Monday, March 31, 2008

Steps to Achieving Socialite Status

I receive slews of questions about this on a daily basis. I have touched on this in the past however, a lil’ ole re-visitation of this hot topic of interest will never hurt.

Off the top of my head, there are three elements every aspiring Socialite needs to consider while on the 'quest.'
1) Becoming a quality volunteer
2) Strategic selection of activities

3) How to Get Good Press

Let’s explore our first topic of becoming a quality volunteer.

Many of the Socialites featured on this blog are outstanding volunteers. They contribute a good portion of their time and financial resources to a variety of charitable organizations. Some of the organizations include their local Opera and Orchestra, The Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Ballet, the Junior League, the Girls, Incorporated chapter, sororities, fraternities, and The Links.

But, here’s the deal. They are actually pretty good with follow up, follow through, and leveraging their personal and professional networks for a cause. Socialites also tend to be gosh darn fabulous at working well with people and are usually very likable. They mean what they said and said what they mean in terms of assisting an organization with fundraising, ‘friend-raising,’ and other goals.

So, if you struggle with being nice, keeping your word, and falsify who you are/what you represent, it is highly unlikely that you will be successful at becoming a true Socialite.

We’ll chat soon on strategic selection of activities because after all - there are only so many hours in the day!