“ Don’t Re-Invent The Wheel”    Dave Reid, DTM LGET 2011-2012  District 68 of Toastmasters
The material presented is a collection of “Lessons Learned” from Toastmaster District 53 Leadership Teams.
The exchange of information was designed to foster an Open Forum for club leaders so that: <ul><li>Problematic areas could...
Information includes 7 Major areas:  <ul><li>Membership Building  & Retention  </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Attendance/Energy...
Membership Building  <ul><li>Ineffective Public Relations    </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Clubs having limited pools to solici...
Membership Retention  <ul><li>They have met their goals and have no where else to go    </li></ul><ul><li>No Mentoring of ...
Meetings Attendance/Adding Spice/Motivation  <ul><li>Poor meeting planning    </li></ul><ul><li>Last Minute cancellations ...
Club Engagement  <ul><li>Help with scheduling techniques and filing roles    </li></ul><ul><li>Effective mentoring </li></...
Officers Duties  <ul><li>Succession Planning    </li></ul><ul><li>Being a role model </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management-Get...
Education & Leadership Tracks <ul><li>Finding Time for Educational Programs    </li></ul><ul><li>Members simply not attemp...
Marketing  <ul><li>Public relations for closed clubs is hard   </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising & Printing suggestions </li><...
Contests  <ul><li>Generally difficult to recruit candidates    </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion on how to run a contest  </li><...
Other Issues  <ul><li>Where are computer programs for organizing information? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I get Roberts Ru...
The Road to Success  “ Plan The Work- Work The Plan” <ul><li>July –  Get All 7 Club Officers Trained – with Alternates </l...
Club Mission Statement  <ul><li>The Mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learni...
You and your clubs are not on an island!
Ride to Success! Yi - ha
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Tm lget- don't re-invent the wheel-and ride to success--dave reid

  1. 1. “ Don’t Re-Invent The Wheel” Dave Reid, DTM LGET 2011-2012 District 68 of Toastmasters
  2. 2. The material presented is a collection of “Lessons Learned” from Toastmaster District 53 Leadership Teams.
  3. 3. The exchange of information was designed to foster an Open Forum for club leaders so that: <ul><li>Problematic areas could be identified </li></ul><ul><li>Most pressing problems could be prioritized </li></ul><ul><li>Root causes of these problems could be exposed </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions/suggestions/ideas could be shared </li></ul>
  4. 4. Information includes 7 Major areas: <ul><li>Membership Building & Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Attendance/Energy/Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Club Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Duties </li></ul><ul><li>Education/Leadership Tracks </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Contests </li></ul>
  5. 5. Membership Building <ul><li>Ineffective Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Clubs having limited pools to solicit from </li></ul><ul><li>People can be afraid to commit, are too busy, or too intimidated </li></ul><ul><li>Inconvenient meeting times </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings are to formal </li></ul><ul><li>People are simply not “invited “ , welcomed or voted in </li></ul><ul><li>People aren’t aware of what Toastmasters really is </li></ul><ul><li>Club Members don’t help market </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing targets the wrong audience </li></ul>
  6. 6. Membership Retention <ul><li>They have met their goals and have no where else to go </li></ul><ul><li>No Mentoring of New Members </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings don’t stick to agendas or are boring </li></ul><ul><li>Ineffective or harsh evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Ineffective Club Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Bad location for meetings </li></ul><ul><li>No interpersonal contact during the year/outside of meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Get Comfortable with Visual Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Cliques within a club can alienate other members </li></ul><ul><li>Member was not really engaged from the beginning </li></ul>
  7. 7. Meetings Attendance/Adding Spice/Motivation <ul><li>Poor meeting planning </li></ul><ul><li>Last Minute cancellations </li></ul><ul><li>Same people always doing the roles </li></ul><ul><li>Boring Table Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Never experienced a good meeting </li></ul><ul><li>No Humor </li></ul><ul><li>No themes for the meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility is not shared by everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Unsure what motivates people </li></ul><ul><li>All work and no rewards </li></ul>
  8. 8. Club Engagement <ul><li>Help with scheduling techniques and filing roles </li></ul><ul><li>Effective mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Getting variety in speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with changes to schedule </li></ul>
  9. 9. Officers Duties <ul><li>Succession Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Being a role model </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management-Get-R- Done </li></ul><ul><li>Communications amongst officers </li></ul><ul><li>Role of The Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Role of The Treasurer </li></ul><ul><li>Role of The Sergeant at Arms </li></ul>
  10. 10. Education & Leadership Tracks <ul><li>Finding Time for Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Members simply not attempting to progress along tracks </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping track of accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Obtaining advanced designations </li></ul>
  11. 11. Marketing <ul><li>Public relations for closed clubs is hard </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising & Printing suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter topics </li></ul><ul><li>Constrained by working hours </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contests <ul><li>Generally difficult to recruit candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion on how to run a contest </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other Issues <ul><li>Where are computer programs for organizing information? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I get Roberts Rules of Order? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I get additional help about using Speaker series? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I get help interacting with TI? </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Road to Success “ Plan The Work- Work The Plan” <ul><li>July – Get All 7 Club Officers Trained – with Alternates </li></ul><ul><li>August – Finish DCP- Conduct Membership Building - </li></ul><ul><li>September - Achieve Smedley Club Membership Recognition - Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>October – Patterns in Programming- Speech Contests - Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>November – Conduct a Speechcraft - Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>December – Conduct a Youth Leadership Event - Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>January – Conduct Quality Meetings – with Prepared Agenda’s </li></ul><ul><li>February – March – Achieve Talk Up Toastmasters Recognition - Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>April – Conduct a Open House – Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>May – Achieve Beat The Clock Recognition - Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>June - Elect & Publicize - New Club Officers - Submit List to TI </li></ul>
  15. 15. Club Mission Statement <ul><li>The Mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn fosters self confidence and personal growth. </li></ul>
  16. 16. You and your clubs are not on an island!
  17. 17. Ride to Success! Yi - ha
  18. 18. Questions ?

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