Incentives

PQD’s Pathways Incentives (20-21)

Incentives #WeAreToastmasters District 71 Toastmasters international 2020-2021

Welcome to the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, an exciting, flexible and interactive way to develop your skills and help others in your club develop theirs. Pathways helps you learn communication and leadership skills that you need to succeed. These District 71 incentives will add some fun and recognition to your journeys

Incentives

Due to COVID lock down most incentives are offered, or can be offered, as qualified expenses that can be claimed, by prior approval, from the District Finance Manager via the Concur Expenses System.

Pathways Club Achievement

Money gold bullion Incentives #WeAreToastmasters District 71 Toastmasters international 2020-2021
  • Draw for 265 Eur qualified club expenses split across all clubs with 100% members adoption by 31st March 2020
  • Draw for 300 Eur qualified club expenses split across all clubs with 100% members adoption AND all officers with a Pathways Educational Award by 31st March 2020

Pathways Triple Crown

Triple Crown Pin Badge Incentives #WeAreToastmasters District 71 Toastmasters international 2020-2021
  • Draw for 50 Triple Crown pin badges split into three award periods

Pathways Mentoring Program

Pathways T-Shirt Incentives #WeAreToastmasters District 71 Toastmasters international 2020-2021
  • Draw for 20 Pathways T-shirts split into three award periods
Pathways T-Shirt Incentives #WeAreToastmasters District 71 Toastmasters international 2020-2021

Training Support

District 71’s Trainers Bureau presents Liz Welch “Basecamp manager for VPE’s”

Other Pathways Resources on this Website

PQD Incentives for Club Quality/ Distinguished Club Program (20-21)

Incentives #WeAreToastmasters

Club Quality is always a win-win for any club. A virtuous circle of members needs being met leading to a dynamic and more engaged club leading a club that can be a pleasure to lead to thrive. I am offering some additional incentives from District 71 this year

The Distinguished Club Program is a 10-goal metric that uses indicators of club quality.

Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Prizes

  • 7 DCP goals by 30 Nov, 20 lots EUR 25 prizes
  • 10 DCP goals by 30 April, 20 lots of EUR 25 prizes
  • Distinguished if undistinguished in last 2 years, 10 lots of EUR 41 prizes
  • In the event of under subscription the eligible clubs have Winners take all!

Club Excellence Prize

  • Highest members with new awards/ base members by 31st May
    25 lots EUR 25 prizes

The data are monitored through the District dashboard and the prizes will be distributed by random draw to clubs meeting the criteria. The prizes will be in to form of Concur expense allowances for eligible expenses, such as Toastmasters store items for end of session recognition and celebration

Training Support

Incentives for Outreach programs (20-21)

Incentives #WeAreToastmasters

Outreach! The #1 membership building tool.

Outreach allows you to open doors and bring a sample of the benefits of Toastmasters educational programs into the heart of your community in their environment. The Rotary Alliance can help get doors open.

1.A free kit for clubs doing a program for the first time
2.A mask and ribbon set for socially distanced programs
3.Free planning kits of specimen manuals
4.Planning support from District 71’s outreach steering group

James Hurford’s training on running Speechcraft and Youth Leadership Programs

Outreach case studies




PQD Incentive: Moments of Truth (20-21)

We live in challenging times that require innovative adaptation for our members and clubs to thrive! Is your club motivated to improve the quality of experience members and guests receive? Quality is the difference between wow, ouch, and ho-hum in your members eyes. Clubs need to hear more “Wow! Fantastic! I am going to tell all my friends” to attract new members! Does your club want to challenge itself to set key improvement goals this autumn and show success next spring? If so there are two related incentives for that this year. The incentive runs in conjunction with the Moments of Truth (MOT) activity which is a proven tool to underpin a cycle of continuous quality improvement.

Incentive

  1. Working with your Area Director* use the Moments of Truth activity to set the club key improvement goals before the end of 2020*** Extended to 31st January 2021. On 1st February 2021 there will be a prize draw for 420Eur to successful claims ( maximum of 42 clubs to receive 10Eur contribution to club expenses**).
  2. Invite the Area Director back in the spring to prove that the improvement goals have been met. On the 1st of May 2021 there will be a prize draw for 625Eur (maximum of 25 clubs to receive 25Eur contribution to club expenses**)

*Area Director or other District officer such as Division Director or member of the District Leadership Team

**If fewer clubs claim the incentive budget will be divided between those that have made successful claims.

*** To claim the Area Director or Club President should write to me (click to email Daniel Sandars PQD) telling me a)The club, the SMART goals that have been set, and the meeting Agenda where the MOT was conducted.

Training Support

Moments of Truth Resources

As a club, you want every new and prospective member’s initial interaction with the club to be a positive one. These decisive times when initial impressions are formed are known as Moments of Truth. Part of The Successful Club Series, Moments of Truth outlines how to create a positive first impression of your club and recognize and deal with situations critical to club success in English.


Download handout
Download slides
Download chart

Download Manual

SMART Goals

To make sure your goals are clear and reachable, each one should be:

  1. Specific (simple, sensible, significant).
  2. Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
  3. Achievable (agreed, attainable).
  4. Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).
  5. Time bound (time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).

Seven of Seven Officers Training -2nd call

Clubs with all seven officers trained go into a prize draw to win either officer badge sets (first 5 prizes) or table topics chat packs (next 15 prizes)

Training has never been more important. The current times are different with COVID uncertainty impacting all club functions and the quality of experience we give our members. This is a year of challenges and of original new thinking and gaining every edge in new situations.

The current Club Officer Training round finishes in 9 days on the 31st of August.

Very many thanks to all the officers that have trained this round. Your passion and pro-activity to invest to lead will stand your members in good stead. You will go far.

I am still being asked by untrained club officers if there are more COT sessions. There are if you look around the world and are flexible!

Reach out to the hosts and also tell me if you are training is a sister District (Click to email PQD Daniel) so that I can validate your training. Here are some of the offers I have found.

  • District 91 (UK South) have COTs This Sunday and next Thursday, Click HERE
  • District 6 (Minnesota) have COTs next Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and the following Monday Click HERE nb we are 6 hours ahead so one for the night owls
  • District 8 (Eastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois) have a COT on next Sunday 30th for officers experienced in the role and want more Click HERE nb we are 6 hours ahead so one for the night owls
  • Sunday, August 23 — District 25 (Texas) 1:00–6:00 PM (Central Time) All Offices — Info and Registration Click HERE
  • Tuesday, August 25 — District 48 (Florida) 6:00–7:00 PM (Eastern Time)   VP Membership — Click HERE Info and Registration: VP Membership 7:30–8:30 PM (Eastern Time) Treasurer — Click HERE Info and Registration: Treasurer
  • Tuesday, August 25 — District 57 (California) 6:00–8:30 PM (Pacific Time) All Offices — Click HERE Info and Registration
  • Wednesday, August 26 — District 57 (California) 6:00–8:30 PM (Pacific Time) All Offices — Click HERE Info and Registration
  • Saturday, August 29 — District 25 (Texas) 8:30 AM–2:00 PM (Central Time) All Offices — Click HERE Info and Registration
  • Sunday, August 30 — District 25 (Texas) 1:00–5:30 PM (Central Time) All Offices — Click HERE Info and Registration

As a reminder, please drop me a line if you are training in other Districts and I will chase up validation info. Daniel Sandars Click to Email

Very many thanks

Seven of seven incentive

Thank you for standing up to serve as a club officer for 2020-2021.

Very many thanks if you have already attended your Club Officer Training. Here is a little something to inspire your club to have all seven officers trained at a District sponsored Cub Officer Training (COT) event by the end of August. I am aware that three clubs have achieved this already and more are in the pipeline.  Congratulations.

#WeAreToastmasters Training

Why bother? What’s in it for me? I found my first COT to be very counter intuitive as I went in the door reluctantly and came away thrilling in the networking, the brainstorming and for the first-time seeing Toastmasters not about me, but about ‘we’.  There is also direct relationship between club quality and member satisfaction and retention. You, as a Club officer, are the front line in delivering the 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.

Thus, well trained your time will result in more exciting meetings, more satisfied members, more new members, and a more distinguished club. That is something to be proud of.

Where to get training? Whilst we are online the world is your oyster! District 71 have two Divisions offering Training see here. We are researching a corporate club training offer to improve engagement. Other Districts are also offering training, these are indicative of offers remaining out there:

District 36 (Washington DC) August 16th 6:30pm (BST) or 22nd 1:30pm (BST) Click Here for details

Please drop me a line if you are training in other Districts and I will chase up validation info. Daniel Sandars dan.dtm@sandars.org.uk

Very many thanks

Club Officer Training Incentive

By random draw

First 5 clubs $60 Officer pin set

Next 15 Table Topic Chat Packs

7 club officers trained by 31 August 2020*

Beat the Clock 2020 – The final week

The 30th of June is fast approaching.

How have we got on with the challenge of recruiting five or more new, dual or reinstated members between 1st of May 2020 and 30th of June 2020?

We’ve seen an amazing performance from coached clubs with three beating the clock and a further five doing enough for recognition from District 71. Well done all involved

Of the non coached clubs One has so far beaten the clock – Newbridge (Plain speakers of old) with 7 new, dual or reinstated members. Seven clubs are so close with four! Fantastic efforts – thank you

The Top 10 Areas supporting membership growth in May and June- smashing effort all

The Top 5 Divisions supporting membership growth in May and June – Very well done with your leadership

Click here to see the prizes that are offer to winners:

Club Growth Incentives

Where Leaders Area Made Challenge (16 April-30th April 2020)

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,

Division

Area

Club Name

City

J

2

Dublin Club

Dublin

N

48

Advanced Orators

Manchester

A

3

McAfee Toastmasters Cork

Cork

M

18

Hellfire Club

Dublin 4

M

54

Salesforce Dublin Toastmasters

Dublin

and these are the twenty clubs drawing a pin badge

Division

Area

Club Name

City

M

54

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Toastmasters

Dublin

M

18

Engineers Club

Dublin 4

E

39

Walsall Speakers

Walsall

A

3

Cork East Toastmasters

Cork

F

9

Mullingar Toastmasters Club

Mullingar

A

11

Bantry Toastmasters Club

Bantry

N

21

Sheffield Speakers

Sheffield

B

24

Nenagh Club

Nenagh

J

57

Irish Life Toastmasters

Dublin

S

33

Dunfermline Toastmasters

Dunfermline

F

9

Tullamore Toastmasters Club

Tullamore

C

19

Almac Craigavon Toastmasters

Craigavon

J

7

Cogito

Dublin

D

28

Clane Toastmasters

Clane

S

30

Waverley Communicators

Edinburgh

F

38

Public Speakers Sligo

Sligo

N

31

Liverpool City Toastmasters

Liverpool

S

33

Stirling Speakers

Stirling

A

49

VMWARE Toastmasters

Cork

F

4

Talk Club @ Letterkenny

Letterkenny

Jan 2020 Club Growth – Welcome and Spring Incentives

Welcome to our newest clubs

#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

#ClubGrowthSpring2020

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.

20th Jan club status

Corporate

Community

Total

Last Year (base)

28

182

210

New Chartered clubs

4

6

10

Less
Suspended clubs

0

0

0

Low (<=8 members)

-1

0

-1

Ineligible (<= 3 renewals)

0

0

0

Renewals not here

-3

-1

-4

Total Paid Clubs

28

187

215

Our Goals

Distinguished

Select

President’s

Smedley

Clubs

214

217

221

227

Spring Incentives

Calling all club builders, challenge seekers and service leadership aficionados# #Incentives for the spring quarter! Let’s get building. Drop Club Extension Chair M Zain Ul Abidin (Click To Email Zain) a line for great tips and teamwork. #WhereLeadersAreMade
#WeAreToastmasters

#ClubGrowthSpring2020

Fall to Winter 2019 Results

#FalltoWinter2019 #WeAreToastmasters #WhereLeadersAreMade

by Daniel Sandars, Club Growth Director

It gives me great pleasure to announce the Fall to Winter membership incentives (see charts below). In total we recruited 316 new dual or reinstated member during November and December at a time of year when festivities abound, and roads can be foggy and icy. It is really encouraging to see the clubs that have coaches, Cashel, Dundee, and Cornerstone, share in the glory. Long may that continue.

Google Phonic, in Division M Area 18, grew 500% from 10 members on the 1st of July to 50 today, adding 46 in November and December, having lost 6 during the autumn renewals. Google Phonics’ performance pushed Division M and Area 18 to the top of the pile for best performing Division and Area –almost. In the last half of December Division H edged ahead to end up a best performing Division with 53 new members on a membership base of 428 members compared to 59 new members on a base of 488 members in Division M. Three of Division H’s Areas, H14, H20, and H44, finished in the Top 5 Areas and four of their clubs finishing with five or more new members with two leading the table on 7. Not to be outdone Area H32’s Coached Cornerstone Advanced Toastmasters Communicators added 2 new members to gain an incentive. A fantastic all-round performance in H.

#FalltoWinter2019

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Forthcoming Club Growth and Membership Incentives in the third quarter 2019-20:

  1. The worldwide Talk Up Toastmasters membership campaign though February and March.
  2. A semi-annual dues renewal campaign.
  3. A club chartering Incentive.