BRAINSTORM IDEAS AND TITLES
What events are you going to do? What are some ideas for social and fun programming and for educational sessions? If you know what issues you want to cover, what might be some interesting titles for these events to get people to attend?
Here are some ideas for brainstorming programs. Start by using the alphabet. Go around the room and starting with the letter "A" create five program titles. Write them down: Adult Children of Alcoholics, Appetizers From Around the World (social), Alcohol and Relationships, A Woman's Story (rape education) and Acupuncture. Remember, when you are brainstorming, there is no such thing as a bad idea! After you get A-Z finished, go back and decide which ones are workable, and which ones you should drop. Use popular movies and popular songs. People identify with what's current. So go through the movie list and see if there's anything that applies.
People identify with what's current!
You may want to do a program called "You've Got Mail on Alcohol Responsibility!" Use technology to show people resource web sites on personal health. Use interactive CD-Rom education. Then have your program board show the popular Winter of '98 movie, You've Got Mail. You can even make Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan cardboard cutouts to promote your NCAAW events. Who knows? Give away coffee shop coupons and dinner for two. Keep brainstorming!