Focus on hospitality. The purpose of the meeting is to inspire guests to join your quest to change the world one child and one community at a time.
- Position greeters at the door.
- Print name tags to aid greetings and conversation.
- Use place cards to guide guests to a seat between two Kiwanis members, and train each of those members on sharing the Kiwanis message and overcoming objections.
- Set each guest’s place with an ink pen, a Join the Club brochure (which includes an application) and a club brochure.
- Keep it positive.
Make sure club business is left to another meeting—and that members were reminded at the previous meeting about the need to avoid negativity. If you can, have a running-loop PowerPoint presentation of your club in action.