Persuasive approach

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Southern African Toastmasters is sitting on a LOT of untapped potential. Erich Viedge gave this speech at his home club Golden Gavel as part of his campaign for District Governor, 2011/12

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Persuasive approach

  1. 1. Bring a Friend to Toastmasters The Persuasive Approach by Erich Viedge, ACS, CL at Golden Gavel Advanced Toastmasters Club January 2011Tuesday 01 February 2011
  2. 2. Bring a Friend to ToastmastersTuesday 01 February 2011
  3. 3. In fact, Madam Toastmaster,Tuesday 01 February 2011
  4. 4. Bring 9.Tuesday 01 February 2011
  5. 5. Tuesday 01 February 2011Australia
  6. 6. Population 19mTuesday 01 February 2011
  7. 7. Toastmaster clubs: 480 to 500Tuesday 01 February 2011
  8. 8. Population 4mTuesday 01 February 2011New Zealand
  9. 9. Toastmaster clubs: 250Tuesday 01 February 2011
  10. 10. Tuesday 01 February 2011
  11. 11. Population 300mTuesday 01 February 2011
  12. 12. Toastmaster clubs: About 11,000. Thats Eleven thousandTuesday 01 February 2011Difficult to say, because several districts are partly in Canada and one crosses the Mexican border aswell.
  13. 13. Population of GB and Ireland. About 68mTuesday 01 February 2011Includes all the British Isles -- Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland
  14. 14. Toastmaster clubs: about 280Tuesday 01 February 2011
  15. 15. One club for every 42,000 people 15Tuesday 01 February 2011Australia
  16. 16. One club for Our target: every 42,000 2,600 clubs people 16Tuesday 01 February 2011If  we  had  the  same  number  clubs  propor9onate  to  the  popula9on  as  Australia,  this  would  be  our  target
  17. 17. 1 club for 16,000 people 17Tuesday 01 February 2011New  Zealand
  18. 18. 1 club Our target: for 6,875 clubs 16,000 people 18Tuesday 01 February 2011Thats  125  clubs  shy  of  7000.
  19. 19. One club for every 27,000 people 19Tuesday 01 February 2011United  States
  20. 20. One club for Our target: every 27,000 4,000 clubs people 20Tuesday 01 February 2011
  21. 21. One club for quarter million people 21Tuesday 01 February 2011
  22. 22. One club for Our target: quarter 450 clubs million people 22Tuesday 01 February 2011
  23. 23. = 2,500 = 7,000 = 4,000 = 1,800 23Tuesday 01 February 2011Ireland  has  about  half  the  clubs  in  District  74  (UK    and  Ireland).  So  if  our  target  was  the  same  as  District  71it  would  be  450  clubs.  But  if  it  was  the  same  as  Ireland  (popula9on  6-­‐7m),  our  target  would  be  1,800  clubs.
  24. 24. 24Tuesday 01 February 2011
  25. 25. 25Tuesday 01 February 2011
  26. 26. Getting ahead means speaking well 26Tuesday 01 February 2011
  27. 27. And speaking in English 27Tuesday 01 February 2011
  28. 28. 12 countries 3% English - speakingTuesday 01 February 201191% of SAs 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.Thats 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, its only 1 person in 30.Nobody in this room.
  29. 29. District 81Tuesday 01 February 2011
  30. 30. Tuesday 01 February 2011Flags from top to bottom and left to right:St Kitts, Guyana, British Virgin IslesAmerican Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, France (Martinique is actually part of France)St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados (with the barbs of Neptunes trident), HaitiJamaica, Curaçao, Cayman Islands.]In district 81, 3% of the population is English-speaking
  31. 31. One club for Our target: every 10,000 12,000 people clubsTuesday 01 February 2011Curaçaos 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 wevementioned.Its a third world country, not a first world country.Its a non-white former colony of the Netherlands.Curaçao has just under 200,000 population, but it has 20 clubs.Thats one for every 10,000 population!
  32. 32. Twelve thousand!Tuesday 01 February 2011If were were Curaçao, we would have 12,000 clubs.
  33. 33. Heres District 74Tuesday 01 February 2011Weve 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.
  34. 34. Tuesday 01 February 2011The flags are (left to right, top to bottom)Botswana, SA, ZimSwaziland Lesotho, MalawiZambia Namibia and Mozambique
  35. 35. 50Tuesday 01 February 2011Thats the population in millions per country according to world bank estimates.Weve got 50m.Then the countries on the right have got another about 50 combined.The rest make up 20m.
  36. 36. 50 13 15 22Tuesday 01 February 2011Thats the population in millions per country according to world bank estimates.Weve got 50m.Then the countries on the right have got another about 50 combined.The rest make up 20m.
  37. 37. 2 50 2 2 50 12 2Tuesday 01 February 2011Thats the population in millions per country according to world bank estimates.Weve 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.
  38. 38. 2 50 2 2 50 2 12Tuesday 01 February 2011Thats the population in millions per country according to world bank estimates.Weve 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.
  39. 39. 50 20 50Tuesday 01 February 2011Thats the population in millions per country according to world bank estimates.Weve 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.
  40. 40. 2 50 13 Population: 2 120m 2 15 12 2 22Tuesday 01 February 2011Thats 120m in District 74s nine countries.
  41. 41. Toastmasters clubsTuesday 01 February 2011
  42. 42. 12,000?Tuesday 01 February 2011
  43. 43. 6,000?Tuesday 01 February 2011
  44. 44. 600?Tuesday 01 February 2011
  45. 45. No, actually itsTuesday 01 February 2011
  46. 46. Tuesday 01 February 2011
  47. 47. Tuesday 01 February 2011
  48. 48. Tuesday 01 February 2011We 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.Were more prosperous.Were more inclusive.And weve lost 40 clubs! FORTY!
  49. 49. Tuesday 01 February 2011We 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.Were more prosperous.Were more inclusive.And weve lost 40 clubs! FORTY!
  50. 50. Another 125? 600? 1000? 12,000 clubs?Tuesday 01 February 2011We 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.Were more prosperous.Were more inclusive.And weve lost 40 clubs! FORTY!
  51. 51. What is the untapped potential?Tuesday 01 February 2011
  52. 52. Lets find out!Tuesday 01 February 2011
  53. 53. Tuesday 01 February 2011
  54. 54. 12,000Tuesday 01 February 2011If everything was perfect we would have twelve thousand clubs.So lets start by saying a thousand.A city the size of Bloemfontein? 1 club.Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga? no clubs at all.Witbank? No clubsRustenburg? No clubsAbsa bank? No clubs.The Canadian Revenue Service alone has over 20 clubs!
  55. 55. 6,000Tuesday 01 February 2011If everything was perfect we would have twelve thousand clubs.So lets start by saying a thousand.A city the size of Bloemfontein? 1 club.Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga? no clubs at all.Witbank? No clubsRustenburg? No clubsAbsa bank? No clubs.The Canadian Revenue Service alone has over 20 clubs!
  56. 56. 4,000Tuesday 01 February 2011If everything was perfect we would have twelve thousand clubs.So lets start by saying a thousand.A city the size of Bloemfontein? 1 club.Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga? no clubs at all.Witbank? No clubsRustenburg? No clubsAbsa bank? No clubs.The Canadian Revenue Service alone has over 20 clubs!
  57. 57. 2,500Tuesday 01 February 2011If everything was perfect we would have twelve thousand clubs.So lets start by saying a thousand.A city the size of Bloemfontein? 1 club.Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga? no clubs at all.Witbank? No clubsRustenburg? No clubsAbsa bank? No clubs.The Canadian Revenue Service alone has over 20 clubs!
  58. 58. 1,250!Tuesday 01 February 2011If everything was perfect we would have twelve thousand clubs.So lets start by saying a thousand.A city the size of Bloemfontein? 1 club.Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga? no clubs at all.Witbank? No clubsRustenburg? No clubsAbsa bank? No clubs.The Canadian Revenue Service alone has over 20 clubs!
  59. 59. Every ToastmasterTuesday 01 February 2011
  60. 60. Needs to sign up 9 peopleTuesday 01 February 2011
  61. 61. Instead ofTuesday 01 February 2011
  62. 62. Two and a half thousandTuesday 01 February 2011
  63. 63. We would haveTuesday 01 February 2011
  64. 64. Twenty five thousandTuesday 01 February 2011
  65. 65. 1,250 clubsTuesday 01 February 2011
  66. 66. Do you really want somebody like me in 10 years boring you with the same stats?Tuesday 01 February 2011
  67. 67. Thats why I say...Tuesday 01 February 2011
  68. 68. Bring a friend to ToastmastersTuesday 01 February 2011
  69. 69. In fact, Madam ToastmasterTuesday 01 February 2011
  70. 70. Bring 9Tuesday 01 February 2011
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