This is Coaching?

I went looking for coaching resource material, and lo and behold, there was a coaching guide. What fun!!! Corrective Action: Convince members that they will gain meaningful benefits from membership in a successful Toastmasters club. ???!!! That’s not coaching. That’s telling. Make them care? Well, they’re showing up, aren’t they? You cannot make someone care.Continue reading “This is Coaching?”

The Ups, the Downs, and the Out-Theres

One of the most neglected aspects of a group’s dynamic is the emotional atmosphere. This doesn’t mean how the meetings are conducted or the speeches are given or the evaluations are presented. It’s not about the process, it’s about the feeling. You can have a very formal environment for a club meeting and still notContinue reading “The Ups, the Downs, and the Out-Theres”