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Taking Minutes of Meetings

Get to grips with the minute-taking process from start to finish with this exhaustive guide in pocket form.
EAN: 9780749475796
Edition: 4
Format: 217x140
208 pages

About the book

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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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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