Communication - I have become much better than I previously was. This still needs a lot more work but comparatively, I have become more confident in speaking to a group of people.
Organisation - planning meetings each week. I had to make sure that I had something to discuss and talk about with all the members, and have something for them to do as opposed to them just coming in and sitting there. I would usually plan meetings based on what events were coming up and delegate tasks to the board members so that they could lead groups. What piece of advice do you give to the new teams? Encourage a laissez-faire approach, which encourages members to take on groups and projects as they will be rewarded and recognised - THIS is the way to keep them engaged.
Manage your time wisely! Spread out the workload and make full use of everyone in the group - most people want to get involved but are just not sure of how to do so. Plan well in advance and plan wisely. You don't need lots of publicity events done hastily, but rather a few done very carefully and successfully.
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