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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!

Public speaking give you jitterbugs?

Come to the Spirited Speech Masters Speakeasy Open House on November 14th to learn how Toastmasters can help you develop public speaking and leadership skills!

Thursday, November 14th
1MC16.3312 (central breakroom on the 16th floor)
noon-1:00 PM

The event will feature an engaging speech by an accomplished storyteller, and we will be serving appetizers along with a bevvy of Prohibition-themed “mocktails” that are sure to be the Bee’s Knees!

Build your confidence while conquering your fears in the warm and supportive environment of Toastmasters, all without having to leave your workplace!

Be Your Best Leader: Executive Leadership Summit

District 56 is hosting an Executive Leadership Summit on November 2nd. This set of workshops will substitute for officer-required Toastmasters Leadership Institute, but all members are encouraged to attend.

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 9a – 2p (Registration at 8:30a)
Where: Fountain Life Center
14083 South Main Street
Houston, TX 77035

Register Here

Please join to learn more from your fellow Toastmasters and let us all grow as leaders!