Steve Campion’s article helps raise awareness of Toastmasters.
Delighted to report that an article by Steve Campion has been published in The Guardian newspaper!
Well done Steve! Here is a link.
Steve wrote the article to help raise awareness of Toastmasters, and it has been widely published. However the circulation of the Guardian means that many more people will find Steve’s advice after today!
Here’s a taste of what Steve wrote:
Whether the prospect of delivering a presentation fills you with excitement or dread, there are key steps to ensuring you make an impact
Presentations shouldn’t be just a set of bullet points on a screen. In An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore used presentation slides to provide a compelling argument to his audience. Your next business presentation may not win any awards, but there are things you can do to make an impact.
Remember, it’s not about you
There are many reasons why you would need to give a presentation: pitching for funding, building a business relationship or making a sale. However, the overall purpose of your presentation should always do one thing: provide something your audience needs. In his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey writes: “Begin with the end in mind”. Think about what you want the audience to do as a result of hearing your talk – whether it is to buy your product the next day or introduce you to their company’s senior decision-makers. . . . [continued at link]
Athlone Club President Thérèse Kinahan has asked us to share the news. . .
Athlone Toastmasters is turning 30! All Toastmasters are invited to join the celebrations!
You are invited to the next District 71 Conference — the Steel City Conference — in Sheffield from 3rd to 5th November 2017.
Congratulations to the following clubs who were successful in the Beat the Clock campaign by adding at least 5 new, dual or reinstated members to their clubs.
- Div A Area 23 Guardian Toastmasters
- Div B Area 13 Shannon Toastmasters
- Div B Area 36 West Limerick Toastmasters
- Div D Area 28 Athy Toastmasters
- Div D Area 40 Kiltegan
- Div E Area 6 East Midlands Speakers
- Div E Area 15 Leeds City Toastmasters
- Div E Area 15 York EbOrators Toastmasters
- Div E Area 39 Bullring Speakers
- Div G Area 20 Cornerstone Communicators
- Div G Area 25 Norwich Speakers
- Div G Area 41 Cambridge Speakers
- Div G Area 41 Cambridge City Communicators
- Div M Area 18 Hellfire Club
Congratulations to the following 27 clubs who won the “5 Star Member Excellence” campaign by finishing on the 30th June 2017 with a NET GROWTH of at least 5 members.
If you can get to London on Saturday 15 July, you will be treated to a day-long spectacular known as the “Road to Vancouver”. You’ll be supporting our D71 International Speech Contest champion Vinette Hoffman-Jackson, as she prepares for the world’s biggest stage! Vinette will be representing us at the World Championship of Public Speaking in Vancouver in August! Come along Saturday as she delivers her speech alongside the other European champions.
Besides hearing Vinette and the other champs, there will be a World Championship panel moderated by Iain Hawkins featuring former WCOPS finalist Olivia Schofield.
There will also be an evaluation masterclass by Taz Miah, and Antonio Meza’s world-class keynote. The organisers promise another surprise, for a truly spectacular Saturday.
Networking reception and option to go to dinner afterwards — what’s not to like? Click here to get more information and buy your tickets! Hope to see you there!
Show your support for our champion Saturday at the Road to Vancouver event in London!