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Resistance Is NOT! Futile (How to Accept Changes)
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Resistance Is NOT! Futile (How to Accept Changes)

By Steven Timmons, DTM   In what is still ranked as one of the Greatest TV Cliffhangers (see #3) ever, Captain Jean Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise was abducted by the Borg only to be assimilated.  He spoke these now famous words, “Resistance Is Futile,” as he prepared to assimilate the remainder of the...

DTM Dreams
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DTM Dreams

By Andra Beatty, Area 42 Director 2018-2019  I remember the moment I heard the exciting news about the Toastmasters Pathways program. We were all excited, a little apprehensive because the words changed, and modernization was involved. After all Toastmasters had not made a major education change since 1924. What would we do; how would we learn without...

How to help another club!
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How to help another club!

By Susan Carson, DTM, Club Retention Chair   Have you become a better leader and communicator because of Toastmasters? Would you like to become even better? Would you like to give back to the organization to help others grow just like you did?  If you answered yes – then join Helping Hands or volunteer to...

Let’s Cross the Finish Line Together
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Let’s Cross the Finish Line Together

By Robi Ley, DTM, District Director It’s that time of year. The Toastmaster year is almost over. Transitions are happening all over the district. Current role holders are breathing a sigh of relief as they realize they can hand off their duties to the incoming leaders. WAIT! NOT YET! The key word is “almost”. There...

Emily’s Education Journey
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Emily’s Education Journey

By Emily Murray, DTM   I have been in Toastmasters now on and off for over 15 years. I started my journey in Taiwan, and was also a member in New Zealand and Oregon before moving to Texas. I have also visited clubs all over the world- literally. As part of the DTM process you...

Toastmasters By The Numbers!
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Toastmasters By The Numbers!

By Terry Mencke, ACS-ALB, Area 44 Director   I am an accountant.  Not only is it my job to compile numbers, but I play with numbers just for fun! My husband, Chuck, suggested I use my love of numbers to compile some statistics for District 25. My eyes lit up at that suggestion! I hope...

Are You Funny, Do You Want to Be?
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Are You Funny, Do You Want to Be?

By Steven Timmons, DTM, Public Relations Manager     Early in February, Toastmasters added their newest (eleventh) path – Engaging Humor.  This path might be right up your alley.  Pathways now includes the Engaging Humor path.  Let’s explore this new path together.           First, I would like to point out that...