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Taking Minutes of Meetings

How to Take Efficient Notes that Make Sense and Support Meetings that Matter

Gain essential skills for career development with this essential and exhaustive guide to the process of minute-taking, from start to finish.
Available to pre-order from 3rd March 2019
    Paperback£9.99
    Hardback£30.00
EAN: 9780749486174
Edition: 5
Published:
Paperback
Format: 216x138
208 pages
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About the book

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.

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About the authors

Joanna Gutmann

Joanna Gutmann is a freelance training consultant who offers a range of courses on office communication. She has a background in secretarial work, and extensive experience in the design and development of courses for secretaries. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and also the author of Taking Minutes of Meetings and of two workbooks, I Hate Taking Minutes and I Hate Writing Letters, published by Kogan Page.

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