Is your club struggling with low membership, low participation, and meeting quality that could be spruced up? If yes, plan to attend the District 35 Club Coach virtual training sessions. This training series will consist of a team of experienced Toastmasters lending their support to clubs by hosting a series of one-hour sessions focused on building and sustaining club membership and club quality. Each session will consist of a 30-minute presentation on a specific topic, followed by a 30-minute open discussion on that topic.

Sessions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 7:00pm-8:00pm beginning January 16, 2022. Attendance is open to all, but highly recommended for Club President and Vice Presidents Membership.

Please visit the district calendar for Zoom link information. https://district35.org/events/calendar/

Proposed dates, topics, and presenters – subject to change:

Club Coaching Virtual Sessions

January 16, 2022

 

Moments of Truth

Presented by Kris Pool, DTM

 

 

A “moment of truth” is an episode where a person comes in contact with any aspect of the Toastmasters experience and forms an impression of a club’s quality and service.

 

 

What impressions are giving to your potential and current members? Schedule time with your club to facilitate a Moments of Truth session. Be objective and look at what you are currently doing at your club and where improvements and changes can be or should be made. Then take it a step further and turn those areas of improvement into actual goals and incorporate it into your club success plan.

 

 

 

This is also a great opportunity to participate in the District 35 incentive program. Clubs can earn $25 in District Dollars for completing a Moments of Truth and submitting it to the Trio by March 30, 2022. As a bonus, if you have your Area Director or another current District Executive Committee (DEC) member lead your Moments of Truth, as long as they are NOT part of your club, your club can earn additional $20 in District Dollars! 

 

Learn more about all the District 35 incentive programs today.

 


 

Did you miss attending this session or want to watch again? https://youtu.be/RbITCBKPeAo

 

Presentation: 

Going Beyond Moments of Truth 1-16-22

 

 

Going Beyond Moments of Truth and SWOT Analysis Handout:

Going Beyond Moments of Truth and SWOT analysis

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About the presenter: Kris Pool, DTM

 

Kris Pool is a three-time Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). For 2021-2022, she is serving as the Immediate Past District Director – District 35, Treasurer – Cream City Communicators, VP Public Relations – Sheboygan Toastmasters, and VP Education and VP Membership – Plymouth Toastmasters.

 

As a member since April 2005, Kris has held every club officer role except Sergeant at Arms (SAA). She has been the District Newsletter Editor (5 years), Secretary (now Administrative Manager for 2 years), Area E1 Director, Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director, and District Director.

 

An avid fan of Pathways, she is working toward her 4th DTM and first Pathways DTM. She is concurrently working on 5 paths: Presentation Mastery (2nd time), Motivational Strategies, Strategic Relationships, Engaging Humor, and Innovative Planning.

 

She may have joined Toastmasters initially to polish some of her speaking and leadership skills, but she continues her membership to help others grow into their potential and help where needed.

 

Follow Kris on social media and connect with questions.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kris.pool.1 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2026673897344845/?ref=bookmarks

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/krispool

Twitter: @Kris_Pool_DTM

Instagram: poolkris

Email: Kris.Pool.DTM@gmail.com

 

 

Club Coaching Virtual Sessions

February 6, 2022

Going Beyond Finding New Members For Your Club

Presented by Mark A. Robinson, DTM

Have you ever been stumped with how to add new members to your Toastmasters club? Mark A. Robinson, DTM is here to help you find your perfect process.

Are you ready to learn his techniques for keeping your membership building on ‘PAR’?

Video: 

PowerPoint – here

About the presenter: Mark A. Robinson, DTM

Mark joined Toastmasters in October 2007. Since then, he has been active in several corporate and community clubs, achieving the Distinguished Toastmaster designation in April of 2015. Mark served as Club Growth Director for District 66 (Central Virginia) from 2018-2019 before moving from Virginia to Wisconsin. He has held several leadership positions in Toastmasters Districts 30 (Chicago) and 66 (Virginia), including District Secretary (now Administration Manager), Public Relations Officer (now Public Relations Manager), Division Governor, Division Director, Area Governor and Area Director. Mark’s currently the President of the Madison Achievers Toastmasters Club in Madison, Wisconsin

 

Club Coaching Virtual Session

February 20, 2022

New Member Mentoring

Providing a successful mentoring experience to new and returning Toastmasters goes a long way when recruiting, retaining, and helping Toastmasters feel a part of their clubs. This evening, Susan will share her experience with mentoring new members.

Watch the presentation today:  

 

Presentation:

Mentoring New Members Presentation - 2-20-2022

About the presenter: Susan Brushafer

Susan Brushafer has been a Toastmaster for approximately 20 years, and is currently the Vice-President, Membership for the Menomonee Falls Toastmasters Club. Previously, she was a 12-year member of the corporate Direct Supply Champion Chatters Toastmasters Club, holding various officer roles, including Vice-President, Membership. She started the mentor program with the Champion Chatters, and developed a ‘Mentor Toolkit’ for the Menomonee Falls Club. Susan is a Pathways Mentor, Club Coach, Area A1 Area Director, and has completed both the Dynamic Leadership and Engaging Humor Paths. She is currently working on Motivational Strategies.

As a Registered Corporate Coach and Sr. Learning Consultant in her business life, Susan has an affinity toward helping people succeed both personally and professionally.

Club Coaching Virtual Session
March 6, 2022

 

Organizing an Open House

We’ll discuss the importance of hosting an Open House to build club membership. We will focus on the planning and implementation of an Open House, and well as having a debriefing discussion with the team on what went well and what can be improved for next time. And let’s not forget the importance of following up with the guests that attended.

 

Video:

Presentation:

Open House Presentation 03-06-22 - Carol Mather

Social Media Bootcamp

Presented by Carol Mather, DTM

Carol joined Goldmine Toastmasters in September 2016, Davidson Toastmasters shortly after, and was a charter member at Eat Your Words; these are all clubs in District 37 in North Carolina.

Carol joined Fox Speak in July 2017, then Mid-Day Women’s Alliance Toastmasters and later transferred to become a charter member of Water City Speakers, all the time remaining a member of Davidson Toastmasters as their first virtual member. 

 

Carol has been a club VP Education, VP Membership, Secretary, President, and SAA and has also been an Area Director. She received her DTM designation in October 2019.

Carol is a Pathways Mentor and a Club Coach. She has completed the Motivational Strategies path and is close to finishing Presentation Mastery (printed version) and Engaging Humor. Carol has earned five Triple Crown awards

 

Virtual Club Coach Session

March 20, 2022

Speechcraft

Speechcraft is a blended learning program designed to provide optimal support for learners interested in building their communication and public speaking skills. The directed learning portion of Speechcraft is delivered by an experienced public speaker, most often a member of Toastmasters International. The follow-up, or individual, learning intended to support the in-person sessions is delivered online through interactive materials designed specifically for adult learners.

Learn how single-digit clubs have successfully presented Speechcraft and been able to re-energize their clubs.

Video: https://youtu.be/fnN6IepkiKo 

Presentation:

Handouts and Additional Resources:

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https://www.toastmasters.org/education/speechcraft

Ready to purchase the Speechcraft packet? Shop at the Toastmasters store: https://www.toastmasters.org/shop/8600–Speechcraft-Digital-Bundle

About the presenter: Dick Hawley, DTM

Dick Hawley DTM joined Toastmasters in 1981 as a charter member of the Sentry Insurance Toastmasters in Stevens Point. He served as the District 35 Governor in 1989 and in 1995 he was elected to a two year term as an International Director on the Board of Directors at Toastmasters International. The Sentry Toastmasters have been conducting Speechcraft programs for over 35 years.  Dick is currently serving as the Speechcraft liaison for District 35.

Club Coaching Virtual Sessions

April 3, 2022

Hybrid Meetings

Presented by Tom Carlson, DTM

Mandates from the pandemic shut down Toastmasters and we were advised to
continue with virtual meetings. It would be easy, all you needed was a laptop.
Now we know it was not all that easy. A face-to-face meeting and Zoom meetings
cannot be run as “one size fits all.”

Now we call combined meetings “Hybrid Meetings.” To make an
in-person and virtual meeting feel as one combined experience, there are tips
for Hybrid Meetings. This presentation will take you through the process to
make two run as one.

About the presenter, Tom Carlson, DTM

Tom joined Toastmasters at the age of 46 and is now in his 44th
year of membership. He believes that because of Toastmasters, a whole new life
was opened to him. He likens his Toastmasters journey as living in a Field of
Gems. His personal mission is to inspire others to put a value on Toastmasters
second only to their source for moral values. On top of COVID-19 in 2020, Tom
was broadsided with a rare disease in September 2021 He lost all his strength
and was totally unable to help himself. Had he not recovered and COVID-19
mandates remained, Tom’s Toastmasters years would have been over. But thanks to
Zoom, his Toastmasters career continues.

Tom now belongs to three clubs, and frequently visits other clubs, often as
a featured speaker.

Watch and listen to Tom’s session: 

https://youtu.be/h5Arm-67hP8

Tom’s presentation (slightly modified):

HYBRID Meetings – Tom Carlson

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Club Coaching Virtual Sessions, May 1, 2022

Setting the Stage for Success: Meeting Role and Responsibilities, presented by Mark Robinson, DTM

Mark will lead us with a presentation and discussion on the importance of each club meeting role in creating a positive learning experience.

Listen to Mark’s presentation:https://youtu.be/oVMeqFMQnhU

View the presentation here: Going-Beyond-Setting_The_Stage_Slides_01-May-2022b

Resource: Toastmaster Wears Many Hats

About the presenter: Mark A. Robinson, DTM

Mark joined Toastmasters in October 2007. Since then, he has been active in several corporate and community clubs, achieving the Distinguished Toastmaster designation in April of 2015. Mark served as Club Growth Director for District 66 (Central Virginia) from 2018-2019 before moving from Virginia to Wisconsin. He has held several leadership positions in Toastmasters Districts 30 (Chicago) and 66 (Virginia), including District Secretary (now Administration Manager), Public Relations Officer (now Public Relations Manager), Division Governor, Division Director, Area Governor and Area Director. Mark’s currently the President of the Madison Achievers Toastmasters Club in Madison, Wisconsin

Club Coaching Virtual Sessions – May 15, 2022

Creating the Best Club Climate, Presented by Kris Pool, DTM

A club’s climate is the deciding factor in whether guests become members of our clubs and whether those members continue to participate and remain active. The learning environment and member interactions sets a unique mood to your club which influences the performance and growth of all your club members.

In this club coach session, six different topics will be shared and discussed in regard to Creating the Best Club Climate. Come take a listen and see if your club needs to take some proactive steps to continue to thrive in District 35.

Presentation: Creating the Best Club Climate – presentation printout

About the presenter: Kris Pool, DTM

Kris Pool is a three-time Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). For 2021-2022, she is serving as the Immediate Past District Director – District 35, Treasurer – Cream City Communicators, VP Public Relations – Sheboygan Toastmasters, and VP Education and VP Membership – Plymouth Toastmasters.

As a member since April 2005, Kris has held every club officer role except Sergeant at Arms (SAA). She has been the District Newsletter Editor (5 years), Secretary (now Administrative Manager for 2 years), Area E1 Director, Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director, and District Director.

She may have joined Toastmasters initially to polish some of her speaking and leadership skills, but she continues her membership to help others grow into their potential and help where needed.

Feel free to connect with Kris.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kris.pool.1 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2026673897344845/?ref=bookmarks

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/krispool

Twitter: @Kris_Pool_DTM

Instagram: poolkris

Email: Kris.Pool.DTM@gmail.com

Club Coaching Virtual Session, June 5, 2022

Corporate Clubs – Internal Marketing, presented by Keith Cumiskey, DTM

DETAILS – TBD