“I stood back, guided and filled in the gaps.”
Distinguished Toastmaster Frank Coldicott recently returned from a visit with his daughter in Australia. While he was there, father and daughter, both wood crafters, designed and constructed homemade Adroinnock chairs. While Frank’s daughter is still exploring her abilities, Frank said he was most content to stand back, guide and fill the gaps in her training.
Much like he has done for our Morningstars Toastmasters club on the Sunshine Coast in Gibsons, British Columbia and many clubs across British Columbia, Canada.
Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time and reach membership goals on time. In that spirit, “Beat the Clock” is a great motivator for finishing the year on schedule—and with a bang. The goal for your club is to earn the “Beat the Clock” award! Make this a contest in your club to encourage every member to get involved. Clubs adding five new, dual, or reinstated members during May and June receive a “Beat the Clock” ribbon to display on the club’s banner.
Dues are due! Learn tips and tricks to get your renewals in well ahead of time.
Joining Toastmasters is easy and affordable. When you become a member, you’ll have the support of your club, district and the global organization as you work towards your goals. Learn more about joining at Toastmasters.org
When I joined Toastmasters I thought my only task was saying speeches.
Now, after 2 years of being part of Toastmasters, I realize that the club is built on generosity, a
team environment, filled with practice, followed by constructive feedback on how to grow and
improve. Toastmasters serves as a tool to expand one’s comfort zone through gentle
challenges. As well as, structured lessons that fit your individual needs and goals.
Let’s take this year, as an example of how Toastmasters can be tailored to your individual