Conduct Better Meetings

Within the many meetings required within a democratic organization it is possible for some speakers to dominate by the way they speak. The tone, volume, pacing and kind of language used in a discussion can greatly affect the results and outcomes. Some aggressive characters can cause others to feel insulted, pressured or silenced. Many conflicts, misguided priorities and poor communication can be avoided if people can recognize the problems in their speech habits and work towards more fair and respectful forms of talk.

Recommended Resources: Working Collaboratively In Groups: Creating Ground Rules (PDF), Non-Violent Communication