Have You Made Your Reservation? Don’t miss the 2016 D58 Speakers Bureau Summer Conference! Saturday, June 4, 2016 ITT Tech – Columbia 1628 Browning Road, Columbia, SC 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Just $25 (includes education sessions and lunch) Registration closes on Wednesday, June 1!! Conference Topics Include: Dress For Success Rocking a TED Talk […]
Take your speaking skills to the next level!! Join the Speakers Bureau of District 58 Toastmasters! This is your chance to share your expertise outside the club level. Get exposure with organizations throughout South Carolina and beyond!! Practice at your club; perfect and perform at the Speakers Bureau! Your first step is to join us […]
Do you remember why you joined or thought about joining Toastmasters? It may have been to refine and improve your speaking skills. Maybe you’ve always seen yourself as a motivational speaker or presenting to a large audience at a conference. So, what’s your next step? Where do you go after wow-ing your club members or […]
Lessons from the masters on competing and preparing winnable speeches.
Everything you wanted to know about competing in a speech contest but was afraid to ask.
Conference Schedule 9:00 – 9:15 Opening Session Salon A/B 9:15 – 9:50 Keynote Address CELEBRATE! Jana Barnhill DTM, PIP, AS Salon A/B 10:00 – 10:50 Education Session 1 Yes You Can! Live the Life […]
Whenever anyone thinks about the District 58 Fall Conference, the first thing that typically comes to mind is the District Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests, but the Fall Conference this year comes with not one, but two, special guest speakers! District 58 is proud to present Jana Barnhill, Past International President and Accredited Speaker, […]
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The educational sessions during the Fall Conference on October 18, 2014 are definitely worth attending. During the morning session, Guest Speaker David Brooks WCPS will be presenting “The Essentials of Effective Presentations”. In the afternoon you will pick between two high energy presentations. First from our visiting Region 8 International Director Dennis Wooldridge, DTM, “2014 International […]
District 58 is excited to announce that a Toastmasters Fall Conference call Sneak Preview with David Brooks will be available Tuesday evening September 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm and YOU are invited to call in and listen to what David will bring to South Carolina. The call is limited to the first 125 participants so don’t be […]
The winners of the District 58 Table Topics Contest held on Friday evening: 1st Place – LaVerne Shuler representing Saturday A.M. Club #7735 2nd Place – Geneva Anderson representing Palmetto Toastmasters Club #2070 3rd Place – Alecia Brewster representing Golden Strip Toastmasters Club #4639 The winners of the District 58 International Speech Contest held on Saturday […]
District 58 Toastmasters is approaching May Mayhem. On May 2nd and May 3rd, District 58 will have the District Finals for the 2014 Table Topics and International Speech Competitions. How will you fill out YOUR bracket? On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Carolina One in Charleston, Divisions A and B held their semi-finals and the […]
The Low Country Officers Club (LOCO) announces a Special Presentation of the Moments of Truth. This presentation will be done by Immediate Past District Governor, Phil Woody, DTM. In a very rural area of South Carolina there was an old logging trail that only the most avid of hikers dared to travel. The trail was […]
Pat Gann, DTM, PDG, is District 58’s Chief Ambassador for the Revitalized Education Program. Pat is leading a group of Ambassadors who will be visiting your club over the next several months sharing details of the Revitalized Education Program as they released by Toastmasters International. The Revitalized Education Program is the most significant change to […]
Ryan Avery presented ‘How to make it a Great Speech’ in Columbia. He demonstrated exactly how we can be more compelling. Much of his content focused on connecting with the audience. Of course we’ve all heard that advice. Ryan laid it out step-by-step. Focus on the message you want your audience to remember when you […]
Toastmasters is performing an in-depth review of the Toastmasters educational program. This comprehensive review started back in 2009. The goal is to modernize Toastmasters. The program will roll out in the second half of 2014. Pat Gann is District 58’s Chief Ambassador. She is doing a special presentation about this program at the Winter TLIs. […]
The Winter TLI dates have been announced: January 25, 2014 – Charleston, The Citadel register February 8, 2014 – Columbia, Palmetto GBA February 22, 2014 – Greenville – TBA In addition to the training sessions for the seven clubs officers, we will also have sessions on Speech Contests, Marketing – How to find ’em, […]
Steven D. Cohen is an award-winning speaker who teaches Oral Communication in the Workplace at Harvard Extension School. He says one key tip is: Pause, Think, Answer. Read the full article and watch this quick video.
During the 2012 International Convention in Orlando, Florida, Ryan Avery won the Toastmasters International Speech Contest becoming the 2012 World Champion Public Speaking. A little footnote, Ryan was only 25 years old when he won. Ryan will be bringing his message about public speaking to District 58 on November 26, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. […]
Nikki shares some excellent confidence tips. In the past 19 years as a speaker, I’ve found that there are five tools I’ve used to demonstrate the strongest level of confidence when I’m on the stage. Regardless of whether I’m in front of a few business clients or thousands of audience members, these five tips have […]
After spending years as a Toastmaster speakers’ club member and speaking to a wide range of audiences, I enjoy coming up with topics that will appeal to a group, developing the flow of talks, and interacting with audiences. I was recently asked to give a presentation to a group of product managers about how to […]
Presiyan Vasilev wins Toastmasters International’s 2013 World Championship of Public Speaking. Two-minute highlight video.
The attendees at the 2013 Toastmasters Intl Convention live stream were treated to some superb speeches. Seeing the performers on the big stage was a real treat. The group had lively conversations during the pause between each speech. A good education seeing what others see in each speech. This was held at the Greenville Downtown […]
Club Presidents and Club Secretaries Each Toastmasters Club has two votes at the International Business Meeting during the Toastmasters International Convention. You are the voting members. Most Club Presidents and Secretaries do not attend the International. You vote can still count by assigning your proxy to someone attending the International Convention. Many people just assign […]
The results for the 2012 – 2013 Toastmasters year are in. On July 1, 2012, District 58 had 119 clubs. On June 30, 2013, we had 124 paid clubs. Our goal was to finish the year with 123 clubs. Great Job!! District 58’s goal was to have 48 Distinguished Clubs by June 30, 2013. We […]
Each year, Americans can enjoy four special days set aside specifically to honor our veterans and comrades in arms. Sadly, too many of us often overlook these opportunities to pay our respect and recognize the sacrifice and service of these individuals. These four days are intended to, in some small way, express the sentiments of […]
What does the year 1946 and District 58 have in common? In 1946 the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund was established. The British Broadcasting Television Service starting broadcasting again after recovering from WWII. AT&T announced the first car phone. Bikinis go on sale in Paris. BB King’s musical career starts. Why is the ancient […]