Step 4: Recruit your first members


Checklist

  • Agree with the local JA office to have a stand at the national trade fair / the national finals

  • Create rollups and flyers and prepare a presentation

  • Plan your presence at the event

    • Attention: be visible

    • Interest: draw people in

    • Desire: present your network

    • Action: easy sign up sheet

Approx. Timeline: 2-3 months


Do’s

  • Know your USP (unique selling proposition)
  • Prepare some key point for promoting your network (elevator pitch)

  • Have a “Give away” (e.g. picture with #JAAlumniCountry)

  • Have a planned "follow-up" event after successful recruitment


Don’ts

  • Staying passive at the trade fair / the national finals

  • Be activating, but never aggressive!