Our Guests today were New Brighton city councilperson Mary Burg and prospective club member Winifred (Winie) Bradford.
Todd Kruse announced the Chamber's upcoming Holiday Charity and Recognition Luncheon to be held on December 10th, 11:00AM - 1:30PM at the New Brighton Community Center.  You can get more details here.
The Board recommended Friday, April 1, 2016 as the date for our Gold Pale Dinner and the date was confirmed by a vote of the members present.
The Tech Team and the Public Relations Committee will have a joint committee meeting on Friday, November 13th, 11:30 - 12:30, at DD's.  Last week's Rotary speaker, Tracy Henry, will attend the meeting to provide some guidance on how to market our club online.  All interested members are encouraged to attend.
New Brighton Mounds View Rotary has 20 registrants for the Annual District 5960 Foundation Celebration on Saturday November 7th, 5:30-9:00PM at the Holiday Inn East (note the venue change).  If you'd like to join in the fun, I believe you can still register here.
President Dana presented a Rotary International new member sponsor recognition pin to Jeff Benson.  Jeff is shown with new member Todd Kruse below. (Photo courtesy of Gerry Tietz)
Jason Miller introduced our speaker, Teri McLaughlin, Vice President of Dardis Communications, Inc.  Dardis Communications is one of the Midwest's leading professional training companies, helping thousands of professionals become better communicators and leaders.  The Dardis trademark is " Speak as well as you think".  Teri identified three core skill sets that are the focus of her company's training programs:
  • Leadership and Presentation
  • Professional Image
  • Consultative Selling
As an example of the training process, Teri walked us through the process of creating an effective "elevator speech".  According to Teri, and effective elevator speech is has three components:
  • A short, compelling statement about your company.
  • Three headlines (specific examples of the product or services you offer)
  • Invite further conversation about how you might partner with the prospect.
President Dana was brave enough to offer our Rotary elevator speech as an example.  More informations about Dardis Communications is available on their website.  Teri and Dana are shown below.