Remember when I told you “The Secret Tip that Will Transform Your Property Owners Association Annual Meeting?” Today, I’m giving you a tool that will help you put that tip into action.
First, let’s recap. In brief, the secret tip is to add a members forum to the meeting. The members forum allows people to say their piece. It’s a super democratic move on your part to give voice to members of your property owners group who don’t have a spot on the program, but also keep them from droning on for hours and hijacking the meeting. You can add a members forum in five short steps. I’ll let you read them here.
Maybe you read about the members forum and thought, “Awesome. Hope I can do that someday.” Well, the goal of today’s post is to help you do that sooner rather than later. The Open Forum Speaker Responsibilities and Sign-In Sheet is a printable resource that you can take to your next meeting. One page states the forum rules, and the other page is a sign-up sheet. If you sign the sheet, you’re agreeing to follow the rules. Plain and simple.