Corporate Club Membership Strategies
Presented by Jim Vitrano
Club Coaching Virtual Sessions, February 19th 2023
Corporate Toastmasters clubs provide a unique level of service to their members — helping them develop traditional Toastmasters communication and leadership skills and helping them apply those skills to their companies and enhance their careers. But corporate clubs also mean corporate politics, competing priorities, and members keen to simply get home after a long day’s work.
In this club support session, Jim Vitrano will describe some techniques that have helped corporate clubs attract new members, keep existing members involved and in the fold, and remain valuable resources to their members and companies.
About the presenter:
Jim Vitrano jumped at the chance to join Toastmasters in 2015 when the ROK the Talk club started up at his office in Mequon. He earned the pre-Pathways CC and CL awards, and just this week returned to Pathways glory with the prestigious Strategic Relationships Level 1 award. He has held several club officer positions, was an area director last year, and is currently the president of ROK the Talk. Jim is also a remote member of Intel Innovators based in San Jose, California.
Jim is working as a security researcher at Intel, advising engineering teams on ways to design industry-leading cybersecurity into field-programmable gate arrays, and chips that serve as hardware that users can program and customize. Prior to that, Jim spent 24 years at Rockwell Automation as an engineer, writing firmware and leading teams that make products such as variable-speed electric motor drives and safety laser scanners that communicate easily with a factory’s control system, but make life difficult on hackers.
With degrees from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Marquette University, and Western Michigan University, Jim has also spent a lot of time in school. Outside of home and work, you can find him fixing computers, helping people resolve legal troubles at the Milwaukee Justice Center, or umpiring baseball and softball games at South Milwaukee Little League with his two teenage sons.