Article by Chi Njoku, CL Lessons Learned as a Speech-a-Thon Chair When I decided to organize the first Speech-a-Thon at Best of Dallas Toastmasters, I did not know much about Speech-a-Thons. My motivation was that it was another opportunity for many Best of Dallas Toastmasters members to gain more speaking
January is around the corner, and all of a sudden Toastmasters everywhere are starting to chatter about their upcoming TLI. If you’re new to the Toastmasters world, it may seem like you’re also dealing with some TLI: Too Little Information. What is this TLI stuff, anyway? What is TLI? TLI
Six speeches. Six evaluations. One meeting. Is it even possible? On December 1, we found out. Our first Speech-a-Thon When many members have a goal to finish speeches and are having difficulty finding the openings to speak, Toastmasters clubs such as Best of Dallas are welcome to hold a speech-a-thon.
Yes, we ARE meeting the week of Thanksgiving! Will this be a regular meeting with prepared speeches? No, we will be having a debate meeting. All members and visitors, whether Toastmasters or not, are welcome to participate. Are these debates going to get political? Nope. All topics will be lighthearted, and centered
On November 17, Best of Dallas Toastmasters held their bi-annual officer elections. The word of the day was suffrage, a noun, meaning the right to vote. Over half of the elections were contested, and all candidates gave brief speeches about their roles. In the end, these were the results: Best
The following is a speech given by Best of Dallas Toastmasters member Dena Delaney at a recent meeting. It’s OK to Be Scared I have a scary story to share with you tonight. On Halloween two years ago, something very frightening happened to me. I must have turned white as
The District 50 Toastmasters Fall Conference took place on November 13-24, 2015. Our club had three members attending, and our President Kat Mayerovitch attended the Business Meeting on the club’s behalf. Club Recognition As it turned out, we’re not the only people who think Best of Dallas Toastmasters is pretty great.
It’s official, our very first club speech contests were a success! A lot of people worked hard to make this happen, and we’d especially like to thank the following people for all their assistance: Contest Co-Chairs: Bill Bodwell and Jef McDonough Contest Master: Danni Babik Chief Judge: Lacy Bishline Sergeant
Fall 2015 contest season is upon us, and with it comes our first two speech contests at Best of Dallas Toastmasters: Tall Tales and Humorous Speech. Both contests will be held beginning at 6:30 on Tuesday, August 25, at our usual location at the DoubleTree Hotel on N. Central Expressway