"This course is revolutionary! The information you gain with the downloadable PDFs and FAQs are priceless. Easy to follow and explanatory, this is a great course for those who have never taken minutes and excellent as a refresher for those who have. This is one minute taking course I highly recommend because it covers everything you need to know." Valerie Hay
"I’ve taken minutes for meetings that I’ve attended for years and didn’t know whether or not to buy this course - I’m so glad that I did! You take minutes of a video and boy it’s hard - it’s totally different when you don’t know the people, the company or the subject. I thoroughly recommend it - when you take minutes in a firm you know you get a bit blasé and that training brings you back to reality. It’s excellent." Jasmin Cooper
"I've done the course and it is very thorough. I would honestly say if you live in London you will be beating clients off with a stick." Jill Pocock
"I can say from experience that this is the way to go if it's your niche. I also specialise in this and am always busy. So lucrative too if you choose the right clients and believe me, there are many that will come your way. I had lots of minute taking experience before becoming freelance but I still took Rachel's course and picked up loads of useful tips. Highly recommend it. It's all I do now!" Julie Findlay
"This course taught me more in one afternoon than I'd learned in over 15 years in administration. The course explained best practice right from the theory behind a successful meeting, all the way through to practice scenarios broken down into bite-sized chunks. Hearing Rachel's own thoughts on what could have and should have been noted down was hugely valuable and steered me back on track when I found myself scrambling to type superfluous waffle. I finally feel confident about offering minute taking as a service and wholeheartedly recommend the training to anyone wanting to add a profitable string to their VA bow." Victoria Tretis
"I had taken minutes before but only in a minor way. The course gave me the confidence to offer it as a service and also explained how to take minutes for large groups of people. It gave me tips and hints I hadn’t thought of and I now regularly offer this as a service - particularly to HR professionals and solicitors. It really takes you through everything step by step, and the great thing is you can take as long over the course as you like and know you feel really ready before you take on your first job. I was nervous at first but once I got into the swing of it, with the knowledge of the course behind me I felt much more confident." Lisa Dellow
"This course was fab for me! I used to take minutes in my previous corporate roles but was a little bit on the rusty side - this course was a great way to refresh my skills." Victoria Lofthouse
"A clear, concise, professionally put together and delivered course and really easy to follow. Some really good advice and suggestions from Rachel and I can’t wait to put my training to good use! Being able to learn something online and refer back as and when needing a refresher is the perfect learning environment for me personally. Time is money and a whole day away from my own business is something I can’t yet afford the luxury of. I'll certainly be recommending this course to everyone!" Jo Robertson
"I've just completed the Minute-taking course. It was a bit like being back at school (that was a long long time ago!) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've always been a reluctant minute-taker but this has given me the confidence to include it in my services. I'll revisit the course frequently, as it is a valuable resource and I just know I'm going to need to refresh from time to time, even as I get more proficient. Please pass on my thanks to Rachel!" Penny Cooke
"This course is invaluable. I have years of experience taking minutes but it's completely different when you don’t know the company. It gave me a whole new perspective in how skilled minutes taking is and it was really good to see how a professional minute taker does it." Emma Conway-Hyde
"As a new VA I want to offer as many skills as I can to potential clients. Although I've written minutes whilst employed, after completing the course I think I missed a trick or two! I learnt so much more including layout, and what needs including and what doesn't. I like that the course is broken down and really clear examples are given. Rachel walks you through at a comfortable pace and holds your hand each step of the way. It's very user-friendly and all I need to do now is keep on practising! I would most certainly recommend this course to other VAs as an additional skill." Kimberley Dredge
"The course has opened my eyes to a new service that I can offer as a VA that is very much in demand. Rachel clearly knows her stuff and the hints and tips she shares in the course will be very useful to me going forward." Sam Rodda
"This is a great course offering superb value for money and delivered by an expert in the field. I have previous minute taking experience and found the course really useful to refresh my skills and increase my confidence in offering minute taking as a core service in my business. When I think back to the first time I did take minutes at board level, I think if I had completed this course prior to that I would have been able to take minutes straight away and then revert back to the material to ensure that the final minutes were fit for purpose." Laura Coyle
"I took the course a month ago and really liked it. I've done minutes in the past but needed a refresher and there were some things mentioned I hadn't thought about." Krista Kelch
"This course serves as a comprehensive guide to all aspects of minute taking. Many years ago I acted as Secretary for a volunteer group where my role including minute taking so I took this course as a refresher and after just a few hours I now have the confidence to offer this as a service." Jackie Monk
"I found the course to be really straightforward and easy to follow and it gave me a valuable insight into what is achievable. I thought I could take Minutes fairly OK until I did this course and now I realise there is so much more to it so it has made me aware that there is much more to taking minutes properly than I had appreciated. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is considering learning this new skill." Jan Baber
"I found the course easy to understand and navigate through. I would definitely recommend it to others as it is really good value for money and a new great skill to have." Ami Norris
"This course is a must if, like me, you have ever taken minutes at a meeting but never actually had specific training for the task. The course explains that you don't need to write every word that was said in the meeting as I used to try and do! The content is very clear, easy to follow and you can do it at your own speed. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who fears clients or employers mentioning the words 'can you take minutes?' This was just what I needed to feel confident about taking minutes properly." Jo Mower
A fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management (FInstAM), Rachel Brown is a freelance PA with a 30-year career spanning both public and private sectors who runs a small team providing traditional business admin and support services through her company Secretary Outsource.
"I honestly turn away so much minute taking work because I physically don't have enough hours in the day to take it on. Once you are proficient, make sure minute-taking is one of your website keywords as that is how most people find me.
Minute taking is a great earner and once you have 2 or 3 regulars, the money will start flowing. And, don't forget, I'm here to help if you have any queries."
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