Register Now for the Santa Clarita Toastmasters Clubs Holiday Party

Santa Clarita Toastmasters Clubs Holiday Party for all clubs in the Santa Clarita Area.

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  • December 4th, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
  • Cost is $29 (non-refundable)
  • RSVP and Pay by November 23
  • Location Darios Mexican Restaurant, Canyon Country.
  • Speakers from 5 clubs will speak
  • Table Topics throughout the evening
  • RAFFLE! – Club Baskets themed to “Something Old, Something New”

Come and see who’s who in the other Santa Clarita Toastmasters clubs!
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Getting to Cruising Altitude



Daybreak Meeting September 28, 2017 – Getting to Cruising Altitude
Word of the day: Loquacious

Don Cogan as Toastmaster picked a theme centered around flight and getting to cruising altitude in our speaking careers.

Circe gave a PowerPoint presentation about her father using images of him throughout his life.

Deborah did speech #7 Research your Topic with PowerPoint images about the Titanic. This was her first use of PowerPoint during a speech. Congratulations!

Michael helped us with Impromptu speaking and used questions about Santa Clarita to encourage us to speak off the cuff. Kathleen Lubin, District Director was our first Table Topics Victimeer and spoke about the District and Toastmasters. John (a guest) actually said YES to trying Table Topics. – He told us about his peanut adventure. Laurie shared with us her favorite comedian and why. Edgar (another guest) got brave enough to jump up to the front of the room and talk.

Lourdes did a detailed listening job catching Paula, Boo, Sally, Don, Mike and Linnaea using the word of the day, loquacious. Boo caught many ah’s and ums and a few so’s in our speaking. Paula caught Circe going overtime for her talk!!! Great job being Timer today.

We had two new members join. We welcome Kathleen Lubin, District Director, DTM back to Daybreak and her guest Rosalie Belasario to our membership.

What a way to start the morning hour with great stories and conversation!


The Winners were:

Best Speaker:  Deborah Russes
Best Table Topics: Laurie Finkelstein
Best Evaluator- Linnaea Mallette

TEDx Speaker to Present 10 Skills Every Successful Speaker Uses

Linnaea Mallette at TEDx Camarillo

Linnaea Mallette at TEDx Camarillo

June 22nd, Linnaea Mallette, TEDx Speaker and Award Winning Toastmaster for 30 years will present “10 Skills Every Successful Speaker Uses”

Join Daybreak Santa Clarita Toastmasters Thursday morning at 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM to hear how you can improve your skills as a presenter, speaker, business owner or entrepreneur.

Download the PDF Flyer here and share it with someone that could use this information.

About Linnaea

Profoundly hearing impaired since birth, Linnaea brought to the stage a lifetime of experience as a person with a hearing loss trying to stay connected with others. The skills she learned from following the 10 simple skills taught in Toastmasters gave her the foundation to speak eloquently on the TEDx stage. She is often called upon to speak for groups and on local radio. She is a funny, entertaining speaker and trainer.

The ability to express herself is not all Linnaea received from Toastmasters. The many speeches she developed and delivered at Toastmasters meetings now comprise about 60% of a book she wrote titled, “Hearing Loss Tips, for Those Who Have it and those who Don’t”.

Toastmasters, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of speaking and leadership skills for members in clubs throughout the world, helps people, like Linnaea, find their voice.

Linnaea Mallette, DTM, a member of two Santa Clarita clubs, Daybreak Santa Clarita and Advanced Speakers of LA, is was one of 12 speakers at the first Camarillo TEDx event.

The theme for TEDx Camarillo was Unabridged. This theme alluded to telling the whole story, uncut, and uncensored. The Camarillo Public Library, is known for unabridged collections. They are a common offering.

Linnaea is also one of two Toastmasters working on the launch of a new Toastmasters club called Stagemasters. The club will be a coaching style club where members will learn techniques and staging skills for events such as TEDx and TED.

Daybreak Toastmasters is a club that is open to everyone. You can read about it at


Go to the Area B21-B22 Contest for Free

Area B21-B22 contest is March 11, 2016. and they have a great new idea for the raffle. Offering a free admission to the contest in exchange for a Raffle prize valued at $10 or more!

Contests are fun and open up a Toastmaster to the world of the big stage. Speaking in front of a larger audience, more people that are strangers, stretches the comfort zone of all the contestants. You can witness this Toastmaster event live on Friday night March 11, 2016. Bring friends and family.

Here are the details:


Boston Scientific, Mann Park

Friday, March 11, 2016 at 5 PM – 9 PM

Who: Areas B21 and B22 clubs. Note: Not all clubs in this area have contestants represented for all contests

Area B21

00005515 Distinguished Singles Club
00720644 Brighton Gardens Toastmasters Club
01007423 Scintillating Speakers
02981519 Empowered Business Professionals (EBP)
04076848 PDT Personal Development Toastmasters

Area 22

00001670 Valencia Toastmasters Club
00004643 Quest Toastmasters Club #4643
00009641 Daybreak Santa Clarita Toastmasters Club
03729871 Neuro Orators Toastmasters Club
04407551 The Outliers
04479678 SCV Chamber Speaks

My home club, Daybreak Santa Clarita Toastmasters is rising to the challenge and looking forward to competing in the Area B21 and B22 contest. Link for the contest is in the comments.
Daybreak Santa Clarita is a morning club meeting at College of the Canyons on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. It is an open club for anyone looking to achieve success and growth.

Dead_of_Winter_coverP.S. I am bringing a copy of my Photographic compilation, Dead of Winter book for a raffle prize. If you bring a raffle prize with $10 or more YOU GET IN FOR FREE. Are you coming? What are you bringing?


Daybreak Special Deal on Membership

Daybreak Special During Toastmasters International Membership Drives

Daybreak Santa Clarita Toastmasters club’ the only early morning, before work club in Santa Clarita, is offering to waive the club dues during Toastmasters International Membership Drives.

This is a $42 value for new members. Membership in Toastmasters is the best value for those wanting to overcome the fear of public speaking. Club dues, and Toastmaster International dues is under $80 for six months. A new member pays for a member kit which includes 2 speech and leadership manuals, and a subscription to Toastmaster Magazine.

There are three membership drives in Toastmasters:

Talk Up Toastmasters is our current drive and it end March 31. So if you have been thinking about joining, now is the time. Daybreak’s offer is available now for $42 off the initial membership costs.

Thursday Morning Mentoring

Thursday Morning Mentoring is Open to All Toastmasters living in Santa Clarita

A group of Daybreak Toastmasters meets on Thursday mornings for networking, mentoring, new Toastmaster introductions and more. All Toastmasters are welcome.

We meet at Corner Bakery.

When: 1st Thursday 7:00 AM; 2nd/3rd/4th Thursday 8:00 AM

What do we do? Talk about Toastmasters; share experiences that help each other grow; listen to Toastmasters Training for learning opportunities; mentor new Toastmasters on speeches.

This is open to any Toastmaster from any Santa Clarita area. You may not belong to a local club; that’s OK. You may not belong to Daybreak; that’s OK too. We love Toastmasters because of the friendships that are born from the clubs.

Join us and see how much you can get from your Toastmaster membership.