Sunday, August 10, 2008

Campaign Speech - Election for Division S Governor 2006/2007

This speech was delivered at the District 80 Annual Convention held at the Furama Riverfront Hotel Ballroom in May 2006.

Delegates from Toastmasters clubs in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand gathered to elect the top leadership of their District.

I was up against another candidate more than twice my age, and well-established in the finance industry.

The result was 192-36 in my favour.

Campaign Speech for Division S Governor 2006/2007

Council Members, my fellow Toastmasters and friends, Good afternoon!

My name is Nathaniel Koh, and I am here to ask for your vote for me to serve you as your next District leader and Division Governor for Division S.

I believe that some of the qualities you would look for in a Division Governor are experience and the ability to lead.

I have been in Toastmasters for 6 years. I have served in the Division S Council for 4 years. I have served in various positions like Vice-President Education, President, Division Secretary and Area Governor.

In these 6 years, I have learnt many things, and experienced many highlights along the way.

So yes, I have the experience. Yes, I have the leadership skills. So what can I do for you?

One of the core values of Toastmasters is Dedication to Excellence. Our District’s theme is Achieving Excellence, Sharing Success.

I visit clubs. I listen to the members. You tell me that you want to achieve excellence. You also tell me achieving excellence is more than being President’s Distinguished. Excellence is about members. Because you can be President’s Distinguished, but how many members attend your meetings regularly?

I’ve seen members leave the club after achieving CTM. I’ve seen members leave the club after a year. I’ve seen members who pay their fees and don’t attend meetings at all. Sounds familiar? If I’m elected, I want to help you find solutions to put a stop to all this.

I want our members to feel valued. I want our members to feel wanted. I want our members to reach their fullest potential.

My fellow Toastmasters, if you share my values and vision for our members, then vote for me as your next District leader.

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