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What’s Next? Goals etc!

Well, here we are, at the end of my volunteer year 2015/6.  Heavens!  It’s a whole year since I said “yes”.  If I only knew then, what I now know.  What about you?

As I mentioned in my previous post, the great thing about endings is the opportunity to reflect and share your learning.  It’s all part of what Kolb calls the learning cycle. We learn by doing, then reflecting, then theorising, then applying, then doing … and so on!

Kolb's Learning Cycle.001

So … just where are you now and what’s next?  Give it some thought! 

This year, I have been able to complete the Advanced Communicator Silver award. Believe it or not. That is 12 speeches!  (It took me three years to complete the first 10 in the Competent Communicators manual). So a massive thank you to all four Dorset clubs for accommodating me and giving some really constructive feedback.

As the immediate past Area Director, my role becomes one of support rather than direction.  Having worked with you all for a year now, I am keen to follow through and complete my High Performance Leadership project.  I have to admit that I  started this nine months ago.  Then I realised I had bitten off more than I can chew, so I deferred the project.  It is time to dust off the cobwebs!

This was the original script!

The aim is to provide a vehicle for continuing great Public Relations in subsequent years.  Dorset clubs will continue to work together for growth: new members for individual clubs, the personal growth of current members and a brand new club for the area.  The Mission is to provide the tools, the resources and a supportive environment for Dorset clubs to help  spread the word about our brilliant learning and support network to those who want to improve how they get their own message across.

The values that underpin this project are:

Working Together | Celebrating Every Success | Spreading the Word

You may recall that I believe that Tiny Things Matter. If you’d like to work with me, I promise you won’t be asked to do anything you can’t or don’t want to do.  Everyone who joins the team gets to be part of an amazing organisation we call Toastmasters (Team Dorset).

I am also planning to deliver another 10 advanced speeches.  Eeek!  However, more on that challenge another time.  Watch this space!


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