“What are your expectations of an Advanced Club?”I feel that with great power comes great responsibility.
I see an advanced club as a core group which develops, motivates and polishes leaders:
If I look back over my last six years in Toastmasters, I’ve seen a lot of young members come and go. Too many people make it to CC and leave. There is a conspicuous lack of members with advanced designations in the 2-5 year mark. I feel that we’re not engaging keeners with relevant and appropriate challenges. We need to start working together to support each other.
- A group of movers and shakers of the division.
- A group that leads by example and innovates.
- A group that challenges itself and others to aspire to more.
I am most interested in this groups ability to enhance and innovate in:
In a nutshell:
- Toastmasters Learning
- Officer Training
- Ongoing Educational Events
- Conferences and Contests
- High Performance Leadership projects
That’s my expectation of an advanced club.
- Lead by example,
- mentor keeners,
- give back to our community,
- demonstrate the calibre of what an advanced designation and club really means.
An advanced club is a beehive burner:
Our energy and expertise the spark
that help ignite the clubs,
growing more leaders,
who are drawn into this group,
feeding the fire again
with innovation, passion and leadership.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Expectations of an Advanced Toastmasters Club
16 of 30 speeches finished. Delivered Speaking on Television #1 Straight Talk to the Advanced Toastmasters Club. I'll include an excerpt here: