Re: FOS Presentation NEED HELP!
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@SCLC.ORG)
Mon, 9 Feb 1998 11:07:29 -0500
Richard Seymour <ricky@BUFFNET.NET> wrote:
>I've been asked to give some Friends Of Scouting presentations. I'm afraid
>I never paid much attention to this subject before. I always felt that I
>donated enough in the form of time and materials, but now I'd like to help
>my DE out.
>Most of the groups I've been scheduled for are Cub Packs and the Cub
>Masters have all pleaded for a brief presentation. I'm not a gifted public
>speaker (yet), nor have I ever been to a Cub Scout meeting in my life! I'd
>like to just stick to the Council's sample script but it is long, boring,
>and poorly written.
>Does anyone have a brief script, a short canned presentation that you could
>Email to me?
As District Vice Chair for Finance, I was part of the Council-wide
training of FOS presenters. [The District FOS Chair reports to me.] We had
three different people give their presentations *AND HAND OUT THE TEXT*.
These were all successful FOS presenters and one was the Council FOS Chair.
So, first ask if there is District or Council training. Second, ask your DE
who the successful presenters are, and ask for their speeches. Third, and
most important, take what you like out of the speeches and adapt them to
both your style and the situation.
My preferred style is an emphasis on the *BOYS* and getting some boys up to
the front. ("If these ten scouts represent the Council's budget, these two
[step to the right boys] represent income from United Way, these two
represent income from events like the Jamboree, camporees and sales at the
store," etc.") You must ask for an amount, and if you can, prep the CM, CC
(or SM) to come forward with their pledge cards right away.
So much for my tips today!
CC, Troop 68, Trumbull CT
Nutmeg District Vice Chair Finance
JLTC ASM for Administration (August 1998)
Michael A. Golrick firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Connecticut Library Council
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Hamden CT 06518-3235
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