Twice a year, our Area hosts Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI), an opportunity for new and returning officers to network with their peers in other clubs as well as learn more about their roles. (This officer attendance is also a required step to achieve Distinguished Club status.)
But TLI is more than that. First: it’s free! Secondly, there are many general-topic speeches that inspire and inform.
Check out the website and sign up! (It’ll be June 24, 2017 from 8 AM – noon at the Boise Bible College venue, 8695 W. Marigold St. in Boise … just a bit west of Hawk Stadium, off of Glenwood.
Twice a year you’ll hear your Presiding Officer talk about how “TLI is coming up!” What is TLI and why should you be interested?
“TLI” stands for Toastmasters Leadership Institute and it’s a half-day workshop with your peers in the area. Or “division” — to be more precise. With us, that’s the greater Treasure Valley and all the way over to Ontario — about 25 clubs in all.
Sessions include training for officers — but always also include an invigorating keynote speech as well as break-out sessions on relevant topics that will help grow your understanding and experience as a Toastmaster — a communicator and leader.
It’s also a wonderful opportunity to get “out of the rut” and meet Toastmasters from other clubs and learn how they approach the goals we’re all working towards.
Consider signing up. It’s free, and it’s just 4 hours on a Saturday. This time it’ll be held just down the road at Albertsons Corporate offices, 250 E. Park Blvd. here in Boise.
It was a chilly Saturday morning in late January. We were at Toastmaster Leadership Institute, a twice-yearly event when club officers (and interested members) meet to learn and meet their peers. It was time for the keynote speech. All eyes in the auditorium were on the tall man in the suit as he shared three great truths in a memorable and entertaining way: Remember your REASON, RETOOL and reapply, and Rely on your RELATIONSHIPS.
So I was especially delighted when I spotted him on page 8 of the March issue of Toastmasters Magazine (always recommended reading!). He was nominated for the “Meet My Mentor” article. Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition!
Dwight and his mentee, Sharla Ng, are members of the local “HP Speakeasies” club.