|Sent on:||Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:00 PM|
At most every event, there are so many new members, and it can be intimidating to come to the events alone......What can we do to make our newest members feel more welcome?! How do you recognize these new members?! If you remember, We were all new at one point, correct?!
At most every event I personally host, I will have 2 different color name tags, 1 color for the experienced members and another color for new members. New members would be the obvious, anyone recently new to the group, someone who has only come to just a few events over the year(s), or members who are just feeling very new. You tell us at the front table if you want a new member name tag.
I am hoping that this new idea helps our newer members feel less alone, and to show that there are always other new members. AND, to help our more experienced members recognize and feel more comfortable in going up to the newer member(s) to make them feel Welcome. What a nice jester that would be.
You don't have to stay and chat for hours, just a simple HELLO and welcome to the group would make someone's Meetup experience that much better and would make you feel good too.
I appreciate all the support Mingling In Atlanta has received over the year's and hope to see you all out having fun soon!! :-)