Making the Most of Roundtable Meetings
Making the Most of Roundtable Meetings That You Won’t Forget
Getting a team of experts together for a roundtable meeting can aid the processes of sharing information, setting out goals or discussing a particular topic. Roundtable meetings are becoming increasingly popular as add-ons at conferences and other events. In fact, they have become so popular that businesses even sponsor tables.
Because the topics discussed are often subject-specific, people can learn a great deal from them. The information they glean, however, is best if it is recorded and then transcribed – providing a permanent record of the issues discussed. Sponsors, in particular, find transcripts useful.
Never Forget What Was Said
Roundtable meetings often attract as many as 12 people or even more, each with similar skillsets or interests. Quite often, delegates are experts in their field. Because numerous people will speak at such gatherings, quite possibly more than once, it can be difficult to take accurate notes in real time.
Recording a roundtable meeting and having it transcribed afterwards is the most effective and accurate way to document what was said.
Most roundtable meetings are industry-specific and have a clear focus. They are headed by strong moderators who are trained to tease the most informative statements from delegates. Having a precise topic and sticking to it helps likeminded people attending get the most out of a discussion, giving them something to take away, reflect on and learn from.
Having proper notes of such meetings can aid an individual or organisation both commercially and educationally. Knowledge shared during roundtable meetings can have an enormous impact on a business or sector, making them a go-to place for innovative ideas, tips and information about advancements in research and technology. They are especially valued by Nextists and those looking to solve problems.
Invest in Documentation
Because roundtable meetings are usually limited to around a dozen delegates, it makes sense to have recordings transcribed – so that information can be shared among others in an organisation or business. It can be the basis for editorials, staff training or an aid to product development or research.
Detailed, accurate transcriptions add value to roundtable meetings. Professional transcribers ensure that information imparted, in as little as an hour, can have a lasting impact.
Find out more about transcription of recorded roundtable meetings from Alphabet Transcription Specialists. With decades of finely tuned experience, we can help you make the most of a meeting – whether you are a delegate or sponsor. Telephone +44 (0) 1707 260027.
The Founder of Alphabet, Denise Elsdon, commenced her training at British Aerospace. Having gained her RSA and Pitman qualifications, she embarked on her chosen career path as a personal secretary. Back in 1995, Alphabet Secretarial Services was born. Since then, Alphabet has provided professional transcription services to amazing clients like the NHS, Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) and others.