Are good speakers also good trainers? The short answer is “not always”. What makes the difference? How does a person transition from trainer to speaker or speaker to trainer?
Like speaking skills are transferable to situations outside of our Toastmasters meetings, so are the skills of trainers. I was a trainer (as a public school teacher) long before I became a speaker.
I can tell you the biggest difference – letting go of the stage! It’s a hard thing to do because it is more efficient (in regard to time only) to have a speaker speak and an audience sit back and listen. Training takes more time but it solidifies the learning better.
Do you want to become a trainer? Many workplaces and volunteer organizations need effective trainers.
District 64 will be needing even more to train our clubs how to implement the new education program, Pathways. Is it a job for you? Sign up by November 20 to find out: ProgramQuality@District64.ca.
Integrity is one of our core values. Does this mean it’s ok to follow Toastmaster guidelines while ignoring local laws? I expect few people of integrity would say yes. If you don’t like a law, fight to get it changed, don’t simply disobey.
Please note this letter sent to one of our contest chairs: “The Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (LGA) received your application(s) for a social occasion raffle for October –, 2016.
Individuals and groups who are planning a one-time social event at a public place of amusement such as a banquet hall, restaurant, bar or community centre, and want to have a raffle such as a 50/50 or players’ choice at the event, are required to apply for a social occasion raffle licence.
Private businesses are not eligible for this type of licence. As such your application will not be approved.
If you wish to hold your event at any other location mentioned above, please re-submit the application (attached) or select the link.
http://lgamanitoba.ca/liquor-gaming-applications/social-occasion-raffles/. The processing time for this type of application is five business days.” The chair and the host club found another way to collect the cash the District requested to help pay for prizes. It was legal, creative and fair. Can you do the same?
Integrity. Respect. Service. Excellence.