Culture is the glue that binds an organization together, the blood that runs through its veins, the heart and soul of the company – and the code no competitor is able to copy. At VTI, we cultivate an 'entrepreneurial spirit' among our Colleagues that affords them the opportunity to perform. This extends to Continuing Education. We are excited to highlight the journey of Bill Desmond, Project Management Supervisor, in our Minneapolis office.
"Only you can decide how much you want to grow and learn. Toastmasters is out there as an option for your growth," Bill Desmond.
Bill's journey at Toastmasters has been an engaging process over the past six years. Having reached milestones within the Program such as Competent Communicator and Competent Leader, Bill has continued his investment to attain the title of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). "When you reach the DTM, you have performed about 55 speeches in front of different level clubs or groups of other Toastmasters and held several club level roles (such as President) in addition to a leadership role above the club level. Last, you have several tasks that push you outside your comfort zone and are made to stretch."
Bill has taken a failing Club, became the Club Coach, and reinvigorated a culture of pride and accomplishment within the Club. This Club, less than a year ago, had 3 members who attended and now has 10 members and on their way to the designation of Presidents Select Club. Congratulation, Bill, on your commitment to growth and the results of your investment.
To learn more about Toastmasters, please visit www.toastmasters.org.