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Outstanding Member – May
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Outstanding Member – May

by Chris Raneri DTM District Director Paul Newman once said during the movie Cool Hand Luke, “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”  This month’s outstanding member is quite the opposite of this statement.  As Area Director, Marian skillfully keeps her clubs in the know of the most important things to pay attention to,...

Outstanding Member – April
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Outstanding Member – April

by Chris Raneri DTM District Director Some people have musical talents and some people have athletic talents. This month’s outstanding member has the ability to see into the future and with confidence, can say that the 2021 Annual Conference is one for the records. Once she finished co-hosting the Awards Banquet, she started planning using...

A Long Road to a Dream
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A Long Road to a Dream

by Ankur Bora Highway to Excellence (HTE), the club I joined in 2019 is an advanced Toastmasters club. Most of the members are accomplished speakers. My first speech at HTE was an original story entitled Same Boat Brother. The story was about growing up in my hometown in India – the sweet childhood memories of...

Getting the Best Evaluation
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Getting the Best Evaluation

by Greg Pick DTM, Pathways Coordinator Do you want to maximize your growth as a speaker and presenter?  You can maximize your growth by ensuring the evaluations you receive are effective.  The following steps will help you gain the most from your evaluations:  inform your evaluator about the project, discuss specific areas you want to...

2021 Virtual/Hybrid District Council Meetings, Campaigns, and Election Guidelines
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2021 Virtual/Hybrid District Council Meetings, Campaigns, and Election Guidelines

By Chris Raneri, DTM, District Director Except from the email the District Leadership Team received March 1, 2021: Dear District Leaders, Attached you will find some resources to assist with the upcoming Annual District Council meeting and elections. Please share the information with the appropriate teams in the District. The Board of Directors has provided clarification...