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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Robert’s Rules of Orders

When two friends have gotten so frustrated on committees and due to disorganization and low productivity, they turned to Robert’s Rules of Orders. It’s a famous book that describes a system I was just a little familiar with.

I share an impatience for circular discussions and poor procedures. I have no particular need for Robert’s Rules now, but like a good scout, I believe in preparation.

This Idiot’s Guide has a clear format that does more than just explain how to fun a meeting. Robert’s Rules provide good guidelines for writing bylaws and starting a new group. In addition there are chapters on running e-meetings, whether they’re video conferences, phone conferences or online chats. Sychronistic or not. I think this is a helpful format that updates a tried and true method.

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