Featured Rotary Member Craft Talk (member TBA)

By | July 23, 2019
August 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tustin Ranch Golf Club
12442 Tustin Ranch Rd
CA 92782
$25 for visiting Rotarians - Free for firt time guests
Dick Anderson 2019-2020 President

Rotary CRAFT Talk

What is a CRAFT Talk?  Each new Rotary member or transferee is asked to give a “Craft talk” after they have been in our Club for 1 – 6 months.  You were assigned a classification when you joined relating to your business and position. This is your chance to tell members about yourself and your business.  It shouldn’t be a big chore because you should already know all the answers.

Make your Craft Talk your own and truly representative of you.

Time Frame:  5-10 minutes, leave some time for questions at the end of your Talk!

Suggested topics, in no particular order:

  • Reasons for joining the Tustin – Santa Ana Rotary Club
  • What you like best about Rotary
  • Your profession:
    • Where you work now and what you do
    • What the business sells or does
    • Why you chose your particular business or profession
    • Parts of your job you find most rewarding and most difficult.
    • Forecast employment opportunities in your field for the coming decade.
    • Advice you would give persons entering your career field.
  • How your profession is being impacted by technology, government regulations, and environmental factors.
  • Ethical issues you face at work, and how the Rotary 4-Way Test and the Rotary Code of Conduct helps you deal with them.
  • Interesting previous job or experience
  • Where you grew up
  • Educational background
  • Family – about your spouse, children, and pets
  • Where you live/have lived
  • Hobbies
  • Countries visited
  • Most Incredible Thing You’ve Ever Seen or Done
  • Last Thing – something that no one knows about you
  • Questions from the members

Some presentation hints:

  • Speak clearly and in an audible tone – stick to your prepared text or outline
  • Use hand movements sparingly – avoid nervous habits such as coughing or twitching.
  • Maintain eye contact with your fellow Rotarians and always face your audience.
  • Avoid the urge to rush though your 5-10 minute talk to “get it over with.”
  • Try to relax as much as possible and put genuine emotion into your voice.
  • Visuals such as PowerPoint can enliven your talk.


Relax and enjoy your opportunity to educate your fellow Rotarians about who you are and your vocation.