Posts Tagged ‘Participation’
Last week I attended two club meetings at Al Futtaim Training center and I wondered what made the difference between the two meetings?
- Why is one meeting so vibrant and the other not so?
- Why one meeting has two speakers whereas the other has four and more?
- Ask yourself Why, why and why ?
Club meets at the same venue, have similar refreshments; they meet on and for the same time period and also have the same program format. Then what made the difference?
I believe this filters down to one thing and that is you… “ member.” It is the members who make the difference, positive or otherwise. When you attend a club meeting give your 100% and your 100% is your 100% preparation, irrespective of the role play. And I promise you a 200% return and that will make the difference.
How do you react when the club participation drops? I suppose there are two things you can do, # 1 is to cry, complain and curse. And 2nd thing you can do is strive to make the club attractive because people are attracted to attractive people, attractive events and attractive places.
When Division – J, District – 79 felt that they need a boost in Toastmasters activities participation, they adopted the 2nd principal and organized a Debate contest among the clubs. It created a flutter in the club activities and participation. As a TM standing on the platform on the day of train departure, I could see Toastmasters getting on the train and creating a buzz. The train was full and when the journey ended, the Facebook and the email boxes were full too with recognition, congratulations and accolades to the winner and participants.
A great job well done Division – J; District 79 Toastmasters for becoming more attractive.