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    • 1. Toastmasters Power Speakers Club #9309-77 Member Orientation Meeting August 16, 2007
    • 2. Toastmasters Organization Yolanda Turner, CC Power Speakers Club Vice President – Education 2007-2008
    • 3. History of Toastmasters <ul><li>In October 1924, a group of men assembled by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley met in the basement of the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, U.S.A., forming a club “to afford practice and training in the art of public speaking and in presiding over meetings, and to promote sociability and good fellowship among its members.” </li></ul><ul><li>The group took the name “Toastmasters.” Soon men in other communities and states asked for permission and help to start their own Toastmasters clubs. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1930, a federation was necessary to coordinate activities of the many clubs and to provide a standard program. </li></ul><ul><li>When a speaking club in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, expressed interest in forming a Toastmasters club, the group became known as Toastmasters International. </li></ul>
    • 4. More Toastmasters Info <ul><li>Toastmasters is an International organization with 10,500 clubs and 200,000 members in 90 countries </li></ul><ul><li>There are 20 Clubs in the Birmingham area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many are open to the public but some clubs have “closed” membership policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other clubs offer meetings on different days and at different times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can belong to multiple Clubs if you like! </li></ul></ul>
    • 5. Organizational Hierarchy <ul><li>Region (VIII) </li></ul><ul><li>District (77) </li></ul><ul><li>Area (8) </li></ul><ul><li>Club (9309) </li></ul>
    • 6. Participate! <ul><li>Meetings are held at all levels in the TI hierarchy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Club meetings are most frequent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toastmaster International has an annual meeting in various locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Region meetings are held at least annually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech contests are hosted at the area &amp; district level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Toastmasters can participate in almost all meetings in some capacity </li></ul></ul>
    • 7. Upcoming Meetings <ul><li>Toastmasters International Annual Convention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 15-18, 2007 in Phoenix, AZ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>District 77 Fall Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 19-20, 2007 in Fort Walton Beach, FL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Club meetings on the 2 nd &amp; 4 th Thursday of each month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put them on your calendar NOW !! </li></ul></ul>
    • 8. Club Mission <ul><li>The mission of a Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. </li></ul>
    • 9. A Toastmasters Promise <ul><li>To attend Club meetings regularly </li></ul><ul><li>To prepare all of my speeches to the best of my ability, basing them on projects in the appropriate manual </li></ul><ul><li>To prepare for and fulfill meeting assignments </li></ul><ul><li>To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>To help the club maintain the positive friendly environment necessary for all members to learn and grow </li></ul><ul><li>To serve my Club as an officer when called upon to do so </li></ul><ul><li>To treat my fellow Club members and our guests with respect and courtesy </li></ul><ul><li>To bring guests to the meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers </li></ul><ul><li>To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters educational and recognition programs </li></ul><ul><li>To maintain honest and highly ethical standards during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities </li></ul>As a member of Toastmasters International and my Club, I promise…
    • 10. Educational Awards Karen Threlkeld, CC, CL Power Speakers Club Secretary / Treasurer 2007-2008
    • 11. Educational Awards Summary
    • 12. Individual Communications Awards <ul><li>Competent Communicator (CC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 speeches from the C&amp;L manual </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Communicator – Bronze (ACB) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete speeches in 2 Advanced manuals (~10 speeches) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Communicator – Silver (ACS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 more Advanced manuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted any two programs from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series </li></ul></ul>
    • 13. Individual Communications Awards (2) <ul><li>Advanced Communicator – Gold (ACG) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 more Advanced Manuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted a Success/Leadership Program, Success/Communication Program or a Youth Leadership Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coached a new member with the first three speech projects </li></ul></ul>
    • 14. Individual Leadership Awards <ul><li>Competent Leader (CL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete CL Manual (10 projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Leader – Bronze (AL-B) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved Competent Leader award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved Competent Communicator award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Served at least six months as a club officer and participated in the preparation of a Club Success Plan while serving in this office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>While serving in the above office, participated in a district-sponsored club officer training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted any two programs from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series </li></ul></ul>
    • 15. Individual Leadership Awards (2) <ul><li>Advanced Leader – Silver (ALS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved Advanced Leader Bronze award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Served a complete term as a district officer (district governor, lieutenant governor, public relations officer, secretary, treasurer, division governor or area governor) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed the High Performance Leadership program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Served successfully as a club sponsor, mentor or coach </li></ul></ul>
    • 16. The Big Kahuna <ul><li>Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved Advanced Communicator Gold award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved Advanced Leader Silver award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinguished Toastmaster is the highest recognition a member may receive. </li></ul></ul>
    • 17. Educational Awards Summary
    • 18. The Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Karen Threlkeld, CC, CL Power Speakers Club Secretary / Treasurer 2007-2008
    • 19. What is DCP? <ul><li>Program administered by Toastmasters International to focus Clubs on meeting goals for Membership and Educational Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Administered annually from July 1 – June 30 </li></ul><ul><li>10 goals are set for all clubs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievement of 5 goals gets the Club recognized as “Distinguished” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievement of 7 goals = Select Distinguished </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievement of 9 goals = President’s Distinguished </li></ul></ul>
    • 20. What are the 10 goals? <ul><li>2 CCs </li></ul><ul><li>2 more CCs </li></ul><ul><li>1 ACB, ACS, ACG </li></ul><ul><li>1 more ACB, ACS, ACG </li></ul><ul><li>1 CL, ALB, ALS, or DTM </li></ul><ul><li>1 more CL, ALB, ALS, or DTM </li></ul><ul><li>4 new members </li></ul><ul><li>4 more new members </li></ul><ul><li>4 Club Officers Trained during each of 2 training periods </li></ul><ul><li>Membership dues and Officer Listing submitted on time </li></ul>
    • 21. Power Speakers DCP Goals July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 <ul><li>Goal 1: 2 CCs (Tony Smith, Jeffery Jackson) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3: one AC (Karen Threlkeld) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4: another AC (Yolanda Turner) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 5: CL (Yolanda Turner) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 7: 4 new members </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 8: Four more new members </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 9: Officer Training </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 10: Dues renewals / Officer List </li></ul>
    • 22. Power Speakers DCP Goals July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 <ul><li>Goal 1: 2 CCs (Tony Smith, Jeffery Jackson) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3: one AC (Karen Threlkeld) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4: another AC (Yolanda Turner) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 5: CL (Yolanda Turner) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 7: 4 new members </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 8: Four more new members </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 9: Officer Training </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 10: Dues renewals / Officer List </li></ul>8 Goals = Select Distinguished
    • 23. WIIFM? Karen Threlkeld, CC, CL Power Speakers Club Secretary / Treasurer 2007-2008
    • 24. Why did you join Toastmasters? <ul><li>Improve my communications abilities (100%) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“I wanted to become better at public speaking” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improve my leadership skills (64%) </li></ul><ul><li>Networking (27%) </li></ul>
    • 25. What is the value of the Club? <ul><li>Practice in public speaking </li></ul><ul><li>To help you become a better and more confident speaker </li></ul><ul><li>To meet new people and acquire communication skills </li></ul>
    • 26. The Value of the Club <ul><li>“My membership in Power Speakers has tremendously enhanced my communications skills. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this club. Before Power Speakers, I was not able to face an audience. Now, with the various techniques that I have learned, I have been able to participate in a few programs that call for public speaking and I feel that I did well.” </li></ul>
    • 27. Why should I achieve Toastmasters Goals? <ul><li>Sense of personal achievement &amp; success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conquer, or at least manage, fear of public speaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successful people set difficult goals &amp; achieve in spite of fear or other negative thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resume builders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational awards are recognized world-wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership positions demonstrate leadership abilities </li></ul></ul>
    • 28. Common Objections
    • 29. Yes, but…. <ul><li>I’m afraid to give speeches. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many roles to be played in a meeting, speaker is but one. Dip your toe in the water by participating as a timer, grammarian, or table topics participant. </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to give a speech until you’re ready. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Mentor will work with you. </li></ul>
    • 30. Yes, but… <ul><li>I don’t like evaluating people or being evaluated. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t like being evaluated on something that I know I’m not good at. </li></ul><ul><li>The evaluation process provides only constructive feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to analyze or evaluate is a skill that most of us need to practice. </li></ul><ul><li>You will get more comfortable with receiving and giving evaluations once you start practicing that skill. </li></ul><ul><li>The only way to get better at something is to practice! </li></ul>
    • 31. Yes, but… <ul><li>Toastmasters should provide more training sessions, as opposed to simply giving speeches in the meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>The focus of Toastmasters is improving communication skills through practice, e.g. giving speeches! </li></ul><ul><li>Your training IS giving speeches, evaluations, etc! </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of training on public speaking is available through APC/SCS Learning Source and externally. </li></ul>
    • 32. Yes, but… <ul><li>Other speakers in the club don’t seem to be as skilled as I am, so what can I gain by joining? </li></ul><ul><li>Toastmasters improves your listening skills and your ability to handle one-on-one conversations. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>You also extend your personal network by meeting new people. </li></ul>
    • 33. Commit to Toastmasters NOW! <ul><li>Make Toastmasters a priority! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put the meetings on your calendar NOW! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Come to the meetings and participate! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotate into all meeting roles this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signup for meeting roles in advance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set personal goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give your ice-breaker speech this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete 5 speeches this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get your CC by 6/30/2008! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pay your dues on time </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer as a Club Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We need a VP-Membership and VP-Public Relations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help recruit new members </li></ul>
    • 34. Commit to Toastmasters NOW! <ul><li>Make Toastmasters a priority! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put the meetings on your calendar NOW! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Come to the meetings and participate! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotate into all meeting roles this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signup for meeting roles in advance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set personal goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give your ice-breaker speech this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete 5 speeches this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get your CC by 6/30/2008! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pay your dues on time </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer as a Club Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We need a VP-Membership and VP-Public Relations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help recruit new members </li></ul>This is something you are doing for YOURSELF! It is important that you make time for this. Be aware when fear or other negative emotions are interfering with your progress!
    • 35. Club Meetings Jeffery Jackson Power Speakers Club Sergeant at Arms 2007-2008
    • 36. Meeting Logistics <ul><li>2 nd and 4 th Thursday of each month </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting starts at 12 noon and lasts 1 hour </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Room or Electra Room if available (other rooms may be used on occasion but you will be notified) </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda is prepared in advance and is usually issued via email prior to the meeting </li></ul>
    • 37. Meeting Agenda <ul><li>Meeting called to order </li></ul><ul><li>Pledge / Moment of Silence </li></ul><ul><li>Word and/or Joke of the Day </li></ul><ul><li>Speeches </li></ul><ul><li>Table Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-up </li></ul>
    • 38. Meeting Roles <ul><li>Toastmaster </li></ul><ul><li>Grammarian / Ah Counter </li></ul><ul><li>Timer </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluator(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Word / Joke Master </li></ul><ul><li>Table Topics Master </li></ul>
    • 39. Toastmasters Etiquette <ul><li>Members should sign-up for meeting roles IN ADVANCE of the meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers should provide Toastmaster with an introduction for him/herself IN ADVANCE </li></ul><ul><li>Members should try all of the meeting roles at least once </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your manual when you give a speech </li></ul>
    • 40. If you need help or guidance… <ul><li>Seek our your Mentor or a Club Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Club Officers for July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 term: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tony Smith, President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yolanda Turner, Vice President – Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Karen Threlkeld, Secretary / Treasurer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jeffery Jackson, Sergeant at Arms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seeking volunteers to serve as VP-Membership and VP-Public Relations </li></ul>
    • 41. Club Website <ul><li>http://club9309.freetoasthost.net </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda is managed through the website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website tracks participation and # speeches given </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Club &amp; individual goals can be managed through the website </li></ul><ul><li>Club calendar, FAQs, and other documents are also available </li></ul><ul><li>Some areas are available to members only with a valid userID </li></ul>

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