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 →

2019-2020 District 29 Leadership Candidates

District 29 would like to thank our District Leadership Committee led by Immediate Past District Director Amy Brener, DTM, for completing their mission of interviewing all candidates, deliberating and providing their nomination results. The following are the nominated candidates for the May 11, 2019 District 29 Elections: 2019-2020 District 29 Leadership Candidates: District RoleCandidateDistrict DirectorDana... Continue Reading →

10 Ways that Toastmasters Can Have a Positive Effect on Your Love Life

We all know Toastmasters has many benefits for your professional development in competency areas such as public speaking, interpersonal communication, and leadership. However, Toastmasters has many benefits that go far beyond the workplace and can potentially improve your personal life as well. Since it is Valentines day, we came up with 10 ways that Toastmasters... Continue Reading →

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 →

Never Stop Learning at Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)

The motto for District 29 Toastmasters for 2018-2019 is "Never Stop Learning." In keeping with the spirit of this motto, this past summer and this winter, club officers and members have been joining with Toastmasters across the globe in congregating for Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) training. For longtime club officers, attending TLI may seem like... 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 →

Nominations Are Open for 2019-2020 District 29 Leadership Positions

It is once again that time of year – the time to nominate leaders who are committed to the future success of District 29. District Leadership provides an opportunity for members to make a significant contribution to the success of our organization while at the same time developing their own leadership skills. Serving as 1... Continue Reading →

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