Greetings fellow Toastmasters and honored guests,

I am honored and humbled to serve this year as the Toastmasters District 68 Director.  If you are a non-Toastmaster and guest to this website, I encourage you to visit all the pages to and consider joining a club soon.  For me, Toastmasters has been life changing.  I joined the organization in April 2011 shortly after my 50th birthday.  My intention at that time was simply to improve my public speaking skills.  I had no idea how much that decision would help me grow.  It worked out very well.  Toastmasters not only helped me improve my speaking skills, but I also grew as a leader and my self-confidence increased tenfold.

To my fellow Toastmasters, if my mentor, John C. Maxwell, were to give you advice, he would say this: “Good leaders ask great questions.”  Please ask great questions this year and throughout your Toastmasters journey so that you can get the most value from your experience as a member.

In service to the member,

Mohamad Qayoom, DTM
District 68 Director