Groups often ask me for advice and tips on how to handle things as their guest volume grows. Some groups borderline freak out and don’t know how to handle a lot of guests. Don’t freak out. Your chapter meeting agenda is built to handle guests providing that you run a timer to keep things moving along.
Keep in mind that…..
Not every guest that attends will be a good fit for your group. Don’t overthink it. Guests are potential customers & connectors first….secondarily they are prospective members. As you go into a potential high visitor traffic stage I recommend 3 things:
- Focus even more on referring to each other. Continue doing face-to-face meetings & certainly log/close out all referrals in the system. Make yourself look good in front of your guests!
- Have a high attendance rate (90%)
- Run good meetings, be yourself, & have fun.
Guests= opportunity Whether in the form of a future referral source as a new member or a just a new contact.