11:00 a.m. – doors open, room setup
11:30 a.m. – potluck, meet-n-greet, Toastmasters BINGO
12:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Club Officer Training. Detailed agenda to follow. Expect highly engaging and interactive sessions, including a Toastmasters Pathways version of “Family Feud” (with clubs in friendly competition with other clubs!)
2:30 p.m. – Training takeaways, wrap up, and clean up
3:00 p.m. – everyone out of building, doors close
IMPORTANT NOTE: All Toastmasters, officers and non-officers alike, are WELCOME to attend.
From Cold Calls to Club Growth! For all District 7 Toastmasters!
Cold calling can seem intimidating – calling strangers and inviting them to collaborate with you may seem scarier than doing your first Ice Breaker speech – but think about the benefits you’ve already received from that first step. This experience will be even more intense and the benefits just as valuable!
Join Past International Director, Jim Kohli, DTM, and learn how to use cold calls to 1) grow new clubs, 2) build self confidence, and 3) develop career skills that can be used in a variety of ways. Jim will walk you through a cold call process, then offer tools, best practices, and practical scenarios to help you get started on an activity that will help you and help District 7 Toastmasters. Join us!
Dial by location:
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) or +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 706 260 489
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/706260489
Promotion Commotion! Strategies to Promote Your Toastmasters Club, Retain Membership, Engage Guests and Grow Your Membership
To all District 7 Toastmasters – Division Directors, Area Directors, Club Officers, Club Sponsors, Mentors, Coaches, and curious Members.
District 7 Toastmasters clubs offer diverse engagement opportunities, from storytelling to professional speaking, coaching, entrepreneurial, political, humorous, and more. Your participation in this workshop will benefit you, your club, its visitors and prospective guests, and future members of District 7 clubs.
In this highly interactive workshop, you’ll learn proven promotional strategies to elevate awareness of your club in your community, enhancing your prospects for welcoming guests and recruiting new members. You’ll learn about promotion resources, tools, and techniques to support your developing a clear vision for promoting your club and an action plan that achieves that vision. Examples of topics we’ll cover include:
- Developing a PR plan to serve as a guide for your promotion activities through the end of the Toastmasters year
- Reviewing best practices for engaging with local media and crafting press releases that boost participation in club events
- Outlining a social media strategy and creating that effectively delivers your message
- Understanding the value of brand consistency and how to leverage the free resources available within the brand portal
- Planning and promoting an open house for your club
- Exploring how the new partnership between Toastmasters International and Rotary International can benefit your club
- And so much more!
Please register by clicking on the green REGISTER button (to the right of the street map) which will take you to the Eventbrite invitation and will allow you to complete the registration process.
Directions, Parking & Transportation:
NWEA is located at 121 NW Everett Street, at the corner of Northwest 2nd & Everett in Portland’s historic Old Town Chinatown neighborhood. It is easily accessible from all parts of the city by car (parking available on street and Smart Park Naito and Davis with entrance at 33 NW Davis St), public transit (the Old Town/Chinatown MAX Station is at Everett and 1st) and by foot for those living, working, or visiting from nearby.
For those outside the Portland Metro area unable to participate in-person, we’ll offer remote access via zoom.us so you can join us by computer, with the link provided after you register.
We look forward to seeing you on the 1st!
Have you been holding back from starting a path in Pathways? Did you look and tell yourself, nothing new here? That was Suzanne. After digging again she found three unexpected benefits of Pathways.
- Find your unique leadership style
- Become a better communicator
- Discover the unexpected pleasure of being a relationship builder
Join Suzanne Loeb on Wednesday, September 16, from 7:00 PM – 8 PM for a special webinar on the unexpected benefits of Pathways. She will show you where to dig.
Join representatives of District 7 Clubs as they discuss their keys to success during upheaval. Wednesday, September 17, from 12:00 PM – 1:00PM. Each represented club grew by at least 7 members and achieved at least 5 distinguished club points during a pandemic and social unrest.
Panelists: Carmil Ritchey, DTM, AAA Towsters, Portland, Oregon
Ginger Killion, DTM, Audacious Orators, Wilsonville, Oregon
Sudhir Gautam, DL4, President, Jefferson State Toastmasters, Talent, Oregon
Don “Tiger” McAndie, DTM, President, Roseburg Speakers and Storytellers, Roseburg, Oregon
Moderator: Andrea Matthews, Portlandia Toastmasters, Downtown Portland, Oregon Hosted by: Portlandia Toastmasters
Pathways provides the education framework and you choose the electives within Levels 3-5 that most align with your specific goals for your Toastmasters experience.
- Identify specific electives that allow you multiple ways to build and refine leadership skills
- Delve into the High-Performance Leadership Program (HPLP)
- Engage in the Toastmasters Mentoring Program
Presented by Kathleen Tully, DTM
AMP IT UP! THE SEQUEL
District 7 is honored to present two outstanding speakers for our members enjoyment and enrichment.
Cindy Laatsch, DTM
Region Advisor #1
Leadership – It’s a Verb!
sp.sp.sp. Action Steps for a Leader
2013 World Champion of Public Speaking
Secrets of Compelling Storytelling
Stay tuned for additional content.
Makeup Officer Training to follow the event.
Watch your email in November for a complete schedule and the opportunity to register. Mark your calendar now for AMP IT UP!: THE SEQUEL Saturday, January 9 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.