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Note Taking for Business and Government Professionals

3 Hours

Course Overview

This live, instructor‐led course will teach students efficient and effective note-taking methods that capture key information in a clear and organized way. Students will learn the thought process for deciding when to take linear vs. visual notes, how to effectively listen, how to document action plans, and how to effectively write meeting minutes. As a result, students discover techniques for taking notes more quickly, capturing ideas rather than sentences, improving typing speed, and using simple shorthand. Several note-taking templates and software tools are introduced that help with meeting minutes, project planning, SWOT meetings, timelines, and more.

Course Objectives and Agenda

  • Focus on the Main Points
  • Summarizing the Main Points
  • Asking Questions for Clarity
  • Organizational Skills
  • Annotate and Categorize
  • Visual Learning Style
  • Productivity Tools for Effective Work and Organization
  • Summarizing Your Notes
  • Engaging in Active Listening
  • Compare & Review Notes

Cost and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-6 students $1155
7-12 students $1960
13-18 students $2450
Private Group Class: At Your Location
1-6 students $1405
7-12 students $2210
13-18 students $2700

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).


Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $150 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, virtual or in-person training
  • Instructors with 15+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee