October 18, 2017
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.
October 14, 2017
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.
July 17, 2017
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
June 16, 2017
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
February 5, 2017
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.
December 5, 2016
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.
September 18, 2016
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.
August 2, 2016
Michael Varma interviews LaVerne Allen, author, speaker, and survivor of a life threatening form of scleroderma. She is designed to help others triumph over their seemingly impossible situations. Her book entitled “Triumphing Over Seemingly Terminal Situations: Never Give Up” is available on Amazon book stores. LaVerne is a member of Bergenmeisters Toastmasters Club in Orange,
May 30, 2015
Lionnel Yamentou competes at the 2015 Spring Founder’s District International Speech Contest. The contest was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in La Mirada, California on April 25, 2015.
May 26, 2015
Chris Gregory competes at the 2015 Spring Founder’s District International Speech Contest. The contest was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in La Mirada, California on April 25, 2015.
May 26, 2015
Anita Ramanathan competes at the 2015 Spring Founder’s District International Speech Contest. The contest was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in La Mirada, California on April 25, 2015.