During the 2015-2016 Toastmasters year, any club that earns Distinguished Club status by April 15, 2016 is eligible to win the little BLUE box. The names of all clubs achieving Distinguished status will be written on a piece of paper, dropped in a hat, and one lucky club will win the little BLUE box. All […]
Liberty Toastmasters club is coming to Fountain Inn. Their first meeting first meeting is July 21 at Capstone Church, 601 Fairview St., Fountain Inn, SC 29644. The meeting begins at 6:30 PM and lasts until 7:30 PM. There is no charge to attend this meeting. Come learn what Toastmasters is all about. They’ll have a […]
Thank you to the following Companies, Groups and Individuals for their sponsorship of District 58 Toastmasters Spring Conference BI-LO Steve Marquis Real Savings, Real Fresh Greenville SC bi-lo.com SC Mountain Lakes CVB Ken Sloan 864-380-3976 Walhalla SC scmountainlakes.com South Carolina Farm Bureau Eric Synder Offices in all 46 Counties in South Carolina firstname.lastname@example.org 803-936-4242 […]
District 58 Toastmasters Spring Conference 2015 Registration Conference Hours and Agenda Registration Open: Friday 4:00 – 6:00 pm Charleston Room Saturday 7:30 am – 12:00 noon Saturday 1:45 – 3:00 pm Saturday 5:00 – 6:00 pm Credentials Open: Saturday 7:45 – 8:45 am Charleston Room Saturday 11:30 – 12:15 pm Saturday 1:30 – 2:00 […]
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Reprinted with permission from The Journal Online/Upstate Today. Seneca resident lines up Toastmasters speakers | December 27, 2013 By GREG OLIVER THE JOURNAL SENECA — Seneca resident Dana Swarner said she joined Toastmasters in 2011, inspired by the enthusiasm displayed by her husband, Bob, and reasons that included a desire to be more comfortable with […]
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 […]
ScanSource Club of Greenville SC held their Open House on January 14 and received two special awards. These were the Select Distinguished Award from last year and the 1+1 Award. ScanSource was in the top 20 Clubs in the world for the 1+1 campaign; from over 14,000 clubs. At this event the Division G Governor, […]
Writer Henry Alford, an author of four books, tells his Toastmasters experience in this delightful NY Times article. an acquaintance asked me recently why I had joined Toastmasters, the 292,000-member international organization that lets people practice giving speeches to one another, I told him I was hoping to reduce terror by putting myself in terror’s […]
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. […]
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.
Be proud we’ve got three super-star clubs in our District. Three clubs in District 58 are on the top 20 worldwide list of 1+1 campaign top achievers. They are: Millennium Toastmasters Club #2964 ScanSource Club #5885 Young Professional Toastmasters #7531 Division G Governor, John Rogers, ACG discovered how they did it. Wynne Smith, ScanSource Club […]
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 […]
TEDx Charleston is accepting applications through Oct 22 to speak at their 2014 event. Interested? Get more details on their Facebook page and website.
Winners of the 2013 Division F & G Evaluation & Humorous Speech Contests Moving to the finals at the District Conference on Oct 26.
Mary struggled with public speaking, tried Toastmasters but had a horrible experience. What happened & what could the club have done differently? Well for one thing she worked up the courage just to attend a meeting. Then as a first-time visitor she was called on for a Table Topic. Whoa! Way too much way too […]
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.
At the recent Talk of the Town speech contest there was a twist to the prizes. The prizes were books. These books were topics on speech crafting, word usage and the like. One fun part was the book covers. They contained the date, time & location information about the area contest. So the award was an […]
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 […]
Ray Schnell represented D58 at the 2013 Toastmasters International Convention. Unfortunately Ray will not be moving forward to compete in the finals for World Champion of Public Speaking. Angela Geiger shared these thoughts Ray – Champions are not supernatural. They fight one more second when everyone else quits. Many times, one more second of effort […]
Kristen Keener, 56, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 16 due to complications of a heart attack. She was born in Denver, Colorado on December 21, 1956, and grew up in Swannanoa, North Carolina, where she was a 1975 honor graduate of Charles D. Owen High School. She attended Hollins College in Roanoke, VA, majoring […]
Toastmasters in District 58 have been on television recently to promote awareness of our great organization! Lowcountry Live Visiting Region 8 International Director, Kristina Kihlberg, DTM and Lisa Berry, District 58 PRO appeared on Lowcountry Live, April 25th to discuss the benefits of Toastmasters and promote the District 58 Spring Conference. View video […]
Announcing the 2013-14 District 58 Officer Nominees The Chair of the Nominating Committee, Subbi P. Mathur, DTM, IPDG, has announced the Slate of Nominees for District 58 Officers 2013-14, which have been unanimously chosen by a Committee of 13 members. The list of candidates and their bio sketches of those who submitted them, can be […]
Did you know that October 22nd is Toastmasters’ Anniversary? On October 22, 1924, our founder Dr. Ralph C. Smedley held the first meeting of the first Toastmasters club in the basement of a YMCA Santa Ana, Calif. The 88-year-old Toastmasters program still thrives through meetings in more than 13,500 clubs in 116 countries. Over the years Toastmasters International […]