This is the information James Taris shared with LETS groups all over the world on his international LETS tours between 2002-2004.
For your LETS group to function properly, you must have the appropriate LETS stationery.
So here’s the basic pieces of LETS Stationery I found to be critical when I got involved with LETS about 10 years ago ...
And if the stationery your group is using is out-dated, or hard to read because it’s a copy, off a copy, off a copy, etc. … then it’s time to renew it. It’ll be worth your while as it’ll make a very positive impression on prospective new members.
This stationery was designed on MS Publisher, so you don’t need any fancy software. You are welcomed to use these ideas when creating or updating your own LETS stationery.
view sample .pdf images of the artwork for these items, click on the
Welcome to HamLETS
HamLETS Registration Form CLICK HERE
HamLETS Membership Card CLICK HERE
HamLETS Cheque Book CLICK HERE
HamLETS Brochure CLICK HERE
The most important item your group will provide to its members is the LETS Directory. Without it, your members are left in the dark, without any way of contacting other members to trade. And if you have one which is difficult to use, then your members won’t want to use it. So here’s the best way I’ve seen to prepare your LETS Directory, so it’s easy for your members to use, and encourages them to contact other members to trade.
The Directory should be in 2 parts:
SKILLS DIRECTORY: Alphabetical listing of all member offerings
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: Numerical listing (by m’ship number) of all LETS members
All entries should have:
description of offer
... And that’s all! The rest of the information can be found in the Membership Directory
B. MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
All entries should have:
This makes contacting very easy and trading enjoyable.
TIME TO DO IT
So now it’s just a matter of getting your Directory designer to phone, or email, all of the LETS members in your group with the good news that a new LETS Directory is being compiled and will be sent out to them as soon as it’s completed. You can even send them a copy of this if you like.
Then tell them what it’s going to include and why it’s such a good idea to have it that way.
Then just keep asking questions until they give you all the information you need.
And if you don’t have someone to work on your Directory yet, then just send this out to your members and ask for someone to do the job. They’ll get paid for their work (at 10 Bacons/hour) so that will be a good way for a new member to get their account quickly into credit.
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