Re: The Speech
John and Bernadette Curry (bernadettejohn@SPRYNET.COM)
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 09:02:15 -0400
Not everything works for everyone.
I find that asking the Den Leaders to suggest someone whom I later contact
personally worked last year for key event volunteers. However, it all boils
down to looking people in the eye and asking them one-on-one. I've found a
non-specific general "we need someone to come forward and sign up to work"
speech only lays the groundwork, you still have to meet, greet and ask.
As for a speech. Our Round Table staff suggested that you use a very simple
poster showing the gaps in the key positions. i.e. list the Cubmaster and
Assistant Cubmaster positions etc and leave blank the positions unfilled.
Briefly go through what each position does. Same for Committee - if it isn't
filled leave it blank.
It seems to be more effective if at least some names are filled in, so
scatter the filled positions with unfilled so that all the unfilled won't
look like a shopping list at the bottom of the poster. Use two posters, one
for "work with the boys" positions and the other for "administration/behind
the scenes and one event only" positions.
Good luck - I still need a treasurer. Now that is a thankless job no one
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