At the Greater Davison Toastmasters, we follow Robert’s Rules of Order during our meetings.
If you are not familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order, here are some helpful resources for learning more.
Robert’s Rules of Order is a manual of parliamentary procedure that governs most organizations with boards of directors. In 1876, Henry Martyn Robert adapted the rules and practices of Congress to the needs of non-legislative bodies and wrote them in his book, which is still in use today.Nick Price
Robert’s Rules of Order Cheat Sheet for Non Profits
Guidance for using Robert’s Rules of Order in a meeting. This web article gives a great overview to help you familiarize yourself.
Wikipedia Entry for Robert’s Rules of Order
This Wikipedia entry has more historical background if you’re interested, as well as links to the full public domain versions of Robert’s Rules of Order and information about parliamentary procedure.