Note Taking Workshop Delegates

I found the course very useful. It was short and to the point and the trainer offered a good balance between practical exercises and pro-tips. For those with less-extensive experience, it offered a safe learning environment to practice overcoming common note-taking challenges and improve our skills.

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As someone who has never had to take notes for meetings before I found this course very helpful as an introduction. The trainer was great, very approachable and knowledgeable and had prepared some really helpful tasks for us to go through to help our understanding.

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I found this course very useful and would certainly recommend it to others.

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The exercises gave some good insight, and staff were encouraged to share best practice tips which worked well in the University environment.

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I found the course very helpful. It was very clear in terms of providing information about what is expected of a note taker. It was also really helpful having the practical tasks to help us work on the necessary skills. The lady who ran the course was lovely and made it really interesting. It was also helpful to meet other people across the University who work in similar roles and enabled us to exchange ideas and tips.

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I think the course was very practical and interesting especially the part about ‘listening’.

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As someone who regularly acts as a meeting secretary as part of my role, I personally found the note taking course very valuable. This session validated some of the techniques I have been using as well as providing additional tips and advice that I have found quite helpful. I think the real value of the session came from learning how to do the initial notes properly, rather than how to convert these into minute form.

The session was organised and delivered well and had an appropriate amount of activities to keep it engaging. The topics themselves were particularly helpful, including the importance of really knowing who is in the meeting (and doing a quick seating plan to help you remember if that helps), tips on how to alter your use of language to make sure that it is objective and not emotive (without including any arguments or rants by meeting members or your own opinion), the importance of avoiding distractions and really listening to what is being said (not what you think is being said) and giving a summary of the important information discussed (not having to record this verbatim).

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I found the course really useful for non-formal note taking. It was clear and succinct and I would recommend it to other colleagues.

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