District 29 Beat the Clock Incentive Program – Earn $5 Gift cards for every 1 new, dual, or reinstated members added in May-June

District 29 Clubs: You may already be familiar with the Toastmasters International Beat the Clock Membership Campaign that runs through May 1st – June 30th. As an extra incentive to add new members to your club, District 29 is adding a bonus incentive of $5 gift cards (for food/grocery stores, coffee shops, etc.) for every... Continue Reading →

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Speechcraft at Tech Tower Toastmasters starts June 12 in Herndon

The Speechcraft public speaking program provides each participant with a wide range of communication and learning experiences in small group workshops run weekly over a seven week period. Speechcraft targets non-members of Toastmasters interested in getting started with the learning experience very quickly.  Do you know someone who could benefit by quickly getting started with... Continue Reading →

It Is Not Too Late to Beat the Clock

We only have 2 months left before the end of the Toastmasters year. That means it is time for the Toastmasters International Beat the Clock membership campaign.  This can provide extra motivation to to add new members before the deadline for Distinguished club recognition. Make it your club’s goal to earn the “Beat the Clock”... Continue Reading →

Check out the April Episode of The District 29 TV Show – Mastering Business Communication

Check out the latest episode of the District 29 TV Show – “Mastering Business Communication” (MBC). If you have ideas on and episode or would like to be part of a future taping please contact us. https://youtu.be/zuylc45nFkg Additional episodes available on our YouTube playlist for MBC TV.

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 →

Check out the March Episode of The District 29 TV Show – Mastering Business Communication

Check out the March episode of the District 29 TV Show Mastering Business Communication (MBC)

Speechwriting Tips and Techniques: Seven Secrets

We have probably all heard the oft-repeated quote that according to “surveys” public speaking is “the number one fear” (rated higher even than death). I have searched repeatedly and have never been able to find empirical evidence of these “surveys.” If you have located concrete evidence of this claim, please post a blog comment. In... Continue Reading →

Getting a Struggling Club to Distinguished!

Every Club goes through an up and down cycle with respect to membership. Maybe the company sponsoring the Club is going through a restructuring and existing members got transferred away to continue to be members. Maybe the community Club is going through other challenges such as being forced to change venues. Whatever the reason, on... Continue Reading →

District 29 Talk Up Toastmasters Incentive Program – Earn $5 Gift cards for every 1 new, dual, or reinstated members added in Feb-Mar

District 29 Clubs: You may already be familiar with the Toastmasters International Talk Up Toastmasters Membership Campaign that runs through February 1st - March 31st. As an extra incentive to add new members to your club, District 29 is adding a bonus incentive of $5 gift cards (for food/grocery stores, coffee shops, etc.) for every... Continue Reading →

Engaging Humor Path has arrived!

This is no joke. There is now an 11th Path in the Toastmasters Pathways Learning Experience and it is the Engaging Humor path. This path just launched around the world TODAY and is brand new to Pathways. Engaging Humor is only offered online and is available to all members. Its projects, which include titles such... Continue Reading →

District 29 Mid-Year Recognition Gala Photos!

District 29 would like to again extend our congratulations to all the awardees that were recognized at the mid-year gala on Feb 2, 2019.  The photos from the event are now available at our District 29 Photo Gallery. Our event photographers were District 29 Photographer Edmond Joe and 2017 Humorous Speech Champion Nezih Durusu. You... Continue Reading →

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