Interactive Workshop on Teamwork on March 6th

Working in The Team Environment Workbook

I am working on achieving my Advanced Communicator Gold and will be speaking from the Success Leadership Series, presenting a workshop on “Working in The Team Environment.”  The Workshop will be delivered in two, 30 min, sessions.  The first session on March 6th will cover: Developing Team Relations and Encouraging Commitment.

Please attend this interactive workshop and support me on my journey to ACG.

Thank you – Nancy

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Grub N Gab Toastmasters Feb. 20 Recap

Thank you for a sunny meeting this week.  Our Toastmaster of the Day, Shefali, selected the theme “Sunshine or Clouds – You Decide.”  Shefali discussed that we can choose to be positive or take a gloomy look at life.

Our one speaker, Julie, presented her second presentation from her High Performance Leadership Project.  Julie shared what she learned about herself and others while organizing the Area E1 and E2 contest.  She encouraged all of us to consider organizing a contest in the future.

Our first-time Table Topics Master, RoseMary did an outstanding job.  We discussed the looking at items from sunshine or clouds and our love for sunny SoCal weather.

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Grub N Gab Toastmasters Feb. 13 Recap

Did you know that America will spend $19 billion dollars on our loved ones this Valentine’s Day?  “Happy Valentine’s Day” was the theme of our February 13th meeting. Shirin, our Toastmaster, opened the meeting with the history of Valentine’s Day and current-day gift purchasing facts.  Alex gave his CC#6 speech on cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and the future of blockchain technology.  Sam, the true romantic, took home the Best Table Topics ribbon this week explaining why he prefers Wine over Chocolate as a Valentine’s gift – it’s all about the passion.

On a business note, we decided to try to tackle the issue of e-mail correspondence.  The following are the latest guidelines for confirming roles and transferring meeting information:

Our Website is the PRIMARY means of communication

  1. Julie (VPE) will continue to populate the meeting roles on the website (~3 weeks in advance)
  2. Julie (VPE) will create a secure, members-only link on the website that will direct us to an e-mail list of all current GNG members. The list will be updated as new members join.
  3. Use the Website as primary means for communicating you’re NOT being able to attend a meeting. For an upcoming meeting you will not be attending, remove yourself from all assigned roles.
  4. If you are a Speaker, enter your speech Number, Title, and Time requirement on the website.
  5. If you want to fulfill and open role, do so on the website.
  6. If you want to accelerate your pace at completing planned speeches, sign up for the Back-up Speaker spot on the website.
  7. The Recap Officer will be responsible for making sure the next week’s Toastmaster role is filled and confirmed.
  8. The Toastmaster is responsible for making sure major roles are filled (e.g., Speaker, Evaluator, Topics Master).
  9. The Toastmaster will use the e-mail list (not the group e-mail) to contact only the people who have a major meeting role (e.g., a speaker hasn’t added their speech title to the website, the Toastmaster wants to embellish introductions).
  10. The Toastmaster will create the paper agenda and populate the back sheet with upcoming roles in the new format (a direct export from the website). The agenda no longer needs to be e-mailed to the group prior to the meeting.

Grub N Gab Toastmasters Sweeps Area E2 Trophies

Congratulations to Shefali for winning the Evaluation Contest and to Jeannie for winning the International Speech Contest.  They will represent Grub N Gab Toastmasters at the Division E Contests on March 24!

Also, a special thanks for Tien and RoseMary for serving as ballot counters for the contest.  We couldn’t have done it without you!