Taking Minutes of Meetings

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Do you know how to set up a meeting?

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Do you know how to ...

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Overview

Do you know how to set up a meeting?

Are you anxious about taking notes and sifting out irrelevant information?

Do you know how to write up your minutes and decide on layout?

Taking Minutes of Meetings explains the functions of minutes, how to take them accurately, and how to listen and summarise. Reliable, accessible advice is given on:

arranging a meeting

preparing the agenda

preparing yourself and the meeting environment

attending the meeting

writing up the minutes

choosing a suitable style, structure and layout

selecting action points

using the correct business English

This practical guide will increase your confidence and help you to master key skills, enabling you to take minutes of meetings efficiently and effectively.

Taking minutes involves listening skills, and the ability to absorb information and summarize it simultaneously. This guide is aimed at those new to taking minutes and professionals looking to brush up their technique, and covers all aspects of the meeting cycle.

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"[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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749467241
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2013
  • Series: Creating Success Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,007,654
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanna Gutmann is a freelance training consultant specializing in office communication. She has a background in secretarial work and extensive experience in the design and development of courses for secretaries.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Background 5
Cycle of a meeting 7
The participants 10
2 Arranging a meeting 14
Who will attend 15
Administration 16
3 Sections of a meeting 21
4 Agenda 29
Agenda styles 31
5 Personal preparation 42
6 Creating the right environment 48
7 Attending the meeting 52
8 Taking notes 62
The message, not the words 69
9 Structuring notes 74
10 Writing up the minutes 83
11 The minutes 87
Styles of minutes 104
Common questions about minutes 108
Useful words for minutes 110
12 Recording decisions and actions 112
13 Layout and numbering 120
Layout 120
Numbering 124
Look at the picture 126
14 Impact of the Freedom of Information Act on minutes 127
Exempt information 128
Impact on meeting papers 128
Referencing meeting papers 129
Writing minutes 130
15 Business English for minutes 136
Sentences 136
Paragraphs 137
Plain English 137
Problem punctuation 138
16 Building confidence 142
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2007

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    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. You will encounter quite a bit of redundancy if you read the book cover-to-cover, but we believe you will find it to be an indispensable reference if you are assigned to take the minutes.

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