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Area Council – My Perspective
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Area Council – My Perspective

by Kelsey Dean VPE First Command I am just beginning to venture outside my first Toastmasters club, so I wasn’t sure what to expect for an Area Council meeting, especially since it was happening virtually. We were given an agenda and immediately sent to our area breakout rooms. I was surprised to see that there...

Area Council – My Perspective
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Area Council – My Perspective

by Jessica M. Forsman Over the past weekend I had a wonderful opportunity to join in the D25 Area Council Meeting. I currently serve as the Sergeant-at-Arms (SAA) for Mr. Cooper Speaks so it was special that I was able to attend since an SAA typically doesn’t attend this meeting. The overall theme for the...

Plot Twist
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Plot Twist

by Marian R. Hicks Area 22 Director I love movies. I love the moment an unexpected change occurs that causes your jaw to drop open. This moment, known as a plot twist, changes the trajectory of the movie. As I reflected on Toastmasters this year, we encountered a plot twist none of us could have foreseen....

Outstanding Member – November
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Outstanding Member – November

by Chris Ranei, DTM District Director This month’s outstanding member deserves a mic drop!  This person spent countless hours designing how audio and video would be delivered at the Summit, including working closely with the onsite staff. They were also instrumental when a new plan was needed for on-the-fly adjustments. They are always the first...

Pathways – Your Opportunity to Lead!
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Pathways – Your Opportunity to Lead!

by Steven Timmons, DTM Are you ready to lead? I mean, are you REALLY ready to lead? Many people believe that a great leader is always successful. Really? Who do you know that is always successful? I contend that leadership is about overcoming challenges, not just being successful.  Great leaders are people like you and...

“Got Members! ReMix”
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“Got Members! ReMix”

by Marcheta Gardner, DTM Club Growth Director Friday, October 16 we held a second round of “Got Members! ReMix” to highlight tips for attracting and retaining members!  Marcheta Gardner, D25 Club Growth Director and the Club Growth Team leveraged information from the DEC as well as information drawn from the Growing Members Manual from TI! ...

Tough Choices, More Options
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Tough Choices, More Options

by Marcheta Gardner, DTM – Club Growth Director As we closed out the Membership Drive on 9/30, we had a few people searching for clubs as some clubs made the hard decision about renewals.  We know this is reality in these COVID times. Phew, that was heavy! How about we lift this up! Just because your club...

Toastmasters – A Great Way to Grow!
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Toastmasters – A Great Way to Grow!

by Maribeth Fontabla, MS5 – Division F Director As a member of Toastmasters, I find this organization a great way to grow myself, personally, and professionally. I wish I’d discovered Toastmasters a long time ago. I am going to highlight three things I think makes Toastmasters the best organization for personal and professional development. First,...

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