Ashburn Toastmasters Club

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.

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Tips on how to be a Better Speaker!

Some great reminders in this video.
https://youtu.be/udlvgRmmTME

In this video you will see tips for being a better speaker! So sorry we have not posted in a while. We will start to post about once every week to two weeks....

[11/20/19]   Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Winston Churchill

[11/16/19]   The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development. ~Robin Sharma

[11/12/19]   Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. ~W. Clemente Stone

[11/08/19]   Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. ~Napoleon Hill

[11/06/19]   If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour. ~Dianna Booher

[11/03/19]   There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. ~Andre Gide

[11/01/19]   You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart. ~John Ford

[10/31/19]   Figure out what you are meant to contribute to the world and make sure you contribute it. If this requires public speaking or networking or other activities that make you uncomfortable, do them anyway. ~Susan Cain

Congratulations to Cheryl and Peter. 1st and 2nd place in the Area Evaluation contest. Cheryl represented the Winner Circle club. Peter represented Ashburn Toastmasters.

Congratulations to Vinesh. Third place at the Area Table Topics contest.

Thanks to everyone that donated their time to tell stories tonight. Broadlands HOA Events

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Bill Gates Accidentally Learned the Key to Public Speaking By Giving a Talk to Warren Buffett And Friends

https://www.inc.com/scott-mautz/bill-gates-accidentally-learned-key-to-public-speaking-by-giving-a-talk-to-warren-buffett-friends.html

Great series by the way.

inc.com The Microsoft founder and ex-CEO wasn't a confident public speaker. Until a certain speech he gave.

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How To Be A Better Public Speaker Like A Toastmasters' World Champion

https://www.forbes.com/sites/henrydevries/2019/09/23/how-to-be-a-better-public-speaker-like-a-toastmasters-world-champion/

Proud to be a member.

forbes.com What could being a better public speaker do for your company, cause or career? World Champion Aaron Beverly credits Toastmasters for helping him land his project manager position at JP Morgan.

Next week is a busy week for our club. Regular meeting on Wednesday 9/25. Entertaining at Broadlands Bonfire and Smores Event 9/27. Area Contest on Saturday 9/28. Check us out if you have some time.

When you have a goal, make it impossible for you to not reach. For example, don't have cookies in your cubbard if you want to stop eating cookies. We celebrate small wind at Ashburn Toastmasters. Conquer your fears today.

Check out this podcast and visit us tonight. Our meeting has been coordinated by Katrina. She is our Toastmaster of the evening.

[08/31/19]   We believe that words matter. Join us on September 11 to learn more.

[08/28/19]   Be there or be square. Club contest is tonight. Thanks to our amazing Contest Chair, Drew.

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Toastmasters International -Table Topics Speaker

When someone asks you a question at work or home, do you struggle to respond quickly and succinctly? Table Topics is all about learning to respond to question without rambling. There is a opening, middle and end. Come hear our best table topics speakers in Wednesday.

https://www.toastmasters.org/membership/club-meeting-roles/table-topics-speaker

toastmasters.org Table Topics is a long-standing Toastmasters tradition intended to help members develop their ability to organize their thoughts quickly and respond to an impromptu question or topic.

Looking for a few more contestants and one more Sargent of Arms. Help the contest chair out. Remember how awesome our last contest was when we filled all the roles. Go to our website to sign up.

Drew was talking about Sara Blakely, when he spoke about being not afraid to fail. Stop caring about what everyone else thinks. Just try. Lots of opportunities to try something new at a Toastmasters meeting.

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Toastmasters International -Our Mission

On the fence about coming to a meeting? Check out the mission of Toastmasters and see if it maps to your mission. https://www.toastmasters.org/about/our-mission

toastmasters.org Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development.

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Oprah’s Master Class: Oprah Winfrey, Part 1

https://youtu.be/bJ1M5UP0x8U
Inspiration.

#Oprah’sMasterClass In Part 1 of Oprah Winfrey’s “Master Class” discussion, Oprah traces her extraordinary life story, from her tumultuous childhood through ...

[08/13/19]   Are you ready for some Ice Breakers? Join us on Wednesday.

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AI in PowerPoint

https://youtu.be/-lT141QXssc
Filler word detector. How awesome. AND captions.

PowerPoint now includes AI technologies to help people create better presentations and become better presenters. Come see how AI helps make creating presenta...

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If You're Making Any of These 6 Assumptions, You're Unintentionally Holding Yourself Back From Success

Do you think you can't be successful as a public speaker? We can help. We help you take the baby steps required. We will be your cheerleaders.

Check out this article which states, "Suffice it to say, if you fail along the path, you will indeed recover--if you have a recovery mindset and if you remember that every step you take backward pales in comparison to the sum total of progress you'll have made to date."

https://www.inc.com/scott-mautz/if-youre-making-any-of-these-6-assumptions-youre-unintentionally-holding-yourself-back-from-success.html

inc.com Success doesn't come easy--so don't make it harder than it needs to be.

We will be practicing our public speaking skills on Wednesday, August 14. Will you be there? #practicemakesperfect

Zen cards. They make great table topics. Have you signed up to be the table topics master yet.

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Get Paid What You’re Worth to Speak at Conferences

https://modus.medium.com/get-paid-what-youre-worth-to-speak-at-conferences-4e7a51a77b17

In case you are looking to speak for 💰 (wink wink)

modus.medium.com Knowing your value and negotiating smartly are skills worth learning

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How to Love Criticism - WorkLife with Adam Grant

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Evaluations are a critical part of our meetings. I would not exactly call it criticism as Adam does but I would say it makes us better.

play.google.com What if you could tell your co-workers what you really think of them? At the world’s most successful hedge fund, everyone is rated and ranked constantly – in front of everyone. They’ve figured out how to embrace negative feedback, and they swear it’s essential to their success. Adam shows ho...

[08/01/19]   The speechathon was a success. T completed level 1 of his path. We had a guest. Special thanks to Drew who helped promote the event. Our next meeting is August 14. Join us. Two speaking spots left...

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TEDxAshburn Salon Event - THE MIDDLE! ...Compromising Positions...

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Tedx Ashburn - Tickets now selling.

eventbrite.com Many times in life we are faced with those beliefs, systems, people, events, and circumstances that pull us in opposing directions or worst! They paralyze us! What is the price we pay for the decision or indecision? What is the sacrifice? Family? Health? Fame? Fortune? Love? Science? Pursuit of Exce...

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Brene Brown at The UP Experience 2009

https://youtu.be/CL2jcwBc0HY

Public speaking will bring you JOY. Join us this Wednesday at Good Fortune. Check out our website for more details.

"The heart of my work is about the very human need to live with authenticity, resilience and a deep sense of love and belonging," says Brené. Dr. Brown is a ...

[07/28/19]   Are you coming to our speechathon on Wednesday? Check our website for more details.

Happy to have returning guests this evening. 2 New Members tonight. Welcome Crispin and Marla. And two great speeches. See you next week at Good Fortune @ 6:30pm.

The TM journey.

Are you feeding your soul? Come to the meeting tonight to hear from Jacob and others. I promise you will not be dissappointed.

Check out a new podcast today. Did you know that podcasts are included in Pathways program.

[07/21/19]   Budget meeting for officers today #lifeskills #businessskills

Brene Brown...

[07/18/19]   Fall club contest season is upon us. We will be holding our club contest in August. The contests are Table Topics and Evaluation. Both contests help you build skills in extemporaneous speaking. 🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️

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Awful Idea: Buying Presentation Design Services on Freelance Websites

https://www.slidecow.com/blog/bad-idea-presentation-design-freelance-websites/
Great design tips in her. Check out the slidecow YouTube channel for more tips.

slidecow.com I asked six sellers on Fiverr, UpWork and 99Designs to design a slide for cheap. The results I got were so bad I couldn't believe it.

[07/14/19]   Toastmasters is least expensive leadership and communication education you can buy. And you get to make friends while you are at it. ♥️♥️♥️

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43004 Waxpool Rd
Ashburn, VA
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