Joan Watson

Contact information for Joan:



Phone: 651-462-2983

International Convention, August 20-23, 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Delegates and Officers:
Please contact Joan for an appointment at the convention. Available appointments will be from Monday August 18th at 6:00 pm through Friday August 22nd.

“I look forward to meeting you in person to discuss your thoughts regarding the future growth and strategic plan for Toastmasters International”
                                                Joan Watson


Sharing Joan’s Vision and Strategy

I am an individual who recognizes and encourages people’s talents.  Focusing on mentoring people at work and in volunteer positions gives me a sense of accomplishment when you see people rise to their expectations.  I am a life-long learner who strives to improve myself each day.  I am an effective planner and attentive to details while focused on the larger picture.

As a candidate for International Director I would like to share some of my thoughts regarding the vision and strategy.

Vision – Focus on an effective way to provide guidance on measuring, providing feedback, and delivering the skills that our members want and need.  Focus on promoting within corporate organizations that Toastmasters is the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communications and leadership skills and recognize the value to their organization.

Strategy:  Focus on growth that will keep our programs strong and effective.  Look to increase the minimum membership to 10 members within the next two years.  Rollout of the education plan will require mentors to educate and work with the member to determine their path.  Focus on technology to provide official officer training online, mentor education training online for the new education program, virtual conventions within the districts, structure a new online club that  can be inclusive around the world, coaches and mentors online for clubs where there are scarce resources to mentor the new club members.

I ask for your vote … Joan R Watson, International Director Region 4.