Common Roberts Rules Errors

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Robert’s Rules are designed to facilitate the transaction of business by your group, not to hinder it. If you’re going to be effective in meetings, you need to know the right — and wrong — ways to use parliamentary motions.

Offering friendly amendments
Speaking without recognition
Moving to “Table!”
Calling the question
Tabling it until next month
“Reconsidering” a vote
Requesting a point of information
Making a motion to accept or receive reports
Dispensing with the minutes
Wasting breath on “I so move”

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