The club executive committee has declared March to be your open house month. Every event you can think of will start in March. You’re having an Open House on the 1st week, A guest speaker on the 2nd, a St. Pat’s day themed party on the 3rd, and an invitation to start a Speech CraftContinue reading “What questions do you ask yourself?”
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Building a club
Wisdom from Lance Miller, Accredited Speaker, WCPS winner, and successful club builder Coach’s Corner Wisdom from Lance Miller! Everyone on the team wants the club to win and aspire to be a top 10 club. How big would you like your club to be? If you have 8 members…to 9 members? What number of membersContinue reading “Building a club”
Pushing, Pulling, and Leading
Have you ever seen (especially this time of the year) the Vs of ducks and geese wending their way toward the south? Have you noticed that the sides of the Vs are unequal? Do you know why one side is longer? There are more birds on that side. Here’s the thing: All the birds inContinue reading “Pushing, Pulling, and Leading”
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”
Where are you looking?
At our last session, we discussed our Avatars. Who are our potential members? What do they look like? What do they drive? Where do they go? What do they do for fun? I know many of you are on LinkedIn. How many have contacts there that are doing the exact same thing you are doing?Continue reading “Where are you looking?”
What sparks your awareness?
The best tool you have in your toolbox is going to be your curiosity. So many of us focus on the path ahead, or our current situation, or revel in the past. It seems like a direct path–Past->Present->Future–we focus on so much that we don’t enjoy the view. Imagine yourself on a mountain hike IfContinue reading “What sparks your awareness?”