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How to Create a Toastmasters Club in 3 weeks

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How we created and chartered a company hosted with open membership Toastmasters Club in 19 days with 38 members.

How we created and chartered a company hosted with open membership Toastmasters Club in 19 days with 38 members.

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  • 1. Dzung Vuong ACS (Advanced Communication Silver) ALB (Advanced Leadership Bronze) Club Coach Area Governor November 2010
  • 2. About • How we chartered Create WOW! Toastmasters Club in 3 weeks The Story • Except the author & the Club, I changed people names The Characters
  • 3. What is Toastmasters? Non-profit volunteer organization Members learn and practice communication and leadership skills
  • 4. Communication Give prepared speech, evaluation and impromptu speaking
  • 5. Leadership At Club, Area, Division, District and International Levels
  • 6. Our Story in one word: PLEASE Problem Leverage Enthusiasm Actions Sales Endurance
  • 7. Problem Have you got a problem? Do what you can where you are with what you've got. Theodore Roosevelt
  • 8. At the year end performance review: Victor’s manager asked him: “Give your evaluation about me as a manager?”
  • 9. Victor raised this in our Services Excellence Workshop where over 30 people attended.
  • 10. Victor’s problem: He could not tell his manager: You suck! He ended up saying nothing, even he wanted to say something!
  • 11. I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts. John D. Rockefeller
  • 12. I said: Toastmasters teach you how to give constructive feedback without hurting the other person. Tom, our instructor: Why don’t you form a Toastmasters Club? Me: I’ll arrange an Information Session.
  • 13. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusias Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 14. March 4th, 2010: I said we’ll have an Information Session March 5th, 2010: We had this session with District 2 Toastmast
  • 15. The secret of getting things done is to act! Benjamin David
  • 16. To charter a Toastmasters Club, you need 20 members From March 5, I took an action almost daily My Goal: to have 20 members signed up by April 1st
  • 17. When you try to sell an idea to someone, there are 4 polite responses: a)I don’t know b)I might c)I will d)I do Only people who say “I do” will write you a check Dzung Vuong
  • 18. There are about 100 people in the office Within 2 weeks, one third of top managers signed up as members
  • 19. I signed up for this Toastmasters Club, why don’t you give it a try? Or, Steve, do you know Tim (his manager) & Ann (his peer) both signed up? Or, did you know that both Pedro (2nd most senior manager) and David (Top Manager) both signed up? Tactics
  • 20. There is no sales tactic as powerful as Personal Stories
  • 21. "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." William Clement Stone
  • 22. Summary (we did it in 19 days) The ideas to form Toastmasters Club was in March 4th, 2010 The Club was chartered on March 23rd, 2010 with 38 members (about 1/3 of the people in the office) Almost half of all senior managers signed up as members
  • 23. http://www.toastmasters.org/ http://d2tm.org/ http://wowtm.posterous.com/
  • 24. http://twitter.com/dzungvuong http://ideasimpact.com/