A Welcome Message from our Blog Chair, Eddie McMorrow
We all have our own ways to express ourselves and share our feelings, stories, and knowledge with others. Whether you like to communicate through writing, speaking, painting, or other mediums of communication our District 101 community wants to hear your voice. If you have Toastmasters-related content you would like to share with your fellow Toastmasters, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member & Club Spotlight
During this challenging time, clubs have faced issues with attracting and retaining members. Prior to the pandemic,...
Rita Barber is an accomplished executive presentation coach of over ten years. She advises groups and individuals...
Dr. Anita Jindal joined Cupertino Toastmasters, a President’s Distinguished Club for 19 years in a row, in September...
Before Covid-19 led us to move our Toastmasters’ meetings online, I had the opportunity to attend...
Anytime I visit a new city, country, or continent for that matter, part of my Toastmasters mission is to look up and visit clubs. Over the last 6 years as a Toastmaster, I have had the opportunity of visiting over 20 clubs across 5 continents. Naturally, when the Antarctica opportunity came up, I looked up clubs to visit there too.
I’ve been to a few TLI’s over the years. They’ve all been good, but this TLI seemed extra-ordinary. During Pres Vasilev’s entertaining keynote speech he shared his personal methods and mentors’ advice on practicing for and delivering his World Champion Speech.
On a sunny October morning, Toastmasters gathered at Synopsys in Mountain View for District 101’s first Fall Fusion event. Greeting us at the registration table was Spider-Man (apparently, the secret identity of…
Heart to Heart Conversations
Welcome to Heart to Heart Conversations!
We are in a pandemic which is an unprecedented situation. We all miss the in-person connections with the amazing people around us. We crave human connection. Currently, social distancing is a new norm. While we are surrounded by many amazing people, we realize we may have taken for granted that we can always learn about them. Now, we discover that we do not know their stories. We do not know what shaped them into who they are today. Hence our connections are not as deep as we would like. One of the basic psychological human needs is connection with fellow human beings. It creates the sense of belonging and love.
Heart to Heart Conversations give us a platform where we get to know the stories of the amazing people around us. We get to know what shaped them into who they are today. Our goal is to foster deep connection and inspiration by presenting the stories you have not heard before. We are going to have a monthly release of the Heart to Heart Conversations with a different interviewee every month!
Abhijeet Joshi of Nspeak Toastmasters
BE A FEATURED BLOGGER
You can be a featured blogger! Did you know there is a popular assignment in most of the Pathways programs called ‘Write a Compelling Blog’? Share your Toastmaster experience and get credit at the same time. Submit your idea today!