Do's

  • Be accepting of other points of view
  • Be respectful
  • Listen to other opinions
  • Respect one another
  • Give respect while others are talking
  • Be positive
  • Give everyone their fair share of time
  • Change the subject prematurely
  • Share ideas as a group
  • Respect opinions of others
  • Be open-minded
  • Ask questions
  • Agree to disagree
  • Be nice

Don'ts

  • Intentionally insult (even if you are joking)
  • Talk while someone else is (even quietly)
  • Shoot ideas down
  • Talk while others have the floor
  • Talk over others
  • Express your anger directly
  • Interrupt
  • Use offensive language
  • Distract speakers
  • Be single-minded
  • Don't judge someone for asking questions
  • Make things personal
  • Be late and interrupt the discussion
  • Laugh at people