Week after week you go to your club meetings, listen to and perhaps give a speech, fill a role, give an evaluation, do whatever…  Are you finding club meetings becoming routine, with the same voices heard week after week?  Where is the spark? Where is the motivation to think differently? What new ideas are coursing through your brain that could take you and your club to the next level  (but you don’t quite have all the information you need to shepherd your ideas to fruition, and so you don’t)?

Does this sound like you? If so, then help is at your doorstep!

You can turn your passion into purpose by attending the District 7 Fall Conference: Passion to Purpose this Saturday, November 9th in Brooks, Oregon!  Use the conference as a touch point for collaborating with your peers on best practices, learn a thing or two about the secrets of successful leaders, find out why some leaders are just plain bad and how to cope with them, or simply go for the fun of venturing outside your club.

Conferences offer you the opportunity to expand your knowledge base, improve your personal skills and network with others who may have found the answer to your particular issue or barrier to success. You’ll discover what your peers are doing in other parts of the District, and share what you know with members thirsty to learn from you. You’ll attend breakout sessions designed to help you improve your personal and professional leadership skills.  The workshops will help you increase your ability to step up as a leader, influence your peers, and help you develop your own leadership style.

Let’s not forget about the Humorous Speech and Table Topics contestants. They’ve worked extremely hard developing their presentations, fighting off all contenders, for the privilege of appearing on the big stage at the District 7 Fall conference. Table Topics contestants have been sharpening their wit and honing their ability to speak coherently under pressure. If you are considering competition, here’s your opportunity to connect with the best and ask one of them to be your competition coach.

You will have the current and past District leaders right there where you can ask them what keeps them working towards District success. You’ll learn what keeps them motivated to help members work towards their own successes. Through them, you’ll glean valuable insight into their journey to the top and apply it to your own destiny. The conference is your golden opportunity to connect, to learn, and to take away new ideas that you can apply in and out of Toastmasters.

Attending a conference is one of the most exciting, accessible opportunities for breathing new life into your career and a club life that’s beginning to feel like a habit. At the end of the day, you go home energized with a toolkit of ideas, solutions, and practical tips that you can immediately apply at your next meeting.

I assure you that attending the District 7 Fall Conference is not just another day of networking and contests. It’s the portal to a new, vibrant YOU!