Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

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  • Oak Harbor Chamber Toastmasters

    Lead, negotiate, speak! Join us tomorrow at 4 pm for a Toastmasters Demo Meeting. Inspire and engage your employees. Business essentially boils down to communication. Join us tomorrow, Jan 17th, at 4 pm for a Toastmasters Demo Meeting. Our goal is to create a Toastmasters club to help chamber members communicate more effectively and thus increase […]

  • Happy Holidays

    Hermetas wishes everyone a happy holiday season.

  • Student Senate for California Community Colleges Constitution

    Student Senate for California Community Colleges Constitution

    Preamble We, the students of California Community Colleges, in order to promote and safeguard access for current and future students to California public higher education in accordance with the Master Plan for Higher Education through system participatory governance, legislative and policy advocacy, and regional support and development do hereby establish this Constitution of the Student […]

  • Hermetas at CCCSAA

    Hermetas will be presenting at the CCCSAA Student Leadership Conference in Las Angeles this weekend. For more information about CCCSAA please visit: http://www.cccsaa.org.

  • Chair Restates

    Chair Restates

    The Presiding Officer Restates the Motion to the Assembly You will now hear the motion a second time (Once when the member first stated the motion and again when the Chair restates it). It is important to note that it is what the Chair states here that are going to be debated and voted on, not […]

  • Second The Motion

    Another member seconds the motion. The rights of the minority vs the rights of the majority are balanced by Robert’s Rules. The seconding of a motion prevents one person from making motions that no one else cares to discuss. There are exceptions to the requirement for a second that we will cover later and if […]

  • Get Recognized

    A member stands up, is recognized, and makes a motion. Waiting may be the most difficult… yet most important part of group decision making (i.e. meetings). Step 1: A member of an organization who wants to make a motion must first be recognized by the chair (the person running the meeting: President, CEO, etc) of […]

  • Committees: A Terrible Way To Die

          Committees can be a way to formally draw together people of relevant expertise from different parts of an organization who otherwise would not have a good way to share information and coordinate actions. They may have the advantage of widening viewpoints and delegating responsibilities.[i] They can also be appointed with experts to recommend actions […]

  • Meetings Adjourned

    The best part of a terrible meeting: The End! The highest ranking motion in Robert’s Rules of Order is to “Fix the time to which to adjourn” followed by “Adjourn” and then “Recess”. From this, we can infer that ending a meeting (even briefly) is the most important thing you do at a meeting. Hermetas […]

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