The sorority bidding process, though rewarding, can also be nerve-wracking. It can be tough to keep your game face on and keep your confidence up. Here are some tips to help you make it through.
Bring a friend along to recruitment events for support. Not only will you have someone who can understand what you’re going through, but also someone to talk things out with and who can put things in perspective. If the event or group isn’t your style, you still have someone to talk to. Having a friend by your side can make you more confident and comfortable at an event where you know no one. That being said, remember that you’re there to meet new people and find out which group is right for you, something you can’t do if you only talk to your friend.
If you know you look good, then you feel more confident. Dressing in your favourite outfit can help you feel more comfortable and at ease. Research the dress code for each event ahead of time so that you can be sure you come dressed appropriately. When you’re not fiddling with your hair or fidgeting in a top you don’t feel good in, you can really focus on meeting new people and getting to know each organization.
Remembering your strengths can keep you going throughout bidding. Knowing that you have your own ways of being special can help when you’re losing your confidence. Also, being aware of your unique talents can help you stand out from the crowd and avoid being just another PNM.
Remember to be yourself and avoid being scripted. If you’re putting on a face for the sisters, not only will they be able to tell, but you will lose your confidence. If you act naturally, then you will feel more comfortable in your surroundings and won’t find yourself struggling to keep up the act. It’s important to be the real you in order to know which organization best fits you. Knowing that the organization you receive a bid for is right for you can also increase your confidence.
When you’re bidding, it’s important to remember that the sisters are nervous too. They want you to want to be part of their group. Remembering that the sisters are trying to impress you can help you be more relaxed. They were in your shoes once and know how nervous you are, so they will do their best to make you feel welcomed.