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Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 2nd edition

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Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief was first published in 2005 to meet the need for a simple and short book on parliamentary procedure. This second edition of In Brief is now updated and revised to match the new full edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, also published this year.Written by the same authorship team behind the officially sancti ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Da Capo Press
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Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Equal parts deadly boring and fascinating. I found the sample situations kind of hilarious, despite the social class assumptions (tennis club, anyone?) All in all, a useful intro to what seems to be a sort of Dungeons-and-Dragons approach to keeping meetings from getting out of hand, minus the dice. To really use RR, though, I'd probably need to hire a tutor.
Apr 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ernest Ialongo
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Hezekiah Brown
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a good informal introduction to Parliamentary Procedure. It is an abridgement of Robert's Rules of Order, which although good is not quite as easy to read as is this. The main reason it is useful is because RONR certainly follows Pareto's Law, 80% of the book is only used 20% of the time, and this book is the 20% of the larger volume that is mainly used.
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Mostly not boring.
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
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junk-drawer
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.
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.

Jul 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
RONR(ib) is a useful tool in the fight against disorganized meetings. clear and concise.
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A good reference point for easy-to-find items. It was purchased for my husband's use as commander of the local DAV.
An excellent primer on Robert's Rules, really handy and clearly written for those without time or access to the full set (800+ pages!).
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rules of procedure. For any organized group, especially for Parliament.
Dec 15, 2008 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.
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read as part of Governance training for SAMRU.
Jim Babcock
Jul 23, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A must have for anyone serving on any community board.
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good reference for my purposes -- enough information, but not too much to boggle the mind . . .
Jen Johnson
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-science
The best guide I found, very easy to understand.
Aug 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everyone should read this book. Very helpful in all of the ways.
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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
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