Skip to main content

July 2024
View PDF

Paddles Up: Leadership Lessons on the Water

Toastmasters B.E.S.T Club

The two-year-old B.E.S.T. Toastmasters of Zhuhai in Guangdong, China, tries to incorporate fun team-building activities to keep members engaged. Recently, club members worked together to paddle a dragon boat, a long kayak that is typically decorated with dragon heads and tails. Many members had never paddled before, so they paid close attention to the guide’s signals and focused on staying synchronized to move the boat forward. When members felt tired, the team banded together to keep the boat moving and maintain high spirits. This experience helped members become more cohesive as a team, confident in their abilities to conquer challenges and improve their skills.

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share with email

Related Articles

Club Experience

The New Bulgarians

Almaty Club

Club Experience



Learn more about the award-winning publication.

About Magazine

Discover more about the award-winning publication.

Magazine FAQ

Answers to your common magazine questions.


How to submit an article query, photo, or story idea.


Meet the editorial team.