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Do you want to learn the art of speaking before an audience? There is so much to learn at this expo! Come and meet me and many others to find out more at this wonderful event! Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

Toastmasters International Mission
- We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

District Mission
- We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.

Club Mission
- We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Toastmasters International Core Values
- Integrity
- Respect
- Service
- Excellence

Toastmasters International Envisioned Future

To be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.

Upcoming events (1)

Courageous Leadership: Courageous Leadership-2019 District 27 Spring Conference

Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C.

The social event of the season, the 2019 District 27 Spring Conference, takes place the weekend of 3-4 May 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington DC. The hotel is located at 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202. For the lack of a better phrase, it behooves you to BE THERE!!! We know the #1 reason you like to attend a Toastmasters Conference. It’s not the great speakers on tap like the Immediate-Past President of Toastmasters International, Balraj Arunasalam, DTM; Walter Anderson from Anderson Consulting & Training; and Drew Fingall, this year’s recipient of the District 27 Communication and Leadership Award. It’s not the always entertaining District 27 Evaluation Contest and the motivating District 27 International Speech Contest. And finally, it’s not the Hall of Fame, Silent Auction, Fellowship, Stewardship, Networking, and/or Culinary Ambrosia. There is just one reason and one reason only that every Toastmaster in the National Capital Region likes to attend a Toastmasters Conference…the always touching, moving, and inspiring District General Council Meeting. Can you feel it? The 2019 District 27 Spring Conference Organizing Committee (SCOC) is working diligently to ensure this Conference meets and/or exceeds your expectations. The Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington knows how to support a Toastmasters event, having hosted two previous District 27 Conferences as well as a Hail and Farewell. So, don’t delay!!! Please take advantage of the Advanced Early Bird registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courageous-leadership-district-27-spring-conference-2019-tickets-55847813313?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. We look forward to seeing you at the conference! Everyone is invited to attend. Yours in Toastmastering… Ralph

Past events (16)

DTM Masters Is Hosting A District-wide Speech Contest Workshop

Arlington Mill Community Center

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