When a prospective member comes through the door and puts their money down at the end of their first meeting, two thoughts come to my mind. First, this is a kindred spirit, because that’s what I did, and second, their boss sent them. Come on – we all have seen the members who are here for career building. That’s fine! We’re glad to see them!
The reasons a member joins is not very important to me. Their “why” is their “why” and I’m a whole lot more concerned that we teach the “what” and let them take care of their “why.”
If I’m mentoring a new member and they want to jump to the career building speech projects, I don’t have the power to stop them. But I will spend time with them showing how these two projects – Prepare for an Interview and Making Connections with Networking, along with the Using Presentation Software project – are best saved for last, after essential speech skills are understood and practiced. Continue reading “Career Building Speech Projects Level 3”