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Our e-mentoring service gives you personal coaching when you need it, without leaving your desk. Not only is it a great way to get some ’just in time’ training, you can also use it to cement your knowledge after a group training course.
You email a sample document to your personal mentor who assesses them and returns them to you with comments. You get concrete suggestions for improvements, and explanations that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. You also speak with your mentor to ask questions and get more detail on any particular points.
Evaluate your writing skills
Check your writing skills before and after training
We have developed an evaluation tool which not only tells you in which areas your writing has improved but also by how much.
Before your training course we analyse a sample of your writing against ten key writing skills. From the easy-to-read graph you can see immediately the areas that are good—and the ones that need improvement. What’s more your trainer will know what to concentrate on to make the most difference to your writing skills.
About six weeks after the training you send us another sample of your writing and we repeat the assessment. The graph we send you has your pre- and post-training assessment on one sheet and will show a percentage improvement in the ten skills.
Minute Taking Course: Note Taking & Minutes for Meetings
Most people have to take notes or minutes of meetings occasionally as part of their work. You may also need to set agendas, manage meetings and ensure they cover the necessary content while also running to time.
Being able to write accurate and timely summaries is extremely important for documenting meetings with colleagues, the public or other organisations. Attending a note and minute taking course will help you to do this as effectively as possible and decide what is relevant and what you can leave out from your record.
Without a solid foundation in listening, writing and editing skills, Note takers may lack confidence in their ability to produce accurate and readable minutes. This notes and minute taking course will sharpen up your note taking skills. It discusses good listening techniques, includes organisational hints and tips for note takers, and covers grammar, punctuation and proof-reading to make sure the final document is completely professional. Delegates also share ideas about what works for them.
What you will learn on this minute taking course
To create accurate and timely meeting notes you will know how to:
- Create an effective agenda that will help your meeting run smoothly
- Listen actively for relevant content and know how to maintain concentration
- Use a variety of techniques to ensure you have the best support when note taking
- Avoid common grammatical and punctuation mistakes
- Write meeting minutes in a clear, concise style and be aware of accepted conventions
- Use impartial and accurate descriptions that convey your content effectively and professionally
- Give your meeting notes that final polish before you send them