Incentives

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

#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.

Webinar: How to promote your club and get new members

Members of the District Leadership Team, John Cox, District Director, Gerard Mannix, Program Quality Director, Daniel Sandars, Club Growth Director and I will be holding a panel discussion on topics relating to Public Relations and Membership Growth and Retention, and Enhancing the Guest/Member experience.

Resources

4) Well worth checking D69 Club Growth Director Mark Snow’s resources

beautiful step by step resources

5) Free Marketing fliers from TI Website. Search resource libraries for more

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/resource-library?t=marketing

2019-20 Fall to Winter Incentives

There is a lot of very encouraging news in quarter one, but no room to slack so I’ve put together a robust set of incentives for November-December membership building in our own 2019-20 Fall to Winter initiative.

Daniel Sandars

D71 Club Growth Director Email

Don’t forget to exploit leverage from Brenda’s Public Relations incentives such as Open nights see http://d71toastmasters.org/open-night/

2019-20 Quarter 1 Growth Incentive results

Club Growth Director Pin Badge #WeAreToastmastersDear District 71 Council,

Very many thanks for all your hard-work over Quarter one and since. Some highlights:

  • To date the district has 230 more member payments than a year ago
  • Nine clubs met the 15th of September renewal incentives
  • The Smedley Award brought in 193 new, dual or reinstated members
  • Ten clubs met the Toastmasters International Smedley Award criteria
  • A further two clubs with coaches met District 71 new membership criteria
  • Congratulations to Division N and Areas H20, N31, N48, S60 and E39 for winning the most new members incentive
  • Two clubs chartered in the Golden Quarter, one since and three more are midst chartering
  • Eight new prospective clubs have been added to date

Please disseminate to your Club committees and members and especially congratulate all who are making this year flourish!

Daniel Sandars

D71 Club Growth Director

The Q1 Growth Incentive winners are:

D71 renewal challenge by 15 Sept winners #WeAreToastmasters

D71 Smedley Award winners #WeAreToastmasters

D71 Smedley Coached Club winners #WeAreToastmasters

D71 Smedley Best Division winners #WeAreToastmasters

D71 Smedley Best Area winners #WeAreToastmasters

D71 Golden Quarter Chartered Club winners #WeAreToastmasters

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