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Toastmaster Talk – District 48 Radio Show

February 9th, 2017|District News|

Have you been listening to the District 48 radio show? http://www.internetradiopros.com/toastmasters/ Clubs are encouraged to participate on the radio show in exchange for an opportunity to promote their club. Clubs interested in participating can email Brenda Alloco at balloco@district48.org. Participating on the radio show is fun and informative and a great way to get your club name out on the airwaves.

North Port Toastmasters Coordinates 2017 Lunch & Learn Workshops

February 6th, 2017|Club and Area News|

Lunch & Learn workshops have been promoted to the community by the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce for seven years.  Each year members are asked to identify workshops that could help them grow their business.   Nine topics are selected and presented monthly beginning in March. When the coordinator of the workshops decided to retire in 2017, there was a challenge to find someone to assume that responsibility.   After discussion with [...]

Race to the Finish

February 5th, 2017|District News|

There is nothing like a great horse race. 1.5 miles in 2 minutes takes countless hours of training, pushing through home stretch and never losing sight of the finish line. The horse and jockey are focused and regardless if they come in first, they give it their all and celebrate their accomplishments. District 48 is currently in the 2016-17 “horse” race. Everyone is pushing to reach their goals before June [...]

District 48 Spring Conference News

February 4th, 2017|District News|

The Spring Conference is rounding the bend and the dates are in sight!  You likely want to attend, but are waiting for the right time to register. Perhaps you aren't sure you have the time or resources to attend. Don't wait too long before you take action.  Of course, we think there are infinite reasons to attend. What do you need to know? Here are the basic facts: A [...]

Member Showcase:

February 3rd, 2017|Member Showcase|

Duangduan Geeratisoontorn (aka Donna G) has been a member at Saint Petersburg Toastmasters Club 2284 since February of 2014.  She joined because she desperately needed help to become a better thinker, reader, writer, and speaker. Her listening skill was already excellent, so she listened and learned well from other members.  Her positive attitude toward life also helped her get along well with other people.  She had served club 2284 as [...]

Leadership is Not About Being Head Honcho

February 1st, 2017|District Director's Message|

It is rather late as I write this.  My eyes are barely open- heavy with the desire to sleep.   My office is littered with various papers, emails- and boxes from Toastmasters.  My home is filled with the sounds of saws, hammers as I continue to work on renovations.   Yet I will be up early to steal a few hours with family - and work on one of my pieces of [...]

What IS Table Topics Jeopardy?

January 6th, 2017|Club and Area News|

As in the game show format, we came up with six categories and six questions under each category. The levels in each category run from 100 to 600 with the aim that each successive higher level had a slightly more challenging question. Levels 500 and 600 had an extra movement requirement to further stretch the speakers.   For example, answer this question while pantomiming a tennis game or try juggling while [...]

Pulling It Out of Our HAT: Innovative Ideas for Club Rejuvenation

January 5th, 2017|From Our Members|

  It was a about a year ago this month and the Herald Tribune Advanced Toastmasters (HAT) club was on some shaky ground.  The club is full of current and former district officers and we could all read the numbers on the DCP dashboard.  Our membership renewals were down. No one was sending in their completed CCs or CLs, much less the advanced achievements. And when was the last time [...]

A Toastmaster January Flurry of Activities

January 1st, 2017|District Director's Message|

I hope everyone was able to spend the holidays with family and friends, and embrace the ones that were with you. There is a flurry of activities in District 48.  We have had the radio show on the air for almost 4 months.  We started in October. We have had many wonderful guests, both in the studio and call-ins. From the leadership of Toastmasters International, we interviewed International President,Mike Storkey; [...]

October Conference and Contests in Full Swing

October 1st, 2016|District Director's Message|

Dear District 48 Toastmasters and friends, It’s October – Fall Conference and Contests preparation in full swing. In addition to what will be an epic Conference with a phenomenal list of workshops, we have two outstanding keynote speakers. WOW. The conference hotel is sold out for Friday and Saturday.  Check for the others in the area within minutes from the Convention Center. Leadership Nomination Chair – named. Past International President, [...]