by Josh Orendi
If there was an easy, effective way to dramatically improve your recruitment results … would you want to know? Of course you would!
All you have to do is remember that every person you’re talking to represents dozens of future connections. Every conversation is a gateway to dozens more. If you’ll ask the right questions, nearly every person you talk to can lead you to high quality, non-Greek men/women. Here are some of my favorites:
Who’s the sharpest student you know?
If you had something incredibly important to get done that you couldn’t do yourself, who would you ask?
If the school gave a scholarship for knowing the most people on campus, who deserves the money?
When I say "gentleman" or "classy woman" who comes to mind?
Do you have a roommate?
Who do you know that seems to have a special leadership gift that others want to follow them?
Who comes to mind as the best example of "work hard and play hard?"
If I wanted to meet the best and brightest students/freshmen on campus, who are 2 people I’d have to meet?
Who’s the best example on campus of student people listen to when they talk?
Who are the 2-3 most impressive guys/women on campus?
These are the questions I ask students, Greeks, non-Greeks, first-year students, parents, student government, faculty, police, dining hall staff, RA’s, community leaders, priests, admissions staff, coaches, and even the people going through Formal Rush. That’s right, every person is a connection to more high-quality students … if you ask the right questions more often.