Some members of a Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity chapter recently did a great exercise to drive names onto their Names List and start great conversations. They put up a posterboard/flip chart and wrote: “Before I Die I Want To…” Then they engaged passersby (at their table on campus) in great conversations around their answers. As you can see they got some fun answers, got some names and contact information, and most importantly had some great conversations with people who would otherwise have been strangers.
Josh Orendi, on the Phired Up team, chimed in on this idea and suggested that it could be just as powerful to ask people, “Before I graduate I want to…” The responses could give your organization some pretty great ideas about how to engage potential members in the stuff they want to do in college (aka new ideas for recruitment events!).