Engage Your Rotarians GETS Fall 2014 Session Objectives To increase awareness of the many ways we can engage with the Rotarians in our district. What is “Engagement” Two Elements: The Media The Message What’s in the Message Info - who, what, where, when, why & how Provide Motivation Provide Specific Next Steps Establish Timing Convey Respect Engage with Electronic Media E-mail Website & Web services Video E-mail Power Point Presentations Social Media Engage with Electronic Media Position Yourself Purposefully By The Media You USE! Frequency of Engagement Early, Often Variety of Media Consistent Timely E-mail - Help or Hindrance? Fast, Inexpensive, Efficient, Graphic Widely Accepted An Incredible Tool if Properly Used Easily Misused and OVER Used Impersonal Contact lists can be out of date quickly CONFIRM WITHIN 24 HOURS E-mail - Help or Hindrance? Once you hit this button, send have you communicated? Website Make it Relevant, Useful, Habit-forming Keep it Updated Newsletter vs. site Drive the Right People Power Point (Less) Effective Tool Not Primary Can be overdone Oversimplifies issues Benefits of Visuals Dramatize ideas Guide the presentation direction Make the message easy to understand 3 Rules of PowerPoint The “6 x 6” Rule The “10-Second” Rule Don’t look at the screen! Other Tools - Written Written Word Letters Notes Newsletters Other? Other Tools - Verbal Verbal Communications Phone Calls Club Visits District Meetings One-on-One Verbal Communications Compliments – Giving / Receiving Dealing with confrontation What about stress? Physical Communications Hugs and kisses Respecting Others Maintaining Respect Support Assistant Governors District Leadership Club Presidents Influential People in District & Clubs Key Elements of Effective Engagement Listen Empathize Respect Assume Goodness in Others Provide Clear Message Feedback to Different Generations Veterans “No news is good news” Boomers “Once a year and in writing” Gen X “How am I doing?” Gen Y “Instant feedback at your fingertips” Messages That Motivate Veterans “Your experience is respected” Boomers “You are valued and needed” Gen X “You are creative. Do it your way” Gen Y “Unmatched spirit, creativity & energy” Parting Thought “If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don't want to be.” Dale Carnegie Engagement Your Best Friend! Be a Rotary Champion !