In this video, especially for meeting Chairs, Susan Leahy M.A. teaches how to make powerful interventions to handle difficult meeting situations.
Susan shares how to make both direct and indirect interventions and when to make them, to enhance board productivity and effectiveness.
Having an effective chair is essential to using Robert's Rules of Order effectively.
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I like the examples and the specific wording offered for interventions. I also greatly appreciate the clear intention to include (and NOT to shame, etc) individuals who may be pulling the group out of focus. Good stuff, Susan Leahy!
Thanks for watching the video. It is a shame how angry people can be. Even though this his post was over a year ago your post mad me feel good. Thanks...Just trying to do the good work. Happy Holidays.
You must not have watched the full video, because Susan provided a few examples of how to "move the meeting forward", but there are no cookie-cutter ways of doing it, since all situations have variables associated with them.
You are a fraud. A modern age "motivational speaker" like Tony Robbins. You talk and talk and say NOTHING of worth or practical and the moronic sheep who listen to you and dont seem to notice you are presenting the most obvious and facile information. Your flowery language doesnt work on me. Bullshit must be outed as a waste of time and counterproductive. Try coming up with something concrete and practical, not vague advice about "moving forward". But your not about follow up questions. You are just another con woman trying to sell your own brand of snake oil. I recommend you step into your purpose and stop being afraid of success and get out of your own way so you can proactively realize your potential. Hows that for nonsense??
+LawoftheLandPA I appreciate that you feel passionate enough to have such a reaction to an 8 min video. There is a lot of information that I just could not share. So you know it was my intent to express the importance of making strong interventions. This is a worthwhile video because it gets people thinking about the importance of making strong interventions. In this 8 min video I shared what an intervention is and I shared that there are 2 choices a chair has to make in the moment with respects to how you are going to make that intervention. Most meetings stop "moving forward" because the chair fears making an intervention.
On a side note: I think your language that "this is bullshit" is a strange and overly aggressive reaction. Maybe you can say "This wasn't helpful for me" or "I have already thought about all that is included in this video" or "This video left me wanting more." But to use the word "bull shit" in my opinion is the exact thing that happens in meetings that knock things off course. How are we really supposed to communicate when we become so adversarial so quick? What is going on in your world that you are so aggressive so fast? I appreciate that you even took the time to watch can you appreciate that I took the time to make this video. Leave constructive feedback. "Bull Shit" doesn't help anyone and just created an passive aggressive energy that the world doesn't need. But like all of us you are entitled to your opinion.
To end I want anyone who reads this to know that this video was made out of the same love that I put into all my work. You are right that there could have been more information but you are very wrong saying that "and you needed this video to learn that?" For many people who have watched this video have recived value.
Smiles and happy meetings....
This is a great question. It is important to remember, especially when it comes to texting to remember that people do it without even thinking about it. So if a person keeps texting even after I ask them to stop I would remind them again and then ask that they put their phone away. Check out my ebook Chair a Meeting with Confidence-Know What to Say When at my site RobertsRulesMadeSimple
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This was extremely helpful along with all your other videos and I have suggested that everyone in our Student oGvernment Association watches the videos & goes on the website especially our president. I am the student council secretary and this helps for me to keep my president on track because I am his right hand :)
@creative2011able Thanks so much for taking the time to submit a comment. I have several other free videos available at my site RobertsRulesMadeSimple com I love toastmasters!! It is a great organization that I have personally gained much value from. Smiles and good luck!!!
To all the people with great working ethic keep up the good and, Professional mentality. It will be rewarded for obedience ,an dedication. Soon someone of higher authority will notice. Try not to focused on how it's not being appreciated or noticed. Just know yr doing the right thing because it pays off. An it is decent and in order. This is what makes a Company or organisation great!!
Susan Leahy You were so very helpful. In a very Professional manner. It's very important to not loose focus an, get upset when you have members whom know what's expected of them,an they choose to conduct other wise. It can be very frustrating at times. Which is why I appreciate working with individuals whom understand the meaning of good and Professional services and working ethic.