Sunday, February 19, 2023

Congratulations Jason Davis!

During the Toastmasters Area 21 Speech contest in Lubbock yesterday, Jason Davis represented Toasters Club in both the Table Topics and International Speech contests. 

Jason won first place in the Table Topics contest by answering the question, "If I gave you $1000 and you had to spend it today, how would you spend it?"

In the International Speech contest, Jason won 2nd place with his speech "What's My Purpose." During this inspirational speech, Jason related a personal story and challenged the audience to find their purpose in life.

Jason now moves on to the Division E Contest which will take place in Midland, TX, in March.

Area 21 Director Tyler Yancy of Midland, TX, came to Lubbock for the contest and officiated.

Tyler (left) presented Jason with
1st Place in Table Topics

Tyler presented Jason with
2nd Place in International Speech

Monday, November 22, 2021

Word of the Day "camaraderie". 

Three reasons why camaraderie is important in the working environment. 

1. When you walk into your work environment  and feel good about the people you work with gives you a sense of excitement. You'll bring energy and enthusiasm to the work your doing.  

2. It improves the ability to work as a team. When your work members genuinely like each other, their work on team based projects improves. Communication levels are high and the whole process is more pleasant when your working with people you have a connection with. 

3. It boost employee retention rates. People who feel more connected at work are more likely to stick around longer. 



Thursday, October 7, 2021

Topics Master!

The Topicsmaster delivers the Table Topics portion of the meeting, which helps train members to quickly organize and express their thoughts in an impromptu setting. This morning Keith Waters delivered a great presentation on the theme of the day "The French Connection" and asked questions regarding the theme in an impromptu setting that challenged our speakers. Great Job Keith!                                                                                          


Monday, March 25, 2019

Gary Johnson Wins Area Contests

Gary Johnson wins the Area 66 International Speech
and Area 66 Table Topics contests.
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Toasters member Gary Johnson won the Area 66 International Speech and Table Topics contests.

Gary won our club contest a few weeks ago and then went on to win at the Area contest this past weekend. With those wins, he advances to the Division F contest in Andrews, Texas, on April 27, 2019.

Congratulations, Gary!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Toasters Develops Area Directors

Toasters Toastmasters club in Lubbock, Texas, been the home club of an Area Director for each of the past two years. This year, Toasters is home to three Area Directors. Congratulations Linda Jones, Taryn Colvin, and Thomas Kent! We are proud of each of you and are here to support you!

Jones, Colvin, and Kent

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Word of the Day is What?

Mike Bates and the word of the day.
With a theme of Jogging, Topics Master Mike Bates selected the word fartlek as the word of the day.

From Wikipedia:
Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training.[1] Fartlek runs are a very simple form of a long distance run. Fartlek training “is simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running."

It was hard not to laugh every time the word was used in Table Topics. And it was used frequently today.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

John Breaks the Ice

Linda Jones and John Haunschild
John Haunschild joined Toasters last month and this morning he delivered his Ice Breaker. Club President Linda Jones awarded him his membership pin.

Welcome to the club, John!