FIND YOUR PATH WITH THE NEW TOASTMASTERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTES

Dear District 29 Leaders You may have noticed that the TLI Curricula for the Summer 2019 session have begun to include sessions beyond the 12:00 point! You may have wondered to yourself, “What are they up to now?” Part of being a Toastmaster member and leader is the opportunity and joy of learning new things.... Continue Reading →

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Find your Path this Toastmaster Year

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Toastmasters program year! Our theme this year is “Find Your Path.” Beyond the obvious reference to getting started in Pathways, this is a reminder to look at your larger Toastmasters journey and life, focusing on your hopes for your personal and professional future.  We believe that Toastmasters can be the vehicle... Continue Reading →

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Register for the Annual District 29 Hail and Farewell Dinner – July 20th

You are cordially invited to attend the District 29 Hail and Farewell event planned for Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at the International Country Club in Fairfax.  This is our annual event where we honor the outgoing and ceremoniously install the incoming district leaders. It always is a fun, rewarding and memorable social event where you... Continue Reading →

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year fellow District 29 Toastmasters! July 1 marked the beginning of the new 2019-2020 program year and I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve as your District Director during a period of significant changes. Some of these changes we experienced last year included: ·         1st full year with the Pathways Education Program... Continue Reading →

Leading through ASKing

As a leader do you ever get asked the question or find yourself asking the question, "How do you get more people to step up and serve?" I have two thoughts on that to consider:First, it's been said that people want to follow a leader who know where he/she is going. What kind of leader are you?... Continue Reading →

Stories Make Great Speeches

According to Deena Metzger (1992), six ideas can help us with the creative process of composing a great speech. From what I have learned anecdotally, about half of the great speakers write their speeches out.  The other “half” compose in other ways with index cards, notes (mental or written), or with mental formulation reinforced with... Continue Reading →

District 29 Toastmasters Took Their Speaking Skills to the Next Level at the Recent Speaker to Trainer Class

Earlier this May, twenty-nine Toastmasters learned how to go from being a speaker to an effective trainer. Bettie St.Clair and Cheryl Baker trained this class of twenty-nine to take their speaking skills to the next level at the training workshop that took place on Saturday May 18th from 9 am to 4 pm and the... Continue Reading →

District 29 Welcomes the Newly Elected 2019-2020 “Trio” and Division Directors

We achieved quorum at the District 29 Business meeting on Sat, May 11, 2019 at the annual conference and the votes are counted. District 29 is happy to welcome the 2019-2020 program year “Trio”:  District Director Dana Richard, DTMProgram Quality Director , Narayanan Doraswamy, DTMClub Growth Director Bettie St. Clair, DTM. The District trio makes... Continue Reading →

Check out the 2019 District Conference Program Book!

Click the link below to download a digital copy of the 2019 District Conference Program book. 2019 Annual Conference ProgramDownload Click here to find more conference information. Have you decided what elective session you are attending? Tell us in the comments.

Recruiting New Club Officers

April (or even earlier) is a good time to start recruiting your new slate of officers for the following Toastmasters year. Club elections typically take place in the first meeting in May and therefore the nomination committees need to decide their candidates ASAP. Two weeks before the elections, the club president appoints a nomination committee... Continue Reading →

TALK UP TOASTMASTERS RESULTS

Here are the current results for Talk Up Toastmasters. The eligibility period to add members was from Feb 1 through March 31st 2019.  The District added 102 new members during this period! Well done!! The results are displayed alphabetically by Club: Club Name Feb Mar Total Apple Toast-Masters 1 1 2 Ashburn Toastmasters Club 1... Continue Reading →

Would you like to improve your memory?

Have you ever marveled at how experienced speakers and evaluators can speak fluently without notes or with minimal usage of notes? Many of us would like to improve our memories, but we are not sure if improvement is possible and if possible we are not sure what tricks or techniques would work for us. Dr.... Continue Reading →

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