Volunteers - Tips to Motivate Them

Written by Heidi Richards, MS

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In order to help your volunteers truly be a success, good leaders must help them to feel a sense of security, adventure and belonging. Volunteers must feel "safe" to make mistakes without feeling embarrassed or being harmed. We must make every effort not to put volunteers in situations that make them feel insecure, ill at ease or unprepared. The proper training programs will give volunteersrepparttar sense of security necessary to carry out their roles.

Many volunteers need new experiences and challenges in order to hold their interest. They like to be onrepparttar 136339 "cutting edge" of innovation and experiences. If we ask our volunteers to dorepparttar 136340 same old thing inrepparttar 136341 same way we've always done them, we may lose them. Some volunteers are natural joiners. The need to belong is so strong that sometimes we "bite off more than we can chew."However, most volunteers have a deep sense of satisfaction when they belong to organizations they can identify with. Leaders who continually remind volunteers that their involvement is worthwhile and valued will keep volunteers involved. Volunteers must feel that they are doing something important and that they are accepted. This produces motivated, committed volunteers.

© 2005 - Heidi Richards

Heidi Richards is the author of The PMS Principles, Powerful Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business and 7 other books. She is also the Founder & CEO of the Women’s ECommerce Association, International www.WECAI.org (pronounced wee-kī) – an Internet organization that “Helps Women Do Business on the WEB.” Basic Membership is FREE. Ms. Richards can be reached at Heidi@speakingwithspirit.com or heidi@wecai.org.

Here Comes the Sun (Signs) - Romance, Astrology and You (Part Two)

Written by Heidi Richards, Chief Goddess

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Capricorn – (December 22 - January 20) Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and is symbolized byrepparttar sea goat. As an Earth sign, Capricorn is motivated, determined and sets practical goals. Taking unnecessary risks is not your “thing,” even inrepparttar 136338 area of romance. You are ambitious and responsible. You will, however do “whatever it takes” to get what you want. Social status, reputation, position, and career are important to you. You use these to impress and attractrepparttar 136339 object of your desires. When it comes to love, no silly games for you, you prefer a more mature approach to courtship. Glamour and dazzle are more your style – so an evening that starts out in a limousine would be perfect. You are supportive and dependable, good qualities in any relationship. Security, a good home, andrepparttar 136340 finer things in life are what you strive for. You do not shy away from commitment, as long as it is withrepparttar 136341 right person – in fact you "play for keeps" and will be forever faithful. Some might consider you a loner, but do not be fooled byrepparttar 136342 aloof Capricorn. You are longing for a deep, meaningful relationship with justrepparttar 136343 right partner. Capricorns can be as powerful inrepparttar 136344 bedroom as they are inrepparttar 136345 boardroom, so lovers beware. You are seen by your peers as a “winner” and often attractrepparttar 136346 same. When it comes to romantic adventures, you are both practical and romantic so a perfect getaway for you could include both work and play.

© 2005 - Heidi Richards

Heidi Richards is an Author, Professional Speaker, and Business Mentor. She is the owner of Eden Florist & Gift Baskets – www.edenflorist.com and the Founder & CEO of the Women’s ECommerce Association, International www.WECAI.org – an Internet organization that “Helps Women Do Business on the WEB.” BASIC Membership is Free. She can be reached at heidi@edenflorist.com.

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