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Posted by on Sep 1, 2010 in Blog |

First Meeting Tips

I came across a great post this morning from Mark Howell on how to have a successful first group meeting.  Some of these suggestions may not apply if you’re in a group with no new members, but its certainly worth reading.  Check it out: You know what they say.  “You only get one chance to make a good first impression.”  If that’s true it makes a lot of sense to help your new groups have a great first meeting.  Here are some key steps: Preparing for Your First Meeting Call your group members early in the week at a time when they’ll likely be home.  Don’t just leave a voice mail message.  At this stage, personal contact is critical. Enlist someone to help you make the calls.  Increased buy-in is important. Ask each person to bring something (cokes, chips, etc.).  This cements their attendance.  They’re much more likely to show if you’re depending on them. When you call them your enthusiasm is very important.  Get yourself ready to call....

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