Congratulations to the Gothenburg Toastmasters club for achieving 9 points in the distinguished club plan. And for the fourth year in a row, achieving the goal with still three months of the Toastmaster year is a great achievement, well done to all the members and the clubs board members. All we need is 2 more CTMs and we have reached all our 10 goals, so keep speaking.
The Gothenburg club is going to vote on a new name of the club, so as to get away from the Toastmaster name, not that we do not want to be a member of the Toastmaster group, it is a well established and well proven educational programme. But in Scandinavia the Word Toastmasters gives the wrong image.
It was suggested that the new name would be Premier Speaker’s club, but it looks as if the name of Gothenburg speakers club will be voted in as the new name.
Why is that premiere speakers did not get the response expected? What does Premier mean? Number one, the top, first the best, ect;
I wanted the name Premier because I think that Gothenburg is the best club in Scandinavia, if it was not the best club then I would not be a member.
It seems to be Swedish thing not to want to stand out and say you are the best and that average is good. I am not Swedish and so average is not good enough for me.
By adopting the name of Premier the club would stand out in the crowd, it would give its members something to live up to, we may be the best today but we would have to maintain that level of quality in the future.
So fellow Toastmasters the name Premier Speakers will not be taken up by a club in Scandinavia, and most likely the name Gothenburg Speakers Club will go forward. I hope the banal name will not reflect on the club as just another speakers club in my opinion the club deserves more.
Posted by Richard Gothenburg to Speak your mind at 4/25/2005 12:11:06 PM