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Post  aMOXIEcilla on Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:51 pm

so these are a monster. we need a brainstorm session on how to not make this such a giant gab fest and to get the business taken care of. it went so long and their are still loose ends. anyone?
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Re: committee meetings

Post  Guest on Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:16 am

Set a timer?

We need to do this at the league meetings as well. It's so easy to get off track and talk forever. What can I say? We all love the sound of our own voice! haha

Maybe do that thing they do at summer camp where the only person who can talk is the one holding the "talking stick"? I don't know. That's all I got.

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Post  DerbyHowser on Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:16 am

Tips for running effective meetings:

1. Start On Time
2. Have An Agenda where everyone can see it including timeboxes for agenda items
3. Have a 'Parking Lot' - If the topic veers off from the stated topic, ask the person if they wouldn't mind putting the issue in the 'parking lot'. The topic is then written down wherever the parking lot is (usually a big piece of paper I post on the side or it can be another document on my laptop, or just another sheet of paper) and it will be revisited in the last 5-10 min of the meeting. Leave room for revisiting the parking lot at the end of the meeting in the Agenda!

If you want to run a directed meeting, be sure to take a position of power in the room where its easy to see you and preferably you have a height advantage. This will often mean having the rest of the group sit while you stand. When someone else presents, have them take the floor and stand as well. This naturally draws focus and authority.

These are just a few quick ones to help.
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Post  Camp on Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:45 am

I have to say, nearly everytime I talk about PR it gets cut short then I have to rush and I always forget to talk about something. I also get very very irritated that everytime I start talking I get inturupted and then the convo steers off...really I hate it...sorry its just I feel like its my time to have the floor and everyone wants to talk over me. So if we could eliminate that I think the committee heads would be able to get. Through their bussiness a lot faster and more effective.
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Post  aMOXIEcilla on Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:50 am

i agree ass. i was thinking about that last night-i try and start with what we need to talk about and end on a good note but (especially last night) with starting late and the massive side discussions we didn't get a lot done. i know we touched a lot of issues but there are still some not decided on. i appreciate you telling us how you feel. my suggestion might be to limit the representing missfits from each group (example being that there were 3 from hr?) and also having each committee head send me their topics before each meeting and setting time limits as howser suggested. i know we all love each other and derby, but these meetings are getting longer and longer and this is something i cannot do in the evening hours.

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Post  hellsmelle on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:14 am

I love the idea of an agenda and a timer, for real. We're a bunch of chatty bitches which is great when we're NOT trying to get shit done, but last night was kind of ridiculous especially for those of us with families and lives. lol.
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Post  nonny noisemaker on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:34 am

I agree with agendas! Sometimes I have felt like I have to rush through my stuff cause we r over. And starting on time is huge! Sometimes we don't start till like 20-30min after its supposed start dur to either talking or waiting for late people.
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Post  nonny noisemaker on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:39 am

Oh and idk if anyone has noticed but I have been trying to start the trend of raising my hand. Lolcause I have a question and it is hard to talk over 5 people. Love u guys.
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Post  Camp on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:47 am

nonny noisemaker wrote:Oh and idk if anyone has noticed but I have been trying to start the trend of raising my hand. Lolcause I have a question and it is hard to talk over 5 people. Love u guys.

I was so doing that lastnight too
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