1. Prepare an Agenda
2. Follow orderly procedure:
Call to order
Minutes of Previous Meeting
Treasurer;s Report
Reading of Important Communications
Call for Committee Reports
Call for Unfinished Business
Call for New Business
3. Use committees effectively. Be sure business goes through the proper committees before coming to the floor for action. If it comes up on the floor first, refer it to proper committee unless it is urgent.
4. Keep business meetings brief. Arrange so your speaker does not have to sit through your business meeting.
5. Keep introductions brief.
6. Start and end your meetings on time.

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