Welcome to the official District 71 website.
District 71 is a strong, proud district constituted in 1972. Currently, our District is made up of over 200 clubs and 4,500 members. It spans across Ireland, Scotland, Northern Wales, Northern England, Midlands, and East of England.
Find out where our clubs are, about the big events that go on throughout the year, who makes up your district leadership team and the diary of events for the year.
Congratulations on your election to serve as a club officer for 2020-2021! We are thrilled to be working together.
Effective training for club officers is one of the most critical parts of delivering our mission to our members. Without properly trained officers, clubs cannot meet members’ needs or introduce the benefits of Toastmasters to others. Club officer training is also vital means to leadership development.
This year how District 71 delivers training has changed as we prevail over the challenges of the novel Coronavirus. This year we are offering for, the first time, a District wide Club Officer Training (COT) on the 4th of July and then to provide flexibility and choice a set of officer training sessions will be held that are coordinated by our twelve Division Directors and their Areas.
Saturday 4th of July 2020 is FULL
Watch this space in the next day or so for the details of further Club Officer training offers led by our Divisions. This list will grow
Saturday July 25th, led by Marian Brennan and Michael May, Division Directors of C and J,Email Marian
Saturday July 25th, led by Philip O’Callaghan, Division M Director,Email Philip
Saturday August 15th, led by Rob Partridge, Division F Director, Email Rob
On the recommendation of Toastmasters International we have adopted for online training a format based on concurrent training with parallel sessions. This format is known as a Toastmaster Leadership Institute or TLI. A TLI offers you choice about which elective sessions to attend for your leadership development. They are increasingly popular around the world.
What to expect? A scene setting opening followed by three rounds of concurrent training with breaks followed by concluding activities.
Agenda (comfort stops between)
10:00-10:25 Opening and Scene setting
10:35-11:35 Concurrent training round 1
11:45-12:45 Concurrent training round 2
13:30-14:30 Concurrent training round 3
14:40-15:10 Wrap up session and close
*Note that Toastmasters International minimum recommended officer training is five hours (allowing for breaks), but we have trimmed it back to four hours to allow for zoom fatigue and will offer a regular program of optional training through the year in compensation.
Training credit for the Distinguished Club Program
Club officers attending the full day should train for their forthcoming role plus their choice of two other modules to earn their Club a credit towards the Distinguished Club Program (DCP). The only incoming officers who can claim training credit are President, VP Education, VP Membership, VP Public Relation, Treasurer, Secretary, and Sergeant at Arms. Assistants and those interested in club leadership are more than welcome to attend for their own benefit.
There will be ample further opportunities to train for DCP credit led be Divisions or Areas.
Register in advance for this meeting: CLOSED
Club Officers deliver the Toastmasters International Club Mission: “We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth”
We will help you deliver that by addressing three key questions:
What is my role?
Why is my role important?
How can I do my role well -what are the best practices?
We are including generous facilitation activities and brainstorming because in the year ahead members, officers, and their clubs face uncertainty around roles and functions and need innovative thinking and idea.
On the 30th of June the Pathways extension expires for those members yet to renew. 6th of May Announcement #WeAreToastmasters
The dues split over 26 meeting a year are equivalent to a snack of a couple of 400g punnets of strawberries or raspberries
In contrast a one-day professional workshop would start in the hundreds and be forgotten faster than the strawberries.
Historically, Toastmasters International’s membership has grown faster in times of economic down turn as more of us invest in skills to get us ahead in the job market or to compete to hold on to our job.
The dues are invested to fulfill Toastmasters International Mission “We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders” which is to help you and I
As the saying goes for a rising star if you want to see a change you need to put in ‘some change’
This is an unprecedented time to enjoy global fellowship afforded by 70% of all clubs and events now being online. I had a great time attending a passionate bilingual meeting of 8 Colombian clubs involving 80-90 members. I came away with 3-4 great ideas to try at my home club
2.75 million Toastmasters got stuck straight into online meetings. If your club isn’t online and you can’t find a club to renew at then find one online and ask to transfer in until September. Use Toastmasters International Find-A-Club, filter for those online and reach out to a few clubs that look right. https://www.toastmasters.org/find-a-club
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Toastmasters International extended the spring dues renewal period to 30th April to allow for the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. To inspire that final renewals-drive to return clubs to good standing, before 1st of May, the successful Clubs went into a draw:
The first Five will receive a “Where Leaders Are Made” T-Shirt (ordered to size, range 3XL to Small), and
The next Twenty will receive a “Where Leaders Are Made” pin badge.
Congratulation to the 49 clubs returned to good standing in the period. These are the five clubs drawing a T-Shirt,
McAfee Toastmasters Cork
Salesforce Dublin Toastmasters
and these are the twenty clubs drawing a pin badge
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Toastmasters
“Does oratory help me advance in my career?” “How do I know my presentation is impactful before I show up with it in front of my boss?” “Is there a secret recipe for those who excel in “Public Speaking”?” “I’m looking for a public speaking course to help me get over my emotions and learn the basics – do you know any?” “How can I give feedback without the other person taking it personally?”
You’ve probably heard many such questions? There have been times when at least one of them has crossed your mind.
You are invited to this special meeting, where you will
receive practical techniques for delivering a speech
see a speech by a champion speaker & evaluate to see its strengths
see the application of motivational evaluation & feedback techniques gain insight into the power of words & rhetoric
take part in impromptu speaking .
You will get answers to your questions. You’ll meet people from all over the world. You’ll see how public speaking can become fun. You’ll realise your feelings about making presentations easily be transformed.
It’ll be 90 minutes in English. It’s free via the Internet. Afterwards you’re invited to stay on for a “glass” of informal chat with our team. Having Confidence to speak with Influence – we invite you to a Zoom meeting. When: May 19, 2020 @5pm Dublin & London Time
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email telling you how to join the meeting. This is part of a series of events across Europe dedicated to people who want to learn to love public speaking – and how to do it brilliantly.
About Toastmasters International: Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 358,000 in more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter. An online meeting to develop your public speaking skills, meet new friends all over Europe and practice your second language. Organised by Toastmasters in Europe.
This is a Midlands based is a business to business website,
helping business owners make the right connections and gaining insight
in to running their businesses. The site will have readers for
whom a Toastmasters club will be very useful!
Readership: 40k per month.
LID Publishing is an international business book
publisher, with an associated website that hosts thought leadership
articles from leading business people. Every article they publish on
their site is also promoted via their social media.
is the leading Business-to-Business publication for Hertfordshire which
is delivered in print and digital formats. The magazine is delivered
monthly to key decision
makers across the county including all the leading CEOs. It is also
distributed at Business Centre, meeting and conference facilities,
hotels, golf clubs and railway stations.
How to Engage Others: The Art of Effective Online Communication
In the current environment huge numbers of us have been compelled to revise the way we work and move our meetings, coaching, mentoring, teaching or presentations to an online setting. I am one such person and have learned some valuable lessons as I have conducted meetings and coaching online. In this offering, I will share things I have learned to help you make your online communications more impactful.
Simon Day is an award-winning speaker, coach and training consultant.
He is the 2019 District 71 (UK and Ireland) Evaluation Champion and
holds Distinction in Grade 8 Public Speaking from the London Academy of
Music and Dramatic Art.
Company Bug provides small business owners, entrepreneurs, contractors and consultants with the information they need to set up and run a business in the UK, together with insights into relevant business and tax issues.
Readership: 70k pm
24th April 2020
Blogging community world is primarily focused on business and technology and encourages community discussions.
Scratch is the leading UK publication for Nail Professionals. “Scratch enjoys global recognition for its stunning visuals, trusted content and relentless passion to inform and inspire the nail professional both in print and online.” With an audience including many business owners this is an excellent place to be published.
#ClubGrowthSpring2020 Over the festive season and into January 2020 we have add three more clubs: (See below)
Chelmsford City Communicators in Area G1, sponsored by Karen Bellerby, ACS, ALB and Julie E. Kenny, LD2 and mentored by Derrick S. Trimble, DTM
The Wests Awake Toastmasters Club in Area F27, sponsored by Dolores Brady, ACS, ALB and Seamus Gallagher, ACS, ALB and mentored by Pat Croke, DTM and Paul Gannon, ACG, ALB
Almac Craigavon Toastmasters in Area C19, sponsored by Nathan David Kohner, ACS, ALB
My heartiest congratulations to all involved and to the District 71 Marketing Team, especial Club Extension Chair M. Zain Ul Abidin, DTM
How are We Doing?
These ten new clubs bring the District’s total to 215 Clubs in good standing from a total of 220 Club which is a net growth of five clubs (table below). This is a good rate of growth placing us 2nd from 8 in Europe and joint 11th from 120 in the world. If we lose no clubs during the spring renewals it will be enough to gain Distinguished District recognition for Club Growth.
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