Do Not Be Afraid of Fragments

Fragments are incomplete sentences that lack one or more of the essential elements required to make a complete thought. They may be missing a subject, a predicate, or both. Fragments are often used in informal writing or in speech, but they are not considered proper...

Why Toastmasters?

I was embarrassed. Actually, I was mortified. About 15 years ago, one of my dearest friends got married. As her maid of honor, she asked me to give the first toast after the ceremony—a speech. Frankly, I had no idea where to begin. I certainly cared about her and her...

The Path of a Motivational Speaker

Being a woman with a vision, I tend to set goals in hopes to excel and become a better version of my current self. I knew I wanted to be a motivational speaker. I also knew that it was going to take a lot more than just my love for sparking up conversation with...

Dealing with Payment Services

PayPal will be sending 1099-K forms if transactions are above $600/year starting 2023. If you have registered your club using SSN, it might get counted as your income. While using Venmo, ensure it is linked to a non-profit PayPal account.

Unmute Yourself!

Unmute Yourself!

How often have you accidentally started talking in a meeting and forgotten to unmute yourself? And how often have you purposely decided to avoid speaking up, because you lacked the confidence to make your voice heard? That’s the idea behind our theme for the District 101 Spring Conference – Unmute Yourself!