This is an excerpt from https://www.toastmasters.org/Leadership%20Central/Featured%20Article
From outgoing officer to incoming officer; I’m responding to the Toastmasters.org article.
4 Essential Tips for Outgoing Leaders
- Pass the positivity forward
Buddies Club works well because we treat each other as our “buddy”. It’s an amity asset. When you face challenges, always ask “What is the best for my buddy?” We should find the right direction! Let’s keep experiment for the new potentials together.
- Be transparent
Buddies biggest ongoing issue is the current officer team has neglected to have face-to-face training. It’s solely my fault as club president.
Most of the information is available online but can be overlooked.
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- Make yourself accessible
I can be always reached by email. Since this is a public page, please find me on Club website: https://youtu.be/oa2XdE44u8A
- Ask—and answer—the tough questions
- What was the most rewarding aspect of your position?
The club bounced back from the near-suspended status to the highest honor in TM’s DCP; President’s Distinguished. More importantly, I was given the opportunity to witness our members grow, gain confidence, go out and speak outside the club! That was always my intention: the members becoming better outside the club, use the club as their practice field. Our members are outstanding!
- What did you find most challenging?
At the beginning of my term, we needed guests to take the meeting roles. It was challenging until we built our style and became comfortable with it. Each club has a different standard, so being an online club (guests come from all over the world) means you always need to have a global mindset.
- Name the internal and external resources you found to be most helpful; provide contact information and any appropriate notations/significant correspondence.
We have two club coaches: Mr. Brian Dodd and Ms. Fabiola Creofa. Both are fantastic DTMs. Thank you.
- Make a past calendar of events that took place when you were in leadership; indicate what you would like to see continue.
May 2017, our first Speech Workshop by Tim Barnaby. Our club has only a few members (probably less than 10), but we were able to attract close 40 attendees.
- Looking back, name one thing you wish you knew when you started this leadership role.
It’s Okay to have Fun!
Thank you, Buddies! It’s been my honor to serve you. I am very happy to be your buddy! Misako Club President 2017-2018 term