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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Effective Minute Taking

ISBN13: 9781860725463
Published: June 2013
Publisher: ICSA Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £27.95

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People frequently find themselves called upon to take minutes, with little guidance on how they are expected to produce an accurate record of what took place. Ambiguous agreements, a vague agenda, interruptions, and a poor chairperson are just some of the factors that can make this a daunting task.

This book will provide practical guidelines for overcoming the problems faced by minute takers and achieving accuracy in the minute-taking process.

  • Both theoretical and practical with a comprehensive FAQ section.
  • Includes checklists, further reading, useful contacts, and boxed sections highlighting hints, tips, and exercises.
  • Will encourage the reader to take a proactive approach to minute taking, and allow them to sharpen their skills-sets and build confidence to embrace new ideas. This book charts the logical development of the minute-taking process, starting with an initial discussion of the purpose of minutes. Then moving on to the process through to the production of a set of minutes in their final form.

    The final chapters include associated topics, including the use of technology and the development of interpersonal skills. The penultimate chapter then deals with a selection of frequently asked questions and the final chapter provides a series of comprehensive reminder checklists.

Company Law
Purpose of minutes and legal requirements
Role of the minute-taker and its challenges
Understanding the role of the chairperson
Strategies for effective note-taking
The agenda
Personal preparation
Effective note-taking
Transforming the notes into minutes
Structure, style and layout of minutes
Technology and the minute-taking process
Communication skills and the minute taker
Personal qualities of the proactive minute taker
Personal skills development
Frequently asked questions
The minute-taker’s reminder checklists.