How to “Talk Up” Toastmasters: Using Corporate Speak

From the Desk of Laura St. Louis 

On October 18 and 19, Club Growth Director Kim Lynn and I had the opportunity to engage with many different companies, agencies, and schools at the Michigan Society of Human Resource Managers. Kim and I embraced the chance to shift our terminology while hosting the Toastmasters booth.

During our District Council Meeting in September we had the pleasure of hearing Pat Johnson discuss the transition of our vocabulary from “Club Speak” to “Corporate Speak.” This is more than a linguistic change. It is a cultural shift within the District to emphasize professionalism, relevance, and adaptability.

Examples include:

  • Instead of Club, say Meeting
  • Instead of Club Officers, say Executive Board
  • Instead of Pathways, say Educational Program

Use the following as an example of how to approach your company about opening a program where you work: 

“Is your company looking for a way to develop their employees? The Toastmasters Corporate Program is an effective, affordable, self-paced, educational program. The curriculum offers frequent opportunities to learn and practice a wide range of leadership and communication skills, with ongoing feedback. The educational environment also offers space to learn the development of effective succinct answers to questions. Does this sound like something you would be interested in learning more about?”

The transition to corporate speak presents a unique opportunity for companies to invest in individual memberships for their employees.

It takes practice, but after two days, Kim and I were pretty good at it. Are you willing to take the plunge and switch to Corporate Speak? I think you’ll be surprised at the benefits.

Unleashing the Winning Spirit: District 62 Toastmasters Takes Charge!

We all know the jokes and memes about the Detroit Lions or should we say Li-Downs? But did you know they are currently number one in the league? That’s right! They are working together, throwing the ball with excellence, and preventing the opposing team from scoring. They are now a well-oiled machine.

This is exactly what we see in District 62. Our club growth team, led by the amazing Kim Lynn, is actively following up on new leads and members are starting clubs in their workplaces. We are turning the corner from some tough years and guests are attending our meetings regularly.

Do you feel the energy and excitement in the air? It’s all because of you, the members, and your can-do spirits. We are making things happen and the benefits of Toastmasters are becoming more apparent to our community members.

Let’s keep up the momentum and continue to thrive. We have a winning team here in District 62 and together we can achieve greatness. Thank you for all that you do!

Together, We Succeed!

C Division Advanced Toastmasters Meeting

Saturday November 18, 2023 9:40 AM EST to 10:40 AM EST
 

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Develop and hone your leadership skills
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C Division Advanced Toastmasters Meeting

Saturday December 16, 2023 9:40 AM EST to 10:40 AM EST
 

Grow your presentations skills
Receive in-depth evaluations
Accelerate through our educational program
Develop and hone your leadership skills
Earn your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award with us!
Celebrating over 25 years of leadership and communication development in a professional environment!
Go to https://cdas.toastmost.org/guests/ or contact us at cdas-guests@toastmost.org for more information.

C Division Advanced Toastmasters Meeting

Saturday June 15, 2024 9:40 AM EDT to 10:40 AM EDT
 

Grow your presentations skills
Receive in-depth evaluations
Accelerate through our educational program
Develop and hone your leadership skills
Earn your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award with us!
Celebrating over 25 years of leadership and communication development in a professional environment!
Go to https://cdas.toastmost.org/guests/ or contact us at cdas-guests@toastmost.org for more information.

C Division Advanced Toastmasters Meeting

Saturday October 21, 2023 9:40 AM EDT to 10:40 AM EDT
 

Grow your presentations skills
Receive in-depth evaluations
Accelerate through our educational program
Develop and hone your leadership skills
Earn your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award with us!
Celebrating over 25 years of leadership and communication development in a professional environment!
Go to https://cdas.toastmost.org/guests/ or contact us at cdas-guests@toastmost.org for more information.

C Division Advanced Toastmasters Meeting

Saturday February 17, 2024 9:40 AM EST to 10:40 AM EST
 

Grow your presentations skills
Receive in-depth evaluations
Accelerate through our educational program
Develop and hone your leadership skills
Earn your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award with us!
Celebrating over 25 years of leadership and communication development in a professional environment!
Go to https://cdas.toastmost.org/guests/ or contact us at cdas-guests@toastmost.org for more information.

C Division Advanced Toastmasters Meeting

Saturday January 20, 2024 9:40 AM EST to 10:40 AM EST
 

Grow your presentations skills
Receive in-depth evaluations
Accelerate through our educational program
Develop and hone your leadership skills
Earn your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award with us!
Celebrating over 25 years of leadership and communication development in a professional environment!
Go to https://cdas.toastmost.org/guests/ or contact us at cdas-guests@toastmost.org for more information.

C Division Advanced Toastmasters Meeting

Saturday May 18, 2024 9:40 AM EDT to 10:40 AM EDT
 

Grow your presentations skills
Receive in-depth evaluations
Accelerate through our educational program
Develop and hone your leadership skills
Earn your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award with us!
Celebrating over 25 years of leadership and communication development in a professional environment!
Go to https://cdas.toastmost.org/guests/ or contact us at cdas-guests@toastmost.org for more information.

C Division Advanced Toastmasters Meeting

Saturday April 20, 2024 9:40 AM EDT to 10:40 AM EDT
 

Grow your presentations skills
Receive in-depth evaluations
Accelerate through our educational program
Develop and hone your leadership skills
Earn your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award with us!
Celebrating over 25 years of leadership and communication development in a professional environment!
Go to https://cdas.toastmost.org/guests/ or contact us at cdas-guests@toastmost.org for more information.

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