The seven nominated club officer positions are president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, sergeant at arms, treasurer and secretary. The responsibilities for each role are specific, though they may overlap or require cooperation between two or more officers. To make your term successful, consider these suggestions.
Attend club officer training.
Do some self-training.
Seek mentoring from former officers.
Just do it!
Resist doing another officer’s job.
Attend club officer meetings.
Enlist an assistant or team when the workload increases or if you will be unavailable to perform your duties.
The benefit? You train a successor in the process!
For more tips on how to succeed as a club officer, read the July 2016 Toastmaster magazine article Congratulations, Club Officers!
Maureen Zappala, DTM is a former NASA propulsion engineer. Today she’s a professional speaker, author and presentation skills coach, as well as founder of High Altitude Strategies, a coaching and speaking service. She belongs to the Aerospace Toastmasters club in Cleveland, Ohio. Visit her website to learn more.