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Reserve Your Seat Today!

DarrenEdSession-300x115Are you a member of a Distinguished, Select, or Presidents Distinguished club? If your answer is “YES, WHOO HOO!,” check your email for your exclusive invitation to join Darren LaCroix on Friday evening, May 16th, at the Ambridge event center. Reserve your seat before they are gone. The invitation was sent to over 600 members on April 16th.

Most speakers take the stage, but they don’t own it. Want to know how YOU can OWN THE STAGE?

On Friday Night, May 16th with Darren LaCroix, Toastmasters 2001 World Champion, public speaking secrets will be revealed.

  • You’ll learn how to grab and keep the audience’s attention - techniques that most presenters overlook and how to keep your audience on the edge of their seats, leaning on your every word.
  • You’ll discover how you can quickly and easily speak, motivate, and inspire without years of unnecessary trial and error.
 Delicious h’orderves and a no host bar start at 5:30 PM providing you an hour to network with your fellow Toastmasters before Darren takes the stage at 6:30 PM.

Don’t know if you are one of the 22 clubs who has reached their DCP goals? You can check your clubs status by clicking on the link below.

See you there!

 

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May 16th with Darren LaCroix

Will Your Club Meet the Challenge?

If you are a member of a club that achieves Distinguished, Select Distinguished, or President’s Distinguished by April 15th, you will receive a special nontransferable invitation to attend an evening with Darren LaCroix on Friday, May 16th at the Ambridge Center, as a reward for helping your club reach their goals.

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Delicious h’orderves and a no host bar start at 5:30 PM providing you an hour to network and talk with your fellow Toastmasters before Darren takes the stage at 6:30 PM. To make sure that we have a large enough room and order enough appetizers, please fill out a brief survey to let us know if you plan to attend.
To learn more about the Friday night event - http://district7communicates.org/own-the-stage/

 

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District 7 Updates…

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Governor Proclaims March AsToastmasters Month 

Toastmasters Month 2014 (1)

How Will Your Club Celebrate Toastmasters Month?

  • Wear your “Ask Me about Toastmasters” button every day and everywhere
  • Hold focused meetings ~ evaluations, job interview skills
  • Hold an Open House
  • Creative meeting themes
  • Invite a local dignitary to your meeting
  • Contact a radio station for an interview
  • Send a press release

It’s All About Membership. . . .

Join us on March 22nd for the D7 Training event, It’s All About Membership!, at Frogpond Church, 6750 SW Boeckman Road in

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Wilsonville. Tess Daniel, VP Membership at Toastmasters for Speaking Professionals (TSP), has a sure fire way to bring visitors through your club door and convert them to members. Her method works! Tess’s vision, when she stepped into the role of VP Membership at TSP in October 2013, was “to attract and retain right fit members.” Since then, Tess has signed up 10 new members. She says, “That’s only the beginning!” 

Following Tess’s presentation, the dynamic duo, Capitol Division Governor Le Snelling and Past District Governor Ann Snelling, will present a mini version of their much-sought-after workshop, The Power of Engagement. Learn how you can increase membership in your club through connecting and sharing your stories.

You will be amused and challenged by the D7 Bit Players as they present “First Impressions.” We will finish the morning with presenations on using social media to attract visitors to your club. Register for It’s All about Membership!  today. 

District 7 Is Looking for Great Leaders

Nominate yourself or a fellow Toastmaster today for the 2014-2015 leadership positions. All nominations must be received on or before March 24, 2014.

Submit your nomination online. Read more


Will Your Club Meet the Challenge?

If you are a member of a club that achieves Distinguished, Select Distinguished, or President’s Distinguished by April 15th, you will receive a special nontransferable invitation to attend an evening with Darren LaCroix on FridayMay 16th at the Ambridge Center, as a reward for helping your club reach their goals. To make sure Darren jpeg 4that we have a large enough room and order enough appetizers, please let us know if you plan to attend. 

To learn more about the Friday night event - http://district7communicates.org/own-the-stage/

Please help us with a brief survey to be sure we have enough space for all who will be attending. Will you attend?


Honoring Toastmasters Month . . .

Two Special Incentives

  1. For each new member who joins  in the month of March, the club will earn 100 rewards points. This is on top of the 300 rewards points that the club earns throughout the year for recruiting new members. That’s equal to $4.00 for each new member in March!
  2. Clubs with 100% membership renewals by March 15 will earn 5000 points (equal to $50.00). Those with 80% renewals by same date will earn 2500 points (equal to $25.00).

World’s Largest Toastmasters Meeting 

We will be making history on August 30th when District 7 hosts the World’s Largest Toastmasters Meeting at Pioneer Courthouse Square. If you would like to help make this event one for the books sign up today. World’s Largest Toastmasters Meeting. Sign up

 

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March is Toastmasters Month

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Governor Proclaims March As Toastmasters Month
Toastmasters Month 2014 (1)                                                                How Will Your Club Celebrate Toastmasters Month?

  • Wear your “Ask Me about Toastmasters” button every day and everywhere
  • Hold focused meetings ~ evaluations, job interview skills
  • Hold an Open House
  • Creative meeting themes
  • Invite a local dignitary to your meeting
  • Contact a radio station for an interview
  • Send a press release

It’s All About Membership. . . .
Join us on March 22nd for the D7 Training event,

It’s All About Membership!, at Frogpond Church, 6750 Boeckman Road in Wilsonville.

Tess Daniel, VP Membership at Toastmasters for Speaking Professionals (TSP), has a sure fire way to bring

visitors through your club door and convert them to members. Her method works! Tess’s vision, when she stepped into the role of VP Membership at TSP in October 2013, was “to attract and retain right fit members.” Since then, Tess has signed up 10 new members. She says, “That’s only the beginning!”

Following Tess’s presentation, the dynamic duo, Capitol Division Governor Le Snelling and Past District Governor Ann Snelling, will present a mini version of their much-sought-after workshop, The Power of Engagement. Learn how you can increase membership in your club through connecting and sharing your stories.

You will be amused and challenged by the D7 Bit Players as they present “First Impressions.” We will finish the morning with presenations on using social media to attract visitors to your club. Register for It’s All about Membership!  today.

District 7 Is Looking for Great LeadersNominate yourself or a fellow Toastmaster today for the 2014-2015 leadership positions.
All nominations must be received on or before March 24, 2014.
Submit your nomination online. Read more


Will Your Club Meet the Challenge?

If you are a member of a club that achieves Distinguished, Select Distinguished, or President’s Distinguished by April 15th, you will
receive a special nontransferablenvitation to attend an evening with Darren LaCroix on Friday, May 16th at the Ambridge Center,
as a reward for helping your club reach their goals.
To make sure that we have a large enough room and order enough appetizers,please let us know if you plan to attend.
please let us know if you plan to attend.
To learn more about the Friday night event - http://district7communicates.org/own-the-stage/
Please help us with a brief survey to be sure we have enough space for all who will be attending. Will you attend?


Honoring Toastmasters Month . . .
Two Special Incentives

  1. For each new member who joins  in the month of March, the club will earn 100 rewards points.                                                                                                                                                   This is on top of the 300 rewards points that the club earns throughout the year for recruiting new members.                                                                                                                       That’s equal to $4.00 for each new member in March!
       2. Clubs with 100% membership renewals by March 15 will earn 5000 points (equal to $50.00).
            Those with 80% renewals by same date will earn 2500 points (equal to $25.00).


World’s Largest Toastmasters Meeting

We will be making history on August 30th when District 7 hosts the World’s Largest Toastmasters Meeting                                                                                                                                           at Pioneer Courthouse Square. If you would like to help make this event one for the books sign up today.

World’s Largest Toastmasters Meeting. Sign up.

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Save the Date 8/30/14

World’s Largest Toastmasters Meeting

Save the Date

“Ours is the only organization I know dedicated to the individual, we work together to bring out the  best in each of us and then we apply these skills to help others.”  ~ Dr. Ralph Smedley, Founder Toastmasters International

If you’re interested in helping with the event please contact: PRO@d7toastmasters.org

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2014-15 Nominations

 District 7 is looking for great leaders!

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Nominate yourself or a fellow Toastmasters today for the 2014-2015 leadership positions. All nominations must be received on or before March 24, 2014.

Submit your nomination online (form).

 

The Nominating Committee shall select candidates for the following positions within District 7:

  • District Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor Education and Training
  • Lieutenant Governor Marketing
  • Division Governor

Each candidate shall be a Toastmaster member in good standing and meet the qualifications for the office being sought.

For more information about District Elections, click here.

If you have any questions about the election process, nomination process, qualifications, or would like more information before deciding, please reach out to Rose Wellman at ipdg@d7toastmasters.org.

If you are interested in being an Area Governor, please send an email to Scott Alexander, District Governor, at dg@d7toastmasters.org.

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Creative Communication – D7 Spring 2014 Conference

Join Keynote Speaker Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking, as he demystifies the process and shows you how to write a powerful speech. Darren is committed to inspiring you to do better in life, public speaking and the business of speaking!

You will walk away with:

  • Time proven speech writing process.
  • Common mistakes most people make and how to avoid them.
  • A new perspective to writing a world-class speech.

Step-by-step, he’ll share with you how to shorten your learning curve and avoid common frustrations by attending this event.

Lunchtime Youth Speakers, Nabeeha Tahseen will have you listening to your heart and Madison Root will inspire you to act on your passions.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Ambridge Event Center
Portland, Oregon

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Don’t miss out on seeing the best of District 7 compete in the Evaluation and International Speech Contests.

We’re starting the day early to give you ample time to network and enjoy a hot breakfast. Learn more about the event on the Creative Communication site.

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February eNews

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Editor’s Corner. . . news 2 jpgDistrict 7 Toastmasters is always looking for better ways to help you grow. Until the end of June, we will be sending you tailored messages designed to provide you with tips to help you end the year strong instead of sending out the eNews. Whether you are a club officer or a member working on improving your communication and leadership skills, your success is important to us.     Read more


Save the Date!

D7 Training Event 2/22/2014

Join us on February 22nd at Frogpond Church in trainingWilsonville for a very special training event on Celebrating Membership. District Governor, Scott Alexander will lead us through a session on learning what the characteristics of a quality club are and the correlation between the Moments of Truth and the Distinguished Club Program.  You will walk away with a clear understanding about how these two core programs are intertwined and lead to the success of members and their clubs.

Agenda and Registration

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Member Connections – Creating a Stronger Community

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Over this past year, District 7 members have been connecting through social media in increasing numbers. If you want to know what’s happening, check out the District’s Facebook and Linkedin pages. Both have given us an opportunity to share our personal and club lives with each other, no matter where we live in the District.

The eNews with it’s updated look, interesting articles, and event pictures is opened on average by 800 members a month. Our Facebook page has nearly 450 members and boasts some lively discussions, and Linkedin is slowing increasing with 284 members. The newest District 7 blog, Tips on Tuesday, has a steadily increasing open rate, and now is sent to 147 members.

What’s your favorite way to spread the word? Let us know at pro@d7toastmasters.org.


Club Officer Training . . . . .               How are we doing? 

Twice a year Toastmasters Club Officer Training takes place in District 7. Members participated in two tli-crowd1Toastmasters Leadership Institutes (TLI) in January. Between the two events, 262 out of 1,295 (20%) club officer positions were trained. If you are a current club officer or want to know more about what being a club officer entails and you did not participate in training last month, you can attend one of the divisional club officer training events happening throughout the district in February. Check the District 7 calendar for the date, time and place of a club officer training event near you.

See photos from Athey Creek TLI.


January Winners – Submit an Award, Earn a Reward 

Congratulations to all members who submitted advaawardnced awards to Toastmasters International during January.  An email went out this past weekend to all rewardees giving them a link to order a Toastmasters pin or manual of their choice.

Check the list of winners here


February/March - Submit an Award, Earn a Reward Incentive Continues

Lets keep the momentum going, all members who submit a Competent Communicator or  award

Competent Leader Award to Toastmasters International during February or March will earn a new manual or Toastmasters pin of their choice. Read more


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Congratulations to everyone who has earned a Triple Crown award during the current Toastmasters year by submitting three different educational awards to Toastmasters International. Winners list


Ruth’s Story

Ruth Geislinger is a Toastmaster you have seen at Ruthconferences, trainings and networking events. This is all thanks to the support of her fellow Toastmasters who provide her with transportation. Ruth has a unique story, one of perseverance, opportunity and support. Take a few moments and read her story as told to David R. Johnson. Read more


Call for Speakers:We are looking for speakers for the District 7 Spring Conference: Creative Communication.Are you a dynamic, engaging presenter? Do you have aRed-Person-Speaking-300x300-300x300 topic related to communication that others can benefit from personally or professionally? Are you seeking exposure to a large regional audience? Speakers at the Toastmasters District 7 events are afforded the opportunity to speak to a diverse audience of 200. If you have what it takes, and agree to the expectations listed in our Speaker Submission Guidelines and Mutual Agreement, please fill out the form completely and click “Submit.”


Distinguished Clubs to Earn Special Reward

District 7 has a special incentive program. All clubs DarrenEdSession-300x115earning the award of Distinguished, Select Distinguished or President’s Distinguished by April 15, 2014 will earn free admission to the Darren LaCroix Friday night event for all the club members. Registration opens April 16, 2014 for all members of qualifying clubs. The first 200 people to register by April 30, 2014 will be guaranteed a seat. May 1, 2014 all available seats will be on sale for $25. The evening includes appetizers and a no-host bar.

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District 7 Spring Conference: Creative Communication

Do you strive to make your next speech better than your last? Do you struggle when writing your speeches? Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking will help. Register now for the best price.


Buttonmania

Button final ”Ask Me about Toastmasters” buttons and marketing materials were distributed at TLIs. Be sure to post your “Button Stories” on the D7 website for the opportunity to win great prizes. Is your club using the buttons in a unique way? Please share on the D7 website or Facebook Group. If you are in the Portland area and need more buttons email pro@d7toastmasters.org


Toastmasters for Aspiring Presenters

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Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers (formerly Servetus) is in the process of reinvigorating itself. We have a series of guest presenters for the month of February,  Cathey Armillas, Tom Cox,  and Rose Wellman, who will present various training related workshops. Our inaugural presenter is Cathey Armillas  on February 11th, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm,  DeVry University. To find out about this presentation and learn more bout Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers Read more

Oregon State Toastmasters Club Celebrates 50 Years50

The Oregon State Toastmasters Club is celebrating their 50th Anniversary. They are having special speakers and guests including Dr. Sastry G. Pantula, Dean of the OSU College of Science. Light refreshments will be provided.

Everyone is welcome to attend this this once in a liftetime celebration on February 7th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. For details read more


D7 Prison Trust Fund Recieves Donation

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January 18th Feedbackers Toastmasters Club hosted a workshop at the Beaverton Library. Dr. Randy J. Harvey, DTM, 2004 World Champion of Public Speaking presented the workshop Public Speaking 101: Messages That Matter. Based on his book by the same title the attendees participated in a five hour interactive workshop. Dr. Harvey donated the books and his time. $1150 was raised for the D7 Prison Trust Fund. Funds are awarded on a scholarship basis to inmates to pay membership dues.


“Speak like each word you use cost a million dollars.”

                        Dr. Randy J. Harvey, DTM

2004 World Champion of Public Speaking

 

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D7 Prison Trust Fund Receives Donation

RandyJanuary 18th Feedbackers Toastmasters Club hosted a workshop at the Beaverton Library. Dr. Randy J. Harvey, DTM, 2004 World Champion of Public Speaking presented the workshop Public Speaking 101: Messages That Matter. Based on his book by the same title the attendees participated in a five hour interactive workshop. Dr. Harvey donated the books and his time. $1150 was raised for the D7 Prison Trust Fund. Funds are awarded on a scholarship basis to inmates to pay membership dues.

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Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers

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Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers (formerly Servetus) is in the process of reinvigorating itself. We have a series of guest presenters for the month of February,  Cathey Armillas, Tom Cox,  and Rose Wellman, who will present various training related workshops. Our inaugural presenter is Cathey Armillas  on February 11th, 2014 6 pm – 7:30 pm @ DeVry University.
Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers is an advanced club that seeks to help Toastmasters go beyond presentations and develop their skills as workshop facilitators and trainers. Our club meetings involve every member in brainstorming, action planning, and discussion. We would love to grow our club, and welcome you,  or anyone you know,  to come check out the special presentation on February 11th and hear how Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers can help you move from speaker to trainer.
Questons: James Wantz  ag92@d7toastmasters.org
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