Is your club organising an open night? John Russell from Plain Speakers wanted to promote his club’s open night, and contacted the local radio station.
Kildare FM invited him in for a live interview in the studio, and John gave an excellent introduction for visitors ahead of their event.
Here is a link to the interview, starting at about 24 minutes in. Enjoy!
Looking for ideas for growing and retaining members? Planning to start a new club? Struggling to attract visitors? Problems with member retention?
Toolkit for membership growth
Then take a look at the BLUEPRINT FOR CLUB AND MEMBERSHIP GROWTH.
Compiled from examples of good practice the Toolkit contains: Read More
Hot off the press, it’s the debut edition of the Safehaven Conference Newsletter.
The SafeHaven team in Cork have news!
Volume 1 of the SafeHaven newsletter includes everything you need to book a place at the conference. This includes details of how you must book the conference first before you can book accommodation.
But that’s not all. . .
It’s time to Talk up Toastmasters and win some prizes for your club!
Add and pay for 5, 7 or 10 or more New, Dual or Reinstated Members between the 1st February to 31st March 2018 and win TI shop prizes to the value of $20, $40 and $75. In addition Toastmasters International will award the “Talk Up Toastmasters” ribbon for your banner, plus give you a 10% discount on TI shop purchases.
Club Growth Director
If you thought tonight’s supermoon-blue moon combination was something really special, then you probably won’t be all that impressed by the new D71 newsletter.
But just in case, here it is. Stories from around the district, with Division S (my home division) contributing a number of articles. There’s a lot of information. And a LOT of photos. In fact, before I compressed it, this issue was 25.6 MB!
I hope you enjoy it! Click here to open the PDF: D71 January 2018 newsletter
[Now, get back out there and look at that moon! :D]
We’ve launched our new hashtag campaign! Please help us by getting involved. Post photos of your club members — a group photo is ideal — and tag the post #WeAreToastmasters. Let’s take this message around the world!
Region 11 Advisor Aletta Rochat (seated, centre) helped us as #WeAreToastmasters launched formally at District Officer Training in Manchester on Sunday (28 Jan 2018). Photo by Martin Mansell.
We have been delighted to host Region 11 Advisor Aletta Rochat in District 71 for the past week. Division Directors Robert Brooke and Daniel Sandars in Divisions G and H created a jam-packed itinerary. In total, Aletta attended nearly than a dozen District 71 events! At the majority of these, Aletta led a workshop, so she’s been very busy to say the least!
Sharing a laugh at Milton Keynes Executive Action
The December 2017 edition of the D71 newsletter has been published. Highlights include news from Division D, an update on club growth tools, news from the Alignment Committee, plus a round-up of PR incentives, including details on how your club can access up to €200 toward the cost of a public event.
Click here to read the newsletter: December newsletter D71.compressed
While we’re only at the halfway point of the Toastmasters year, the end of December marks the end of the calendar year.
It’s a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, and also to reflect on the year that has been.
Whether this is your first year or your thirtieth, I hope you feel that this year in Toastmasters has given you not just new skills and confidence but also the joy of camaraderie, new friendships, and a feeling of being a part of something positive.
Looking ahead, I hope you will continue to find benefit in your involvement in Toastmasters, and continue to grow and develop both your public speaking as well as your leadership skills.
On behalf of the entire District Leadership Team, I wish you a very merry Christmas, and a healthy, happy and successful 2018.
District 71 Director