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Grow & Be Strong – Speeches By Management #1

Laura McHarrie, introduced a project as part of her high performance leadership project in October 2015.   The project floundered in the first few months.  Having reviewed the initial plans, Laura is resurrecting the project and is here with us in Ferndown to brief us on the mission, its vision and its underpinning values.  Questions will be welcome at the end of the briefing.  With a speech entitled Grow and Be Strong please welcome Laura McHarrie

Last October, I started my Toastmasters High Performance Leadership project.  Its mission: to enable Dorset Community Toastmaster clubs to work together to celebrate successes and support each other in promoting the brand.

I failed to gain enough momentum the first time around and have revisited the mission.  Following the year as Area Director, I now have a much clearer insight. 

With a new title Grow and Be Strong and two key performance indicators, the vision remains to provide a vehicle for creating great internal and external PR for all clubs now and for years to come.  That means:

new members for individual clubs,

the personal growth of current members

and a brand new club for the area.

This is what happened to the Dorset Club membership last year with new members joining and members leaving.

Club

Year/End Membership

Recruited

New members

Lost members

Year/End

Membership

Hallmark

38

20

17

41

Ferndown

14

10

5

19

Casterbridge

32

5

11

26

Chaseside

27

14

14

27

There are two committee roles in all clubs that have a responsibility to lead on acquiring new and keeping member Vice President Membership and Vice President Public Relations: 

The roles are not so much about doing the job – they are about leadng the activities.  I have asked each to be essential members of my action team but so are all of you.  It is very lonely if you are a team of one!  Oh oh – is it beginning to sound like I’m after something?  Well of course I am but something that will help you too.  Have a look another look at the at handout on your seats.

Together we can really make a big difference to help our fellow Toastmasters and Ferndown Speakers continue to grow and be strong.

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Working Together | Celebrating Success | Spreading the Word

The Grow and Be Strong Values

Really happy to take questions …

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