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Robert's Rules of Order: The Classic Manual of Parliamentary Procedure

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  642 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Classic Manual of Parliamentary Procedures
The classic guide for meetings, committees, and structured groups provides fundamental operating procedures. Has served as an irreplaceable tool for organizations of all types for over a century.
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published September 10th 1996 by Value Proprietary (first published 1876)
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Amy Drew
hahaha! this is the book I used to "read" when I was 3 and couldn't actually read yet but wanted everyone to think I could. I carried it with me everywhere, and could often be found curled up in a corner, staring intently at the usually upside-down words.
Shanice
Oct 20, 2008 Shanice rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who need to learn about legal precedures
Very informational. I learned a alot. But, one of the most boring books I have ever laid eyes on
Jim Slaughter
There are lots of books with Robert’s Rules in the title. However, most of these books are earlier editions of Robert’s or knock-offs. If you are supposed to follow the "latest edition” of Robert's, this is your book--Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition), published in 2011. Each new edition brings changes to procedure. The latest has 120.

While Robert's Rules may not seem like a "let's cozy up with a book" kind of read, the book is a wonderful resource for anyone who has to spend...more
Ernest Ialongo
This is hardly something you would choose to read for fun. However, if you have any role in any sort of meeting that uses Robert's Rules of Order, start with this and realize just how simple, and at times complicated, these meetings can be. But, you should read this first and foremost for empowerment. Once you've figured out the mechanics of parliamentary procedure, then you can move on to the fun stuff--making change.
Celise
Outstanding bedtime reading -- guaranteed to put you to sleep in short order. For people who believe that organizational bylaws are to be "followed" and aren't just general guidelines to be followed or not as the mood beckons.Got this when searching how to "fire" an officer of an organization. It has the "how to" answers.
Jaime
Great as a reference for understanding parliamentary procedure and organizational structure (hence the three stars), but dreadfully dull when assigned as required reading (chloroform in paperback).
Kiessa
I vote this the most boring book ever to be penned by man..............zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........
Craig
I learned a lot of things I had been doing incorrectly in the past. Always go to the source!
Warren Sibley
Mar 03, 2008 Warren Sibley is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Hope I can finish this sandpaper to my eyelids...
Danielle
I inherited this from my grandfather.
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Handy reference on running meetings

In conference rooms and assembly halls around the world, people often lead and participate in meetings according to the processes detailed in Robert’s Rules of Order. The people at most sessions, however, need only about 20% of the rules and guidelines in the original book. That’s why Henry M. Robert III, William J. Evans, Daniel H. Honemann and Thomas J. Balch abbreviated the encyclopedic master text into this handy, easier-to-use version, focusing on the mor...more
Chris
Nov 22, 2008 Chris rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parliamentarians, members of Toastmasters clubs
The premier guide to the organization and operation of a "deliberative society".

While this voluminous tome isn't required for running something like a small board or committee meeting, it proves itself invaluable for people who wish to organize a society, chair a large meeting, or just understand the state of common parliamentary law. Even for societies that use other parliamentary authorities, Robert's Rules still provides insight and sometimes a history, as to how certain rules for running a m...more
MaXXX Cummings
I have an original first edition copy (1876) purchased at an antique shoppe in Decatur, Illinois. Fascinating small dark red hard bound book that set forth the standard business meeting in America still used today by every major corporation, Congress and fraternal organizations. Can one man change the world? Major Henry Robert did...with this one little book.
Rashelle Isip
The one, the only...THE book on parliamentary procedure. This is a must-have if you want to know how to run productive and successful meetings and gatherings. It may sound hard to believe, but I begged my dad to read this to me as a child. Yep, that's how much I love order...
Robert
I attended a conference a week ago. During it, some parliamentary procedures were reviewed. That kindled an interest in delving into Robert's Rules.

This book was okay. It is an abbreviated version and constantly states it is not to be used as an authority for meetings. It makes me wish I had purchased the unabridged version.

It was a quick read. Most of it will be familiar to anyone who has worked in a business environment. Even so, there is clarification to be found here. I do think this is a mu...more
Julie Brock
necessary, I suppose. thankful for the "in brief" bit. :)
Lisa (Harmonybites)
These are the rules of parliamentary procedure used everywhere from club meetings to the United States Senate. So if you're running a meeting--or want to make sure others are keeping to the rules--this is an essential reference to not just have on your shelves, but take with you--so a pocket-sized guide like mine helps. The one thing to be aware of in purchasing is that this book has gone through several revisions and editions, so you want to make sure you get the latest one.
Kisholi
Ugh. So dry. But essential. If you know what I mean.
Ginger Anderson
Excellent resource for any ordinary society/organization to refer to for meeting procedure, duties of officers, rights and responsibilities of members, and the organization of the society itself.

Not a book great for just reading cover to cover, but a reference book.
Craig
Anyone conducting a business meeting or participating in business or governmental meeting as a member with voting rights or desiring to participate in discussion (debate) should at least scan this book to be apprised of his/her rights and the parlimentary procedure in general.
Desiree Finkbeiner
This book is what it is. Not the most exciting read, but definitely a book to skim for anyone who plans on joining committees and attending meetings where rules of order are used. I found it at a yardsale for a dime and snatched it up. A good one to have in a personal library.
Emily
This book is essential to setting up an organization. I haven't really read the whole thing (you wouldn't want to), but refer to it often. Currently I am writhing bylaws for the Constitution Party of Weber County and couldn't do it without it.
Victor
The shortest introduction to the most common method of meetings in the modern West. Not exactly a page-turner, but it's stuff you need to know if you want to be effective in groups that use these time-tested parliamentary procedures.
Ken
This is not the most exciting book , but a Must Read for anyone involved in business or being on any board of directors. It shares critical insights into the inner workings & proper etiquette of how to conduct a meeting.
Mark Mortensen
This book is a good basic reference tool for defining personal conduct as an active participant in public and private meetings, debates, delegate sessions and other events with structured protocol.


Kim
Dec 15, 2008 Kim marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I have been to enough meetings that are governed by Robert's Rules that I probably know more than I think. Then again, maybe this is the perfect time to actually read the rules.
Duygu
I have to read it because my dad insists that it's necessary for managing meetings with ur employees or colleagues, so here I go, my third attempt to read it, wish me luck!
Rgauthie
ok, so I was a nerd in high school, and read this cover to cover, to learn about parliamentary procedure. It was still easier to read the Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
Mason
In my opinion anyone that ever chairs a meeting with over 10 people should use some form of Robert's Rules aka Parliamentary Procedure. I don't advise following everything though.
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U.S. Army Colonel Henry Martyn Robert (1837–1923)

In 1863 when Robert was chosen to preside over a church meeting and, although he accepted the task, felt that he did not have the necessary knowledge of proper procedure.

In his later work as an active member of several organizations, Robert discovered that members from different areas of the country had very different views regarding what the prop...more
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