Don’t forget about the second ‘R’ in February! It stands for “Ready!”
This month, focus your meeting efforts on getting all your members ready for upcoming events and deadlines in FBLA, on all levels. There might be local deadlines enforced by your chapter, Georgia FBLA deadlines, or nationwide FBLA deadlines, all of which hold tremendous importance in the process of finishing your chapter’s work and activities.
Preparation, like practice, makes perfect. Have your competitors practice their presentations in front of the chapter, or have them find study materials to start combing through everything they should look at to prepare for an objective test.
It’s finally October, meaning the season of spooks and candy-bingeing is right around the corner! In FBLA, October is a pivotal time for chapter growth. No need to be afraid, though: with this month’s tip, there’s no need to be afraid.
FBLA is a huge organization with so many different opportunities and experiences– unfortunately, that means it’s easy for members to feel lost or overwhelmed. That’s where chapter leaders come in; they’re there to guide and give members a sense of direction.
Chapter members are only one part of the puzzle, however. This month, get other active members to speak to the chapter about their experience. This can be helpful when you have members with specific experiences no one else has (say, a select few have been to Nationals!). This is another way to deliver information, but it’s infinitely more engaging than having chapter officers deliver everything.
Spread the love! More speakers mean more interested members. Take this month to rethink how your chapter gives out information.
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!