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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Welcome to the FDTV News Blitz with me, Steve Itzkowitz, providing you with opportunities and events.    First up is Founder’s District’s officer training. For new members, this is where you learn what to do as a club officer. For seasoned members, this is where you share your experience and help mentor the new members and […]

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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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“Hey dude, it’s been a long time – good to see you.” “Hello my friend. I trust everything is well?” “Babe – how are you today?” Those are 3 common GENERIC greetings that fall flat on engagement because you are not using the person’s first name. While you might think it’s cool and casual, it’s […]

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I’m Steve Itzkowitz with your Founder’s District TV News Blitz. More than 500 passionate club officers and leaders gathered at Chapman University and kicked off our New Year for fun and functional workshops and networking activities. You can catch highlights of the keynote speaker, Past District Governor and Distinguished Toastmaster, Paul Clark on FDTV and […]

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It’s not debatable, you must make your humor relatable. It’s a simple equation . . . your audience will laugh longer and louder when they relate to you or your situation. To create that type of effective connection, you must setup a universal understanding. For example, if your story requires that your audience be familiar […]

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