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WHERE LEADERS ARE MADE: It Starts With YOU!
Have you ever wondered why the mantra for Toastmasters International is “Where Leaders Are Made”? When you joined Toastmasters you probably joined to work on your communication skills. When I first joined Toastmasters, developing my leadership skills was not the priority and wasn’t even on my radar.
If individuals join Toastmasters to work on their communication skills, then why would Toastmasters International build their brand with the slogan “Where Leaders Are Made”? It is my theory that some individual or group of individuals brilliantly figured out that without leaders there is no way we can support the organization. We need leaders in order to have our space to develop our communication skills and confidence. The problem is our members list developing leadership skills as a lower priority.
(Laguna Hills, CA) A powerful and widely praised documentary film about six Toastmasters and their journey to the world championship of public speaking will be shown at a special screening on Monday, March 28 at 7pm in Laguna Niguel.
The one-night event will be held at Regency Rancho Niguel Theater, 25471 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased online in advance before March 21. The screening is open to the public.
Congratulations to Robert T. Hollis, DTM and Les Jenison, DTM! Founder’s District Spirit of Excellence Awards were presented at the DEC meeting on February 23, 2016 at the La Palma Community Center. Here are their Toastmasters journeys and secrets to success.
Robert T. Hollis, DTM Les Jenison, DTM
In Memory of John S. Latin, DTM, PIP
Distinguished Toastmaster John S. Latin, born on September 9, 1939, passed away Saturday January 23, 2016 at his home in Cranbury, New Jersey. John was the 1975-1976 Founder’s District Governor and the 1984-1985 International President. As an aerospace engineer, he worked in the department of defense and was proud to have worked on the space shuttle that went to space. He believed in the importance of good communication skills and dedicated his time and service to Toastmasters.
Another great LACE event. Maybe the best one ever.
The day started with our keynote speaker, Ricky Powell, DTM speaking about the three top skills for discovering happiness. At the start of his presentation, the power on campus went out. What a challenge for Ricky. To teach us about happiness during our darkest hour. As Toastmasters we learn how to overcome obstacles by not panicking as we make our adjustments. Ricky is as skilled as they come in these situations. His presentation was PowerPoint based, but he continued on without missing a beat. He challenged us to choose to be victors and not victims. Ricky led us out of the dark with his three top skills for discovering happiness: serving others, forgiveness, and gratitude.