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UK and Ireland, District 71

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United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

The Art of Storytelling – with Kingi Biddle

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/03/2021
12:00 am - 9:45 pm

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This is an event hosted by Cornerstone Communicators Advanced Toastmasters.

Speaking live from New Zealand, Kingi Biddle, Finalist in the World Championship for Public Speaking, joins us at Cornerstone on 1st March. Bringing with him a wealth of experience as a Public Speaking Coach and World Class Keynote Presenter, this is an event you will not want to miss.

Kingi draws on a long tradition of storytelling from his combined Maori and British heritage and his ‘day job’ works as a Maori Cultural Expert. Using his expertise, Kingi will demonstrate how to immerse the audience fully in a story rather than simply recount it, thus breathing life into speaking.

A larger than life character with an abundance of charisma and dynamism, this workshop will be an energising and entertaining event you’ll not easily forget. Kingi is an active member of the Toastmasters Club Taniwha Hunters (translated Hunting Shyness), based 3 hours South of Auckland and we are privileged that he has agreed to facilitate this workshop at Cornerstone Communicators Advanced Club.

 

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.

James Finnegan

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.