We meet at 7:00pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month, at 43004 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA 20148. Guests are welcome!
Ashburn, VA chapter of Toastmasters International. Want to improve your communication skills? Be more effective in meeting? Get your point across more concisely? Then consider joining a Toastmasters Club near you and learn how membership can help you succeed! All of our meetings are open to guests. We encourage you to come out and visit us during one of our meetings. More information about our club including our meeting schedule and location can be found on our website. If you have more questions feel free to contact us through email.
Tell me about yourself. The question people ask most. We help you craft the answer during your first speech.
Who wants more speaking time? Sign up for the TM of the day. We promise to support you before, during and after the meeting.
Do you have a pocket speech?
A pocket speech is a pre-written speech that you have handy for a last minute speaking opportunity. Every month we seem to end up with at least one meeting that we are short a speaker. This is a wa…
Be accountable. Write your next speech and prepare to give it. We have a speechathon on May 29th and will have at least 6 speaking spots open. There are also many opportunities to give your speech at another club in the area. If you don't have the speech ready, you won't be able to give it.
Accountability is the surprising secret to happiness. When you’re accountable … when you think everything is your fault … when you don’t blame anybody else …...
https://youtu.be/Pu7yQIlJLUw Saturday we got to ask Kasha anything at the District Conference. Here is her Tedx Talk.
Science and comedy appear to be unrelated, yet stand-up comedian and NASA science writer Kasha Patel has found a unique way to blend them together: science c...
Heard at District Conference from Johnny Campbell... Set goals to overcome obstacles. Goals are not about the end game.
Get inspired GaryVee. This is the censored version of one of his talks. If you don't mind the cursing, check out his podcast and other channels on YouTube
In this video, Gary talks about what he really believes when it comes to hard work, hustle, and minimalism with Matt D'Avella. — Original Version: https://yo...
TedxAshburn speaker from our local community. She rocked it. So lucky to have seen her live. Next event is this summer and the theme is The Middle.
Let's connect to your inner genius using the key language in your limbic mind. Candice Fathi, a special education innovator, shares solutions and a message t...
Positive feedback is motivating, while negative feedback helps us iterate.
Meeting this Wednesday. Who's coming? Comment below. Guests are always welcome.
The contests are $20 per contest. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/district-29-toastmasters-2019-annual-conference-registration-57954180514?ref=eios Come support Desmond on Saturday.
Friday, May 10 6:00 pm - Dinner, followed by District 29 Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests 9:00 pm - Adjourn Saturday, May 11 7:00 am - Breakfast, followed by District 29 Toastmasters Conference, featuring keynote "Embracing the Winds of Change ~ Adjust your Sails" and Educational Workshop:....
If you sign up to be the Toastmaster for May 8th, we promise you will learn something new about your self.
You may come for the speeches. But, we are secretly teaching you how to lead. Run for an office in our upcoming election.
We are meeting next Wednesday. Be brave. Sign up to be the Toastmaster for the meeting. https://ashburn.toastmastersclubs.org/agenda.html
From Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.
Officer roles for the upcoming TM year will be decided upon in May. Learn more by clicking this link. #leadershipopportunities #resumebuilder #helpouttheclub
Where Leaders Are Made
What is your favorite social media platform?
Member spotlight. Anju with Life Lessons. Talk to Anju about starting your own YouTube channel.
Research says, “You Are The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With.” Now my question for you is, “who are those 5 people in your life?” When...
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Would love to hear your feedback. Why do you love our club?
Our word of the day from last night's meeting. The grammarian chooses the word of the day in our club. Some clubs have Wordmaster. Some clubs combine the at counter and grammarian. Agendas are flexible.
There is a podcast for everyone. You will be creating a podcast in Pathways. Abdul suggested this podcaster to me.
Here is useful information on building teams.
Here are some of the aha moments from a training session I attended this week presented by Steven Gaffney for the Northern Virginia Technology Council which was sponsored by Trivision, Inc. Great teams make great performers, not the other way around.
Duarte explains story archs. Great company to follow. They have free webinars once in a while.
Looking for audience engagement strategies to keep an audience engaged during a presentation? We'll teach all the presentation techniques to engage and audience from concept to delivery.
Zen card of the day! Enjoy. We sometimes use these for table topics. #deepthinking
Tip of the day. Get noticed. Be a better networker. Go to our club website and login as a member. Go to the members area, edit profile, upload a picture and write a little something about yourself.
Tip of the day!
Learn more at http://50speakingsecrets.com Craig Valentine shares public speaking secrets on using silence and other tools to milk the moment in order to kee...
Division Contest. Desmond placed first in International Speech. Vinesh placed second in Evaluation. Great job Ashburn Toastmasters.
2019 District 29 Spring Conference - Regular Registration Thru April 21st - District 29 Toastmasters
It is that time of the year! Our Annual District 29 Conference and contests! Click below to learn more about the conference and the contests! Hope to see you all there!
2019 Spring Conference
Do you want to take your speaking to the next level? Learn how to become a Trainer? See below:
Want to speak outside of Toastmasters? Want to learn how to find leads and follow up on them & convert them into viable speaking engagements? See below:
Procrastination is the fear of success. What is holding you back from writing your next speech? (Comment below)
Here are the flowers that Peter spoke about last night. His words were as beautiful as the flowers. Blessed to have him at our club.
Last night you missed Drew's ode to his father. Don't miss another meeting.
What an amazing book on public speaking.
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Great show tonight. I even met some folks from Broadlands that heard of our little club and may visit soon. #ashburntoastmasters #broadlands
Anyone going to TedEx Ashburn tomorrow night?
Check out this business model. I think this could be adapted for a Toastmaster's club. Thoughts?
In this article, Garth Jordan talks about the potential benefits a Netflix-like membership will have in organizations.
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