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Got Zoom fatigue? Try something new, become a coach or start a New Toastmasters Club!

See below for more information.
Be a Club Coach
Tuesday, February 23 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for an interactive session on how you can help coach a club to Distinguished! Learn tips and tricks from successful club coaches, find out how you can get assigned to a club, and come get all of your questions answered!
RSVP Here
Zoom Master Training
Wednesday, February 24 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm



Do you have a talent for running your club's Zoom meetings? Are you willing to share your Zoom talents with the district? Come learn how you can be a contest Zoom master and make the area contests run smoothly!

Register Here!
Join us for the first District 100 Social Media Workshop series!
Thursday, February 25 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

These weekly one-hour sessions will provide clubs with the background and tools necessary to fully utilize social media platforms to promote their meetings and other activities. These sessions will go over ways to (1) establish your club presence on these platforms; (2) develop a social media brand and outreach strategy, and (3) curate posts and content that will get people's attention.

We had over 50 participants at each of the first two sessions and we'd love to see you this final session!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn in these valuable social media skills from social media pros!

 
Save Your Seat Today!

Visit the Social Media Corner of the D100 Toastmasters website! You'll find the Social Media workbook and the recordings of the previous sessions.
March Division Council Meetings
Rise Up and Renew!

Join us for the March Division Council meetings! One of the primary goals of our monthly division council meeting is to work with club leaders to develop strategies which help clubs and members meet their goals. Come meet with your division and area directors and district leaders. Network with club leaders and other Toastmasters from around your area. Make the most of this opportunity to build yourself as a leader! 

Division A & R council meeting will feature keynote speaker Giovanna Dotorre. She is a past District Governor for 2010-2011 for District 1 and a past District Evaluation Contest champion. She was the recipient of the Excellence in Leadership Award and was a past speaker coach for a TEDx conference.

Division G & S council meeting will feature keynote speaker Mark Lucas. He is a past District Director, district Leadership Chair, Qualified Speaker, and Speaker's Bureau Co-Chair. Mark is a go-to person for all activities Toastmasters and District 100.

District L & P council meeting will feature keynote speaker Bob Hollis. Bob has just recently celebrated his 52nd year in Toastmasters.  He is an accomplished DTM who continues to serve as a leader and a mentor to everyone he meets. With Bob there is always something new to learn.
 
Division A & R: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | RSVP here
Division G & S: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | RSVP here
Division L & P: Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | RSVP here
Continue your Toastmasters Journey!
Renew your club membership today.


District 100 Speakers Bureau



Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Khozam
High Energy / High Impact Customer Service

 

As the founder of Barbara Khozam Speaking and Consulting, Barbara is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer having delivered over 1700 presentations to 75,000 people in 12 countries on Customer Service, Patient Experience, Leadership, and Communication. Barbara is known for her “High Energy / High Impact” delivery, outrageous wit, and ability to tackle real issues posed by her audience.


In 2019, Barbara was chosen as the Top Customer Service Consultant of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals.


​Also in 2019, Barbara was awarded the CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™) from the National Speaker’s Association. Barbara is one of only three women in the world to have achieved BOTH this destination as well as the Toastmaster Accredited Speaker designation.

Register Here

March Learning Lab
March 7, 2021 - 10am - 1pm

Expand Your Toastmasters Knowledge!

 


You are invited to join us on Sunday, March 7, 2021 between 10am and 1pm for our monthly Toastmasters District 100 Learning Lab. We have one hour sessions in three experiences to help you and your club thrive as you continue to work towards your personal and your club's

Click here to get a full description of the experiences and to RSVP through Eventbrite!

Choose from the following experiences (you're welcome to mix and match sessions from different experiences):
 
Member Experience
• Developing Interesting Speech Topics: 10am - 11am
• Introduction and Expanding your Pathway Journey: 11am - 12pm
• Developing a Strong Speech Opening: 12pm – 1pm
 
Club Experience
• Inducting a New Member into the Club: 10am - 11am
• Social Media – Facebook: 11am – 12pm
• Social Media – 1 on 1 Help: 12pm - 1pm

Leadership Experience
• Developing Leaders – How to Delegate Effectively: 10am - 11am
• Journey to DTM: 11am – 12pm
• How to be a Super Club Sponsor, Mentor, or Coach: 12pm - 1pm

We look forward to seeing you at our next Learning Lab!
RSVP Here
Chartering a New Club Just Got Easier!
Effective immediately, any new clubs that organize now through June 30, 2021, will have the charter fee ($125 USD) and the new member fees ($20 USD per member) waived. More information is available on the Toastmasters International website

Do you have a prospective club or a club lead? If so, reach out to Club Growth Director Mike O'Neil to discuss!
Contests are Coming Soon!


 
Speech Contest season is coming soon! This year, each club will be able to send one contestant for each contest (International Speech and Table Topics) to the Area Contest held on Saturday March 13th. Tell your club officers today that you're ready to compete!
 
Visit the District Contest Resource Page here, which includes an updated contest script that you can use to help run your club contest!

If you don't want to compete but would still like to check out the contest, consider becoming a contest functionary! We are looking for time keepers, sergeant-at-arms, judges, Zoom masters, and other functionaries to help make the Area Contests as smooth as possible. If you are able to help, please reach out to
Program Quality Director Charlotte Naugle.
Online Speech Contest Tips From a World Champ
If you're unsure about competing in the upcoming speech contest due to them being held online, take a look at this Toastmasters Communication article penned by 2019 World Champion of Public Speaking Aaron Beverly. Take a few minutes to read and listen to Aaron's thoughts on how you can deliver an effective virtual speech.

Here are the past Toastmasters Toolbox articles that we've highlighted:
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