Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Market Your Chapter with Fun!

As Spring arrives and the weather in most places starts to improve use this opportunity to market your chapters by doing some fun outdoor activities. Maybe you have a lunch picnic at a local town square or centrally located park. Have your members invite a co-worker that is not a member and make the picnic just about lunch and having a good time. You do not have to meet about legal things all the time, meet as friends and show others the way NALS works as a tool for developing friendships. During this picnic try not to be pushy toward those that are not members...maybe don't even mention NALS unless it comes up in conversation.

By having these types of informal gatherings and having members bring co-workers you will be able to show non-members a unique benefit of NALS and that is the sense of belonging you have. Even if it has nothing to do with your jobs or careers you can still have a good time and invite new people to experience the same type of camaraderie.

Just a thought as I sit here in my office looking out the window at a beautiful day!


Monday, March 10, 2008

Back at the Office!

Well the Professional Development & Education Conference has once again come and gone...this year was a great conference! I want to thank everyone that attended the conference and especially all of the first time attendees we had this year! It is always great to see new people at the conferences and we hope that you had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again in Norfolk in September.

As you can see I did not manage to find the time to blog live from the conference, imagine that. I always seem to be running from one room to the next trying to get all the sessions off to a smooth start. Maybe in Norfolk I will have a spare minute or two to try and let all of you that are not attending know exactly what you are missing! There were some great sessions and some very good marketing information that was passed around. I will try and organize some of it and get it posted here so you all can check it out and see how you can use it back at your state or chapter level.

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