From the President
Welcome to Big “D” Toastmasters,
Toastmasters offers people the opportunity to enhance not only their public speaking abilities, but also strengthen their overall communication and leadership attributes. Big “D” has been around since 1949 and has followed the premise that has made us one of the strongest Toastmaster clubs in the DFW area: provide our members and guests with an environment that is fun, supportive and enjoyable. Each week our members experience a variety of speaking and leadership exercises geared toward self improvement and building confidence.
A typical meeting consists of a formal business meeting segment adhering to Robert’s Rules of Order. This is followed by Table Topics that allow our members to strengthen their impromptu speaking abilities by answering questions aligned with the evening’s theme. Selected speakers present prepared speeches from the Toastmaster manuals and, one of the strongest aspects of Toastmasters, immediate feedback is provided by members who give verbal and written evaluations of the prepared speech.
Visiting a meeting at Big “D” is free and you can even purchase dinner or have a beverage of your choice while you are in attendance. I encourage you to join us for a meeting and experience firsthand the benefits you will receive as you progress through the curriculum. Whether you are an accomplished speaker or a novice who is nervous at the idea of speaking in front of a room of people, Big “D” Toastmasters can help you achieve your goals of being a polished speaker and a strong leader.
We hope to see you at a meeting soon.
President, Big “D” Toastmasters
July 1, 2017