Suhas Kumar

Suhas Kumar –  Nominated Candidate for Club Growth Director 

Toastmasters member since 2010

Education :

Masters in Commerce
Six Sigma Black Belt

Toastmasters offices held and terms of service:

Club President – Several Clubs in D92
Vice President Education – D91 and D92
Vice President Public Relations Currently with Basingstoke Speakers , D91
Vice President Membership – Several Clubs in D92
Area Governor 2013 -14 – D92
Division Governor 2014 -15 – D92
District Chief Judge 2015 -16 – D92

Toastmasters honors and recognition:

Best Area Governor 2013 -14 – District 92 – Division E
Best Division Governor 2014 -15 – District 92 – Division E
Excellence in Club Growth Awards 2016 -17 – Toastmasters International

Relevant work experience and how it relates to Toastmasters and your role as a District leader:

Been into Marketing for 10 Years
Communicating to Team Members – Negotiation, Handling Conflicts, Time Management
Mentoring Area Directors and Members who need Mentoring with their speeches and Club Roles.
Problem Solving and Decision Making

What experience do you have in strategic planning?

Communication is Key
When working in a Team it is good to know the SWOT of every team Member
Always worked with a Goal in mind and had a plan and effective decision making

What experience do you have in the area of finance?

Been part of the trio in D92 as CGD.
Managed the budget and awards and recognition for members.

What experience do you have in developing procedures?

I have a fair knowledge of developing procedures.

What lessons did you learn from previous leadership positions?

Taking up different Club Officer Roles has helped me to learn about how to motivate club officers and members to challenge themselves for the role they have committed.
Being a CGD I have learnt that every Member in the District matters most.
To understand, analyse and segment markets where we can generate new club leads and ensure more people benefit by learning from the Toastmasters program. Commit when you can execute else do not.

Why do you want to serve as a District leader?

Serving as a District Leader is a great responsibility and an exciting opportunity. I look forward to help club officers and members develop their own goals and achievements. That’s where I instill a sense of enthusiasm, fidelity and responsibility. Help them convert every guest to a potential member. With years of experience I can mentor members in their speeches, Help them understand the District Mission .Been a mentor to many Toastmasters for years. I would like to offer my services to the District by helping the District grow in terms of member retention and adding clubs.

In your opinion, what are the District mission’s major objectives and how would you work to achieve them?

Membership Retention – arrange for seasoned Toastmasters to take educational sessions.
Ensuring that each club effectively fulfills its responsibilities to its members. Help create a strong succession planning.
Providing effective training and leadership development opportunities for club and district officers. Education sessions by seasoned Toastmasters.

Additional information about yourself:

A Trainer, Storyteller. An Avid Traveller. I spread the importance of Toastmasters with whomever new I meet.
20 Years of Corporate Life …Sales and Digital Marketing

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