Conducting business meetings Every business, whether it has 2 employees or 2000, has meetings as a regular part of getting things done.
Vocabulary: Adjourn :Break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later. Consensus: agreement by general consent, no formal vote being taken Convene: to call a meeting Unanimous: all being in favor Shelve: to drop a motion which has no support
Procedure: • Create a manual to develop a working format for proper parliamentary procedure. • Create an agenda • Devise a "minutes" document. • Appoint a member to be a parliamentarian, if the chair is not one already. • Make sure that members understand the parliamentary procedure
Key meeting phrases • Welcoming and Introducing Participants • Stating the Principal Objectives of a Meeting • Reading the Minutes (Notes) of the Last Meeting • Agreeing on the Ground Rules for the Meeting • Introducing the First Item on the Agenda
Closing an Item • Next Item • Finishing Up • Suggesting and Agreeing on Time, Date and Place for the Next Meeting
Let us review…. • As discussed we need to __________ the pending charges. • Hence it is the ________ consent of the meeting. • ________ any meeting with social care straight away. • Lets _______ the meeting to allow the matter to be sorted out. • _______ in favor of the BBC license fee.