Taking Minutes of Meetings guides you through the entire process behind minute taking: arranging the meeting; writing the agenda; creating the optimum environment; structuring the meeting and writing notes up accurately.
The minute-taker is one of the most important and powerful people in a meeting and you can use this opportunity to develop your knowledge, broaden your horizons and build credibility within the organization. Taking Minutes of Meetings 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 of this 4th edition include guidance on using technology to maximize effectiveness and practical help with taking minutes for a variety of different types of meetings.
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Chapter - 0: Introduction;
Chapter - 1: Background;
Chapter - 2: Arranging a meeting;
Chapter - 3: Sections of a meeting;
Chapter - 4: Agenda;
Chapter - 5: Personal preparation;
Chapter - 6: Attending the meeting;
Chapter - 7: Working effectively with the chairperson and group;
Chapter - 8: Taking notes;
Chapter - 9: 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;