The answer to this is “no”.
Quoracy means that a sufficient number of voting members are present to be able to make a decision on behalf of the whole. In a governing body committee this might be set at 2/3rds of the full committee strength.
In theory, I suppose, if you had a committee of [...]
You know the picture – you’ve organised the venue, a local politician to attend and your staff are all on hand to answer questions – but your community doesn’t turn up.
“It must be raining!” you exclaim, but looking outside the weather is fair. “There must be football on” a colleague tells you and you [...]
Understanding how and when to interject in a meeting is an art that is easy to master, by understanding a few simple rules.
Rule #1 – The chair of the meeting has ultimate responsibility for who speaks and who doesn’t.
If you’re not sure who is the chair, see our guide for how to find [...]
Once a team gets over a certain size, is spread over various locations (and timezones) conference calls become a necessary evil. They are a way of getting decisions made and actions allocated without physical presence.
But, how do you make them work for 100% of the participants?
I felt this very keenly at my last [...]
Have you ever wondered what the greatest meetings of all time were? This article is our list of what we consider the top 6 meetings in our history. We hope that you learn from the best…
The Paris Peace Conference (1919)
The Paris Peace Conference was a meeting between the allied victors at the end [...]
You may not be a victim of sleeping sickness yet your boss has just told you to stay awake during meetings and to stifle that yawn. But, how do you do it without being rude? The reality may well be that you are in a boring meeting.
Here are my four options for getting out [...]
Getting people to turn up to meetings on time can be intensely frustrating.
With a little preparation you can make a big difference to all your meetings.
My top tips are as follows:
1. Circulate a clear agenda
As covered in my article, 15 steps to a great agenda, a great meeting starts with a [...]
Being quorate (or having a quorum) is an important concept for meetings, especially for formal ones such as school governing bodies.
What does quorate mean?
First, what does quorate mean? A quorum is the minimum number of people present for the meeting to have formal significance.
For example, a typical school governing body must have [...]
Meeting overrun, running out of time, meeting finishing late, running over time, however you name it is a symptom of many meetings today. What steps can we take to ensure this problem never happens?
I can think of at least five ways you can avoid meeting overrun when you are chairing a meeting. Here they [...]
Though personal meetings tend to be more popular, a virtual meeting can be a solution to busy schedules or long distance travel arrangements. This is why businesses are choosing to hold meetings virtually more and more.
However, the idea of having a ‘virtual meeting’ can be quite daunting, especially for those of us who aren’t [...]