The Conference Call

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When telephone conference calls first became widely available, all of us who attended meetings on a regular basis rejoiced in the freedom this gave us. Conference call meetings meant that we did not have to travel, near or far, to …


Doug Lorriman | May 5th, 2014 | No Comments


Cut 20 Minutes From Your Meeting.

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If you could cut 20 minutes from your meeting – would you? Of course you would, and LORROS makes it easy.

Let’s use the example of the Cedar Springs Condominium board. They meet each month to review and discuss the …


Bob Lorriman | Apr 4th, 2014 | No Comments


LORROS Town Hall Meetings

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At its essence, a town hall meeting is members of a community coming together to discuss an issue or issues of common concern. The primary purpose is to provide information to the community and collect feedback.

Normally organizing a town …


Bob Lorriman | Mar 4th, 2014 | No Comments


LORROS Open Meetings

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In most jurisdictions, open meeting regulations regarding board meetings (as opposed to general membership meetings) do not guarantee a right to participate, only to observe. Unless otherwise required in governing documents, participation is usually at the board’s discretion.

Even if …


Bob Lorriman | Mar 4th, 2014 | No Comments


Lorros Now Has More Group Roles

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In the previous versions of LORROS, there were only three roles within the group – Leader (or chair), Staff and Voting Member.  The latest version of Lorros now has Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Staff and Voting Member.  This recognizes …


Doug Lorriman | Mar 4th, 2014 | No Comments


The Long and Short of Agendas

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There is much debate about how many items should be included in a meeting agenda and, as you might suspect, there is no one clear answer. It all depends. It depends on, among other things, the type of group, the …


Bob Lorriman | Oct 11th, 2013 | No Comments | Tags:


Attracting Good People

right-peopleDo you have trouble finding people to serve on your board or committee?

This seems to be a universal problem.  Many boards and committee chairs have trouble filling all the necessary positions in their groups.  There are many reasons for …


Bob Lorriman | Oct 10th, 2013 | No Comments | Tags:


Accurate and Timely Minutes

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The production and checking of minutes has been a perpetual problem for many organizations.  In the first instance, unless there is a recording secretary already part of the group and present at the meeting, the chair must seek a volunteer …


Bob Lorriman | Sep 10th, 2013 | No Comments | Tags:


Balancing the blowhards and the shrinking violets

bullyIn a perfect world everyone would have an equal voice at every meeting . . . however, we know that seldom happens.  

We’ve all been to meetings where one or more individual dominates the meeting.  They talk too long and …


Bob Lorriman | Aug 10th, 2013 | No Comments