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Our Winter TLI is getting closer!
Our keynote speaker is Gina Glover, whose keynote address will focus on the need to simply foster a good conversation. She offers that, in 2020, more than any other year, it has been brought to our attention that THIS is the priority for each and every one of us. This session will focus on the five elements for a more effective conversation. It will provide techniques you can use in the office, at industry events, community gatherings, and even at your own dining tables. Attendees will walk away from this session with relevant, realistic and relatable ideas they can use immediately for moving their conversations to become connections.
You can register today at:
Contests will look a little different this year and different is good! Join me on Sunday for tips and tricks to executing an online speech contest.
Virtual Speech Contest Training
Visit the District 35 calendar for the Zoom link.
MONDAY MOTIVATION: “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Elbert Hubbard
Questions have been coming up regarding renewal dues payments… or rather what happens if a club and/or members do not renew. From the TI FAQs:
- What is the impact to my club if it does not meet the requirements to remain in good standing?
- If the club does not meet the October 2020 renewal requirement by October 1, their status will change from Active to a status of Low or Ineligible.
- Club Status Guide – https://www.toastmasters.org//-/media/files/department-documents/club-documents/377a-club-status-guide.ashx
- Clubs not in good standing are ineligible to cast a vote at district council meetings, the Annual Business Meeting, and are not included in quorum.
- The club has the entire renewal period to return to good standing.
- If the club does not return to good standing prior to the start of the following renewal period, the club is suspended from active status, and all services and membership status for the club and its members are discontinued.
- A suspended club has six months to reinstate, starting from the date of suspension.
- Clubs inactive for two renewal periods are required to be chartered as new clubs, meeting all chartering requirements.
- And… in case you’re thinking about participating or competing in the upcoming speech contests, members must be in good standing in a club in good standing (minimum 8 paid members) to be eligible to participate.
Last call for early bird pricing of $25.
Are you a good listener? John Scott will be a featured speaker at our Winter TLI on November 7.
Listening is one of the most overlooked disciplines in the life but one of the most important. In this highly interactive presentation, John will focus on a few key elements of listening:
1. Why listening requires discipline
2. Building trust by Listening First
3. The 5 keys to effective listening.
4. The power of reflective listening.
5. Benefits to being a great listener
I can’t wait to hear about your experiences!
I’ll be listening…..
MONDAY MOTIVATION: “It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to find ability in others is the true test.” Elbert Hubbard
Just a friendly reminder.
MONDAY MOTIVATION: “It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.” Elbert Hubbard
When thinking about ideas to help your members or your club, are you using both convergent and divergent thinking?
Are you struggling to find your voice at work? Do you want to learn how to get your message heard?
MONDAY MOTIVATION: The only person you should ever compare yourself to is the one you used to be.
Today was our District Council Business Meeting. The budget for 2020-2021 was passed and updates from the district were shared.
Remember – It’s all about the HUGS! Helping Us Grow Stronger!
But with everything that has happened to us and how we’ve needed to adapt since March, maybe HUGS should stand for Humongous Unusual Gigantic Snafus. Or perhaps a little bit more positive – Highly Unique and Genuine Saga.
Be safe and healthy! Thank you to all our members for your continued support and commitment to Toastmasters and District 35.
MONDAY MOTIVATION: “Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!” David Dweck
Join us for Part 2 of our 3 part series to help you get started in Pathways.
MONDAY MOTIVATION: Great things never came from comfort zones.
2020 Annual Business Meeting Results
Proposal A is Lost
Proposal B is Adopted
Distinguished Toastmasters all:
Second Vice President: Morag Mathieson
Region 2: Karen Marie Lucas
Region 4: Harold Osmundson
Region 6: Melissa McGavick
Region 8: Roy Ganga
Region 10: Elizabeth Nostedt
Region 12: Lesley Storkey
Region 14: Dorothy Isa C. Du
2020 World Championship of Public Speaking results
1st – Michael Carr (District 55 – Southern Texas)
2nd – Linda Marie Miller (District 37 – Western North Carolina)
3rd – Lindy MacLaine (District 32 – Western Washington – Alaska)
Most great leaders have a style that is unique to them and includes traits developed over time through a variety of leadership experiences. Great leaders tend to motivate and inspire. They encourage those they lead to better themselves and the people around them. Name a leader that inspires you!
So at the moment, the concept of hybrid meetings is slowly catching up and we see a few clubs are trying it out for the first time. Us here at the Matale Toastmasters Clubof District 82, we have had a few successful hybrid meetings which we organized by using tools that are easily available. So in order to pass on the knowledge, we compiled a small but comprehensive guide on how to plan and organize hybrid meetings complete with an FAQ to answer common problems that may arise. Feel free to have a read and maybe organize your very own hybrid meeting too!
MONDAY MOTIVATION: A little progress each day adds up to big results.
Storytelling techniques and descriptive skills make a presentation relatable and interesting. What’s one story you’ve heard in your club that had an impact on you?
Reminder notices were emailed tonight to the clubs that have not yet assigned their club proxy for the International Business Meeting.
Club President/Secretary have until 7pm CST on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 to submit or the opportunity is gone!!
MONDAY MOTIVATION: Don’t expect to see a change if you don’t make one.
Brian Tracy’s Tips to Improve Leadership
Leaders never stop growing and developing. They have the capacity to keep themselves from falling into a comfort zone. They are lifelong students. All leader…
Are you a member of a Corporate Club interested in an opportunity to serve the District?
The CGD* Advisory Council is seeking members to be part of the Corporate Clubs Committee. Jean Rossett, Corporate Clubs Chair, is looking to form a district-wide team that can support her on both retention and extension efforts.
If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Jean at: email@example.com