As 2013-14 editor of The Sunshiner, the newsletter of Toastmasters International District 47, I expanded my skills in project management and leadership.
The Sunshiner is released monthly to more than 3,500 members of Toastmasters International residing in Southeast Florida and the Bahamas. Working in collaboration with the District 47 Executive Council, I managed the newsletter from conception through final design: I proposed content, assigned and edited articles, designed 20-30 pages per issue and got it all proofread before submitting it for final approval by our executives. The newsletter was then uploaded to the District 47 website for availability to members.
The assignment enhanced my skills in project leadership (working with volunteers exercises a whole different management muscle) and helped me to learn more about desktop publishing and design.
I also am grateful for the opportunity to use my skills to help my fellow Toastmasters connect with each other.