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The Secret to Being a Power Networker Revealed!

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Power Networking graphicv2 Okay, if you are thinking that is a pretty bold statement to make, I would agree with you.

Any time that you see the words “secret” and “revealed” together in the same sentence, I would advise caution. It is usually followed by a request for payment for the content of the secret to be revealed to you. I am going to reveal the secret to you for free, after all, it was given to me at no charge.

The secret to being a power networker is … [drum roll please] ACTASIF. Say what?

Simply put, to be a power networker i.e. one who is effective in their networking activities, act as if you already are successful. You may find it somewhat anticlimactic to hear this one word secret if you haven’t heard the expression before. Another way of saying it would be “fake it until you make it.” Or with a bit of a stretch it could be “mind over matter.”

“Act as if it were impossible to fail.” — Dorothea Brande

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Oak Bay Toastmasters: A toast to 20 Years of Service

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Oak Bay Toastmasters, located on the south-eastern side of Victoria, celebrated its 20th anniversary last November at a meeting that included a special agenda and celebratory cake. Founded in November, 1994 as GVHS Toastmasters, the club was revived in May 1998 as the Oak Bay Toastmasters we know today.

 

At this special meeting Oak Bay Toastmasters recognized club member Glyn Williams for his input and dedication to the group since he first joined in 1998. Glyn was presented with a Triple Crown pin and DTM medallion. Triple Crown is awarded to members who achieve three educational awards in a single program year.

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The story of Rich-Del Toastmasters and Its Resurrection

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By William Mok and Shawn Gold

RichDel TMRich-Del Toastmasters is considered the 'grandpa' of Division E and Richmond. The history of the forming of the Rich-Del Toastmasters Club began in the fall of 1974.  As the club outgrew its capacity, Rich-Del sponsored a second club, Delta Toastmasters, in October, 1980.  In February of 1984, Rich-Del then sponsored a third club, Richmond Toastmasters. Still ready to rise to the challenge, the Rich-Del Club sponsored a fourth club, Comp-Talk.  Growing more, Rich-Del sponsored Richmond Achievers club, as well as a Macdonald Dettwiler corporate club, both chartering in 1992.

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Fonny Kermer, Toastmaster of the Year (13-14)

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TM of year Fonny Kermerv2Fonny Kermer joined Surrey Toastmasters in April, 2004 and has expanded her Toastmasters' activities beyond the club level during the past three years.  In the past eight years Fonny has taken on the club executive roles of Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President of Membership and Vice-President of Education in several clubs, including an advanced club. All these experiences prepared her to be District 21 Secretary and District 21 Treasurer, the latter for a second year running. 

 

Over and above the District responsibilities, Fonny participated in demonstration meetings to start up new clubs and became club mentor or sponsor for several new clubs.  She also recruited new club mentors and new members. Two struggling clubs found her willingness to join and act as interim Vice-President of Education helpful in regaining members.

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