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Using Exact Wording

Guest Darin

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Using standard phrasing  helps with getting your point across:

"Mr. Chairman, I move that....[exact statement of what you want]"  is sure clearer than

"Mr Chairman, seems to me, I think, that it might just perhaps be a good idea (I'm not making a "motion", mind you just a suggestion for the membership) if we did [such and such] or maybe [this and that] or possibly [who knows] or maybe not..."

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Better to ask for "debate", rather than "questions and comments".   It encourages folks to stick to the topic, and if you are lucky, prefix their remarks by "I rise to speak in favor of (or in opposition to) the motion."

Better be somewhat academic and "fussy" that lead folks into confusion.

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