As an immigrant from Vietnam, I learned that obstacles are here to encourage you to DIG DEEP. I grew up in a small house with 3 bedrooms and only 1 bathroom…for 10 family members! Every morning was traffic jam to navigate through with 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 2 parents, and 2 nephews. All getting ready […]

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Emotions. That was the theme for the FDTV filming in February, and my gut was roiling with them. The drive over to the studio was crazy! Dodging road rage driven vehicles like bullets, I went from calm to fear to relief to dread the entire way. It was like going from 0 – 60 in […]

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Kevin Graham of FDTV talks with the District Director, Diana Dee, at the recent Leadership and Communication Experience event on Chapman University. Toastmasters from all over Orange County gather at this event for club officer training plus other outstanding leadership and communication workshops available to all members.

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In the last two months, our mighty members in the Founder’s District celebrated 108 educational awards. Three members rose to the highest ranks and reached the Distinguished Toastmasters designation. Congratulations to Randy Kleinman of Watermeisters, Brent Felsted of Cypress Expressionists, and John Haro of Second Stage Club. We have at least 105 members following your […]

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You are either the interviewER or the interviewEE: BOTH positions require top notch Soft Skills. Fortunately, all ten Toastmasters Pathways deliver a strong foundation for you in Level 3. Communication skills AND new age delivery options are advanced superpowers for those who take advantage of learning and practicing them. These skills are in demand and […]

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You can ask ONE quick question to make a HUGE and positive impact in someone’s day. You can ask this one question in person or on the phone. You can ask this one question through a text in any time zone. And you can ask this question all on your own. All rhyming aside, this […]

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One of our viewers sent Founder’s District TV an email and asked a very important question: What is Servant Leadership? That’s a great question and a HUGE topic to cover because Servant Leadership has four core tenets: 1) Service to others, 2) holistic approach to work, 3) promoting a sense of community and 4) sharing […]

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Here we GGGRROWrow again – Founder’s District welcomes two new clubs: NeoGenomics in Division G and Tox-Cheap in Division C. NeoGenomics is a cancer diagnostics and pharma services company in Aliso Viejo. Tox-Cheap is the CalEPA (California Environmental Protection Agency) corporate office in Cypress. CalEPA has led California in creating and implementing some of the […]

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After 20 years with the same company, it sold, and I was out the door; 60 years old, out on the street, resume in hand, looking for work. My self-esteem gone. When I was about at my lowest, a good friend asked me to attend a Toastmaster meeting with him. I told him, ‘I need […]

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I’m Mabel Kong with an editorial that’s less than two minutes long. I find it ironic that many of today’s leaders boast of being available for their hard workers, but when their employees ask for help all that’s given are orders from a benevolent dictator. A true servant leader will listen, guide, and empower their […]

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