Two men on floor behind podium during a meeting; words, “Just make it up as you go along, like everyone else.”

5 Ways to Fail at Leading a Meeting

The reputation of the president, chairman, or CEO may (unfortunately) depend on his or her ability to run a meeting. Whether the gathering is big or small, scheduled or impromptu,...

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Businesswoman at table writing meeting minutes with blue pen on white paper

How to Take Minutes in 4 Easy Steps

If you’ve been tasked with taking minutes, the parliamentarian says to take heart. Here’s a four-step guide (with a bonus tip) to streamline your job. Step 1: Start with the...

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List of parliamentary procedure motions showing order in which they can be made

Quick Guide: How to Make Motions

A motion is a proposal that an organization, board, or committee take a specific action (according to Robert’s Rules of Order and other parliamentary procedure authorities). And of course, with any good term,...

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