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· Networking,Work Styles,Expectations

Many of us get involved in community organizations – be it, political, religious, educational, professional or any other. Often times, people tend to forget that in each, there is an opportunity to shine. Do we behave professionally? Are we on time for meetings? Do we come prepared? Do we accomplish the action steps we commit to? How do we dress for the group?


Statistics prove that people often find new jobs or business opportunities through the people they know rather than through published requests. Isn’t it in our best interest to make a great impression, and not think that it doesn’t count because it’s “volunteer” work?


After all, are we more likely to refer someone who does impress us? Is our reputation on the line when we refer someone else? How are these referrals a reflection of our own good judgment?

“If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it.

The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it might be the largest one possible for now.” - Mildred McAfee