Join us as we recognize our Area Director of the Year, Division Director of the Year and our Toastmaster of the Year!

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Three years ago, I was returning from an Alaskan cruise with Dr. Diana Dee, Dan Cossack, and Siri Payakapan. Siri, her husband Raynong, and I took the train from the cruise terminal station to the Vancouver airport. We took the time to talk about my leadership journey and what I planned on doing next. The […]

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Michael Varma zooms with District Director, Lori Shapiro, to talk about the state of the district and the changes we are all going through during this time.

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Follow District Contest Chair, Cliff Shimizu, DTM, in this recorded Zoom meeting with information about how Founder’s District will be conducting speech contests online this year in 2020. You may download the accompanying powerpoint presentation here.

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When your mother (or asks, “How did you like my Snapchat story?” do you say, “Mom, it was pretty cheap and grubby. Your peeps are going to be all JOMO…you know, Joy Of Missing Out.” Probably not as that would be a bit savage, right? By the same token are you going to whitewash her […]

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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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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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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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