Successful Minute Taking - Meeting the Challenge; How to Prepare, Write and Organise Agendas and Minutes of Meetings: Learn to Take Notes and Write Minutes of Meetings - Your Role as the Minute Taker and How You Interact with the Chair and Other Attendees by Heather Baker (Paperback, 2010)
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Successful minute taking is easy to read and has lots of exercises to help you develop your skills. It has advice on note taking, summarising, preparing agendas, becoming more confident in your role, working with the chair, writing skills and listening skills. There is a useful list of the order of tasks and a checklist with timings.
About the author: Heather Baker Heather had over twenty years' experience as a secretary and PA before setting up Baker Thompson Associates Limited in 2000. The company specialises in the training and development of secretarial and administrative staff (www.bakerthompsonassoc.co.uk). She now travels all over the UK working with large and small companies to enable their office staff and PAs to work more effectively and efficiently. She also delivers courses in the Middle and Far East. Heather is a Certified NLP Practitioner. She worked for ICI Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca) and Hewlett Packard; she spent 5 years in France working for the Commercial Director of Cognac Hine and then 10 years with Granada Media working up to personal assistant to the managing director, commuting regularly between their offices in Manchester and London. Heather conceived the speedwriting system BakerWrite and wrote the Amazon top five selling book based on this system (Easy 4 Me To Learn Speed Writing, www.UoLearn.com). She has been married to Ian since 1979 and they have two daughters, Ailsa and Erin.