Monday, May 14, 2012

Tip of the Week: Be the VP-Ed!

Here’s my recruitment pitch!  VP-Education is a very important role for our club.  The VP-Education helps members achieve their goals, guides the club to meet its goals within the Distinguished Club Plan, and is an active member of the Electric Toasters Officers (ETO) committee.  The role also sets the weekly club schedule and submits member educational award applications to Toastmasters headquarters.  If you step up to fill this officer position, I will be available to answer questions and to mentor you as you grow into the role.  Please contact me if you have any questions about this very important position!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Which one resonates best with you?

Dear Electric Toasters,

Which one resonates best with you?
Check all which apply

I care about:

  • Authority and decision making
  • Career gain and competitive edge
  • Immediate results
  • Prestige and ability to influence others
  • Freedom from routine
  • Sharing ideas that benefit everybody
  • Socilizing
  • Clear goals and expectations
  • Opportunity to help others
  • Support and cooperation
  • Improving quality
  • Control over critical issues
  • Objectivity and fairness
  • Systematic planning
All of these can be fulfilled if you want to become one of the Club Officers! The Electric Toasters Officers (ETO) Crew is happy to announce June 13th as the Electric Toasters Elections Day – a unique chance for you to step into a VP (VIPJ) role, sharpen your leadership skills, learn how to run a successful organization and have a true impact on our club’s future.

The following roles are available on the 2012-2013 ETOs Ballots:

President: 1 candidate interested, open to more sign ups!
VP-Education: open to sign ups!
VP-Membership: open to sign ups!
VP-Public Relations: 1 candidate interested, open to more sign ups!
Treasurer: 1 candidate interested, open to more sign ups!
Sergeant-at-Arms: open to sign ups!

All are open to those who care about any of the above!

Please email/talk to any of the current ETOs if you are interested or want to learn more. If you want to find out about the roles and responsibilities check out the Toastmasters International website. Also, you will be provided plenty of guidance at the compulsory Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) on June 23rd (Wilsonville High School, 8:00-11:30 AM training).

Being an ETO is about leadership and addressing our growth needs. It is an opportunity to improve ourselves!

Don’t waste your time and let us know today!

Ania, Jason, Sarah, Jeff, Steve, Mike

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tip of the Week: Your Best Evaluator…

…is yourself!  When you rehearse for your prepared speech – especially if you rehearse alone – video record or audio record your speech (free apps are readily available for smart phones), play it back, and give yourself some feedback.  We all are our own harshest critics, so rest assured your feedback will be very helpful!