Re: ways to receive meeting feedback at close?
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 08:23:47 -0800 (PST)
There is an energy developed by doing the "brainstorm" or "shout out" or "pop corn" strategy.

And, as Sharon notes, it leaves out some people.
I've found it effective to do the shout out, then clearly end that portion and ask if there is additional input. I use cards for the additional input, and leave more than a couple minutes time so we can sit and wait for more ideas to percolate, and for people who need space to respond.

(The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill
PastorLiz [at]
Mosaic Commons
Berlin, MA
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On Nov 12, 2009, at 9:58 AM, Sharon Villines wrote:

On Nov 12, 2009, at 3:38 AM, Tree Bressen wrote:

Note that both this and the
plus/delta chart are normally done brainstorm-style (shout out, no
hands raised) rather than go-round.

Some people will never shout out, so I would suggest if you do this
regularly to call on people who never shout out. it gives them the
space in the midst of shouters to say what they think.

English as a second language people almost never shout out, for
example.  People who don't attend meetings very often don't like
calling attention to their presence but these are the people that the
community needs to hear from.

That's why rounds are so effective. People other than the shouter
outers have room. And no one can evade responsibility by being silent.
Even when they pass, they have publicly passed.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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