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So you're chairing a committee ... article by Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.

Not another bloody meeting! I am sick and tired of going to meetings! I can’t stay awake. It’s the same thing over and over and over again! We never get anything accomplished! We have a committee for everything!

Have you ever heard these comments before? I bet that you’ve even said them yourself. Well in this article we are going to provide you with some tips & techniques so that nobody says that about your meeting!

Committees have developed a bad reputation over the years. Take this quote by Hendrik Van Loon as an example. He offers a definition of a Committee: “a group which succeeds in getting something done only when it consists of three members, one of whom happens to be sick and the other absent.”