Taking Minutes of Meetings: How to Take Efficient Notes that Make Sense and Support Meetings That Matter

  • 2h 12m
  • Joanna Gutmann
  • Kogan Page
  • 2019

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.

About the Author

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).

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Arranging a Meeting
  • Sections of a Meeting
  • Agenda
  • Personal Preparation
  • Attending the Meeting
  • Working Effectively with the Chairperson and Group
  • Taking Notes
  • Structuring Notes
  • Writing up the Minutes
  • The Minutes
  • Recording Decisons and Actions
  • Layout and Numbering
  • Minutes for Different Types of Meeting


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