John Akers – Nominated Candidate for Division L Director
Toastmasters member since
BSc Chemistry, University of London
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service
President of Angel Speakers 2016 – 2017 and 2020 – 2021
VPE of Angel Speakers 2021 – date
Area Director L47 2020 – 2021
Acting Area Director for L47 October – December 2020 to cover resignation of existing Area Director
Toastmasters honors and recognition
Pathways Level 2 Presentation Mastery
Club Coach for Manor House Speakers 2020 – 2021 Select Distinguished Status achieved.
Relevant work experience and how it relates to Toastmasters and your role as a District leader:
I have worked in a team environment and been involved in bringing projects to fruition. This has served me in good stead in organising club and Area Contests and in delivering TLI.
What experience do you have in strategic planning?
What experience do you have in the area of finance?
Limited. I have worked in Finance Departments and I have some basic knowledge. I am not intimidated by the subject however.
What experience do you have in developing procedures?
What lessons did you learn from previous leadership positions?
I have learned that I have the ability to lead people and to remain calm under pressure.
Why do you want to serve as a District leader?
I like Toastmasters and I want to continue to develop my communication and leadership skills and also to contribute to Toastmasters.
In your opinion, what are the District mission’s major objectives and how would you work to achieve them?
To support and develop the membership, to grow the number of quality clubs and achieve excellence for the District.
Additional information about yourself