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What would the First best step be for someone who would like to be very competent in Roberts rules if not a certified parliamentarian?  Thank you!

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Like an intern working the emergency room, using The Right Book and answering questions on this forum (providing analysis and citations) is absolutely the best way to get up to speed.

But...

Fear the wrath of Dan. 😟

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3 hours ago, Hieu H. Huynh said:

Start with the basics.

A good friend of ours offered this tidbit about the In Brief book to someone who wanted similar advice:

"I expect I'm not alone in suggesting emphatically that you first get your RONR - In Brief, without delay, and read it at once.  I keep saying, if you go to a store to buy it, read it standing there.  Maybe move away from in front of the cashier, to allow the other customers to buy their copies.  It should take you an hour or so, unless you're a college graduate -- they can take all day, tomorrow also if they have to tie their shoelaces themselves.  If you're on a lunch break, you'll just have to get back a little late.  If people are depending on you to feed them -- relax, they won't starve.  If you're there by car, give your keys to that cashier, who will be allowed to return them to you when you're finished.  If you have ordered it by mail, don't take the time to get a box-cutter to open the carton:  just have at it with your fangs and claws -- you're going to chair an AGM, so you need the practice anyway."

Classic.

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1 hour ago, Rob Elsman said:

Like an intern working the emergency room

Someone's been watching waay too many medical shows on TV if that's how you think an emergency department works. ☺

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