Workshops and events

D71 Trainers Bureau Brochure

The Trainers of the D71 Trainers Bureau
cover the following topics
If you would like to book a trainer please email

District71training@gmail.com

Winter Education Summit 5-6 Dec 2020


Re-capture the allure of the popular Toastmasters Autumn Conference!

Free!

Winter Education Summit

Inspirational Keynotes

Motivational Masterclasses

Making the most of Zoom

Presentation insights

Ted Corcoran’s Singalong Session*

District Christmas Party

Sat 5th and Sun 6th December

Featuring a star-studded cast including:

Simon Bucknall

Phillip Khan-Panni

Dave Henson

Ros Elwira

Oluwatosin Adedipe

ACTION:

Mark the dates in your diary now!

*Singalong Session: Call for singers (limited places)

(To apply, Click to Email Evelyn Khan-Panni)

D71 Winter Summit Chair: Evelyn Khan-Panni DTM, Division Director of the Year, 2019-20

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 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).

Enhanced Club Officer Training Summer 2020

Promote the Toastmasters promise

Congratulations on your election to serve as a club officer for 2020-2021! We are thrilled to be working together.

Club Officer Training Word ArtEffective 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 offered 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.

Upcoming Club Officer Training

  • 09:15-13:00 Thursday August 13th, led by Paul O’Mahony, Division A Director and Sean Dwan, Division B Director; Email Paul
  • Saturday August 15th, led by Rob Partridge, Division F Director, Email Rob

What to expect

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:

  1. What is my role?
  2. Why is my role important?
  3. 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.

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English – Open House Public Speaking Meeting

#WeAreToastmasters Open House Public Speaking Meeting

Why do you need to be a good public speaker?

“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

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtcO6vpj4pHtLLtIwqkGCo1OyEwkwHnR4S

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.

Feb 2020 New District 71 Webinars up on YouTube

We are very fortunately able to add three new webinars to our District YouTube channel this month on Club Coaching, Pathways and Training the Trainers

Rebuilding a Struggling Club

Presented by Club Extension Chair Zain Ul Abidin, DTM.
Intended for all the current and potential future club coaches as well as officers of struggling clubs.

Pathways for Club Officers

Hosted by District 71 Pathways Chair Tanya Barad

Training the Trainer Toastmasters District 71

Presented by Program Quality Director Gerard Mannix and District Director John Cox

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

Webinar: District 71 Leadership

On this webinar, District Leadership Chair and Past District Director, Kevin Lee discusses Toastmasters leadership opportunities beyond the club, highlighting the benefits, rewards and challenges that District Leadership brings. He believes that every toastmaster has more to gain from serving their fellow members. In addition, Kevin will demystify the process for becoming a District Leader.

Call for District Leader Nominations 2020-2021
To:   All Members
Are you interested in serving as a District Leader for the Toastmaster year 2020-2021?  The first call for Nominations for District Officers for 2020-2021 is Wednesday 15th January 2020.

To find out more, on Sunday the 8th December at 8.00pm there will be a webinar run by District Leadership Committee Chair, Kevin Lee, DTM, Past District Director. Registration details to follow. Serving as a District Leader is a wonderful opportunity to support our clubs and fellow members, and further develop your communication and leadership skills.  Leadership roles can be challenging, but they are rewarding and a further opportunity to learn and grow.   The District Leadership Committee (DLC) is seeking Nominations for the roles of: District Director Program Quality Director Club Growth Director Public Relations Manager Division Director (for Divisions A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, M, N and S) There have been some key changes this year to Protocol 9.0 particularly regarding floor candidates.   
For more details and the critical deadlines please click on the links below: District Leader Qualifications and Responsibilities For further information about these roles, please refer to the District Leadership Handbook and the District Administrative Bylaws, Article VII: Officers in the Toastmasters International Governing Documents. See the Toastmasters International Website for the Elections Toolkit. First call for Nominations for District Officers for 2020-2021 by Wednesday 15th January 2020. If you know of someone you feel would make a suitable candidate, or would like to nominate yourself, please complete the following paperwork: District Leader Nominating Form From the candidate themselves:
Officer Agreement and Release Statement
Candidate Application Form
Both Submissions should be made to the District Leadership Committee Chair – Past District Director, Kevin Lee, DTM at kevinlee25 (at) hotmail.comDeadline for candidates to declare intent to run is: Wednesday 15th January 2020.
After this date, the DLC will contact candidates to arrange interviews and will seek out other candidates as appropriate.  
The final report of the DLC will be circulated to District Council members by April 2020, 4 weeks prior to the District Council meeting in May 2020, when voting will take place.  Any questions, please contact the Committee Chair Kevin Lee at kevinlee25 (at) hotmail.com

Webinar: Vibrant Toastmaster Programs in Corporations

A Handbook for Building and Sustaining Vibrant Toastmaster Programs in Corporations

Approximately 10-15 percent of our District’s Toastmasters clubs are in corporate environments (worldwide 60% are) – yet many of these clubs struggle. That’s because we support them using the techniques and knowledge that has worked for community clubs.

To help these struggling clubs, we must:

Think like a genuine stakeholder within the corporation

Meet their expectations of us as their education program provider

Have expectations of them beyond providing a meeting facility and tuition being paid

Audio (only) webinar with authour Pat Johnson DTM, Past Toastmasters International President. An informative discussion that can change your interaction with, and expectations of, your corporate programs. We covered these key points

  • The importance of beginnings
  • Preparation prior to your initial meeting with the corporation
  • “Corporate Speak” versus Toastmaster jargon – know your audience
  • The demonstration and/or information meeting
  • Potential challenges you may encounter in the corporation
  • Leadership roles and responsibilities for everyone
  • Supports required from the district team

Resources

The Handbook

https://www.toastmasters.org/shop/B79–A-Handbook-for-Building-and-Sustaining-Vibrant-Toastmaster-Programs-in-Corporations

Toastmasters International Resources

Starting a new club, Club sponsors/mentors , Charter clubs and kits – newclubs@toastmasters.org
Corporate acknowledgement, Corporate relations – corporaterelations@toastmasters.org
New Member Kit – tracking@toastmasters.org

Starting a new club:https://www.toastmasters.org/start-a-club

Corporations sponsoring a club: https://www.toastmasters.org/membership/sponsor-a-club

How to sponsor a new club: https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/how-to-sponsor-a-new-club

Marketing Presentations: https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/marketing%20presentations

Speechcraft training program: https://www.toastmasters.org/education/speechcraft

The Successful Club Series set: https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/the-successful-club-series-set

The Leadership Excellence Series set https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/the-leadership-excellence-series-set

Rick Furbush Corporate Kick Off Meetings

Kick Off Meeting Success

Ultimate Kick-Off meeting! Rick Furbush shares successful actions on Starting New Toastmasters Clubs. Check out part 2: