Region Advisor Biography
Ed Meissner, DTM
Location: Allen, Texas, United States
Member Since: 2003
Region Number: 4
Home District: 50
Supporting Districts: 6, 64, 99, 106
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and district level):
- 2016-2017 District Director
- 2015-2016 Program Quality Director
- 2014-2015 Lieutenant Governor Marketing
Toastmasters honors and recognition:
- 2015-2016 Excellence in Program Quality / Distinguished Program Quality Director
- 2014-2015 Excellence in Marketing / Presidents Distinguished Lieutenant Governor Marketing
How does your experience relate to Toastmasters and the region advisor role:
As a lieutenant governor marketing who started 23 clubs and helped grow our membership numbers, I have expertise in how to add members to clubs, retain members, provide support, and gain leads for those trying to start new clubs. I worked with our public relations manager to help ensure that we brought Toastmasters to many new people. I have led conference calls and visited clubs as a district leader, and I have worked to resolve conflicts between leaders.
What is your experience with coaching individuals and/or teams? What key strengths do you bring to the district leaders?
As a division director, I worked with my team to help them to great performance. I led my team to start 23 clubs, get dues paid on time, and increase club membership. As program quality director, I led a team of eight people to success in educating our club officers, successful conferences, and helping many clubs to become distinguished or better. As district director, I led a team of 60 individuals to success.
Why are you interested in serving as region advisor?
I believe in the Toastmasters mission of helping people grow their leadership and communication skills and bringing Toastmasters to the world. I want to help bring these skills to more people. I enjoy helping people succeed in their endeavors; I like to mentor people and see them grow as leaders and communicators. I wish to further my own leadership and communication skills by taking on a larger leadership role in Toastmasters.