In honor of Toastmasters International's mission, "We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders," this month's theme was "Who Else Gets to Experience Toastmasters?" The presentations focused on sharing tips and strategies to attract members to our powerful organization, so they too, can become more effective communicators and leaders.
This meeting offered a rare speaking slate of TWO past international presidents: Alfred Herzing, DTM, PIP and Pat Johnson, DTM, PIP.
Pat kicked things off with her presentation, "A Paradigm Shift." This guru of building corporate clubs and author of A Handbook for Building & Sustaining Vibrant Toastmaster Programs in Corporations, shared fantastic tips on how to work with corporations to charter clubs, as well as how to rebuild those that may need that support. Check out this podcast for more information.
Alfred delivered an insightful presentation on increasing club membership. His speech, "Speechcraft: The #1 Membership Building Tool," excited listeners with how he broke down the program. It was easy to see why Speechcraft is a great way to attract members.