There are a number of famous meetings that have taken place down the years that it would have been fascinating to be a fly on the wall at (or just a minute taker). The top three in our opinion are below:
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
At a restaurant in Islington Tony Blair and Gordon Brown thrashed out the terms of their relationship moving forward. It would have been fascinating to be party to this meeting and in light of what came afterwards I bet Gordon Brown wishes that he had employed a professional minute taker to record everything word for word.
Niels Bohr & Werner Heisenberg
The meeting between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg has created widespread controversy and speculation as to what was actually said during the meeting. More crucially there is controversy as to what was behind the words said that day.
The two were good friends and also the greatest physicists of their time and they met first in 1922 when Heisenberg was Bohr’s physics teacher. A happy and collaborative friendship ensued. However this was strained when in 1939 shortly after the discovery of nuclear fission Germany began its nuclear energy programme.
Heisenberg was the principal scientist on this programme and Bohr with his partially Jewish ancestry remained in occupied Denmark while Heisenberg was in Germany. In 1941 the pair met in Copenhagen and it is widely thought that Heisenberg revealed the atomic bomb programme, abruptly ending both the meeting and their 20-year friendship.
John Terry and Fabio Capello
Having been exposed for cheating on his wife and having an affair with a teammates girlfriend John Terry was called to a meeting with the England Manager Fabio Capello to discuss his role as England Captain.
The meeting was short and sweet and totally private and ended with Terry being stripped of the England captain’s role just prior to the start of the World Cup.
Once again it would have been fascinating to be a fly on the wall or a minute taker at this meeting. It is rumoured that the main reason that Capello stripped Terry of the captaincy was that he is highly religious man and totally against abortion. Terry and the partner of his England colleague Wayne Bridge were rumoured to have had a termination during their relationship and Capello apparently took exception to this.
We cannot claim that all meetings you will attend will be as interesting as the ones listed above but we can assure you that our minute taking courses will ensure that if you had been present in any of the above meetings they would have been accurately and clearly recorded.