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Old 08-15-2010, 01:19 PM
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Rush Right book

Any one familiar with this?

http://suresister.com/

It looks promising - especially after reading her story - http://suresister.com/tales.html
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Any one familiar with this?

http://suresister.com/

It looks promising - especially after reading her story - http://suresister.com/tales.html
I have recommended this to tons of PNM's this year. I think it is great and very informative. The advice seems to be accurate and they have Ambassadors that are in different parts of the country so that seems right to me. They also have a huge facebook page.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:47 PM
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Oooo. Looks very interesting.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:52 PM
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I just ordered it - - will report back!
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A thread was started about a week ago on it. 33girl also reminded us that the author posted on here once upon a time.

http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...d.php?t=115102
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A thread was started about a week ago on it. 33girl also reminded us that the author posted on here once upon a time.

http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...d.php?t=115102
Thanks - I ordered it thinking that it might be useful in preparing for recruitment events for my Alumnae Panhellenic - I can either recommend it or tell my pnms to not bother. Of course, I'll have a copy to lend them . . . While of course you can get the info on GC for free, many pnms aren't going to have the patience.
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FWIW, she's a Sigma Kappa from the University of Washington.
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Skimmed it.

The book seems to be geared toward socially clueless people who don't have many interview/conversation skills, so I guess if a PNM is clueless/awkward in that regard it may help.

In terms of the process itself, it tends to sugarcoat things and oversimplify them. It's one of those "you are awesome and will be a great asset to a sorority" type of things.


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FWIW, she's a Sigma Kappa from the University of Washington.
Washington State, actually.
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Thanks AXOrushadvisor and SWTXBelle for your comments.

GreekChat is full of great information for women who are preparing for sorority recruitment, I agree. My staff and I think there is good advice to be found in a variety of places on the net, including on our blog. No charge for reading the blog.

http://www.suresister.com/sororityrecruitmentblog/
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Thanks AXOrushadvisor and SWTXBelle for your comments.

GreekChat is full of great information for women who are preparing for sorority recruitment, I agree. My staff and I think there is good advice to be found in a variety of places on the net, including on our blog. No charge for reading the blog.

http://www.suresister.com/sororityrecruitmentblog/
Got the book - my take? While it is true that GC has a great deal of good advice, the book would be a good investment for pnms who don't have an irl source for advice. Finding the right advice here is labor-intensive, and we all know of pnms who don't bother to use/can't find what they need with the search feature.Also, there is also some really off-base advice here, and of course a pnm has no way of which advice is spot-on, and which is a load of hooey.

I think the step by step preparation suggested in "Rush Right" would be a big help to clueless pnms. I've given the book to the recruitment v.p. of our alumnae panhellenic - it will be interesting to see her opinion.
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Also, there is also some really off-base advice here, and of course a pnm has no way of which advice is spot-on, and which is a load of hooey.
I'm always looking to improve the content for the next edition of this book. I would welcome a note from you about the off-base advice. You can DM me here or send your thoughts to the general mail box at SureSister.com
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The name SUREsister gives the impression that if you read the book and follow the advice, you WILL get a bid. Not so.

Also, there is a lot of "you WILL make a great asset to a sorority" going on in the book.

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The name SUREsister gives the impression that if you read the book and follow the advice, you WILL get a bid. Not so.

Also, there is a lot of "you WILL make a great asset to a sorority" going on in the book.

I don't know about that. Not everyone who reads Vogue registers with a modeling agency, either.

Not everyone who reads ANY self help type book will succeed, either - but it does make it less likely.

And fwiw, I haven't read the book, but I'm assuming it helps a PNM to build some self esteem and learn how to be a better conversationalist.
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Okay, I have just have to ask this about SureSister's signature: In Panhellenic what?

Panhellenic is an adjective; it needs a noun to modify, but here it's just hanging out there on its own.

Sorry, but it's driving me just a little crazy.
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