Visiting with Dr. Farzana Chohan, DTM

Thank you to everyone who turned out on Thursday to hear Dr. Farzana Chohan speak about the ways she has benefitted from her experience in Toastmasters. Like many long time members, Dr. Chohan emphasized the wonderful people she has met and the life-long relationships she has formed as a result of her making the decision all those years ago to invest in herself.

A special thank you to the three visiting dignitaries who were also in attendance:

  • Pamela McCown, DTM, Past International Director
  • Kathy Kest, DTM, District 56 Director
  • Rose Bradford, DTM, District 56 Program Quality Director
  • Jo Idoux, DTM, District 56 Club Growth Director

You can follow Farzana on any one of the following social media platforms:

Here are a few photographs Usamah and I took of the event:

Special Guest: Dr. Farzana Chohan

We are pleased to announce that we will have a special guest speaker for our next meeting, Dr. Farzana Chohan. Dr. Chohan is a Distinguished Toastmaster and author of the book entitled Leadership IN Women: Connect … Inspire … Thrive, focused upon the unique strengths that women often bring to bear as leaders. We hope you will be able to join us for this very special opportunity!

Dr. Farzana Chohan is a leader focused on 21st century thought Leadership. She believes in the enabling power of Leadership IN Women all around us and wants the world to recognize this concept.  Dr. Chohan has a wide range of leadership experiences working with unique human beings.  Mentoring and Leadership are at the forefront of her practice and research, and her leadership journey has highlighted the importance of connecting the leadership and communication concepts for humans who are interconnected, regardless of cultural or geographical differences.

Dr. Chohan wants to take this world to the next level of connectivity in 21st century. An author and speaker, her credentials include Doctor of Management (ABD), District 8 Director, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), and the Presidential Citation Award, TI 2017.

You can watch an interview of Dr. Chohan by Innovation City below:

Pathways Orientation

Please check out this Event – it is a Zoom call for a Pathways Bootcamp – telling you how to get around in “Basecamp,” the Learning Management System that Pathways is built on.  The call will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4th at 7PM.  You can attend from the comfort of your own home.  

If you have the time to participate in this call, I think you will find it highly manageable for navigating the Pathways online system.

Members and Guests Spoke Easily at our Fall Open House

Our speakeasy-themed fall open house event was a roaring success with a turnout of more than 20 welcome guests! All participants performed admirably in their chosen roles, with Joann providing warm and enthusiastic transitions between each segment as the President and Toastmaster-of-the-Day. Christine introduced a specially chosen Word-of-the-Day, brouhaha.

Our headline event was a humorously poignant speech about the journey that lead one member to non-contact boxing, a speech that was expertly evaluated by Sally. I had the pleasure of running a variation of Table Topics, and our VP of Enrollment Usamah closed out the meeting with information about how to enroll in the Spirited Speech Masters program.

A huge thank you to everyone who made this event possible, especially the two other members of the planning committee, Usamah and Dawn, as well as our photographer, Allison! I hope you enjoy some of the photographs she took at this year’s event:

Had a great time at the Open House and now interested in becoming part of Spirited Speech Masters? Visit our Join page!