Nick Ronald – Nominated Candidate for Division K Director
Toastmasters member since 2016
BA Degree in English and Sociology
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service:
Area Director K3: 2022 – 2023
Club President: 2020 – 2022
VP-Education: 2019 – 2020
VP-PR: 2018 – 2019
Toastmasters honors and recognition:
Club attained Club Distinguished status whilst President
Relevant work experience and how it relates to Toastmasters and your role as a District leader:
I have always worked in communications roles, as a copywriter or internal communications focussed roles. I work myself now but in my career, I often worked in large organisations, working with internal multiple stakeholders, on multiple projects, meaning I would have to be very organised and use my own initiative whilst collaborating with my stakeholders.
What experience do you have in strategic planning?
I now run my own business, so have to constantly use strategic planning to develop and grow it. I also support my own club and area K3 at the moment with its success using strategic planning.
What experience do you have in the area of finance?
I run my own business, so have to constantly use strategic financial planning to manage my budgets and forecast my areas for growth and investment.
What experience do you have in developing procedures?
This was a large part of my roles in internal communication during my career as I would work closely with the Human Resources to develop and implement any new or updated procedures.
What lessons did you learn from previous leadership positions?
Having proper planning process in places, with a clear actions list, so I know at all times what needs to be done and when.
I have also learnt that leadership is not all about the ability to do everything but the ability to delegate
Why do you want to serve as a District leader?
Toastmasters has genuinely changed my life with confidence building a s well as communication and leadership skills. It is a challenging journey that never stops. I want to be able to give back and support an organisation that has support me. I want to put the skills I have learnt at Toastmasters to helping other people and clubs grow and succeed.
In your opinion, what are the District mission’s major objectives and how would you work to achieve them?
I think the main objectives are to reach the target of 5000 unique active members, to grow the number of clubs within the district and to support more clubs to achieve distinguished status.
Additional information about yourself:
I am committed to learning and implementing what I learn and would be proud to do this to make a difference at division level.