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PROMOTING DISTINGUISHED CLUBS

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Happy St Patricks Day!

May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends.
And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you are going,
and the insight to know when you have gone too far.

The Distinguished District 21 goal requires that 40% or more of a District's clubs achieve Distinguished Club status or higher by June 30. Early results for 2014-2015 show that we are very very close to this 40% threshold!

The DCP "factor" affects two other critical success factors in the District goals-the MEMBERSHIP GROWTH and the CLUB GROWTH goal.

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District Governor Message- Close the Sale- Use the Word 'Invite'

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In a recent club officer training session where I was training VP Membership officers, a member proudly announced that his club doesn't have any problems recruiting. The club has in place most elements of a quality club with interesting public relations and promotional activities. Sitting up straight and tall, he confided that his club does one more thing and they are never shy to do this - Close the Sale!

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Evaluate? Evaluate. Evaluate!

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By: Rodney Denno, DTM

 

"If I could give one piece of advice to members, it would be this: Evaluate, evaluate, evaluate."


-- Presiyan Vasilev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking


When he first started as a member, Vasilev focused primarily on evaluations, not speeches. This way, he says, he could help others improve while also establishing for himself a strong foundation of speaking skills. Evaluating other members' speeches, notes Vasilev, gives you insight into what works and what doesn't.


-- page 15, November, 2013, Toastmaster magazine

 

When I joined Toastmasters seven years ago I was introduced to the SANDWICH evaluation technique (say something nice, point out something that could be improved, say something nice). It occurred to me that this was not really a way of evaluating a speech - it was really about blunting the blow to the speakers ego by sandwiching a point-for-improvement between two positive points.

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District 21 Passport Program 2015

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