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February 2019: Prize Quiz

February 2019: Prize Quiz

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Guest edited by Elizabeth Jordan (Hertfordshire Speakers)

Instructions

  • Email completed crossword to daniel.PR_Manager_D71@sandars.org.uk by Friday 22nd March 2019
  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the February Edition

Win Mini Notebook and Pen Set

Item 6850K


  1. What is the name of the keynote speaker at the 2019 D71 Spring Conference in Norwich? ______________________
  2. The club quality checklist is a useful measure of the______________________ of a club.
  3. Travelling Toastmaster (Jan 2019) Adrian Jefferson Chofor is pictured standing in front of which famous site in Paris. _______________________
  4. Which membership drive, and club growth incentive occurs between 1st Feb and March 31st? ____________________
  5. Deepak Menon, DTM, currently holds which Toastmaster Officer role? ____________________________
  6. Approximately how many clubs are there in D71? a)100 clubs b)200 clubs or c)300 clubs? _______________________
  7. Of the 10 Distinguished Club Program Goals (DCP), how many are Education and Training goals? __________________
  8. Which topic will be covered in the new Path to be made available in Pathways in February 2019? _______________________
  9. What is the name of the Region 10 Storyteller, Stand-up Comic and the first Toastmaster in Europe to be awarded a Pathways DTM? ___________________________
  10. After completing level 2 in Pathways, there is an option to complete The Pathways Mentoring program which consists of three sections: Prepare to Mentor, Mentoring and_______________________

Last Month’s Crossword Results

Winner:

Orla Dowling (VMWARE, Division A Ireland). Very Many thanks to all those that took part

January’s Answers

  • Goals people aspire to achieve at the start of the New Year: Ans = Resolutions (11)
  • Surname of International CEO of Toastmasters International: Ans = Dan Rex (3)
  • City International CEO of Toastmasters visited in 2018: Dublin
  • The network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. Ans=The Broads (9)
  • Cathedral City where the D71 Spring Conference will be held; Ans = Norwich (7)
  • According to International President, Lark Dooley, who owns each toastmasters club? Ans = Members (7)
  • City where International CEO gave a Town Hall lecture that was broadcast live. Ans=Columbo (7)
  • Judge who remains confidential in club contests Ans =Tiebreak (8)
  • Second name of D71 Toastmaster to have completed Presentation Mastery L5 Ans = Barad (6) [Errata]
  • City where 2020 World Championship of Public Speaking will take place? Paris (5)
  • Sporting metaphor used by 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking Ans= Boxing (6)
  • Final month of Toastmaster year Ans = June (4)
  • ………………of Truth outlines how to create a positive first impression of your club Ans = Moments (7)
  • The ………… Speaker Program recognizes those Toastmasters members who have achieved a level of proficiency that enables them to be paid, professional speakers. Ans = Accredited (10)
  • One of the Toastmasters Promises is to provide fellow members with helpful, ………………. evaluations Ans = Constructive (12)

Jan ’19 PR Newsflash

#OpenNight Incentive

– stock up your club with Pathways ribbons and badges

By Daniel Sandars, Public Relations Manager

[Always check the The Latest Information on District Incentives]

#OpenNight Public Relations are key to a great open night. 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.

To claim: simply send your Open Night guest list, highlight those that joined, and tell me about the PR channel you used. Daniel Sandars, District 71 PR Manager

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 enquiries of which 80 attended the open night and ten had joined within two months

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

Additional synergistic Incentives

Club Firsts

Is your club planning to start, for the first time, a website, get a press release published, produce a club newsletter, or any other novel public relations endeavour? Yes, then claim a club ribbon pack

Club Promotional Videos

Have you noticed how powerful YouTube is become with its addictively appealing visual media? The first twenty new club promotional videos will earn the club two pathways pins and feature on the District PR channels.

External Event Grants

Have you got the opportunity to set up a stall at a public event? There are grants of 125 euro towards promotional materials and or venue costs. The grants are competitive and will be based on the likely foot fall, how well you know your target audience and your plans to attract them as guests to your club

Distinguished Club Website

Your website is often your first impression you give potential customers. Does you Club Website look good? Club ribbon pack for the best.

Write an article for Chantal

Chantal Cooke is a Public Relations agent who helps members publish educational articles to the national press. Last year we gained the editorial value of over half a million euro. This year authors will go into a prize draw for a £240 conference ticket

Travelling Toastie

It is great fun to visit other clubs to strengthen fellowship and gain ideas. Do three things 1) capture photo or testimonial video that includes the brand and your hosts, 2) distribute that out to social media where it can be seen, and 3) bring it to the District’s attention by hash tagging and or tagging us. Prize for each District’s best Travelling Toastie

#WeAreToastmasters picks

Toastmasters International D71 Division C

18 January at 12:04 ·

Excellent radio interview with Area 10 club, East Coast Toastmasters, Santry, Dublin, Ireland on the benefits of Toastmasters. Well done to President Shay Donnelly, VPE Sandra Hennessy and Club Secretary Seamus Hynes. Thanks for sharing and recommended listening 🏆🏆🏆

January 2019: Prize Crossword

Guest edited by Elizabeth Jordan (Hertfordshire Speakers)

Amended Version

Instructions

  • Email completed crossword to daniel.PR_Manager_D71@sandars.org.uk by Friday 15th February 2019
  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the February Edition

Win Mini Notebook and Pen Set

Item 6850K

Prize Crossword GridAcross

4    Sporting metaphor used by 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking (6)

7    One of the Toastmasters Promises is to provide fellow members with helpful, ………………. evaluations (12)

9    Second name of D71 Toastmaster to have completed Presentation Mastery L5 (6) error (5) BARAD

10    Surname of International CEO of Toastmasters International (3)

11    Goals people aspire to achieve at the start of the New Year (11)

12    The ………… Speaker Program recognizes those Toastmasters members who have achieved a level of proficiency that enables them to be paid, professional speakers (10)

14    According to International President, Lark Dooley, who owns each toastmasters club? (7)

Down

1    ………………of Truth outlines how to create a positive first impression of your club (7)

2    Judge who remains confidential in club contests (8)

3    City where 2020 World Championship of Public Speaking will take place? (5)

5    The network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk (3,6)

6    Final month of Toastmaster year (4)

8    Cathedral City where the D71 Spring Conference will be held (7)

13    City International CEO of Toastmasters visited in 2018 (6)

Last Month’s Crossword Results

Winner:

Robert Beauchamp (Camulodunum Speakers)

December’s Answers

Christmas Word Scramble

Xmas Tree

dholrup Rudolph
sgcoeor Scrooge
scsrtiamh eert Christmas Tree
seglhi belsl Sleigh Bells
nsata clasu Santa Claus
storfy Frosty
mesoettli Mistletoe
eendrier Reindeer
cmieyhn Chimney
olne Noel
whaert Wreath
ksgnicto Stocking
scsrtiamh gindudp Christmas Pudding
stnpeesr Presents
emcin eisp Mince Pies

2018 Fun Festive Photos

2018 Fun Festive Photos! Let us join in the festive season together over the coming months of The District Newsletter. Send in your pictures to Daniel.pr_manager_d71@sandars.org.uk

“We learn best in moments of enjoyment” Ralph Smedley

Here We Come a Wassailing:
Traditional Christmas Carol Song Lyrics

 

Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand’ring
So fair to be seen.

And all your kin and kinsfolk,
That dwell both far and near;
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New year

A few to get us started

November 2018: Prize Crossword

Prize Quiz

Guest edited by Elizabeth Jordan, DTM (Hertfordshire Speakers)

Win Mini Notebook and Pen Set

Item 6850K

 

Instructions

  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the December Edition

Across

2.    The first speech in all of the ten ‘Pathways’ Paths (10)

5.    The new TMI Headquarters is located on a street named after a Caribbean island (7)

8.    Full name of the 2018-2019 Toastmaster International President (9)

10.    Need to complete this activity before and after each Pathways project (11)

12.    The New International President encourages members to strive for this (4)

13.    Full name of the Program Quality Director (7)

Down

1.    The D71 conference to be held in Norwich next May is named after this WW2 Bomber (9)

3.    Effective feedback should include both commendations and … (15)

4.    Frequency of publication of the ‘Toastmaster’ magazine (7)

6.    This is a Toastmaster’s Core Value (10)

7.    As a Toastmaster, we promise to treat fellow members with respect and ……(8)

9.    The first name of the 2018-2019 World Champion of Public Speaking (6)

11. ‘    Method used by Toastmasters when evaluating a speech (8)

September/ October Crossword Results

The winner is Patricia Loughnane DTM of Thurles in Division D. Very many thanks to all who took part


The March 2018 newsletter is out!

A stunning view of Southewst Ireland

Hope this finds all Toastmasters across District 71 well and enjoying the early signs of spring.

Pathways has launched, member renewals are due, and Easter is tomorrow!

It is my pleasure to share the latest issue of the District 71 newsletter. This issue features news from across Division B, and my sincere thanks to Division B Director Gerard Mannix for his kind assistance with this edition: D71 March 2018 newsletter

The image featured above is just one of the stunning views in Division B. Thanks for Gerard Mannix, Division Director, for sharing.

The newsletter features the latest on Pathways  — now live in District 71! — from our Program Quality Manager Patricia O’Reilly, and much, much more! Of special interest may be the deadlines flagged up for a few PR incentives including Travelling Toastie, the Distinguished Club Website programme, and the grants scheme for PR events.

Enjoy the newsletter, and as always, I welcome your feedback.

D71 March 2018 newsletter

Laura Bruce, D71 Public Relations Manager

Summer issue of District 71 newsletter is published

Summer get-togethers like this one in Killarney were a highlight of the Toastmasters summer.

Summer get-togethers like this one in Killarney were a highlight of the Toastmasters summer.

Summer Newsletter Published

I am delighted to report the summer issue of our newsletter has been published. A highlight of this issue is a welcome from Red Skelton, our new District Director. There are messages from Programme Quality Director Patricia O’Reilly and Club Growth Director John Cox, and a public relations update from me, Laura Bruce. My news includes the launch of the “DCW — Distinguished Club Website”  programme — a new initiative to ensure your club’s website does what it needs to do.

A copy of the newsletter will be emailed to all members of District 71. If you don’t receive your email copy, check your spam folder. And make sure you haven’t inadvertently unsubscribed to emails from District 71!

To download a copy of the newsletter (1.1 MB) click here. And let us know what you think! Contributions always welcome.