Imagine you’re on a team whose lead handles the budget: You don’t have the budget training or experience when you want to step up into the team lead position. Being a Toastmasters club treasurer gains you the training and experience of preparing an annual budget and monthly financial reports and boosts your resume, giving you an edge over other members of your team eyeing the job.
The following is a list of transferable skills and some of the professions they apply to:
President: Team building/Leading, Strategic Planning/Guidance, Conflict Resolution, Project management, Meeting Facilitation, Time Management, Parliamentary Processes, Consulting, Coaching and Networking
Vice President of Education: Scheduling, Negotiations, Strategic Planning, Time Management, Recognition Incentives, Event/Meeting Planning, Personnel Development, Career Planning, Training and Networking
Vice President of Membership: Personnel Orientation, Personnel Development, Career Planning, Customer service, Public Relations, Reward/Incentive, Planning, Campaign Development, Marketing and Sales, Consulting, Seminar Development and Networking
Vice President of Public Relations: Media Relations, Campaign Development, Reward/Incentive, Planning, Consulting, Journalism, Publications, Advertising and Promotion, Photography, Graphic Design, Web Development, Event Planning, Seminar Development and Networking
Club Secretary: Report Writing, Policy Administration, Purchasing, Order Processing, Historian/Librarian, Research, Document Control and Event Coordination, Listening and Note-Taking skills
Club Treasurer: Budget Preparation, Revenue Tracking, Revenue Forecasting, Revenue Generation, Money Management, Policy Administration, Purchasing and Consulting, Monthly Financial Reports and Analysis
Sergeant at Arms (Logistics Manager): Report Writing, Inventory Management, Interpersonal/Communication Skills, Customer Service, Negotiations, Consulting and Event Planning. You may not learn supply chain management software in this position, but you will learn the principles of inventory management: checking and ordering in advance or just in time delivery.