Do you think you have the best chapter? The best members? The best community service projects and programs? Now you can earn recognition for all of your chapter’s success with the Outstanding Chapter Award! In order to achieve the Outstanding Chapter Award, FBLA chapters must complete twenty (20) membership, community service, and education activities listed on the FBLA-PBL website.
This is a great honor, and we encourage all chapters to participate! Click the link below to start on the activities now: http://web.fbla-pbl.org/focrp/ .
On January 12, 2017, Shiloh FBLA went on a very fun field trip to see the Atlanta Hawks. We did a lot more than just watch a basketball game. Brett Stefansson, the vice president and general manger of the Phillips Arena spoke to us about the management side of professional basketball. He also talked about the behind the scenes work of the Phillips Arena. We also had an oppurtunity to visit the College Football Hall of Fame.
On December 13, 2017, Shiloh FBLA had their annual Holiday Social. Shiloh FBLA had food, fun , and conversation. Many members were in attendance and everyone had a great time. There were a lot of fun games played. In addition to having an UNO tournament, they also had other activities. Some students decorated ornaments with their own creative designs, and Shiloh FBLA also used this occassion to donate the to Children’s Hospital.
Hopefully everyone has been hard at work to complete the Business Achievement Awards! The BAAs are due for the 2018 SLC on Thursday, March 1st. The clock is ticking!
If you are struggling to complete the more difficult, time-consuming tasks, set aside a few hours on particular days with no major plans. Set a list of priorities for the tasks so you can track your progress. This tends to motivate people in all types of scenarios.
If you usually spend too much time perfecting your work, do not worry so much about the perfection of each task until you have completed each one. Then, go back to edit and clean up the projects. Creating outlines for your projects can aid you in fitting in the information required, later leaving you with time to revise your work.
I hope these tips will come in handy as you strive to finish up your BAA submissions! We hope to see you in March at the 2018 state Leadership Conference!
“The best a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.”-John C. Maxwell
One of the best ways to prepare your chapter for the future is to have mentors come in form your local community. They will be able to share professional insight and personal experiences to enrich your chapters understanding of the professional world. While this sounds great on paper, it may be difficult to begin inviting guests. Here is quick and easy guide on how you can build bridges for guest speakers to come to your chapter meetings:
- Set a date: Always know the dates where you have space and time available for guest speakers to come. A good idea is to have these dates coincide with meetings to get the largest attendance possible. Having a list of dates gives the speaker flexibility and increases the chances of a speaker accepting your invitation.
- Know the speaker: Before you invite a speaker, try to learn a little about them so that you know what topics may be best suited for them. In addition, knowing a little bit about them shows them that you have prepared and increases the chances of them coming over to speak at the meeting.
- Have a topic: While most speakers don’t want to be fed a word-for-word script, it is important to give them an outline of possible topics. Keeping in mind number 2, tailor the topic to an area that they know well and coincides with one of the goals of FBLA.
- Send the invitation: One of the easiest and also hardest parts of the process is to send the invitation. Taking initiative and sending the invites as early as possible is essential to guest speakers accepting the offer, so don’t procrastinate and send them now!
- Communication/Follow-up: After sending the invitation it is important to follow up with the speaker by communicating with them depending on their response. You want to be respectful and quick on your responses whether they accept or decline the offer to speak.
Hopefully, this 5-step process will get you some amazing mentors at your next meeting. Good Luck!