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UK and Ireland, District 71

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United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

Evaluation Extravaganza – the gift you can give all year

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Date(s) - 14/02/2022
7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

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Lou Beaton has been a Toastmaster for nearly 18 years. She loves to help people embrace giving evaluations and to keep growing their skills. Lou has competed in six District 70 Evaluation finals, placing second, third, and winning face-to-face in 2018 and on Zoom in 2020. As well as giving tips and tools for growing and practising evaluation skills, Lou will share tips for evaluation competitors, both face-to-face and online.

She has also competed in the finals of the District 70 International Speech contest, the Humorous Speech Contest and twice in Table topics, where she placed second and third.

Lou is a member of four District 70 (Sydney, Australia)clubs – Ingleburn, Menai District, the Exodus Foundation & Stage Time – and is a member of District 115 (South Nevada)Jackpot Speakers & in District 90 (New South Wales, Australia), a member of Thales. Lou lives with her husband Mark in the beachside suburb, Coledale, which is a one-hour drive south of Sydney, Australia. She’s passionate about wildlife friendly gardening, family, entertaining and of course Toastmasters!

EAT is located in Edinburgh, Scotland. The club meeting starts at 7:15pm GMT. There will be the usual Toastmasters speeches and evaluations, then a short break. The Evaluation Extravaganza workshop starts at 8:15pm GMT.

Looking forward to welcoming you to another workshop by Edinburgh Advanced Toastmasters.

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Elizabeth Jordan
Elizabeth Jordan, DTM, Club Growth Director

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

Many clubs experience a loss in membership at September renewals as existing members leave the club for lots of different reasons. This incentive rewards clubs which renew 80% or more of their membership base at 30th June 2021. Having a good base of experienced members is important to offer mentoring to new members and stability to the club. 

It’s a good idea to follow up with members who do not renew to help club officers to understand the reason for not renewing and to extend an invite to rejoin at a future stage. They may be happy to stay on the club’s email list with this in mind.

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James Finnegan, Public Relations Manager

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Elizabeth Jordan
Elizabeth Jordan, DTM, Club Growth Director

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

Many clubs experience a loss in membership at September renewals as existing members leave the club for lots of different reasons. Recruiting in the early months helps to maintain the membership based upon the number of members at 30 June.

Maintaining a healthy membership number (25+) gives the club a much better opportunity to hold quality meetings with enough members to avoid double roles. Quality club meetings attract new members. Healthy club growth is an important part of Club Success.