When I talk to Administrative Professionals (i.e. Executive Secretaries, Personal Assistants, Office Managers, HR Assistants, Marketing Assistants and the like), they regularly tell me that taking minutes of meetings is one of the toughest parts of the job. Discover how to confidently and professionally take minutes at meetings.
This book isn’t designed to be a definitive manual on meetings—the primary emphasis is on minute taking—but it includes some more general information to ensure that you have a good overall understanding of meetings. This is important because the way the meeting is run can have an impact on the ease, or otherwise, of taking the minutes.
Inexperienced minute takers feel inadequate because they can’t record everything. Experienced minute takers are not sure that the way they are doing it is the best way.
Now, there probably isn’t ‘one best way’. In fact, I would go so far as to say there definitely isn’t ‘one best way’. As with much of business, the requirements vary depending on the situation. That said there are guidelines which will help you create minutes that work for your meetings. There are some things that you need to remember, and there are tips which can help. This book includes the tips I’ve found helpful. I hope they help you.