Posts Tagged ‘point of order’
Extra rules to add to Robert’s Rules
Robert’s Rules of Order is a daunting subject for many folks who haven’t yet seen how much it improves meetings. We strive in Jurassic Parliament to distill key information that…Read More
Disruptive members derailing your Zoom meetings? Use these rules!
A client is running Zoom meetings for 300-400 members. Not surprisingly, the meetings are challenging! People fail to follow common courtesy, Points of Order are rife, sometimes discourse collapses. It…Read More
Minor mistakes in Robert’s Rules don’t invalidate action
A recent news report described how a school board, realizing that no one had seconded the motion they approved, went back at the next meeting and voted on it again.…Read More
How to be objective about subjective comments
What can you do when your colleagues on a board or council say things that you find offensive? What if they are making subjective statements that hurt your feelings?…Read More
When should the clerk speak up?
The clerk of a local government meeting or the secretary on a nonprofit board has a high calling. Under Robert’s Rules, two persons must be present for a valid meeting:…Read More
Interrupting is not allowed at meetings
Interrupting is one of the most common conversational gambits in our American society. It is not allowed at meetings run according to Robert’s Rules of Order.Read More
When should you interrupt a speaker?
We see so many instances of rude behavior in public life today that it is not easy to keep our bearings about civility. Polite people who have been well brought…Read More
CHEAT SHEET Language Tips for Meeting Management
Do you feel flummoxed by the language of Robert’s Rules? Is it a challenge for you to keep things running smoothly at your meetings? We have just what you need!Read More
When the chair is a bully or out of line
What can you do when the chair is a bully, or out of line? Unfortunately, sometimes the chair lets their position go to their head. We outlined some basic principles…Read More