How many times have you in some way rushed to get to a meeting (either a face to face meeting, conference call or web meeting) on time only to find that it starts late. This can happen for any number of reasons. Other members may be late and the chair does not want to start […]

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Group chair people or staff members often have trouble scheduling meetings because they can never find a suitable time when enough of their members are available to establish a quorum for the meeting. LORROS can make this much less of a problem. To hold a LORROS meeting, it is not necessary that all members be […]

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How many meetings have you been to where one or two participants have virtually dominated the discussion (and got their way) simply by talking all the time and/or talking over other participants.  These other participants often have useful input but time does not permit for them to have their say or they are intimidated by […]

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Too many boards are made up with “people who have the time” and not necessarily the best people for the job. Time – One of the main reasons for this is that Board Meetings can be very time consuming and it’s hard to convince someone to give up their free time to sit on another […]

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When we think of meetings we think of people sitting around a table (web conference, etc.) at the same time. The Chair controls who can speak and only one person can speak at a time. This would be a Synchronous Meeting. If synchronous means that everyone needs to be together at the same time and […]

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  When you receive the information package for an upcoming meeting, you will likely have a good idea on how you will vote on any motions. But what happens when the meeting starts and someone else’s perspective causes you to question your initial opinion? To keep the meeting moving, motions are voted on and the […]

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It’s easier than you think. Think about this … information packages are usually sent out a few days before the meeting so that everyone has a chance to get up to speed and be ready for the meeting. The problem is no one knows how anyone else is thinking before the meeting starts. When the […]

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