5 things not to say to an Asian prior to joining Toastmasters

This year’s Chinese New Year starts on January 28, 2017 which translates to the lunar year 4715. Next Saturday, most of the Asian community especially the Buddhist Asians will celebrate the year of the rooster. #AST9872 #AddisonSinglesToastmasters

Dallas/Fort Worth happens to be a patch quilt of ethnic diversity that encompasses one of the largest Asian populations in the metroplex, the Vietnamese population. At Addison Singles Toastmasters, several of our Vietnamese and other Asian members who celebrate this holiday are proud of their heritage.

As an Asian, I too enjoy watching the dragon dance and the fireworks. However, not all of us Asians are Buddhist nor even celebrate the changing of the calendar. If fact, not all Asians even know what Chinese New Year entails including myself!

If you are a prospective Toastmasters member visiting our club, there are several things you need to know when you engage an Asian member if you aren

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