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Who We Are ...

U2 Can Speak Toastmasters is a company club that meets weekly on Thursdays at lunchtime at Raytheon in Dulles, Virginia. We provide a friendly atmosphere for acquiring and practicing public speaking skills which aid in giving business presentations, answering on-the-spot questions with finesse, and feeling comfortable in front of an audience.  Our club also offers plenty of Leadership Opportunities which will help you become a better leader and/or manager.

Sound like something you can benefit from?  We are always looking for new members.  Please drop us a line using the Join Us form to the left, give one of the officers a call or drop by a meeting as a guest. We will tell you all about Toastmasters, and how you can join the fun!

Where We Are ...

Raytheon Company, 22110 Pacific Blvd Sterling, VA 20166 [Map]

News and Events ...

Happy New Year!

Guests - Please fill in the Contact Form to visit our club.

Due to site requirements, all visitors must be US Citizens or Permanent US Residents.
If not, see Meetup for other clubs in the area.

Upcoming Meeting Dates and Locations:
All meetings are on Thursday at noon in the Cleveland Room unless otherwise noted. Please arrive by 11:50 to check-in.

  • January 25th - TMOD: Cholina
  • Feb 1st - TMOD: Jennifer

  • The Toastmaster of the Day (TMOD) coordinates the meeting.

    Toastmasters Leadership Institute

    Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) provides a free training curriculum for
    Toastmasters Club Officers as well as non-officers
    interested in learning more about Toastmasters leadership opportunities.

    District 29 TLI Schedule Information and Registration
    Please register! The agenda and additional information are included on District 29.

    Summary:
    (complete) December Fairfax
    (complete) January Vienna
    Jan 27th (Sat morning) Ashburn
    Feb 1st (Th evening) Reston
    Feb 17th (Sat morning) Woodbridge
    Feb 24th (Sat morning) Fredericksburg

    This Year's Goals

    Members - have you planned your goals for this Toastmasters year? Work with your mentor and let the officers know your plans.
    Come to meetings regularly and you'll be on your way!

    All clubs work on group goals that help members meet their individual goals.
    Clubs that meet 5 or more of 10 possible goals receive recognition from Toastmasters International as part of the Distinguished Club Program (DCP).

    Official Report at Toastmasters International (2017-2018 year)


    Officers:
    President: Donna
    Vice President Education: Radhika
    Vice President Membership: Dave
    Vice President Public Relations: Marcia
    Other officers: Rachel, Anthony, Jennifer
    Immediate Past President: Marianne

    Last Updated September 5, 2017

    Toastmasters Goals and Resources

    All Toastmasters members and clubs are always working toward goals. New and potential members - please see Toastmasters International for information about Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program.

    Some of the information below is about the Traditional (legacy) program. The traditional program is grandfathered until October 2019 for members who joined our club/district before October 2017.
    The Toastmasters (legacy) member educational program was based on two tracks - Communication and Leadership.
    These tracks can be worked on simultaneously. All new members used to receive manuals to guide them through the program (now it is online).
    Members and clubs who work toward the Toastmasters International goals learn a great deal and are recognized by Toastmasters International in the form of awards.

    Communication Goals: The first 10 speeches in the legacy program were the basis of the Competent Communicator (CC) award.

    Leadership Goals: In parallel with the communication track, members work toward the Competent Leadership (CL) award by following the manual or accomplishing the listed criteria, mainly by fulfilling club meeting roles.

    New members used to receive 2 manuals when they joined: the Competent Communicator (CC) manual (projects related to speeches) and the Competent Leadership (CL) manual (projects mainly based on meeting roles). (Now they receive 2 Pathways.)

    Advanced Communication and Leadership Goals: On the communication track, once a CC is achieved, members began working toward the Advanced Communicator (AC) awards.
    The first two advanced manuals were free after the CC was submitted! On the leadership track, some of the criteria for the advanced goals can be met while still working on the initial level.
    Each Advanced Leadership level has a list of leadership experiences or projects to accomplish.
    Becoming a club officer is an easy way to get started meeting one of the Advanced Leadership goals.
    Even new members can serve as officers.

    Club Goals: Toastmasters International runs a program to recognize high-performing clubs through the Distinguished Club Program (DCP).
    Goals are related to Communication and Leadership accomplishments for both individual members, officers and the club as a whole.
    When the club focuses on meeting these goals, it can help the members meet their individual goals. Reports are updated at least weekly: DCP Report for Club 8224
    We are: District 29, Division E, and Area 55, Club 00008224

    Resources

    Links for Potential Members:
    About Toastmasters
    Toastmasters International - Educational Program
    Toastmasters listing for our club (additional contact info)
    Pathways Ice Breaker
    First Speech (Ice Breaker)

    Links for New Members:
    Paths and Projects (thanks District 4!)

    Links for Members who joined before October 2017:
    (Traditional Program) Competent Communicator Manual Summary (bad link)
    (Traditional Program) Competent Leadership Manual Summary
    Club Meeting Roles
    How To Documents

    Links Related to Club Leadership:
    Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Report
    Reports
    Club Leadership Handbook
    Leader Letter
    Resources (from District 29)
    Club Constitution and Bylaws
    (Download) Distinguished Club Program (DCP)

    Links for Advanced Goals (Traditional Program):
    (Traditional Program) Advanced Communicator Manual Summaries
    (Traditional Program) Advanced Communicator Goals
    Advanced Leader Goals
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    Our default conference room is the Cleveland Conference Room (101-R12-2 - 1st floor, just off the lobby).
    Alternate Room Locations: Garfield (102-R12-2 above lobby) and rooms by the copiers: Hayes - 2nd floor/Grant - 3rd/Lincoln - 5th or Buchanan - 6th
    Employees: Meeting room change on the 3rd Thursdays starting in April 2018: Garfield Room
    Last Updated December 11, 2017