Incentives

June ’19 Public Relations

Public Relations

Daniel Sandars, DTM District 71 Public Relations Manager

This is my 11th and final District Newsletter. It has been an incredible year and a great pleasure. I wish my successor Brenda Lannon as much fun and good fortune as I enjoyed.

A cast of hundreds have helped deliver this year’s newsletter and I thank you all. I’d like to specifically thank my regular newsletter contributors Ted Corcoran, Elizabeth Jordan, Sudha Mani, John Kendall, Alex Knibbs, and the District Leadership Team. Special mention goes to all 12 of the Division Directors; Phillip, Larry, Barry, Shaun, Andy, Pat, Alex, Steve, Colm, Teresa, John and Avril and their teams who each brought in such informative news.

This year we aimed to deliver the District Newsletter in both email pdf hard copy and online as socially shareable articles. It is a bit more work, but it gives the articles written by hardworking members far more utility and durability.

One area where that durability may pay off well are the educational collections of best practice case studies that were introduced to ease the burdens of writing content on the Division teams. I really enjoyed collating these and we covered Pathways (twice), Club Coaching, Public Relations, Speechcraft, Youth Leadership Program, Community outreach, New Club Building, and Membership Building strategies.

#ChantalCookePR

Chantal Cooke is a PR agent retained by Districts 71 and 91 to promote an article a month to the national press. Last year the combined editorial value generated by this program was estimated at 0.55 million Euro (£0.5 million) with a combined readership of 40 million.

District 71 had a bumper year and put forward articles from nine members


September 2018 Sudha Mani
What to do when things go wrong with your presentation

http://bit.ly/2LlPQJr


October 2018 Richard Foster Fletcher
What to say to a staff member who’s done a terrible job

http://bit.ly/2J8rArC


November 2018 Vinette Hoffman Jackson
Ten of the best, unusual and most effective props

http://bit.ly/2IPRelM


December 2018 Karen O’Donnell 8 presentation pitfalls to avoid if you want to close more deals/make more sales

http://bit.ly/2XyS12W

I’d like to thank all these splendid authors who have done such a magnificent job. Gordan Adam won the draw for a free #Norwich2019 conference ticket. Special grateful mention must go to Kit Cheng whose article How to build your confidence in public speaking proved a better fit in the District Newsletter.


February 2019 Gordan Adams How to create an attention-grabbing opening for your speech

http://bit.ly/2xjqHXm


May 2019 Jean Stewart How to add humour to your speech/presentation – even if you are not a comedian.

http://bit.ly/2WrHPsY


June 2019 Sam Warner Opening Doors – Top Ten Tips to Delegate Effectively.

http://bit.ly/2J8zC3K


Pending Rebecca Pepper How to use storytelling to ensure your message is remembered for a lifetime.


Pending Simon Day Empowering Others through Effective Feedback

#WowFactor Video

District 71 had one entry in this global initiative from Toastmasters International

Cranfield Speakers Club #WowFactor video. Based on the Moments of Truth club quality audit and part of International President Lark Dooley’s theme for 2019 at Toastmasters International #WeAreToastmasters

https://youtu.be/0DKkYSbqPhc


Cranfield’s Vice President of Public Relations Anita Devi accepts the District incentive Timing Lights


Timing Lights -Controls on the reverse

June ’19 Member Incentives

District Directors Member Incentive

By Patricia O’Reilly

Before I hang up my boots as District Director, I’m running a membership building campaign open to all members to strengthen our clubs before handing over to the incoming committee. This campaign runs in conjunction with the “Beat the Clock” and “Open Night” campaigns.

Between 1st June and 30th June:

Bring 3 new members into your club and win a Portable Bluetooth Speaker worth $37 or its monetary equivalent from the Toastmasters International shop together with a Member Badge with Magnetic Back and a Membership Pin (full colour).

Bring 2 new members into your club and win a Directors Notebook worth $14.50 or its monetary equivalent from the Toastmasters International shop together with either a Member Badge with Magnetic Back or a Membership Pin (full colour). 

Bring 1 new member into your club and win a Member Badge with Magnetic Back worth $8 together with a Membership Pin (full colour) worth $6.50 or the monetary equivalent from the Toastmasters International shop.

Remember:
a new member can be:

  • a new member to toastmasters,
  • a dual member (an existing member of another toastmaster club) or
  • a reinstated member (a former member who is now ready to come back to toastmasters)

Remember: any member who joins a club in June pays an apportioned subscription to Toastmasters International of $30 (+$20 new member fee for brand new members).

To qualify for your prize, the new member(s) must be registered with Toastmasters International no later than 30th June. Send the name(s) of the new members(s) to me patriciaoreillytm@toastmasters.org before the 7th July and I’ll check the membership list as at the 30th June.

The 11th Month! MEMBERSHIP GROWTH Beat the Clock

1ST MAY – 30TH JUNE 2019

By Gerard Mannix, Club Growth Director

We are currently on our 11th month, with just one month until the conclusion of our Toastmasters year 2018-2019.

Congratulations to all in District 71 who have achieved great results so far, and thank you.

A growing club and subsequently a growing district, is dynamic, and everyone benefits. With a final push for more new members we may regain distinguished status.

The aim remains to have membership numbers in a strong position at the end of the Toastmasters year, on June 30th.

Officers are encouraged to check that all renewals have been returned to Toastmasters headquarters.

This 11th hour push for new members has the following incentives.

CLUB INCENTIVES

  • Add 1-2 members ………..$ 50 voucher to purchase goods at TI store
  • Add 3-4 members…………$ 100 voucher to purchase goods at TI store
  • Add 5+ members………….$ 150 voucher to purchase goods at TI store
  • Add +5 members to enter a draw for a ticket to the Killarney conference, May 2020

PLEASE, PLEASE never lose that momentum. CLUB GROWTH Director, Gerard Mannix

Open Night Pull-Up Banner Incentive

By Daniel Sandars DTM, Public Relations Manager

They stand Two Meters tall and offer high impact portable branding at your club events.

To Do

  1. Hold an Open Night between now and 30th June 2019
  2. Add one new member from that Open Night before 30th June 2019.
  3. Email a copy of an Open Night promotional item (e.g. flyer) plus a copy of guest list highlighting who joined.

mailto:daniel.pr_manager_d71@sandars.org.uk

Closing date for applications Sunday 7th July 2019

Open Night Tips: http://d71toastmasters.org/open-night/

April ’19 Membership Growth – Beat the Clock

Membership Growth – Beat the Clock

1ST MAY – 30TH JUNE 2019

By Gerard Mannix, Club Growth Director

District 71 has been very successful in growing membership each year by increasing the percentage of new member intake from year to year. Last year, 2017-18, our percentage intake of new members was the highest since the District reformed in 2014. A growing club and subsequently a growing district, is dynamic, and everyone benefits. Growing members feeds into the distinguished club program and into the distinguished district program.

Every club should aim to leave their club strong in membership when they hand over to the incoming committee on the 30th June. To facilitate this there are some excellent incentives for adding members in May and June.

Club incentives

  • Add 1-2 members ………..$50 voucher to purchase goods at TI store
  • Add 3-4 members…………$100 voucher to purchase goods at TI store
  • Add 5+ members………….$150 voucher to purchase goods at TI store

Add +5 members to enter a draw for a ticket to the Killarney conference, May 2020

CONGRATULATIONS: WALSALL

Walsall Toastmasters club get a paid voucher for the Norwich Conference. This well-deserved prize is from “Talk up Toastmasters” 1st February-31st March where the club added 11 new members. A new club from September 2018 thriving. Three clubs brought in 10+ members in this period.

The draw took place at the Listowel Toastmasters meeting

Congratulations to all clubs in the endeavour to welcome new members.

PLEASE, PLEASE never lose that momentum. CLUB GROWTH Director, Gerard Mannix

Welcome & Congratulations

Dublin 15 Toastmasters Chartered on the 31st March 2019 in District 71, Area C16

Wednesday / 1st & 3rd 8:00PM

10th new club of 2018-19

New Open Night Pull-Up Banner Incentive

By Daniel Sandars DTM, Public Relations Manager

Earn Your Club a professional pull up banner.

They stand Two Meters tall and offer high impact portable branding at your club events.

To Do

  1. Hold an Open Night between now and 30th June 2019
  2. Add one new member from that Open Night before 30th June 2019.
  3. Email a copy of an Open Night promotional item (e.g. flyer) plus a copy of guest list highlighting who joined.

mailto:daniel.pr_manager_d71@sandars.org.uk

Closing date for applications Sunday 7th July 2019

Open Night Tips: http://d71toastmasters.org/open-night/

April #WeAreToastmasters picks

Mar 19 Public Relations Update

March Public Relations Update

By Daniel Sandars Public Relations Manager

The acid test of a club’s public relations can be counted as the number of inquiries and guests it receives. Close to that are the number of new members joining of which TI keeps statistics. The average club has attracted 6.6 new members in the period 1st July to 22 Feb which is in the ball park of the last three years (See chart), but we could aim to be the best of the past five years by 30th June.

The picture is variable. Nearly 20 clubs have not yet attracted a new member and a third of clubs have not yet gained 4 new members. In contrast. the best club has already got 34 new members and may split this year.

A top tip is to record guests and inquiries and ask how they heard about you. Do that and you are a long way towards working smarter not just harder.

New member statistics can be tracked on Toastmasters International Dashboard Just search for your club. You can select the dates at the top to go back in time. Another good statistics source is George Marshall’s TM Tools for Toastmasters

There are 7,270 Euros of Public Relation Rewards virtually UNCLAIMED!

I am relying on clubs to claim and you can backdate to 1st September.

Have you claimed your open night? Have you started a new PR activity or channel? Have you encouraged your members to visit other clubs, or had visitors to your club, and claim their Traveling Toasties? Have you done a club video project? or a club Wow!Factor project?

  1. Details of all District Incentives are here http://bit.ly/2tL8mAU
  2. Details of PR incentives are here http://bit.ly/2GhIN3C
  3. To help claim you can also use a google form http://bit.ly/2TXlmSw
  4. To follow claims I have info on that may not be complete see here http://bit.ly/2BvT877

Claims in ASAP or before 30th April to ensure incentive distribution at the conference. Beyond that June the 9th is the last day I can post and reclaim costs if your incentive has arrived from the TI store -be warned! and get in touch ASAP

Mar 19 Club & Membership Growth Report

March Club & Membership Growth Report

Club Growth Director Gerard Mannix

New Members: Your club needs new people to give a welcome and energise the meeting. Many incentives and practical financial support available SPRING is growth time

Stirling Speakers and Listowel Toastmasters – WELCOME

  1. Stirling Speakers club was chartered on the 25th February 2019. This club is in Area 33 Division S.
  2. Listowel Toastmasters was chartered on the 1st of March 2019. This is club is in Area 36 Division B.

Congratulations to all involved in establishing the club and every good wish to the members into the future.

CLUB GROWTH CAMPAIGN

Clubs that charter prior to 31st March qualify for a free club banner valued at $100 and a free club ribbon set.

  1. PLUS,
    Timing Lights or Stand for banner Each valued at $100
  2. PLUS…PLUS A Club Starter Kit valued at $30

REQUEST

I invite any member with a suggestion of a lead, which could be the seed that sprouts a new club, to contact me at germannix@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS – APRIL

Membership Renewals

  • 80% membership renewals prior to 31st March…$15 gift cert for TI store.
  • 90% membership renewals prior to 31st March…$25 gift cert for TI store.

MEMBERSHIP GROWTH CAMPAIGN: TALK UP TOASTMASTERS

1st February – 31st March 2019

  • Add 5+ new members in this period and receive a Toastmasters recognition ribbon and 10% discount at the TI store.
  • Add 5+ new members and get a $25-dollar gift certificate per club for items in TI store.
  • Add 7/8 new members…$40 certificate
    • Add 10+ new members…$50 certificate PLUS Draw for 1 ticket to the Norwich Conference May 2019.

Enjoy your Toastmaster experience in 2019.

Feb’19 Going for growth and renewal

Club & Membership Growth

Club Growth Director Gerard Mannix


Milton Keynes Confident Speakers and Irish Life – WELCOME

  1. Milton Keynes Confident Speakers Toastmasters club was chartered on the 1st February 2019. This club is in Area 44 Division H.
  2. Irish Life Toastmasters was chartered on the 12th of February 2019. This is a corporate club in Area 57 Division J.

Congratulations to all involved in establishing the club and every good wish to the members into the future.

CLUB GROWTH CAMPAIGN

Clubs that charter prior to 31st March qualify for a free club banner valued at $100 and a free club ribbon set.

  1. PLUS,
    Timing Lights or Stand for banner Each valued at $100
  2. PLUS…PLUS A Club Starter Kit valued at $30

REQUEST

I invite any member with a suggestion of a lead, which could be the seed that sprouts a new club, to contact me at Email Me

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS – APRIL

Membership Renewals

  • 80% membership renewals prior to 31st March…$15 gift cert for TI store.
  • 90% membership renewals prior to 31st March…$25 gift cert for TI store.

MEMBERSHIP GROWTH CAMPAIGN: TALK UP TOASTMASTERS

1st February – 31st March 2019

  • Add 5+ new members in this period and receive a Toastmasters recognition ribbon and 10% discount at the TI store.
  • Add 5+ new members and get a $25-dollar gift certificate per club for items in TI store.
  • Add 7/8 new members…$40 certificate
    • Add 10+ new members…$50 certificate PLUS Draw for 1 ticket to the Norwich Conference May 2019.

Enjoy your Toastmaster experience in 2019.

Feb ’19 OpenNight and Video PR campaigns for growth

#OpenNight Incentive

– stock up your club with Pathways ribbons and badges

By Daniel Sandars, Public Relations Manager

An open night (or Open House or Guest Night) highlights and engages an entire club and helps it grow. Open nights can have refreshments, decorations and a headliner speaker. They are an all-round fun night.

Support: The District 71 Website has a page full of tips and ideas. http://d71toastmasters.org/open-night/.

STOP PRESS: Toastmasters International have released new Open House Flyer Designs https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/open-house-flier

Remember there are additional incentives you can build on around your Open Night, such as an external PR event, a new PR channel or activity, or a Promotional Club Video See http://d71toastmasters.org/incentives/

To claim

Simply send your Open Night guest list, highlight those that joined, and tell me about the PR channels you used. They can be back dated to Open Nights held after the summer break from 1st September 2018 EMAIL ME

For Example: campus-based Cranfield Speakers (Division H) had a stall at two freshers fairs, did poster and leaflet drops around campus, created an Open Night event on Meetup and Facebook and gave additional social media publicity on Twitter and Instagram. They had 133 new inquiries of which 80 attended the open night and ten had joined within two months

Google Claims Spreadsheet

To aid transparency all info that I receive pertaining to PR incentives can be checked out!

What are you missing out on Check it out! http://bit.ly/2BvT877

 

Video project Incentives

#WowFactor!| #MyWhy| Club Promotional Video

 

Feb ’19 Distinguished Clubs and Pathways incentives

February Update on Distinguished Club and Pathways Incentives

John Cox District 71 Program Quality Director


Distinguished Club Incentives

We are doing well.

As at the middle of February 56 of our clubs had achieved 5 DCP goals or better.

The following Clubs – that were not Distinguished last year – have already potentially achieved Distinguished or better status this year, providing they end the year with 20 + members or a net growth of 5 members.  $30 worth of TI shop items are up for grabs.  Many more clubs could join them. The results are changing daily so if you think your club should be on the list please let me know.

  • Div C16     IBM Blue Toastmasters
  • Div E39     Walsall Speakers
  • Div E42     Godiva Speakers
  • Div F12     Loughrea Toastmasters Club
  • Div N31     Chester Corporate Speakers
  • Div N48     Salford Speakers Toastmasters (President’s Distinguished)
  • Div N31     Castle Communicators (Select Distinguished)


Pathways Incentives

Pathways is also progressing well.

Several clubs below are well on their way to achieving four Pathways Level 1s and two Level 2s, or 4 CCs.  The first 30 clubs to achieve these goals will win $20 worth of Pathways ribbons.

Congratulations to Chester Corporate Speakers, Salford Speakers and Capital Communicators (CCs) who have already achieved 4 CC awards – their ribbons have been posted to them.

  • Div A3        Blarney Club                        4 Level 1s
  • Div A11      West Cork                              3 CCs
  • Div A23      Republic of Works TM Club   6 Level 1s
  • Div A49      VMWARE Toastmasters        3 CCs
  • Div D8        Clonmel Toastmasters           4 Level 1s
  • Div E39      Shropshire Speakers              3 CCs
  • Div E42      Godiva Speakers                    3 CCs
  • Div H32      West Herts Speakers             4 Level 1s
  • Div H44      North Bucks Speakers           3 CCs
  • Div J2         Dublin Club                            3 CCs
  • Div J2         Accentuators                          3 CCs
  • Div N31      Chester Corporate Speakers 4 CCs
  • Div N48     Manchester Orators TM Club 3 CCs
  • Div N48     Salford Speakers TM             4 CCs
  • Div N51      A1 Speakers                             4 Level 1s
  • Div S30      Capital Communicators          4 CCs

Please keep pursuing those education awards and getting the recognition you deserve.

Well done to all.  Keep up the great work.

Welcome 2019 – #WowFactor

#WeAreToastmasters Patricia O'ReilleyPatricia O’Reilly, DTM District 71 Director 2018-19

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”, Zig Ziglar (recognised as one of the greatest motivational speakers and recipient of the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel award in 1999).

Happy New Year and welcome to the second half of the toastmaster year 2018-19. Whatever your toastmaster goal is you have just under six months to achieve it. My wish for all members and all clubs is that you achieve your goals this toastmaster year.

A healthy club means more members and a better toastmaster experience for all. Lark Doley, International President of Toastmasters International, has introduced the #WowFactor program for clubs for 2019.

  1. Goal:
    To increase the quality & performance of every club and to get members to think and say “Wow!” when they attend a meeting.
  2. How:
    In January/February use the Club Quality Checklist or Moments of Truth to carry out a deep analysis of your club’s health. Find any gaps or areas of weakness. Club officers and members should work together to address any weak areas. Get on board with the District PR Manager Daniel Sandars’ incentives and hold Open House nights. Aim to make your club “the best club possible”.
  3. Video:
    Have fun and send in a one-minute video of your club’s unique “Wow!”
    experience using #wow!factor. Let’s put District 71 on the map internationally by sending in “Wow!” videos and copying them to Daniel Sandars – Daniel Sandars, District 71 PR Manager – so they can be put on the District’s Facebook page and website.

By March, every club should have achieved the “wow!” factor and should aim to ensure that every member and guest has a “wow!” experience when they attend your club.