Common Roberts Rules Errors

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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