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.
AST member to receive his AX award
Please congratulate Chris Baken on receiving his Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS (pronounced ‘ax’) ) award this week. #AST9872 #AddisonSinglesToastmasters
Mr. Baken is a 7-year veteran of Addison Singles Toastmasters. Recently, he completed a milestone speech that allowed him to achieve ACS status.
Think of ACS as another black belt degree in speech where he successfully carved his way through another echelon of enlightenment.
Cincinnati Hillbilly confronts a Toastmaster
As a Toastmaster, I always try to keep an open line of communication with anybody I encounter. After all, Toastmasters has taught me to be a better communicator. #AST9872 #AddisonSinglesToastmasters
However, after a 6-year absence from my hometown, I’ve noticed that some things will never change such as the ignorant mentality of the Hillbillies of the Cincinnati/Tristate area. These people are a cross between the Clampetts and the Dukes rolled into one.
My trip to Cincinnati after 6 years
As a Toastmasters member, I always try to keep an open line of communication with anybody I encounter. After all, that is what Toastmasters has taught me…..to be a better communicator.
After my most recent trip to Cincinnati, some things have never changed such as the ignorant mentality of the hillbilly culture of the Tristate. #AST972 #AddisonSinglesToastmasters
Therefore, here are my top 10 things that tell you when you’re dealing with a #Hillbilly.
The Tall Tales and International Speech produced two winners
Addison Singles Toastmasters hosted another speech contest on February 15. There were two categories. One is Tall Tales while the other is International Speech.
The contestants in the Tall Tales category included John Gerst, Chris Baken, Dwight Owsen, and Stephanie Wolters (https://goo.gl/6C9EvL) while the participants in the International Speech category involved Julian Lizarazu, Max Fleming (https://goo.gl/wLM3xT), Terri Sitrin, and Dwight Owsen.
Toastmasters has taught me assertiveness
The cool thing I enjoy about Toastmasters is that it has taught me assertive people skills. Some would say this phrase is a euphemism for *sshole people skills.
I can apply my assertive people skills and say “NO” in situations with high pressure salesmen.
I can also apply my people skills when it comes to asserting myself and putting people with a 10th grade education in their place because I found out dirt about them. (: (:
Post-Toasties at a karaoke bar
Most of our Post-Toasties gatherings take place at posh restaurants such as the Ivy Kitchen, Houlihan’s, or TGI Friday’s. #AST9872 #AddisonSinglesToastmasters
However, there was one Post-Toasties event that literally caught my eye, or should I say my ear. Last week, our “after-meeting” meeting took place at a bar. Not just any bar, but rather a karaoke bar that I had never heard of.
Getting Your Toastmasters club found in Facebook using optimization techniques
Whenever you write articles about current events at your local Toastmasters club, whether your club is doing a trade show or someone achieved their Competent Communicator status, you always want to be sure that your post is written well enough to capture the attention of your reader. #AST9872 #AddisonSinglesToastmasters
Dirt Bags Toastmasters club in California State Prison
I’m all for a Toastmasters club. However, a Toastmasters club in prison? Are you kidding me?
The Delta Breeze Toastmasters Club has been meeting inside California State Prison in Solano ever since 2014. If you ask me, “Delta Breeze” is a very appropriate name because it is really a euphemism for “dirt bags” Toastmasters. #ast9872 #addisonsinglestoastmasters
Another AST club officer and member to perform her 10th speech and get her CC status
It looks like Addison Singles Toastmasters is churning out successful champions in 2017. It was not too long ago that our VP of Education completed her 10th speech, and her success has now paved a way for the next person. As of this month, Queenie Wen (https://goo.gl/39Aqap), graduated with her 10th speech and became the 2nd club member and officer this year to reach Competent Communicator status. #AST9872 #AddisonSinglesToastmasters
Toastmasters members take action to brand themselves
On or about September, 2016, a club officer, Sherry (not her real name), at the time invited me to run for Vice President of Public Relations at Addison Singles Toastmasters because she knew of my expertise and familiarity with internet marketing, something that we needed for our club to attract more members. #AST9872 #AddisonSinglesToastmasters
At first, I hesitated and thought I could not possibly be a club officer if I’m new to the club since I didn’t have the membership longevity as some of the other members. I didn’t think it would be fair to them since I’ve been a member for only 2 short months.