Minute Taking

by Clare Forrest

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This is a general approach to informal meetings, aimed primarily at meeting leaders. Certain aspects will also be useful to you as the minute taker, particularly the sections dealing with preparation and meeting location.


Taking minutes of meetings

Joanna Guttman, published by Kogan Page, 2nd edition, Jan 2010, 160 pages

This is a short and practical guide on all aspects of taking minutes. The author understands the legal issues and provides many useful hints and tips. It takes you through the entire process, from arranging the meeting to taking and writing notes up accurately.


It’s important to ensure that meetings, formal and informal, are run correctly and legally. Initially, meeting rules came from the British Parliament and have spread throughout the world. The Robert's Rules website provides all you need to know.


You can also contact the author directly: Clare Forrest