Icebreaker – Introduction – Toastmaster Paul Finkelstein, ACG ALB, Area 50 Director, Division E, District 47, PaulFinkelstein.com


Dear Clubs in Area 50, Division E, District 47, GUESTS, and Especially Toastmaster members,

The Area 50 DIV E D 47 Contest is October 7, 2017.

Attention:
Area 50 clubs please provide your Club Evaluation and Humorous Contest dates by September 7.
EMAIL: pfinkelstein@ToastmastersD47.org
561-302-0051 Direct cellphone or TEXT ok too  🙂 smile….

meee
TOASTMASTERS MAGAZINE:
https://www.toastmasters.org/Magazine/Issues
Paul S. Finkelstein, ACG ALB
AREA 50 Director,Division E,District 47
UNITED WE STAND! TOGETHER WE CAN!!
EMAIL: pfinkelstein@ToastmastersD47.org
561-302-0051 Direct cellphone or TEXT ok too  🙂 smile….
Toastmasters International
www.Toastmasters.org 142 countries
www.ToastmastersD47.org SE FL and the Bahamas
West Boca at 4 DCP Points on track for President’s Distinguished in 6 months to LEAD District 47 to Presidents Distinguished!  Your club CAN do it too!!  Just do it!
www.WestBocaToastmasters.org VP Membership – Weekly Wednesday’s 7:15pm
www.CompetitiveCommunicators.com President – Anywhere there is WIFI – Tuesday’s 7:30pm Eastern

GOAL:  Area 50 contest results by September 20, 2017 for planning purposes.

This week, I’m grateful to continue my Toastmasters journey and to be officially appointed your Area 50 Director.

This week we’re off and running.
1st club visit done.  Woohoo!  Fun, Passionate, Encouraging, Positive!
Here’s a photo from last night, 7/18/2017
I was privileged to excuse the previous club officers and install the incoming officers as Area 50 director.  I also am glad I made the agenda and gave an IceBreaker last night in 5 minutes.  I didn’t go over time. Yay!  Lots of guests! Congrats North Miami!!

Pictured below:  North Miami ToastmastersClub meeting info below…
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Photography credit: My iphone

Below is Miami Beach Toastmasters club, which meets at the Botanical Gardens!!
This venue is FANTASTIC for a Toastmasters meeting!! Become a BETTER version of YOU AREA 50 ROCKS!!! Photo credit: Holika Club meeting info below…

 

 

 

 

 

Continue reading down below….

See you very soon….

Daybreak – 2nd and 4th Wed 6:00pm 5754
One Voice Unity – 2nd and 4th Thurs 7:00pm 6003629
North Miami Beach – 1st and 3rd Tues – 6:15pm 3840
305 Speaks – 2nd and 4th Thurs 6:30pm 6098434
Miami BeachThursday’s 6:30pm 1293723
Wynwood Inspire.US 1st and 3rd Tuesday 7:00pm 4486222

dive

Important announcements at the very BOTTOM…

It’s Club contest time once again…
Humorous and Evaluation contests….
The NEXT world champion will come from YOUR club….I feel it….

Brief introduction.  I am Paul.  I love Marathon training, Running, Triathlons, Photography, and Toastmasters.  I’ll be celebrating my 18th wedding anniversary this September.  I have 3 birds.  2 cockatiels and 1 parakeet.  I live up in Delray Beach, FL but spend a great deal of time in Miami on business.  I am excited to meet more Toastmasters.  Toastmasters to me is a super positive organization that really EMPOWERS us to communicate and lead in front of audiences LIVE, online, or in written form.   We are part of a movement.  142 plus countries worldwide.  Over 100 Districts!!! Over 155 clubs in just Southeast Florida.

BTW, I’m collecting interviews with Fellow Toastmasters.  Can I interview you for my Toastmaster podcast?

I am eager, excited, enthusiastic, Ecstatic, Enthralled, elated to be helping 6 clubs in Division E become Presidents Distinguished!!

My goal:  Presidents Distinguished in 6 months in 6 clubs plus a 7th as a bonus.

It is very doable.  This past year I was privileged to serve our district as a club advocate. Clubs with less than 12 members are eligible for a club coach and clubs greater than 13 members but less than 20 are eligible for a club advocate.

A coach or advocate can be a nice addition and support for a club.  Let know if you’d like an extra hand with either.  I am happy to arrange the extra assistance.  It’s great to have another Toastmaster help fulfill roles and or give speeches to fill your agenda.  Just a cool tip to know about.

I helped a club at its renew period go from just 13 members to over 22 to make select distinguished in time before JUNE 30 at the end of Toastmasters Fiscal calendar 2017!

The secret is no secret.  ALL clubs can BOOST their membership drives, member speeches, Public Relations and Education goals in a short 4 month period.
That is exactly what we did at a East Boca Raton, FL Club.  If your club would like ideas on boosting their member participation, member drives, etc, please do not  hesitate to call me.

The best advice I received from my mentors at my home club, West Boca Toastmasters, is the following:  Be the best example you can be.

Re-read the Toastmasters PROMISE:  Bring your smile to your NEXT Toastmasters meeting.

Example is the absolute best way to lead.  Speak MORE.  Speak often.  Let your drive and hunger to speak become catchy.  Get other club members inspired by your eagerness to speak.  Eagerness to evaluate someone.  Someone needs to hear your stories or speeches.

Someone is waiting for you to speak because your message is the EXACT message to help a fellow club member, guest, or future Toastmaster.

I am excited to serve as Area 50 Director July 2017-18.

This past Saturday, at the DEC or District Executive committee meeting, All Area Directors in District 47 were officially announced.  I am proud to serve Area 50!  Here is a short Table Topic video clip of a snippet from a full Sunday with our District leaders 7/15/2017.  Continue reading below the video….

 

 

 

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy weekend, day or night to review this message.  I know you can be with your family, work, friends and you chose to take the time to invest in yourself, your club, other Toastmasters, etc.

I hope to meet you very soon.

Kindest regards,

meee
Paul S. Finkelstein, ACG ALB
AREA 50 Director,Division E,District 47
UNITED WE STAND! TOGETHER WE CAN!!
EMAIL: pfinkelstein@ToastmastersD47.org
561-302-0051 Direct cellphone or TEXT ok too  🙂 smile….
Toastmasters International
www.Toastmasters.org 142 countries
www.ToastmastersD47.org SE FL and the Bahamas
West Boca at 4 DCP Points on track for President’s Distinguished in 6 months to LEAD District 47 to Presidents Distinguished!  Your club CAN do it too!!  Just do it!
www.WestBocaToastmasters.org VP Membership – Weekly Wednesday’s 7:15pm
www.CompetitiveCommunicators.com President – Anywhere there is WIFI – Tuesday’s 7:30pm Eastern

YouTube: Paul
Twitter: Paul
Facebook: Paul
Meetup: Paul
Instagram: Paul
Linkedin: Paul

GOAL: June 30, 2018 – 6 clubs ALL Presidents Distinguished plus a 7th bonus club.
I don’t know where the 7th club in our area will be yet.
I’ll be looking for a NEW CLUB in our area.  Want to help?  My contact info above.

http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id=00001978 West Boca 4 points – 2 Cl’s completed
http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/Club.aspx?id=47 How your club ranks to entire District 47 – 157 clubs
http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id=06621765

CompetitiveCommunicators.com On the CUTTING EDGE – An Online Club Tuesday’s 7:3pm EASTERN

Let’s have some healthy competition!  The real competition is yourself!  You compete with yourself!
Toastmaster clubs run on TEAMWORK. Together everyone achieves more!  TEAM!  
Remember to complete your CL manuals!  It tracks your efforts!  You achieve your club achieves!
Let’s track it and win together!  
June 30 deadline for Presidents Distinguished…..

PROXY INFO FOR VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION:

You may assign your Club Proxy to a delegate from your Club,

to an Active Member from another Club or

to Immediate Past District Director, DTM Lynda Hammond

(who is representing our District at the Annual Business Meeting).

 

PROXY Vote for International Convention:

Attention: 2 votes per club at Convention (1 proxy vote if no club members attend international convention)
Club Sec and Club President:
Once logged into ti site:
See link right below:

https://www.toastmasters.org/my-toastmasters/profile/club-central-beta/Club-Proxy-Summary

Convention Registration:
  https://www.toastmasters.org/events/2017-international-convention

Registration: https://lnkd.in/d8R9Qi5

Details about proposals your voting:

https://www.toastmasters.org/about/board-of-directors/~/media/4b0d727eb29f4f80a09e0f51ced790c1.ashx

More info tm
#faq : https://lnkd.in/dW-56v8

If you choose the third option, please log in to Club Central:

  • Click on “Club Proxy”
  • Click on “Designate Active Toastmaster”
  • Enter “Proxyholder Member ID” – 00332987 for DTM Lynda Hammond
  • Select Options for Proposal A through Proposal G
  • In “Comments,” Type Choice of Candidate for each International Officer/Director Role
  • Type your Name (either Club PRES or Club SEC) in the box as your Electronic Signature
  • Click on “Submit”
  • Print “Club Proxy Assignment” for your Club Records
  • Towards the bottom of the page, you may make changes by clicking on:
    • “Click here if you need to change your club’s proxy.”

 

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AREA 50 COUNCIL dinner and a meeting…. Held on 7/31/2017
at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza – Biscayne Blvd – Aventura, FL

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED – Winter – Area 50 Council – Will be a little further south to make it easier for all 6 clubs…..

AGENDA, Intros, Compare best practices, and more….
FOR:
CLUB PRESIDENTS, VP Education, VP Membership, VP PUBLIC RELATIONS 

 

 

 


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IMPORTANT Announcements:

TLI –  TOASTMASTERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE – YOU ARE A LEADER – YOU ARE LEADING SOMEONE – Get the knowledge NOT just for club officers BUT for everyone!
GUESTS, FUTURE TOASTMASTERS, CLUB OFFICERS
7/29 Palm Beach
8/5 BROWARD/BAHAMAS
8/12 DADE
        REGISTER TODAY for the EARLY BIRD:  $15 ONLINE (SAVE $5.00 online)
        or $20 FULL PRICE at the door!!!
        www.TOASTMASTERSD47.org  CLICK EVENTS ONCE YOU CLICK THROUGH
LET’S get your club to get the MOST members at a TLI!!!  You can do it!

TIPS: CLUB SUCCESSION PLANS…(In the Club Leadership manual – make an EASY Transition for new club officers)

TIPS: CLUB PROXYS… (Lynda Hammond is able to VOTE for any club at the international convention in Vancouver – unless one of your members is attending and can cast your clubs vote)

TIPS: MEMBER DRIVE CAMPAIGN:
AUG 1 to SEPT 30 – SMEDLEY AWARD – ADD JUST 5 more members for this 60 day period Your club will receive the coveted SMEDLEY RIBBON to proudly display on your club banner….

OCT 7 – AREA SPEECH CONTESTS:  50 – 55 ALL IN ONE DAY

NOV 4 – DIVISION E SPEECH CONTESTS

FALL CONFERENCE: NOV 18th – PALM BEACH

WINTER TLI: 1/6 Palm Beach, 1/27 DADE, 1/13 Bahamas, 1/20 Fort Lauderdale

TALK UP TOASTMASTERS: 2/1 to 3/31:  60 days to bring in 5 new members

Nov 21:  Mid year check up and complete 6 club visits in Area 50 – How close is your club to Presidents Distinguished?  What do we need to do to make it happen?  I’m here to help!  We CAN do it together!  

APRIL 7: International and Table Topic Contests AREA 50 SAT

MAY 5: Division E Contests

MAY 19th: SPRING CONFERENCE

You CAN DO IT!  Whatever your NEXT educational goals, Speaking goals, club goals…

COMING SOON – A PODCAST A DAY – FROM TOASTMASTER PAUL
TIPS – TOOLS – IDEAS – SUGGESTIONS – FOR ALL TOASTMASTERS
1st podcast of 2,000.  Club Coaches and Advocates – SOUNDCLOUD
1st podcast – Video Version: YOUTUBE
2nd podcast – 7/19 – 2 in 1 – BOGO meetings – WOW! YOUTUBE or
Two meetings in one WOW!! SOUNDCLOUD
3rd podcast – 7/19 – FULL PRODUCTION – YOUTUBE
or It CAN be a FULL TV production of effort to pull off a GREAT meeting – SOUNDCLOUD
4th podcast – 7/19 –Passion for TEAMWORK – Together Everyone achieves more – YOUTUBE 
or Core Club officers or your company team MUST have a united passion and a passion for teamwork too – Here’s Why – SOUNDCLOUD
5th podcast – 7/20 – WHEN THE DREAM IS BIG ENOUGH, the facts don’t count! SOUNDCLOUD
or YOUTUBE VERSION:  DREAM BIG ENOUGH?
6th Podcast: 7/21 – What is TLI? – SOUNDCLOUDYOUTUBE VERSION
7th Podcast: 7/21 – What is Presidents Distinguished Club mean?  DCP! SOUNDCLOUDYOUTUBE VERSION 
8th Podcast: 7.21 – POINT a to Point B = Where are you?  – CC, CL, ACB, etc.  Be a better version of you!!! SOUNDCLOUDYOUTUBE VERSION
9th podcast: 7/21 – Invitation for AREA 50 Council – ALL key officers – President, VPE, VPPR, VPM – SOUNDCLOUDYOUTUBE VERSION 
10th podcast: 7/22 – Firm up those club contest dates asap – It is time…SOUNDCLOUD
YOUTUBE: Club Contest Dates – Humorous and Evaluation contest
11th podcast: Club Proxy info for Area 50 Club officers SOUDCLOUDYOUTUBE
12th podcast: Who is my past Area director 50 before me – hmm SOUNDCLOUDYOUTUBE version
13th podcast: Which TLI will your club officers be attending?  Dade, Broward or PB?  Send me a text at 561-302-0051 to confirm your club officers will be at TLI – Many thx!  YOUTUBE version

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