Here's the situation:
You need people to volunteer, to take initiative, to lead. You have responsibilities to be filled.
You call a meeting, you announce what you need and ask for volunteers...I bet your response goes something like this:
How do I know this? I just experienced it! This kind of impersonal invite does not work.
Here's a situation that does work:
Observe the people who you would like to serve in the various capacities you need filed. Who's the best match? Make notes, figure out who your first choice would be along with alternatives.
Call or meet with each person individually. Compliment them on their skills. Tell them why they would do well in the role you need them in. They will respond positively and the likelihood of them accepting your personal invitation is much greater. It takes longer, but you'll get what you want.
I learned you've go to "Prime the Pump."
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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