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For years we’ve promoted generational diversity on the board. As a new generation accepts the responsibilities of volunteering, they bring fresh terms to meetings. This glossary may help the more traditional directors at the table. “Anonymous-2003”
Traditional Board Terms
The Hip Hop Board
President, chair or executive officer
Quorum, group of directors.
Does everyone understand my motion?
I think we have consensus, or agreement.
Meeting convened and underway
We be in full effect now
To call the question, vote.
Move on dudes.
Second the motion.
I’m in, you in?
Committed to the issue.
Word is bond
Table the motion.
Put on layaway
Sticky issue, discrepancy.
Beef (I got a beef with this.)
We’re moving too fast on the issue.
“I make a motion we adjourn.”
Let’s bust a muv
Let’s not beat it to death.
This issue is played out
Do we have to analyze everything?
Swear we are Oprahizing too much
Out of control
Back away from debating an issue.
I’ve got friends on the board
Got homeboys here
Move for meeting recess.
Let’s chill now posse.
Excuse self from meeting early.
I’m a ghost, outahere. A.k.a. “jetting”
Rules of order, etiquette
Props (as in proper respect)
Take a straw vote.
You in, you out?
NETWORKING & COLLEGIALITY
Nickname on a namebadge or tentcard
What’s your “tag?”
Hello, how are you?
What’s new at your office?
Let’s show respect for each other.
Are you dissing me?
Board members carrying brief cases.
Networking, working the room.
Online chat 24/7.
Where are you from?
Around the way?
Enjoy being a part of the leadership team.
“Catch the vapors” of the leaders
Relaxed and enjoying the meeting
BUDGETING AND FINANCES
Not enough information to make a decision.
Fiction (i.e. This is fiction man.)
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