Love buckets are a big topic of conversation at my house. Around Valentine’s day my son’s preschool teacher introduced the concept of a love bucket. Everyone has one and the fuller the better. If you push a friend, say mean things or are not helpful you empty your friend’s love bucket. On the other hand when you console a friend who has a booboo, invite a new friend to play in your group or help out you fill their love bucket (and you fill your own in the process).
One morning my son asked me why we were getting ready extra early. “I am giving a presentation this morning” I said. What is that he wanted to know? “Well, I stand in front of a group of people and tell them about some ideas. Then we all talk together about those ideas. Hopefully we will all learn something new” “Oh!” he says, “Mama you and go fill up your friends love buckets!”
I have to admit that I never thought of public speaking in that manner. His idea caught me off guard and was so sweet that I spent some time thinking about it. The core idea behind love buckets is being helpful to others. How much time does your organization spend generously filling member’s love buckets?
How is your organization helpful to members? How is your conference helpful to members? Beyond educating and making information available being helpful is about:
- Inviting new members into the group. Is your association welcoming? To all types of members?
- Picking people up when they are having a hard time. Are you helping professionals who have lost their jobs?
- Cheering on members on as they grow. How do you call out exceptional work, innovation and creative problem solving?
- Help members solve problems and tackle issues. Do you know how to do this for your members during their professional life events?
How are you filling your members love buckets?
- Helping members succeed
- How love and money are related for associations
- Do you love your vendors enough?