In many membership based organizations, especially in the non-profit and non-profit charity organization, the members who remit an annual fee for the benefit and value of the membership as well as to support the mission of the organization may feel left out in the decision-making process. Of course that is why there is an elected board of directors in place, to, on behalf of the membership, guide the organization according to the mission, vision and values.
On November 26, 141 days from the time of writing this article, I will be competing for the world title for effective speaking in Leipzig, Germany. This is a journey I started over a year ago right here in Winnipeg.
This incredible opportunity is due to my involvement with JCI (Junior Chamber International).
JCI is a membership-based, non-profit organization of young active citizens who are dedicated to making a positive impact in their communities. As part of the professional and personal development JCI provides, its members also receive training to develop different skills such as effective speaking.
While taking a course or training is valuable, when it comes to things like public speaking, you need to “just to do it” if you want to build skills and truly develop.
Sitting here today, I can tell you it was by participating that I have learned the most and really developed my effective speaking skills, especially as I progressed through the different levels of the JCI Effective Speaking Competition. Continue reading From the local junior chamber to the world congress for effective speaking