Persuasive approach

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Toastmasters in southern Africa is sitting on a huge amount of untapped potential.

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  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Difficult to say, because several districts are partly in Canada and one crosses the Mexican border as well.
  • Includes all the British Isles -- Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland
  • Australia
  • If we had the same number clubs proportionate to the population as Australia, this would be our target
  • New Zealand
  • That's 125 clubs shy of 7000.
  • United States
  • Ireland has about half the clubs in District 74 (UK and Ireland). So if our target was the same as District 71 it would be 450 clubs. But if it was the same as Ireland (population 6-7m), our target would be 1,800 clubs.
  • 91% of SA's population speaks a language other than English at home. More than nine out of ten people. Here is another district. It has 12 countries, and only 3% of the population are native English speakers. That's about one third of the number we have here. So in South Africa, about three people in 30 speak English at home. In district 81, it's only 1 person in 30. Nobody in this room.
  • Flags from top to bottom and left to right: St Kitts, Guyana, British Virgin Isles American Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, France (Martinique is actually part of France) St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados (with the barbs of Neptune's trident), Haiti Jamaica, Curaçao, Cayman Islands.] In district 81, 3% of the population is English-speaking
  • Curaçao's official languages are Dutch and Papiamentu. Papiamentu is a a Spanish creole. Curaçao is closer in demographics and economics to Southern Africa than the other countries we've mentioned. It's a third world country, not a first world country. It's a non-white former colony of the Netherlands. Curaçao has just under 200,000 population, but it has 20 clubs. That's one for every 10,000 population!
  • If were were Curaçao, we would have 12,000 clubs.
  • We've also got a huge majority of non-English speakers. In South Africa alone, more than 90% of people speak a language that is not English at home.
  • The flags are (left to right, top to bottom) Botswana, SA, Zim Swaziland Lesotho, Malawi Zambia Namibia and Mozambique
  • That's the population in millions per country according to world bank estimates. We've got 50m. Then the countries on the right have got another about 50 combined. The rest make up 20m.
  • That's the population in millions per country according to world bank estimates. We've got 50m. Then the countries on the right have got another about 50 combined. The rest make up 20m.
  • That's the population in millions per country according to world bank estimates. We've got 49m in South Africa. (call it 50m for ease of arithmetic) Then the countries on the right have got another about 50 combined. The rest make up 20m.
  • That's the population in millions per country according to world bank estimates. We've got 49m in South Africa. (call it 50m for ease of arithmetic). Then the countries on the right have got another about 50 combined. The rest make up 20m.
  • That's the population in millions per country according to world bank estimates. We've got 49m in South Africa. (call it 50m for ease of arithmetic). Then the countries on the right have got another about 50 combined. The rest make up 20m.
  • That's 120m in District 74's nine countries.
  • We last had 125 clubs in 1992 ! By 1996 we had 160 clubs. In the 14 years since then, we have produced more millionaires than ever before. There are now more non-white millionaires than white millionaires in South Africa. We're more prosperous. We're more inclusive. And we've lost 40 clubs! FORTY!
  • If everything was perfect we would have twelve thousand clubs. So let's start by saying a thousand. A city the size of Bloemfontein? 1 club. Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga? no clubs at all. Witbank? No clubs Rustenburg? No clubs
  • Persuasive approach

    1. 1. Bring a Friend to Toastmasters <ul><li>The Persuasive Approach </li></ul><ul><li>by Erich Viedge, ACS, CL </li></ul><ul><li>at Golden Gavel Advanced Toastmasters Club </li></ul><ul><li>January 2011 </li></ul>
    2. 2. Bring a Friend to Toastmasters
    3. 3. In fact, Madam Toastmaster,
    4. 4. Bring 9.
    5. 6. Population 19m
    6. 7. Toastmaster clubs: 480 to 500
    7. 8. Population 4m
    8. 9. Toastmaster clubs: 250
    9. 11. Population 300m
    10. 12. Toastmaster clubs: About 11,000. That's Eleven thousand
    11. 13. Population of GB and Ireland. About 68m
    12. 14. Toastmaster clubs: about 280
    13. 15. One club for every 42,000 people
    14. 16. Our target: 2,600 clubs One club for every 42,000 people
    15. 17. 1 club for 16,000 people
    16. 18. Our target: 6,875 clubs 1 club for 16,000 people
    17. 19. One club for every 27,000 people
    18. 20. One club for every 27,000 people Our target: 4,000 clubs
    19. 21. One club for quarter million people
    20. 22. One club for quarter million people Our target: 450 clubs
    21. 23. = = = = 2,500 7,000 4,000 1,800
    22. 24.
    23. 25.
    24. 26. Getting ahead means speaking well
    25. 27. And speaking in English
    26. 28. 12 countries 3% English - speaking
    27. 29. District 81
    28. 31. One club for every 10,000 people Our target: 12,000 clubs
    29. 32. Twelve thousand!
    30. 33. Here's District 74
    31. 35. 50
    32. 36. 50 13 22 15
    33. 37. 2 50 2 2 50 2 12
    34. 38. 2 50 2 2 50 2 12
    35. 39. 50 50 20
    36. 40. 2 50 13 2 2 22 2 12 15 Population: 120m
    37. 41. Toastmasters clubs
    38. 42. 12,000?
    39. 43. 6,000?
    40. 44. 600?
    41. 45. No, actually it's
    42. 49.
    43. 50. 1,000
    44. 51. Every Toastmaster
    45. 52. Needs to sign up 9 people
    46. 53. Instead of
    47. 54. Two and a half thousand
    48. 55. We would have
    49. 56. Twenty five thousand
    50. 57. 1,250 clubs
    51. 58. Do you really want somebody like me in 10 years boring you with the same stats? with the same stats? with the same stats?
    52. 59. That's why I say...
    53. 60. Bring a friend to Toastmasters
    54. 61. In fact, Madam Toastmaster
    55. 62. Bring 9

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