Manner of Speaking

MASTERING STORYTELLING Know the three I’s: invitation, imagination and impact. You’re on the road to becoming your company’s Chief Storyteller. Let’s begin with some good news: You’re already better than you might think. You tell stories every day. Here, we’ll explore three capabilities that will take you well on your way to becoming a professional storyteller. Remember the “three R’s” of your early education: reading, … Continue reading Manner of Speaking

For the Novice: Club Contests Enrich Everyone

Health, wealth and unlimited success! That’s what club contests can bring to Toastmasters.  Let’s look at those claims one at a time. A club contest delivers a healthy club. How? Because members feel greater loyalty to a club that has a tradition of strong contests. And when guests visit during a contest, they’re attracted to the energy of your club’s vibrant, well-spoken membership.  How does … Continue reading For the Novice: Club Contests Enrich Everyone

Update: Location change for “A Toast to Talk for Change”

Good Afternoon TFC Toastmasters! We have changed the location for Wednesday’s event to Buca di Beppo, which is also conveniently located near our TFC meeting space. Ray Walsh kindly booked the patio space at Buca as it will better accommodate our needs. Buca di Beppo1825 Connecticut Avenue N.W.Washington, DC 20009 http://www.bucadibeppo.com We look forward to seeing you Wednesday!Your TFC Club Officers Continue reading Update: Location change for “A Toast to Talk for Change”

Officer Elections Are Wednesday!

  We will be holding officer elections at Wednesday’s meeting. Serving as an officer is a great leadership development opportunity to add to your resume. You also can get credit as a Toastmaster advancing through the modules.  All positions are open and you can nominate yourself or another member of the club to serve. The term is one year. Officers work together to achieve the club’s objectives. … Continue reading Officer Elections Are Wednesday!

Join us – the Celebrations Continues – 60th Year of District 36

  Our 2013 Spring Conference will be May 17-18 at the same location as our Fall Conference. Special features will include: The District-level of the International Speech Competition, where we will select our representative to compete for the World Championship of Public Speaking! More 60th Anniversary celebration and history… Did you miss our special Dignitaries Panel? There’s so much more! District Elections! — Choose next year’s District 36 Officers! … Continue reading Join us – the Celebrations Continues – 60th Year of District 36

Spring contest season is here!

Speech contests keep coming in District 36! Do yourself a favor and take part in this Toastmasters tradition. Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Tall Tales, Table Topics and International speech contests. Competition begins with club contests and winners continue competing through the area, division and district levels. The International competition has two additional levels — semifinal and international. Join our fellow Division C … Continue reading Spring contest season is here!

Holding it Together for the Next Generation of Toastmasters

Here is a recap from Area 21 Governor Yentzu Chen’s recent speech at TFC: Holding it Together for the Next Generation  Main Idea: The Toastmasters programs is still relevant to the needs/goals of young professionals but we have to be proactive and persistent to build the programs and organization we envision.  (This idea should not be radical to most members in TFC) Keep in mind … Continue reading Holding it Together for the Next Generation of Toastmasters

How can we motivate members?

How can we motivate members? Here’s the recap of TFC’s discussion on motivating members at our January 2nd meeting: Have points assigned for volunteering for roles, giving speeches etc. and provide some kind of compensation (i.e. gift card) when individuals reach certain level  Recognition ceremony for those who complete their Competent Communicator manual Induction ceremony for new members Social events Presentation from members on what … Continue reading How can we motivate members?

Ring in 2013 with Toastmasters Leadership Institute!

Happy New Year, Toastmasters! Below are dates and times for the 2013 Toastmaster Leadership Institute (TLI). At least four officers from each club must be trained at both the Fall and Spring TLIs. It’s even better when all of the officers get trained to make your team a dream team. TLIs are a great way to learn more about Toastmasters, your respective leadership roles, and each … Continue reading Ring in 2013 with Toastmasters Leadership Institute!