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Contests

The evening started with a group that was inquisitive about the coming event!  Although they had competed at the Area and Division levels, the District level brought about a sense of cautious optimism.  The first contest was for Speech Evaluation.  We proceeded through the briefings without a hitch.  The contest started on time… something we...

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4 VPE Tips for Easier Scheduling

The Vice President Education (VPE) is one of the most important officer roles in the club. The VPE is responsible for creating the schedule, which means assigning roles for each meeting. When I became VPE the former VPE helped by giving me some good ideas. Here are 4 tips to make your scheduling creation easier....

3 Things I Learned Early
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3 Things I Learned Early

It has been four years since I joined Toastmasters, but I remember how excited I was to be in a club with people from my community who were interested in improving their speaking skills. I also remember how confused I was. Here are three things I learned that helped me in my Toastmasters Education Journey....

Smiling Stars Charter!
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Smiling Stars Charter!

  Smiling Stars held their charter celebration in Irving on October 15. They meet every first and third Sunday at 11:45 pm. Smiling Stars are in Division G, Area 74. Congratulations to all 24 members of Smiling Stars!

My Education Journey
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My Education Journey

My Toastmasters Education Journey by Bobby Madera – October 2017 In February 2015, I saw a few AT&T Irving NOC Toastmasters Open House flyers placed at work that said I could become a better speaker and leader with the added benefit of being a self-development goal for work. When I was personally invited by Whitney...

Toastmasters Help Warrior Mentorship Program
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Toastmasters Help Warrior Mentorship Program

Allies in Service is a non-profit organization that provides employment support and referral services to service members, veterans and their spouses in the DFW area. One of the programs Allies in Service offers is mentoring from executives with a variety of companies in the DFW area through the Warrior Mentorship Program. Organizers from American Airlines and the Warrior...

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The Service Journey

My service journey with Toastmasters began May 2016 with GM Financial Toastmasters. My initial goals were to improve my overall speaking skills, polish my professional presentations, and overcome the all so familiar crutch or filler words in my speeches. In addition, I wanted to learn how to better navigate through the difficult discussions we sometimes...

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Area 72 Contest

Area 72 Fall Contest The 2017 Area 72 Fall Speech Evaluation and Humorous Speech Contests held on September 28, 2017 was Outstanding and FUN!  As Area 72 Director, I am grateful for the contribution from all four clubs in the area: AT&T Irving NOC, Barrels and Banter, MLCC Toastmasters, and Successful Speakers Club.  I am...

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2017 Fall Conference DTM Ceremony Participants

Hello Fellow Toastmasters Have you received or will you receive your DTM by November 4? If yes, will you be a part of the ceremony Saturday night, November 18th? Please help me out by answering the following questions by October 21st and send them to John Bergs, DTM Chair at jkbergs86@yahoo.com. 1)       Name: 2)      Home...

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A Contestant’s Impression of the World Championship of Public Speaking

In beautiful Vancouver, Canada, it was the morning of August 24th, 2017–the day I would give the biggest speech presentation of my life. I had prepared for months and the day had finally arrived. I felt overwhelmed and incredibly excited! Advancing to the Semifinals my first year of competing in the International contest was surreal...