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Free Download: Interactive Progress Overview for your CL Award

Hello Achiever, You may have wondered how to keep easily track of your progress for the Competent Leadership (CL) Manual. Here's an easy solution: an interactive progress overview for your CL Award;…Continue

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Started May 13, 2011

Bi-Annual Achievers Review Magazine (free download)

A great way to find out more about our club, download a free copy of our bi-annual 'Achievers Review' Magazine (click…Continue

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Started May 13, 2011

 

Hello Toastmaster...

My Toastmaster Journey

How did I get into Toastmasters?

      In 2000, a new role as a consultant required of me to present to audiences of various sizes - from presentations to small teams of a company to a large audience of professionals. Five years later, while living in Tokyo, I eventually took the plunge and joined a Toastmasters club in Tokyo (the Tokyo Breakfast Toastmasters Club). I immediately enjoyed the challenging yet friendly learning atmosphere and started my journey along the Competent Communicator (CC) Manual - while in Japan I completed the first 5 speeches of the CC Manual.

 

Why the Achievers Toastmasters Club in Hong Kong?

      Since late summer of 2006, Hong Kong is my home (again) - but until late 2007, my work schedule was incredibly packed and I did take a short pause from Toastmasters. Finally, I set out to find a suitable club in Hong Kong and, after some searching, joined Achievers once as a guest and simply knew this was the club to join: a wide array of experienced speakers and new-comers with diverse, enjoyable and insightful meetings.

 

My Toastmaster Journey

      In March 2010, I completed the CC manual and have since focused on the Advanced Manuals but even more so on the Competent Leadership (CL) which I'm aiming to complete by June 2011.

      As a co-VP of Education I did supported the club in 2009-2010, but really got fully involved as President of the Hong Kong Achievers Toastmasters Club - and it has been an exciting and rewarding ride so far, thanks to an incredible Exco Team.

 

 

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