ALL VIDEOS AVAILABLE ON DVD
PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE MADE SIMPLE:
The Basics Video
|PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE MADE SIMPLE: THE BASICS, ROBERT McCONNELL PRODUCTION'S GROUND BREAKING VIDEO, LETS EVERYBODY BENEFIT FROM ORDERLY MEETINGS, NEITHER WASTING TIME, NOR RIGHTS OF MINORITY OPINION." THESE WERE THE WORDS OF GARY GILLILAND, A NORTH CAROLINA ATTORNEY, WHEN HE FIRST SAW THE VIDEO.|
THIS VIDEO PRESENTS A CLEAR, SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF HOW TO CONDUCT A
MEETING, MAKE A MOTION, VOTE, TAKE MINUTES, AND FOLLOW PROPER PROCEDURE ACCORDING TO ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER. THE VIDEO WAS WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY ROBERT McCONNELL WITH THE HELP OF A MID-WESTERN UNIVERSITY ďS STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES. IT CONTAINS 60 MINUTES OF CLEAR, STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO
FOLLOW ROBERT'S RULES. AT THE END THERE IS A 20 MINUTE SIMULATED MEETING TO EXPLAIN THE MAJOR POINTS OF ROBERT'S RULES. TOTAL RUNNING TIME IS 80 MINUTES.
THE SCRIPT FOR THIS VIDEO WAS REVIEWED BY A REGISTERED PARLIAMENTARIAN TO INSURE THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION.
THE VIDEO IS INTENDED FOR AUDIENCES FROM JUNIOR HIGH TO ADULTS. IT WOULD BE ESPECIALLY USEFUL TO NEW OFFICERS OF ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL AS TO NEW MEMBERS WHO MAY NOT YET KNOW ABOUT ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER.
INCLUDED WITH THE VIDEO IS A HANDY PRINTED REFERENCE BOOKLET CONTAINING KEY DEFINITIONS, TERMS AND CONCEPTS SUCH AS THE ORDER OF A BUSINESS MEETING. AN OFFICER CAN CONDUCT A MEETING WITH THE PRINTED HANDBOOK AT THE LECTERN.
"How to Conduct a Meeting" Video:
|The new video is titled "How to Conduct a Meeting" (made in 1998, 32 minutes, live action VHS). This video shows and tells how to conduct a meeting from beginning to end according to Robertís Rules of Order. It demonstrates such procedures as calling the meeting to order, reading the minutes, reports of officers & committees, general orders, special orders, handling unfinished business, taking up new business, properly handling a motion with amendments, and different ways to adjourn a meeting. This video is ideal for the training and instruction of new officers of community groups and organizations as well as officers of any organization that uses "Robertís Rules of Order" as its parliamentary authority.|
The video is also good for the instruction of members of such organizations because it shows them how a meeting is
supposed to be conducted. Then they can play a more active role in their organization knowing how to make, second and amend a
motion, for example. The video also comes with a complete printed script that can adapted and used by new
officers to conduct meetings of their organizations.
For Spanish speaking communities, a Spanish-language version "Como Conducir Reuniones" is available (sold separately) which has all the same features as the English version. It comes with a complete Spanish script.
Each video: $60.50 inc. S & H
Each video with separate audio cassette $80.50 inc. S & H
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"All About Motions" Video:
|Our Second Major Video about Parliamentary Procedure will be released August 1996. It's
entitled "ALL ABOUT MOTIONS". After studying this video, you won't wonder again what
to do next in a meeting! See what others have said about "ALL ABOUT MOTIONS."
The First Volume in this Two Volume Set includes ALL the Subsidiary Motions in complete detail from "Postpone Indefinitely" to "Lay on the Table." It includes ALL the Privileged Motions: "Call for the Orders of the Day," "Raise a Question of Privilege," "Recess," "Adjourn, and that handy motion "Fix the Time to Which to Adjourn" which sets the time for an adjourned meeting.
The First Volume also includes many of the incidental motions and all
the motions that bring a question again before the assembly. ABOUT HALF OF ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER IS EXPLAINED IN THIS VIDEO!!!
You will learn how to raise a "Point of Order" when member's rights are being taken away. AND how to "Appeal the Decision of the Chair," if you feel the ruling is not correct.
If an issue comes up that members feel is too "hot to handle" or divisive, the video tells how to "Object to the Consideration of the Question".
If members have made a too hasty decision, the video explains how to
"Reconsider the Vote" on an adopted motion. Or, if they need to "Rescind" it altogether, the video shows the correct procedures. The first volume is Completely Instructional, divided into short sections. It comes with an instructional booklet with a time code and short synopsis of each motion. Each section in the booklet is page referenced to ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER NEWLY REVISED, 1990ed.
The second volume of this video is a meeting conducted from beginning to end illustrating the motions in the first volume in a meeting setting. There are two meetings on this video, the first meeting is the "regular meeting" of our student government officials and the second meeting is an "adjourned meeting".
The Second Volume also comes with its own booklet with a time code
showing where different motions and procedures appear in the meeting. The instructional booklet has detailed information for secretaries on what to put into the minutes and the format for writing the minutes. It also explains an "adjourned meeting" and the procedures in an adjourned meeting. The booklet includes the actual minutes of both meetings.
Presiding officers will learn how to handle each motion as it is made, and little nuances that make for smoother meetings. Secretaries will learn to write correct minutes, and members will know how to accomplish what they desire through proper procedures. They will understand the motions that enable them to do this. Here is a preview of some of the information explained in the video:
An amendment must be germane to what it is amending. An amendment
can be germane and defeat the spirit of the motion it is amending. (See section "Is it
germane?") An amendment can be amended. These are called primary and secondary amendments. (See section on Amending)
Debate can be closed on all pending questions. (See Previous Question) When a small assembly wants to take away the limits on debate they
can go into "Informal Consideration". (See Refer to A Committee) An appeal from the decision of the chair is debatable if the motion
it refers to is debatable. The chair has the first right to speak to the appeal and
the last right to speak. (See Appeal) The motion to recess is amendable. (See Recess)
This TWO HOUR AND TWENTY MINUTE two volume set can be ordered NOW! for
the special introductory price of $114.50 + $6.00 S & H or total of
$120.50 total. Thirty day money back guarantee.
ROBERT MCCONNELL PRODUCTIONS
4303 67th Ave NW
Gig Harbor WA 98335
Gary Gilliland, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Greenville, North Carolina
Robert McConnell Productions
Mr. Robert McConnell, Ph.D.
4303 67th Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
I have been viewing your excellent Motions videos. I can't begin to count the number of presiding officers I have known who were completely clueless about the matters you cover so clearly and memorably.
These videos make the dry words of Robert's Rules of Order come to life in a way I've never experienced before. Usually only one side or the other knows how the procedures are supposed to work, and the results is a parliamentary disaster with the rights of either the minority or the majority
trampled under a crushing weight of misunderstanding and fol-de-rol.
The excellence of the video technical quality matches the parliamentary technical excellence, resulting in tapes of great value. I believe these tapes do more to make the intricacies of parliamentary motions practice accessible than the totals of all the other presentations with which I am familiar.
Dear Robert McConnell Productions:
Your two volume video ALL ABOUT MOTIONS has been much help to me in studying for the National Association of Parliamentarians entrance test and in helping me understand how to participate and conduct orderly church business meetings and homeowners association meetings.
Watching and hearing correct parliamentary procedure in action certain does
simplify the learning and really gives hands on experience. Thank you for your dedicated and precise work in producing these
most helpful teaching aids.
Robert McConnell Productions - Your Parliamentary Procedure Resource. We have a video "Parliamentary Procedure Made Simple" based on "Robert's Rules of Order."