Taking Minutes of Meetings guides you through the entire process of minute taking: arranging the meeting; writing the agenda; creating the optimum environment; structuring the meeting and writing notes up accurately. The often misunderstood role of minute-taker is one of the most important and powerful in a meeting, and this book will help you excel at this crucial skill, allowing you to build your career and credibility.
Taking Minutes of Meetings is an easy to read 'dip-in, dip-out' guide, providing hands-on advice about the sections of a meeting as well as tips on how to create an agenda, personal preparation, best practice advice on taking notes and how to improve your accuracy. Fully updated for 2019, this 5th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips, as well as guidance on using technology effectively and minutes for different types of meetings.
The Creating Success series of books... Unlock vital skills, power up your performance and get ahead with the bestselling Creating Success series. Written by experts for new and aspiring managers and leaders, this million-selling collection of accessible and empowering guides will get you up to speed in no time. Packed with clever thinking, smart advice and the kind of winning techniques that really get results, you'll make fast progress, quickly reach your goals and create lasting success in your career.
Kogan Page Ltd
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5th Revised edition
Series: Creating Success
15 June 2019
Professional and scholarly
Chapter - 00: Introduction; Chapter - 01: Background; Chapter - 02: Arranging a meeting; Chapter - 03: Sections of a meeting; Chapter - 04: Agenda; Chapter - 05: Personal preparation; Chapter - 06: Attending the meeting; Chapter - 07: Working effectively with the chairperson and group; Chapter - 08: Taking notes; Chapter - 09: Structuring notes; Chapter - 10: Writing up the minutes; Chapter - 11: The minutes; Chapter - 12: Recording decisons and actions; Chapter - 13: Layout and numbering; Chapter - 14: Minutes for different types of meeting
Joanna Gutmann is a freelance training consultant specialising in office communication. She has a background in secretarial work, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).