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Tapped to lead your next meeting? Looking to speak up and make a difference at that next meeting, conference, or seminar? Don't want to lead but just want to do the best you can to put forward your point of view at your company, city commission, or school board meeting? The Everything® Robert's Rules Book is a modern, practical, easy-to-read guide that will take you step-by-step through the process.

If being a good communicator is vital to being a good leader, being a student of parliamentary procedure is vital to being a good participant at a meeting. Whether you're thrust into more leadership roles by your supervisors or you take on the challenge yourself for business or personal reasons, taking a little time to study the rules will help enormously to build your confidence and skill as a leader.

Robert's Rules are not only the most effective model for providing order at meetings, but they are the very essence of democracy in action — a model for the participation of the majority as well as the minority.

Robert's Rules help define goals — who will be the designated leader and members of a group, what will be presented on an agenda, how old and new business will be discussed, and what entails a vote.

Organizations as diverse as governmental bodies to PTAs to motorcycle groups have used Robert's Rules. This book is an easy step-by-step guide to the most-used parliamentary procedures, and you will find it an invaluable resource whether you are a newcomer or simply want to know more. If you've ever picked up the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order, you know it's a hefty read at 700-plus pages, with complex language and rules for situations that don't often occur. You might have been daunted at the prospect of finding the time and energy needed to study it.

Never before has saving time been more important for most people, whether it's in their professional or personal lives. Reading The Everything® Robert's Rules Book and applying what you learn will help you accomplish more in less time. This book is designed to help you grasp the concepts of parliamentary procedure as used in Robert's Rules in simple, easy-to-understand steps. Chapters are organized in a practical, straightforward pattern that has the particular procedure/concept outlined with the steps you'll need to use. A glossary of terms and terminology is at the rear of the book, with a list of places to consult for further study, such as helpful organizations and Web sites. In addition, a list of the most common motions is included for quick and easy reference.

Robert's Rules of Order have made many a good leader great, and have helped further our democratic ideals in this country by providing for an orderly forum for ideas. Congratulations on picking up the challenge of leadership!

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