Sorority Presentations

Introduction

The purpose of taking the time to present to a sorority about Phi Tau is two-fold: (1) To generate names of prospective members from reputable women. If a sorority woman recommends someone they are nine times of ten going to be solid men, and (2) To make a conscious effort to promote the true purpose of Phi Kappa Tau.

Short Description

Sorority presentations and recommendations have contributed a high level of success for Phi Tau expansion efforts over the past several years. However, once we become an active chapter we forget to continue to seek sorority recommendations. This is mostly because we tend to think sorority women only associate themselves with fraternity men. This is simply not the case. How many male and female friends do you currently have that are not affiliated with a fraternity or sorority. However, the real reason most chapters do not seek sorority recommendations are because they are lazy.

Process

Step 1: Who does the presentation?

  • Two to three sharp looking, impressive men that speak well. These men represent Phi Tau well. These men should be well respected in the Greek community and on campus.
  • These men do not have to be members of the recruitment team/committee or the chapter president.

Step 2: Be Prepared

  • You don’t want the presentation to sound rehearsed; however, you want to have something written out and practiced.
  • Keep it short and simple. You will more than likely deliver the presentation at a chapter meeting so you don’t want it to go more than 5 to 7 minutes. Grad their attention, then get straight to the point and deliver an impressive message.

Step 3: Deliver the Presentation

  • It may be a good idea to present the chapter with flowers or some other small gift to show your appreciation.
  • Make sure that you have a recommendation sheet(s) to leave with the chapter.

Step 4: Follow Up

  • Make sure that you discuss a time later in the week to pick up the recommendation sheet. Make sure that someone goes to pick it up. Preferably one of the presenters.
  • Be sure to give the sorority another recommendation sheet when you pick up the first one. Ask the chapter representative if you can leave another one in case any other members think of someone they want to recommend.

Conclusion

Think about it this way, if a couple of sorority women came to your chapter and said, “We are currently seeking the campus’s finest women and we know that these type of women would only associate themselves with the campus’s finest men, such as yourselves. Therefore, that is why we are here tonight. We are asking that the brothers of Phi Kappa Tau help us out in our search of the campus’s finest.” You would help these ladies out in their efforts.

Therefore, you should be conducting sorority presentations on a regular basis as a part of the chapter’s recruitment efforts. Also, this type of recruiting does two things: generates names and builds a relationship with the sorority. This type of recruitment only takes about ten minutes per sorority.

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