When you address an audience, you will be seen as a subject matter expert. That means from time to time you will be asked a tough direct question. I’ve seen professional people stammer, get confrontational and some have shrunk away into a meager mess. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, all you have to […]

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Host of FDTV, Michael Varma, sits down with the 2018 Founder’s District International Speech Champion, Ricky LaCorte, for an in-depth interview. Ricky talks about his early life that lead from being a gang member, to band member, and then a Toastmaster winning the District speech competition on his first try. Ricky will be competing for […]

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When you become passionate about a subject you become wealthy; wealthy in knowledge and wisdom. This can translate to being rich in money. This is all achievable with 15 minutes in each of your days. These 15 minutes are dedicated to reading. Let me break this down for you. The average person reads approximately 200 […]

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I don’t like to admit it, but I have the reputation of being a professional procrastinator. Apparently, I find EVERY reason to put things off and do tasks later than I should, Maybe complete it tomorrow or next week…I’m filled with good intentions to get it done…soon. But when the time comes to deliver the […]

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Heeerrre we GROW again! It’s a new fiscal year in Toastmasters and you’ve learned that it’s grand to expand. You can expand your knowledge and skills as a leader – in fact, you can become smarter when you charter…a new community or company club. There are three types of people who typically start a new Toastmasters Club. […]

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In our fast-paced sit ‘n click world you want a clear, concise and customized summaries of the information you need – at your speed – to meet your personal and professional goals. You want up-to-date and drill-down-data that you can watch or read and digest at home or on your mobile device. Your wish is […]

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Learn how to craft a successful singular message from Daniel Midson-Short, Toastmasters International Speech Contest Finalist and experienced TEDx presenter. Daniel also addresses how to post rich content and satisfying clips.

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Im memory of Founder’s District TV’s Program Manager, Chris Gregory was a very active Toastmaster with a passion for mentoring. He coined the term M=E3, Mentoring = Encourage, Educate, Empower, and taught this idea everywhere in Toastmasters. After his passing during the FDTV filming on January 18, 2018, we discovered a song that Chris wrote […]

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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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