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Here at the Big “D” Toastmasters blog, we’ll post various updates about what’s been going on in the club.

  • Why Toastmasters?

    March 10, 2023

    As the oldest club in Dallas, we’ve often had people ask us, “Why Toastmasters?” Amazingly enough, we have an answer for that. Public speaking can be a challenging job for lots of people. Whether it’s giving a presentation in the workplace, talking at a wedding event, or simply speaking out in a group setup, the prospect ...

  • Membership Roster and Program Schedule – 1966

    March 29, 2022

    From the Big “D” Toastmasters archives a Membership Roster and Program Schedule brochure dated May – October, 1966. Back and Front Cover of Brochure Inside of Brochure

  • Public Speaking Nightmare: How To Shut Down Bullies And Hecklers

    March 28, 2021

    As a Public Speaker, I’ve dealt with my share of hecklers and other public speaking nightmares. In my early career, I would be devastated by them. It happened in front of 5, 20, even 600 people where the audience had interrupted, pushed back, belittled, or just plain roasted me. Back then, I handled hecklers poorly ...

  • Fear Of Public Speaking? Ease The Tension

    March 13, 2021

    You’ve spent countless hours putting together the most ideal speech – fascinating, lively, enjoyable and attention grabbing — and the moment you get near a stage or podium you start to fall apart! Anxiety of public speaking is all too common amongst the professional and social arenas and tackling your nerves may seem an inconceivable ...

  • 5 Ways Free Professional Speaking Gigs Help You

    May 25, 2020

    One of the main reasons people get into this business is because they wish to earn some significant money. After doing some research they find that most of their starting events will be free speaking functions. What?

  • 10 important steps to overcome your fear of public speaking

    May 16, 2020

    The fear of public speaking is as common to man as the sun is as common during the day and do not fear, almost everyone goes through the same process everyday, but just to be sure, here are some ten essential steps to conquer the fear of public speaking.

  • Don’t Fear the Pause

    March 31, 2020

    One thing that frightens most beginner speakers is the idea of a pause. Notice how smooth speakers typically will pause and enable that minute of silence in a discussion to simply hang there.

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