Paul McClintock's Meeting Tips and Myths

Find here an array of useful tips for running and participating in meetings in a productive, efficient and congenial manner. 

Tips are emailed to those who subscribe to the free service.  The are posted at this site a month or more later, so to get them as soon as they are published, email subscribe@PointOfOrder.org.

The tips are based primarily on Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th edition, 2000.  An 11th edition is expected in late 2011 [See date estimate at www.robertsrules.com/revising.html, the PowerPoint presentation, slide 35].

Tips 1-10
2005-10-13 -- Meeting Tip 1 -- Unanimous Consent
2005-11-18 -- Meeting Tip 2 -- Agendas
2005-12-04 -- Meeting Tip 3 -- Bending Bylaws
2005-12-22 -- Meeting Tip 4 -- Handling Urgent Business
2006-01-11 -- Meeting Tip 5 -- Perfecting Proposals
2006-01-22 -- Meeting Tip 6 -- Undoing Done Deals
2006-02-03 -- Meeting Tip 7 -- Minutes Matter
2006-02-18 -- Meeting Tip 8 -- Resolving Ambiguous or Conflicting Rules
2006-03-04 -- Meeting Tip 9 -- Medicine for Meandering Meetings
2006-03-19 -- Meeting Tip 10 -- Voting Vexations

Tips 11-20

2006-04-09 -- Meeting Tip 11 -- Quorum Questions
2006-05-04 -- Meeting Tip 12 -- Small Boards and Committees
2006-07-16 -- Meeting Tip 13 -- What to Bring to Meetings
2006-09-23 -- Meeting Tip 14 -- Postponing a Motion
2006-10-12 -- Meeting Tip 15 -- Members' Rights
2006-10-23 -- Meeting Tip 16 -- Deterring Disorderly Discussion
2006-11-21 -- Meeting Tip 17 -- Format of a Resolution
2007-01-25 -- Meeting Tip 18 -- Role of the Parliamentarian
2007-02-20 -- Meeting Tip 19 -- When In Doubt, Ask
2007-04-07 -- Meeting Tip 20 -- When Robert's Rules Don't Matter

Tips 21-30
2007-06-05 -- Meeting Tip 21 -- Preferential Voting
2007-07-10 -- Meeting Tip 22 -- Efficient Meetings
2007-07-31 -- Meeting Tip 23 -- Nominating No-Nos
2007-09-20 -- Meeting Tip 24 -- Five Fatal Fumbles
2007-10-06 -- Meeting Tip 25 -- Debate, Discuss, Deliberate
2007-10-20 -- Meeting Tip 26 -- Gavels
2007-11-14 -- Meeting Tip 27 -- Previous Notice
2007-12-15 -- Meeting Tip 28 -- Tellers
2008-01-08 -- Meeting Tip 29 -- Voting by Mail
2008-01-22 -- Meeting Tip 30 -- Drafting Motions

Tips 31-40
2008-02-21 -- Meeting Tip 31 -- When A Two-Thirds Vote is Needed
2008-03-13 -- Meeting Tip 32 -- Charitable Chairing
2008-04-22 -- Meeting Tip 33 -- Sample Meeting Script
2008-08-15 -- Meeting Tip 34 -- Disciplinary Procedures
2008-09-24 -- Meeting Tip 35 -- Update Your Bylaws
2008-10-20 -- Meeting Tip 36 -- Making Decisions When You Can't Meet In Person
2009-01-20 -- Meeting Tip 37 -- When You Can't Vote

Meeting Tips and Myths are based on the cited references. The rules, bylaws and/or statutes governing your organization may supersede the rules described above.  Meeting Tips and Myths are written by Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T, and are presented as a public service by the Point of Order Parliamentary Law Unit, which meets in Seattle, Washington for parliamentary study monthly (usually on the 4th Saturday). Website: www.PointOfOrder.org. Email: info@PointOfOrder.org.

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Copyright 2005-2009 Paul E. McClintock, meetingtips@paulmcclintock.com