Testimonial: Jon Moore of Chi Psi Fraternity
In May of 2011, Jon Moore of Chi Psi fraternity's national staff posted a blog... It tells the story of his first encounter with Phired Up, and the impact his organization has on him and so many others.
"I was searching everywhere for recruitment resources. I was reading networking books, body language books, and everything else I could to be more of a people person. Then, one night I came across some company named Phired Up and their e-book ‘Good Guys’. I stayed up until 4am reading the book, and I knew that I had just stumbled upon a gold mine. This book, written by Josh Orendi and Matt Mattson, would become my recruitment bible.
"At the Spencer Institute sessions, I was floored by two things:
1) During the small group discussions, I was helpful to other Alphas. Being a new officer from Chi Psi’s (then) newest Alpha, I thought I would be the idiot in the room. But when I realized that I was on the right track it was an incredible confidence boost.
2) JOSH ORENDI, The author of my recruitment bible, ‘Good Guys’ was the program facilitator. I’ve never listened more intently in my whole life. In fact, I distinctly remember cornering Josh during the lunch hour and asking him about 1,000 questions on everything. I was a sponge."
"Thus, the way I’ve learned to see it, for every new person that I’ve helped bring into Chi Psi… that is another life that I’ve helped change. Every time I cold called someone in Boulder during the Psi Delta recolonization, every time I shook a hand under the tents on Bowman field at Clemson, every time I struck up a random conversation during formal recruitment at GT, and every time I contacted a potential new member at Miami… those were all opportunities to change someone’s life.
For every time I got rejected, hung up on, stood up or laughed at, I reminded myself of the mission… “if I can get just one person to join, it will change their life for the better. That one ‘yes’ will be worth the last 50 ‘no’s.”"