I have been taking minutes for years, but I was concerned that I had picked up bad habits and been confused by how other people prepare minutes. This book is succinct and practical. It's only a small book so it doesn't take long to read cover to cover. It's also designed so that you can dip in and out of it and use for reference as there are plenty of cross references. It tells you all you need to know with examples of different styles how minutes should look. In fact, it provides guidance for all the organising required to set up a meeting in the first place too. The author has thought of everthing and there is no unnecessary waffle. I am thinking of buying more books in this series as this one has turned out so well.
I was recommended to get this book by someone at work who had found it very useful and I have to say that I agree. It is written in plain basic language and takes you from the very start of the process to the end. You can dip in and out depending on your experience which is also very good.
This neat little "can-do" book contains a wealth of practical information, not just on producing minutes but on the whole process of servicing meetings. There is plenty of encouragement for those low-status employees who are unacknowledged mainstays of their organisations (as the task of minute-taking often falls to these people). A very good buy!
I bought this book because I needed some clarification on the accepted methodology and standards for minuting meetings and I have to say, it's excellent. Clearly written and succinct, just what I needed. I'd recommend it wholeheartedly.