Parliamentary Procedure

Here are some speeches I gave to my Toastmasters club:

Part 1: basics of making a group decision – videohandout

Part 2: unanimous consent and basics of a meeting – video, handout

Part 3: amend, postpone, and previous question – videohandout

Part 4: voting, nominations, and elections – video, handout

Part 5: rules, Robert’s, and my passion – videohandout


Parliamentary procedure is the process for making decisions as a group.

In Toastmasters, important details related to this process are found in the Governing Documents, supplemented by Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised 11th Edition (for clubs in the US, Canada, and most other countries).

Robert’s Rules is the recognized guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings. For some background on Robert’s Rules, see this Wikipedia page. If you have specific questions about Robert’s Rules or parliamentary procedure, you can post your questions on this forum (I’m a member and regular contributor).


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