Posts Tagged ‘politeness’
Citizen attacks fellow citizen, swears – what can be done?
Dear Dinosaur: During public comment at a virtual meeting, one citizen was making blasphemous comments about another citizen in attendance, was escalating in emotion, and calling him names and added…Read More
Danger Will Robinson! Public comment ahead!
This post offers our readers a brilliant paper by municipal attorney Brett Vinson on the dangers of public comment.Read More
What are rights of ordinary members at nonprofit board meetings?
When you are considering the rights of ordinary members at nonprofit board meetings, first look to your state statutes.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
The 12 stupidest meeting mistakes
In the 20 years since Jurassic Parliament began, we’ve seen a lot of dumb things happen at meetings. Here’s our dirty dozen—a list of the 12 stupidest meeting mistakes. If…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
Inappropriate remarks on nonprofit boards
If you serve as a director on a nonprofit board, you should know the types of remarks that are inappropriate during discussion at a meeting.Read More
Inappropriate remarks on local government councils
If you serve as an elected official on a local government council or board, you should know the types of remarks that are inappropriate during discussion at meetings.Read More