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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.
Round Robin session is a warm up session to create energy in the Toastmasters meetings and also provide speaking opportunity to every member and guest in the audience. Having said that the energy and enthusiasm in the round robin session sets the tone for the subsequent sessions. Hence it is imperative that maximum participation and energy is created in the round robin session.
Sept. 2, 2010 Friday morning – Friends of Yoga Club, I enjoyed the Round Robin session wherein the session was converted into two debate sessions by MTM Aseem, one at the beginning of the meeting and the other towards the curtain fall. The audience were divided into four teams, two teams for each debate.
It served multiple purposes; Round robin, Table topics, Debate, evaluation all in one and finally the objective was achieved to create interest, energy and participation during the meeting. The meeting was a success because…… people stayed back to discuss.