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    1. 1. Toastmasters International Goal Setting and Planning Karen A. Threlkeld, CC, CL
    2. 2. Characteristics of a Good Goal <ul><li>S pecific </li></ul><ul><li>M easurable </li></ul><ul><li>A ction-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>R ealistic </li></ul><ul><li>T ime-bound </li></ul>
    3. 3. Goals for Toastmasters Clubs <ul><li>By June 30 of next year…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Competent Communicators (CCs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Advanced Communicator (AC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Competent Leader (CL), Advanced Leader (AL), or Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 New Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Officer Training & Dues submitted on time </li></ul></ul>Refer to Toastmasters Distinguished Club Guidelines for more information.
    4. 4. Toastmasters Awards Program CC = 10 speeches from C&L Manual AC-B, AC-S, AC-G = 10 speeches for each award from Advanced Manuals CL, AL-B, AL-S = Club/Area/District Leadership position, speeches, projects DTM = Must complete requirements AC-G and AL-S
    5. 5. Individual Goals for Toastmasters Examples <ul><li>Achieve Competent Communicator (CC) status by 12/31/07 </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in all roles in a club meeting by 12/31/07 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toastmaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammarian / Ah Counter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table Topics Master </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attend at least 1 Club meeting every month </li></ul>
    6. 6. Other Individual Goals Examples <ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete my degree program by 12/31/2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start my degree program by next fall semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply for admission by 12/31/07 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join Toastmasters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start an emergency fund by the end of this month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute 10% each month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit 5 different churches by end of this summer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join a church by 9/30/07 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend weekly services </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Other Tips <ul><li>Involve the team in setting team goals </li></ul><ul><li>Document your goals </li></ul><ul><li>Identify potential conflicts or problems </li></ul><ul><li>Regularly review progress </li></ul>
    8. 8. My 2008 Goals
    9. 9. Planning <ul><li>Describes how a goal will be achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Plan identifies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ensures the objective will be achieved efficiently and effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Team should be involved in planning process if appropriate </li></ul>
    10. 10. Reasons to Plan <ul><li>Make leaders more future-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Enables leaders to coordinate decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforces goals & team buy-in </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures efficient use of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Improves chances of success </li></ul><ul><li>Provides FOCUS </li></ul>
    11. 11. The Planning Process <ul><li>Establish Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Set a timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Assign responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>Modify as necessary </li></ul>
    12. 12. Planning Process - Example <ul><li>Goal: “Complete Project X by 12/31/2008” </li></ul><ul><li>Identify steps to achieve goal </li></ul><ul><li>Assign accountability to each step </li></ul><ul><li>Get commitment & dates from accountable parties </li></ul><ul><li>Document the commitment in the form of a project plan </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate risks & manage the greatest risks first </li></ul><ul><li>Update the plan as you progress </li></ul>
    13. 13. Distinguished Club Program Requirements 1. Two CCs 2. Two more CCs 3. One AC 4. One more AC 5. One CL, AL, or DTM 6. One more CL, AL, or DTM 7. Four new members 8. Four more new members 9. Minimum of four club officers trained during each of two training periods 10. One semiannual membership report and one club officer list submitted on time 5 goals = Distinguished Club 7 goals = Select Distinguished Club 9 goals = President’s Distinguished Club
    14. 14. Power Speakers Club DCP Status July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 Club officer list submitted on line & dues paid on time for Fall-2007. Membership report submitted by 10/1/07, Club officer list submitted by 7/1/07 One semiannual membership report and one club officer list submitted on time Goal #10 Summer Training requirement met 4 Officers Trained in Summer & Winter Officer Training in Summer & Winter Goal #9 4 new members 4 more new members Goal #8 3 new members joined in October. Beth Walter is following-up with visitors. 4 new members 4 new members Goal #7 Tony Smith by 6/30/08 1 more CL, AL, or DTM Goal #6 Yolanda has completed her CL, but must serve as a Club officer for 6 months. Will submit application in Jan-2008. Yolanda Turner by 6/30/08 1 CL, AL, or DTM Goal #5 Yolanda has given 2 speeches toward her ACB (?) Yolanda Turner by 6/30/08 1 more AC Goal #4 Karen has given 6 speeches toward her ACB, 4 more to go. Karen Threlkeld by 6/30/08 1 AC Goal #3 Vanessa Miller by 6/30/08 2 more CCs Goal #2 Tony has given 5 speeches toward his CC, Jeffery has given 4 (?) Tony Smith & Jeffery Jackson by 6/30/08 2 CCs Goal #1
    15. 15. Key Take-Aways <ul><li>Set SMART goals & document </li></ul><ul><li>Create a plan to achieve goal </li></ul><ul><li>Review progress regularly & adjust as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Toastmasters Clubs need member participation to meet Club goals in the DCP program </li></ul><ul><li>As members achieve individual goals, they also help the Club achieve Club goals </li></ul>
    16. 16. Why Incorporate Toastmasters in Your Personal Goals <ul><li>Training & development activities provide a means to achieve self-development goals </li></ul><ul><li>Most of us need training and/or development in the area of communications and leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Toastmasters provides a convenient way to practice your Communications & Leadership Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Being in Toastmasters shows that you are self-motivated which is an important quality to many hiring Managers </li></ul><ul><li>DTM certification is widely-recognized </li></ul><ul><li>Many managers will pay your membership dues because they recognize the value of the program </li></ul>
    17. 17. Call to Action <ul><li>Join Toastmasters NOW! </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a member, PARTICIPATE in Club meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up to give a speech at an upcoming meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate as an evaluator, timer, Toastmaster, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The only way to improve is to practice and participate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ignoring the issue or procrastinating will not make things any better! </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Club Officers 2007-2008 <ul><li>Club President: Tony Smith </li></ul><ul><li>VP-Education: Yolanda Turner </li></ul><ul><li>VP-Public Relations: Larry Moore </li></ul><ul><li>VP-Membership: Beth Walter </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary/Treasurer: Karen Threlkeld </li></ul><ul><li>Sergeant at Arms: Jeffery Jackson </li></ul>
    19. 19. Questions??