About the Author

Who is Robyn
Robyn Braley is committed to helping Rotarians grow their clubs to become better equipped to help people who need help. He has led two club teams that were awarded RI PR Awards and served as the District 5360 PR Chair. He has been a Rotarian since 1999.

Rotary Speaker
Robyn draws from his experience as a Rotarian and as a Communications Professional to share ways to more effectively tell the Rotary story to your community. He starts by asking the questions, "Is your club ready to grow, and why does it matter?" The ultimate focus is on attracting new members.

He is available to speak at District Conferences and Rotary leadership training institutes. Content also applies to other not-for-profit organizations.

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Part 3 Insider Tips for Building a Strong Rotary Club Speaker Program; The Mechanics

Engaging, Informing, Challenging, Entertaining, Inspiring
Written by Robyn T. Braley

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series I explained why a strong speaker program is important to a Rotary Club. 

To repeat, quality meetings add value to the Rotary experience by keeping existing members engaged. Quality meetings provide a reason to invite prospective members and other guests.

A strong program will also provide opportunities to create public relations events that attract mainstream media and can be promoted on social media. More about that in a later post.

Before reading this, you may want to check out the first two posts

Managing the Bookings

The most effective program committees include some of the busiest members of the club. That also means they won’t be patient wasting time “to and froing” about dates, speaker appropriateness, etc.