Improving Your Leadership Skills
On Wednesday Mar 3rd, 2021 I had the pleasure of running a Town Hall meeting (workshop) on 'How to Create a Newsletter Using Mail Chimp.' As a 13 year old Distinguished Toastmaster, Leadership has always been a challenge for me. I have no problem delivering prepared speeches but actually preparing material and delivering a half hour talk can be daunting. Toastmasters and the District have provided me with so many opportunities to challenge myself, to speak about what I know and deliver it professionally so it actually sounds like I know what I'm doing. This is a barrier that a lot of us, like myself, struggle with and the more you do it, the more comfortable you become. Practise does make ... almost Perfect! Recordings and resources of these Town Hall presentations can be found HERE.
The week before the Town Hall I also delivered an officer training for the VP of Public Relations. For those who might not be comfortable being a facilitator, Toastmasters International has made it very easy for us to facilitate training. Resources and premade slide presentations and manuals have been provided to use as a guide when delivering training. They have done most of the work for you already. If you are thinking of challenging yourself and taking on one of these leadership roles there are lots of opportunities out there. Here are some resources that you can download if you are interested in becoming a facilitator.
Next on my 'To Do' list is present a workshop at the upcoming Spring Conference in April 2021. I hope you can all come out and cheer me on. The outpouring of encouragement and gratitude really does help boost ones self esteem and help you become a better Leader. I look forward to seeing you at the conference and hope you can make it out to my workshop on 'How To Write A Great Speech.' Register HERE for the FREE conference. April 12-18 2021 on Zoom. Imagine The Possibilities!
Blog written by Tuula Redditt DTM
2018-2019 D86 Toastmaster of the Year Award
2018-2019 D86 Member Making a Difference Award
2014-2015 D86 Spirit Award
2020-2021 President of Speak To Inspire TM Club