Speed Writing

Who should attend

Anyone who has to take notes at meetings, interviews, disciplinary hearings or deal with complex telephone messages and would like to do so with greater speed and accuracy.

Course Overview
Whether it’s minuting a meeting, taking a telephone message, noting instructions or note-taking in an interview, the ability to write quickly in a form that can easily be read back is invaluable.

Most people need a note taking system for work or study, but few people have the time or inclination to spend a year or two learning shorthand. This Speed Writing course will help you toward your academic and professional goals through learning techniques to capture information in any form.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • explain the principles of speed writing and how it differs from traditional shorthand
  • recognise different word types and how to create abbreviations
  • take notes faster and more efficiently at meetings, interviews etc.
  • use handy tips for taking telephone messages and improve listening skills

The course will take you through a number of steps to learn Speed Writing, both for taking better and more complete notes, all the way to the point of being able to write faster and be much more productive with your writing time.

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Call James now on 0131 625 7151 to get a full detailed course description and next available dates.

Course Location

This course will be run at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, which is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, just 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station and close to major bus routes, including the airport bus. Discounted parking is available at the St John’s Hill NCP Car Park. Our training rooms are light and spacious, all are air conditioned with natural daylight.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will provided, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day. If you’ve got any special dietary requirements just let us know, ideally in advance, and we will be pleased to cater for them. Our team will be there on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. If there’s anything you need please ask, because “If we Can we Will”.

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