“Margarita used all her skills of organization and team-building to create an event that was educational and fun. Her commitment to the conference and the Toastmasters organization is outstanding!”
Maureen Corbeski, Project Manager
Quantitative Management Associates, LLC
it is said that the true test of a leader is when he or she is able to motivate members of a volunteer organization to participate with enthusiasm. Margarita has the ability, through her method of collaborative and integrative leadership, to make people believe in her vision and participate in it.
A few months ago I had an opportunity to work with Margarita on a Public Relations project – promoting and covering our Organization’s District level conference. Our team found Margarita’s approach extremely effective – she organized masterful press releases, engaging interviews, created an effective promotional video and continuous advertising on social media. As a result, our conference was well received and grew by additional 50% in attendance and participation.
I want to express my deepest gratitude to Margarita for her professionalism, experience, dedication and most of all enthusiasm.
Our team is looking forward to using her expertise in future events.
Olga Berejnaia, DTM
Margarita has an uncommon zest for life. As soon as you meet her, your life will be a little brighter. She's mastered the art of effective communication and has the ability inspire others into action. The creation of the Integrated Communications Team (ensuring that all media platforms, including print, social media, and website were in sync, came as a result of her belief in integrative and collaborative leadership. This allowed the members in our non-profit to 'feel' motivation and connection with district leaders, and giving them the desire to volunteer in district activities.
-- Bill Hood,
Toastmasters District 83.
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Margarita has the ability to keep her team engaged and committed, while challenging each team member to become the best leader they can be. She has a sense of responsibility to serve and represent our clubs well. As a member of her team, I was able to see firsthand how she could take on a complex task, with a large number of movable parts, and manage it well.
Even through the difficulties we had with our leadership team, she maintained a positive attitude and conveyed that positivity to her team.
Margarita brought an endless supply of passion and energy to her work and she has a unique ability to catch the pulse of our Toastmasters district and can get a sense from our members whether or not they felt that they were valued – which was not always the case while I was on the leadership team. She never had a problem with telling me, nicely, when something wasn’t working right and needed to be corrected. That takes guts.
Toastmasters International’s motto is “Where Leaders Are Made”. It has been a joy to work with Margarita, because she is one of our best leaders.
Anne Gilson, DTM