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Speak and Inspire Review

by dilli jack (2019-04-27)

I talked to a client this week who lamented, "I have given so much time and effort as a volunteer to my civic organization, but I've gotten so little support in return." It's sad but true, that we often lend our support hoping to get it back in kind, but it rarely happens that way. If you're going to volunteer because you have the time, resources, and energy to serve others outside your business activities, great! Otherwise, take a note from a clever cocktail napkin that says, "Stop me before I volunteer again!"It's time to put on your Big Girl Pants and concentrate your efforts by doing what will get you what you want. That includes being brave and saying "no" when you're asked to volunteer for a committee, leaving the dirty dishes in the sink and not folding the laundry today, and making those tough phone calls to ask for a speaking engagement or a sales conversation with a prospect you'd love to work with.