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Candidate for Club Growth Director, District 107 - Norberto Amaral, DTM
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Norberto Amaral
Home Club:
Clube Toastmasters de Aveiro
Personal statement:
Dear Toastmaster!
I am standing as a candidate to become the next Club Growth Director for the term of 2023-2024!

Currently I hold the position of Public Relations Manager.

My journey as member of the core team started as a Parliamentarian in 2019-2020, followed by Administration Manager in 2020-2021 and Finance Manager in 2021-2022. In common? I’ve learned a great deal about Toastmasters, how it works, and many, many people in our District! Also, it’s been great fun!

My journey as a Toastmaster started in October 2011, in my home club of CLUTA, in Aveiro. After a few months I became Vice President Education, then President. Later I became Area Director and Division Director, always learning more, getting to know so many people and helping organize our conferences at every level.

I’ve served you already a great deal and I would love to carry on. There is so much we can do to improve our District – it’s an endless task and that’s part of why it’s so amazing to be part of the Core Team and yet, there’s so much that can be done right now. 

I will work for you, by working closely with the District Officers, members in general, and yourself. I promise to serve you, with love! As part of the same tribe, sharing the values of our Toastmasters family! Together we will shape an awesome year for us all Toastmasters!

On May 20 in the morning of the Spring Conference, there will take place the District Council meeting. There we will choose the officers for 2023-2024 and I hope to deserve your trust.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please contact me by email to namaral (at) gmail dot com.
Qualifications for Service:
I’ve been a Toastmaster for almost 12 years, having been VPE, Club President, Area and Division Director, Parliamentarian, Administration Manager, Finance Manager of this District, Vice President of Public Relations in my home club and currently Public Relations Manager.
I have extensive experience in public speaking coaching and training at TEDxPorto and my own company WeCultiv Consulting.
Job Title/Employer:
Managing Partner at WeCultiv Consulting.
Postgraduate Director at Universidade Lusófona in Porto.
Postgraduation lecturer at University of Fernando Pessoa in Porto.
Invited speaker at Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon.
Specialist at Porto Business School.
Corporate trainer at ANJE, National Association of Young Entrepreneurs.
Startup coach at University of Aveiro.
Secondary school teacher of Creativity at Colégio Efanor.
YouTube channel: “À Conversa sobre Comunicação”.
Relevant Work Experience:
Consultant on public speaking, organisation of events, creativity, and innovation management.
Author of the book 'Impact – How to Communicate in Public’, published by Penguin Random House in June 2019.
Porto Business School: General Program of Management (2012 - 2012)
COTEC: Executive Program for Innovation Management (2008)
Aveiro University: Degree in Engineering, Physics · (1990 - 1995)
Hobbies and Interests:
Model and travel photographer: 

I'm also an avid reader of the following topics: science, history, technology, business, society/psychology, international politics, and modern fiction.
Volunteer Experience:
Licensee, organizer, curator, and host of TEDxPorto.
Member of the Board of Directors at Common House of Humanity. 
Translator of TED talks.
Mentor at Moonshot Pirates.
Former volunteer at:
-    Ignite Portugal
-    3D Mask
-    Group of Support of People with Albinism in Angola
-    Junior Achievement

Honours/Recognition inside Toastmasters:
2012-2013:     Vice President Education President’s Distinguished Club
2013-2014:     Club President President’s Distinguished Club
2015-2016:     Area Director President’s Distinguished Area
2016-2017:     Division Director President’s Distinguished Division
2017:              Distinguished Toastmaster
2022              Toastmaster of the Year
Roles in Toastmasters:
2012-2013:     Vice President Education at CLUTA
2013-2014:     Club President at CLUTA
2015-2016:     Area Director

2016-2017:     Division Director
2019-2020:    Parliamentarian
2020-2021:    Administration Manager
2021-2022:     Finance Manager
2021-2022:     Vice President of Public Relations at CLUTA
 Public Relations Manager
Other information:
I am passionate about Toastmasters, highly dedicated and involved. I am highly knowledgeable, and always strive to be competent, doing well the right things.

I was the Conference chair of 2021 Online Spring Conference for our District and was deeply involved in the organization o of the 2020 Summit online as well as the 2022 Spring Conference in Aveiro.
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