Michael Varma sits down with the 2017 District Toastmaster of the year, Linda Robinson, DTM. Linda talks about her journey as a Toastmaster and her experiences in several leadership positions recently that have influenced her progress as a leader. Linda also presents a short educational topic on breathing during your speeches.

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Whether you want to be the next big anchor man or roving reporter like 25-year experienced newsman Rick Mielke you must learn how to listen and capture an appropriate soundbite. Rick shares with FDTV his “go to” question to encourage the best answers from your interviewee.

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This month, Michael Varma speaks with Jill Lemon from the Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest. Jill is a former US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer and is now a Marine Science Educator. Listen and learn how plankton plays a part in forming clouds. Also in this episode, Steve Itzkowitz has some worthy advice for new club […]

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What do you do after a stressful day of public speaking? Have you ever considered yoga? What about yoga AND helping children fight cancer and autism? Meet America’s youngest yoga master, Tabay Atkins. Tabay is a certified 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga teacher and a 6th grade student. He teaches donation based classes for teens and […]

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The Leadership and Communication season for Founder’s District has come and gone in which its attendees had plenty to take away, especially from the North conference at CalTech in Pasadena, California. It was there that accredited speaker and past world champion of public speaking, Dana Lamon, offered intriguing advice about change. He mentioned that the […]

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Working Wardrobes in Irvine, CA, is host to the 3030 Communicators Toastmasters club. Michael Varma talks with Megan Harless from Working Wardrobes about how Toastmasters plays an important role in their outreach. Plus, special musical guest, Mike O’Neil, plays the blues.

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Founder’s District TV News Blitz with Steve Itzkowitz talks about the upcoming Toastmasters Pathways, the recent Leadership and Communication Educational Training, and getting ready for speech contest season.

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Steve Itzkowitz lets you know what to expect this coming LACE, January 14 & 28, 2017. You can register for Founder’s District Leadership and Communication Experience (LACE) at foundersdistrict.org/lace

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Marie Hulett is the Founder’s District Editor-in-Chief of the district newsletter we call The Founder. She is also Vice President Public Relations of Watermeisters Toastmasters club, and loves animals. Seth Sherwood, filling in for Michael Varma talks to Marie about her career with animals.

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Special guest, Avis French, talks about the Founder’s District Judges Bureau, what it is and how you can get involved. Avis has been the bureau chairperson for the last 15 years and has received several awards for her work in Toastmasters and in the academic community.

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