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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Advanced Speakers of LA Hosts World Champion of Public Speaking

World Champion of Public Speaking, Lance Miller, came to observe 5 speakers deliver his World Champion Speech.

Have you ever thought “I could be a great speaker if I just had the right speech?” Advanced Speakers of LA tested that theory on Monday night at Barnes and Noble in Valencia.2 Speakers were prepared to deliver the speech as they had received it a couple of weeks before. The other 3 were chosen to deliver it with little or no practice time. Here are pictures from this very different Toastmasters club event.


Advanced Speakers of LA uses a Round Robin Evaluation Technique to bring out the best in every speaker. If you comp0leted the CC manual and want more, ASLA is the place to be on the 4th MOnday of the month at Branes and Noble Booksellers Community Room.

New Rulebook Changes for Contests

There are new Rulebook changes for contests. Contestants, Contest Chairs and Judges are affected by the changes.

Judging_ContestThis Monday August 15th, I will be conducting an in person training session, open to everyone in Santa Clarita.

Cannot Attend? Click here to see other training dates.

Here is the event link for registering:

Event URL: Click Here

 What do you get for attending?

Up to the minute information and details on how to be a contest judge OR chief Judge.

Did you know?

The eligibility for Chief Judge is identical as it is for Judge?
The benefits of leadership advancement and experience is exceptional.

2016 Toastmasters Contest Rulebook Page General  Rules Eligibility 2.B.

To be a chief judge, voting judge or tiebreaking judge at a Toastmasters speech contest, you must meet all eligibility requirements identified below.
At a club contest, be a paid member.
At an area, division, or district contest:
Be a paid member for a minimum of six months.
Have completed a minimum of six speech projects in Competent Communication.
Be physically present at the contest for which you are serving.
At the International Speech Contest Semifinals and the World Championship of Public Speaking:
Be a paid member for a minimum of six months.
Be at least an Advanced Toastmaster Bronze or Advanced Communicator Bronze.
Have previously judged a Toastmasters speech contest at the area, division, district, or semifinal level.

So, I invited you to attend one of the upcoming trainings. You will be glad you did.

Jo Lauricella,DTM You Will Be Missed 2016

Jo Lauricella RIPThis week, District 52 Toastmasters has one less member. Not just any member. A Past Select Distinguished District Governor, Jo Lauricella. Jo passed from this life to the next and she will be missed.

I recall how Jo spoke to me as if I was a leader already. She was District Governor and a member of the Leadership club where I had a membership. That was Toastmasters for Leaders. In the video below, she delivers an educational talk. In 4 minutes time she shares a powerful idea on assessing the results of doing a plan.

Toastmasters For Leaders member Jo Lauricella, DTM and District Governor for District 52 for 2013-2014 delivers a talk titled, “New Broom” – which discusses her intent to keep in tact what works, and sweep away what does not during her term as DG -Published on Aug 4,




When I first joined Toastmasters, I learned of the “Top Three”, the top officers that were governing the District that made up the jurisdiction for the clubs that I was a part of. The Top Three were District Governor, Lieutenant Governor of Education and Lieutenant Governor of Marketing. Today, those offices have been renamed to, District Director, Program Quality Director and Club Growth Director.

When I first met Jo she was Lieutenant Governor of Marketing. I was Public Relations Officer. In that position I was able to see how the District was run and how the Top Three worked together to make things happen. Seeing this video after so long, and remembering Jo, I recognize her as a dedicated Toastmaster with passion for the District, the clubs and the members.

Jo Lauricella,DTM you will be missed this 2016.

If you would like to see more of her on video, follow this link: Videos On YouTube