Building an Enthusiastic Club! Toastmaster Officer Leadership Training January 30, 2010 Becka Clark VP of Education Collinsville Club Crossroads Club of BBJ community club closed club
Toastmasters is . . . a proven – and enjoyable! – way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills. . . ” “ www.Toastmaster.org home page Mutually supportive & positive learning environment Every individual member Foster self-confidence & personal growth
Understand Club Culture/Trajectory!
What “this” club exists to be
How it came to be/change to
What generates participation
Watch for patterns, particularly for “change”
Know what you like about Toastmasters
Translate to your leadership vision
Act, engage “in the present” or “zone”
Connect Your Enthusiasm/Passion!
Like Smiling on the Phone. . . You cannot manufacture passion or motivate people to feel passionate. You can only discover what ignites your passion and the passions of those around you. ” “
First Do No Harm to Motivation!
Motivation is meeting intrinsic needs
We “invite” people to be motivated
Work to manage “demotivation”
Remember, “supportive and positive”
Dedication Justice and Parity Growth Self-Esteem Challenge Helpfulness Money Good Times/Pleasure American Management Association How to Build High Performance Teams Learn Members’ Drivers
Walking the Talk
Ask, ask, ask why considering joining, what they want/need yearly
Listen, Listen, Listen , Leadership #1
Have great meetings!
Stay in touch
Don’t get in the way
Keep your finger on the pulse of club needs
Encourage the heart – celebrate efforts/results
WIIFM Focus of Toastmasters’ Features!
Learn the “tracks” to assist
Speeches or/and leadership? Watch blind spots
How fast or slow they want to go?
Engage ALL officers to offer committee opps
Understand it takes time to learn ALL features
Persistent “coaching” enticement & persuasion
Aspire To “Level 5” Leadership!
Blend of personal humility and professional will
“ We” not “I”
Focus on creating/enacting vision & understanding role of DCP
Choose collaboration; create leadership “team”
Your 21 st Century Leadership Key Words Effective leaders motivate accomplishment through team building, delegation, coaching, and a service [servant] leadership. . . using feedback, support, recognition, and resolving conflicts. The Leadership Excellence Series: The Leader as Coach “ ”
Understand Leadership is a Journey Not a destination Help each other Thank you! Have a great six months
Attendees – 29 Content – 4.86 Length – 4.76 Time – 4.66 Format – 4.88 Q & A Time – 4.65 Speaker – 5.00 Information – Right Amt Overall Score 4.996 (out of possible 5.00) How Well Was this Presentation Received?
What They Said!
“ Becka has the most important quality of great speakers - Passion! Loved her enthusiasm and she had great ideas.”
“ Good use of group interaction. Built my confidence.”
“ Super job. Good content. Good delivery.”
“ Very passionate and well structured Great use of break outs . I got a lot from this.”