capturing Bob's comment about the project: that he feels it's going to be too big of an investment, or that the company won't get a return on its money."

With everything that's at stake in today's challenging times, it's no wonder that employers prize accurate minute-taking skills more than ever before. Master this important, sought-after skill ... and increase your value to your company.

Situation: A subgroup is having a side conversation.

What to do: Say something like "Excuse me, but is this really good information that I should be capturing?" or "Do you have something you would like to share with me that I need to write down?"

Otherwise, you won't know whether they're saying something important.

Situation: Attendees are using an acronym you don't understand.

What to do: Ask the person who is using the term if he could please repeat it or spell it for you. If it's an acronym, ask, "What does that acronym stand for? I need to put that in the meeting minutes."

Burge says, "It just takes courage to speak up. You just have to speak, and it's your tone of voice and your volume that convey confidence."

The editors of the Administrative Professional Today newsletter have produced a unique interactive event designed to help you master the minute-taking process.

Join us on June 17 for this valuable event. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes will help you:
  • Discover the appropriate way to take, write, draft and distribute meeting minutes
  • Establish guidelines and check-off lists to Patricia Robbensure quality
  • Feel comfortable with the role of meeting recorder
  • Review samples and illustrations of appropriate agendas and minutes
  • Determine what information should be captured
  • Know how to prepare your draft and final copy
  • Correct, file and index minutes
  • And much more!
From the 8 things you must do before a meeting starts to the proper format for submitting minutes after the meeting is over – and everything in between – Taking Effective Meeting Minutes will take you through the minute-taking process step-by-step. You'll emerge more competent … more confident … and more valuable than ever before.

Author and practicing admin Patricia Robb will take you from pre-meeting preparation to post-meeting follow-up – giving you a comprehensive overview of the minute-taking process, and providing the skills that you can put to work immediately. Don't wait another minute! Register for Taking Effective Meeting Minutes today!
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