Softskills development is paramount in celebration during our Spring Convention of Toastmasters.
So what goes on at a Spring Convention? Well, quite a bit. Every Toastmaster on the globe knows it as the face off battle for the coveted World Championship of Public Speaking or WCPS. The winner proceeds to the world stage. That is at the annual Toastmasters International Convention.
There is also the more mundane, but still very important administrative tasks. One such is the business meeting. Want to know why we practise parliamentary procedures in our regular meetings? Watch a well run biz meeting and it will become self evident. Every club should ensure to have 1 or 2 biz meetings each month.
And the educationals are also a big attraction. Sometimes they are people from outside the Toastmasters realm.
Most certainly, there is something there for every aspect of a well rounded toastmaster. Every district has their own. They are addictive however; but a GOOD addictive.
For everyone, the spring conventions are a great way to network. You meet new toastmasters and re-affirm past connections.
After I take in some educationals there, I go to my feature interview with Ms. Sarah Imran. Sarah presented an educational which I took in entitled Conversations Powered by Technology Just for You.
In her 45 minute presentation, Sarah spoke about how the 5 most popular social network tools today, being Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube and WordPress are used. These make up a collaborative power of online communities, which cannot be ignored.