First impressions are everything in sorority recruitment.
E V E R Y T H I N G.
Opinions are hard to change. Like really hard.
Some girls are dropped because of their first impression.
It’s nothing personal. It’s just how the process works.
Today, we are talking about how to be remembered in sorority recruitment. More specifically, how to be remembered in a good way.
Because we all know, you can be remembered either in a good way or a bad way.
No one wants the first impression to go bad…
Want to know 5 ways to stand out from all the other potential new members?
Let’s get into how to make a good first impressions.
When the party starts, everyone is excited, nervous, and anxious to see how it will go.
The sorority members are trying to find their rush crushes. Their dream girls. The girls who H A V E to join their sorority.
You are trying to find your Big. Your best friends. The girls who are going to make up the next four years of your life.
Sooo, first impressions matter.
Everything plays into first impressions!
Your body language.
Your overall attitude.
E V E R Y T H I N G!
preparation for a good first impression.
You know your audience. FYI it’s the sorority members.
They are going to want to get to know you. They are just trying to pick your brain, and trying to find out if you are going to fit into their sorority. They are going to ask you about your:
activities you were involved in
The list goes on…
Nothing too serious.
Be open and confident.
Practice small talk because there is going to be a lot of it. Like a lot, a lot!
Don’t be rehearsed. The sorority members want to get to know Y O U .
Not a robot.
Not the girl you think they want you to be.
They want to know Y O U !!
Step one to making a GREAT first impression.
This step is the most basic thing ever…. literally so simple.
S M I L E .
You would be surprised how many girls going through recruitment forget to smile. I don’t care if you have been up for 12 hours, if you are tired, if your feet hurt, if you are hungry… You have to smile if you want to make a good first impression.
Who is going to give you a bid if you don’t smile… No one.
The sorority girls will think you don’t want to be there. They are only going to give bids to girls that they like A N D girls that want to join the sorority.
making your introduction a good first impression.
When you enter the party, you will be assigned a sorority member to talk to. You have to say hi. Obviously! But more importantly, you need to have a warm, open body language and make eye contact. You don’t want to come off as standoffish.
Don’t cross your arms.
Don’t act like you are too good for the sorority.
Don’t be intimidated. The sorority girls are just like you. They have been through the same process.
Also if you are excited to be there, tell them! They love to hear what you are thinking!
Now, don’t say you wish you did not get invited back. T H A T ’ S R U D E!
making your conversation a good first impression.
It’s going to be loud in the room you are in, so you need to speak clearly. If you have a softer voice, you need to speak up. The sorority members are excited to meet you. They want to hear what you have to say!!
However, don’t monopolize the conversion. Be a good listener. Ask questions. Be engaged. A N D… make sure to show off your personality.
Talk about what you love. Connect on topics. Making a connection is how you make it to the next round! It’s how you become memorable. It's how you become the It Girl of sorority recruitment.
Major turn offs.
Acting like you are better than the sorority
The sorority girls don’t care if you just came from another house. They want you to be present. They want you to engage in the conversation. They want to find out if you are the best fit.
Don’t be weird and ask them about rumors or hearsay.
Because guess what... they will just change the subject.
Plus, T H A T ’ S R U D E.
You got invited back to the sorority for a reason.
Be kind. Get to know the girls in the sorority.
You never know, you might find your Big and your dream sorority!
Make sure to use all these tips and trick for all the rounds of sorority recruitment. Every round, you are most likely meet new girls. They have opinions. You have to impress them too!
Let me know if you have any questions about first impressions or anything about sorority recruitment. I am here to help you!