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Welcome to the Big "D" Toastmasters Blog.

We'll post about club happenings here, but also other articles that might be of interest to those who are trying to become a better speaker and leader.

  • Growing the Leader in You

    April 26, 2023

    Some individuals in "management roles" are excellent leaders. On the other hand, many people who have no formal management function are outstanding leaders. In today's rapidly changing world, we all need to be leaders.

  • 10 New Tips for Effective Meetings

    March 31, 2023

    Tired of endless meetings at work or elsewhere? Check out these tips for effective meetings. 1) Ask everyone to arrive five to 10 minutes early. This provides everyone time to interact socially, acquire coffee, or organize materials before the meeting. It likewise guarantees that everybody exists at the set up beginning time. Make this part of ...

  • 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?

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