by Woody Woodcock
Hello Phired Up Blog readers. I'm new on the Phired Up staff, but not new to the fraternity/sorority world. I'm excited to share my stories with you and hope that they will be inspiring and helpful as you work towards the future to drive a higher quantity of higher quality members into your groups. You can learn more about me here.
I first encountered the original version of this story in Harvey MacKay's book, Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive.
This is a story about a chapter's recruitment committee.
It was made up of four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. They had the most important job of the chapter — to plan for rush, and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
Does this sound familiar? Ever happen in your chapter? Don't let Everybody, Anybody, Somebody, or Nobody ruin your chances at recruitment success.