Meeting new people is what I truly enjoy and Crown Ambassador Jose Ardon is no different when Jose Moreno and I met Ardon at the Organo Gold live event at the Park Inn by Radisson this week in Dallas.
Martin Luther Kings Leadership Lessons for Toastmasters members
Martin Luther King Jr Day is more than just a day where we enjoy a day off. For many Generation Xers and beyond, we know Martin Luther King Jr as the “I have a dream” guy who delivered his infamous speech in Washington DC. #AST9872
There are several leadership lessons that we can learn from Dr. King as he left behind a legacy.
The leadership lessons that Dr. King gave to the world are as important to future Toastmasters leaders and leaders, in general, as they were during his life.
Induction ceremony for AST’s January-June 2017 term
Addison Singles Toastmasters inducts its newest officers for the January through June 2017 term during its January 4th meeting. #AST9872
Without a doubt, these officers have been chosen by its club members to be leaders not only for the club itself but also for Toastmasters in general.
These individuals will bring the club to new heights by contributing their expertise in their chosen positions. They will coordinate, teach, and train future leaders in public speaking and communications.
Netizens Online Toastmasters–The first-ever internet-based public speaking group
Who said Toastmasters has to take place at a live venue in a meeting room inside a hotel or restaurant? #AST972
Netizens Online Toastmasters is an officially recognized group by Toastmasters International. They are the first online Toastmasters club (#5357724) that started as a pilot program in 2012 and subsequently became fully chartered on March 25, 2016. With their 1-year anniversary fast approaching, they already sport 25+ members.
Toastmasters’ theme for this week: Star Signs
This week’s theme for our meeting is Star Signs. #AST9872
The order of the astrological signs is Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. The idea of the zodiac originated in Babylonian astrology, and was later influenced by Hellenistic culture.
On another note, one of our Table Topics is secret societies. What is it? A secret society is a club or an organization whose activities, events, and inner functioning are concealed from non-members. Some secret societies have ties with the occult. While others do not. (: (:
I had a Samuel L Jackson moment this week at Toastmasters. #AST9872
Shortly before our meeting, I sat down and was preparing my role for the night when one member of the club addressed me as “George” three times. The first time around, I didn’t hear him. The second time around, I looked around the room for our VP of Membership, George, where he was nowhere to be found.
The third time around, I said unto him, “There is no George here!” Then I further snapped at him with, “Do we all look alike to you? Really? Really??” I avoided him for the rest of the evening.
Addison Singles Toastmaster member wins Table Topics section at another club
Good leaders don’t sit back and wait for things to happen. Good leaders make things happen. #AST9872
After being a “toastie” for 5 months, I took it upon myself to visit a neighboring Toastmasters club in Carrollton simply because their club is located in an Asian shopping center that I frequent.
My second visit there in two weeks only reminded me that a leader develops good networking and speaking skills that shouldn’t be done in only one place.
An entire truckload of plastic bags carried over 100 different wrapped Christmas gifts for people attending Addison Singles Toastmasters this week. #AST9872
Founding member, Glenda Smith, gave to her heart’s content this holiday season as she hosted another successful grab bag party for our members and guests.
No other Toastmasters group has ever done anything this cool. It was every person for himself/herself….all in good fun.
We thank Glenda for her generosity and kind heart and look forward to another grab bag party with her in the future.
We had a great officer election last night for the January through June 2017 term. Our new leaders will make huge contributions to the club in the first half of 2017. #AST9872
As one famous alien once said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” (Yoda) Leadership skills can only be acquired if you step up and “do”. Our club officers will take this club to new heights.
Let’s congratulate the following:
Frank Barnes (https://goo.gl/6UfvP8)
Tatiana Casagrande de Mira (https://goo.gl/xqH6xk)
George Chung (https://goo.gl/tmTjfC)
John Gerst (https://goo.gl/zOjvOy)
Marco Abanico (https://goo.gl/XDFqFV)
Did you know that people’s number one fear is public speaking? Given the choice, most people would prefer death than to give a speech. #AST9872
If you have been thinking about that other alternative to death, then come check out Addison Singles Toastmasters (Club #9872).
At Addison Singles Toastmasters (AST), you will be in a group that will help promote your skills as a public speaker.
There is NO high pressure to join nor any coercion to give a speech right away upon joining. All we do is foster a great atmosphere for learning.