Taking Care of Business #2: Meeting Openers

Looking FOURward

I always say I can generally tell within the first minute of meeting someone if I’m really going to like them or not.  I can’t put my finger on it.  I can’t explain it.  I just know how I feel.  (Fortunately, I really like most people…not unlike a Golden Retriever).

The same could be said for most people and meetings.  Within the first few opening actions, it’s apparent to the member whether this is going to be “just another meeting” or if it’s really something to pay attention to and get excited about.

The way in which meetings open will set the tone for the rest of the meeting.  Today we are going to look at some tips and strategies for having the best possible opening.

Call to Order
President:  (Two taps).  “I now call this meeting of the X 4-H Club to order.”

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