Course length

½ day (or 1 day to include more practice)

Who is it for?

This course is designed for people who have little or no knowledge of speedwriting.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course delegates will be able to take notes and/or minutes using speedwriting techniques. They will then be more effective at recording more of what is said during meetings which will ensure more accurate notes and/or minutes.

Course contents


  • What is speedwriting?
  • The benefits of speedwriting

Getting Started

  • Some basic speedwriting rules
  • Useful abbreviations
  • Shortcuts, tips and techniques

Taking Notes

  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Building your speed

Action Plan

  • How do I develop my own unique abbreviations
  • Strategies for building speed back at work
  • Putting it into practice

What our delegates say

"I really enjoyed the course. The trainer was very enthusiastic and kept me interested throughout the whole session." - Spurgeons

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