"Praise for the previous edition: ""[O]ne-of-a-kind quick-study tool that can swiftly transform any willing student into a skilled minute-taker." --Midwest Book Review "The unsung hero of any corporate meeting is the minute-taker, quietly and diligently recording the decisions, big and small, that fuel the engines of business. Minute-taking is not simply the process of scribbling notes on a pad. A skilled minute-taker distills lengthy discussions down to their essential messages, and creates order and harmony from the often discordant process of reaching a consensus. Office communication consultant Joanna Gutmann carefully explains every aspect of the process, from setting up the meeting and distributing the agenda to taking notes and formatting the minutes. an indispensable reference." --getAbstract"
The minute-taker is one of the most important and powerful people in a meeting and they should use this opportunity to develop knowledge, broaden horizons and build credibility within the organization.
Taking Minutes of Meetings, 3rd edition is an easy to read 'dip-in, dip-out' guide which shows you how to confidently arrange meetings and produce minutes. It provides 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. Brand new chapters include guidance on using technology to maximize effectiveness and practical help with taking minutes for a variety of different types of meetings.