Last Saturday I was invited back to work with the Tri Delts and help them get ready for a very important week in the life and legacy of their Chapter, initiation week. The great thing about the lessons for initiation week is that they aren’t just one hit wonders, they are lessons that the 115ish (give or take a bathroom break) will use well beyond their University life!
Although we hit some big time manners such as conversation skills, eye contact, introductions and important conversation topics during the program, we kicked off the moring with them telling me what it means to be hospitable. This is what they had to say…
- Sacrificing your time and space to make your guest feel at home
- Catering to the needs of others
- Be respectful to anyone and everyone
- Genuinely interested in what they are talking about
- Be gracious
- When people feel more at home and more comfortable you can generate a genuine experience which makes people aspire to be with you and makes you able to experience them for who they are
- Making someone feel welcome
- Not being awkward.
- Being genuine
- Listening and responding accordingly
- Catering to their needs before your own
- Keep your guest full (food) and quenched
- People need to feel comfortable so they can be themselves
- Be kind, respectful and generous to guests
- Make sure you’re hospitable to everyone no matter what
My goodness ladies, can you imagine if as women we cut through the crap (pardon my slang) and treated each other like this all of the time? Oh what we could accomplish… I’m thinking big. Like save the World Big!