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Big Change to the Pathways Learning Experience
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Big Change to the Pathways Learning Experience

September 12, 2019 Dear Leaders, You asked for it, and we are excited to announce a big change to the Pathways learning experience. Over the next few days, we will be opening access to projects in all levels in your paths! Currently, members can only see the projects associated with the level they are on...

Countdown to Summit-November 9
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Countdown to Summit-November 9

By Godfred Ahuma, ACB/ALB, Summit Manager   2019 Summit Sneak Peek The countdown is on to November 9, 2019 when we have our long awaited 2019 Summit. I am so excited. Together with the Platinum Team planning this event, we are looking forward to creating wonderful memories and learning new things in our Toastmasters journey....

Outstanding Member September 2019
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Outstanding Member September 2019

By Chris Raneri, DTM, Program Quality Director How do you replace a rock star?  You find TWO rock stars!  If you have attended a TLI this year, you have probably witnessed firsthand the yummy spread of food and the care that the September Outstanding Members have provided to our members and trainers.  Marcheta Gardner and...

143 Countries Just Like Me
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143 Countries Just Like Me

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   The Denver International convention was my third convention to attend, but I’d been hearing about them for years.  I remember watching our past trios prepare for being gone a week, assigning tasks and setting out of office email notices.  These past three years, attending myself has been an...

Convention Review
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Convention Review

By Sushma Kanugo, EC4   As a Toastmaster I always wondered of “What is the Ultimate Goal that can be achieved in Toastmasters?” I started to google and started doing some research. I found so many videos about the World Championship of Public Speaking and Toastmasters Conventions. I was amazed and fascinated to listen to...

Call to Action – DTM
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Call to Action – DTM

By Ninfa Flewitt, DTM, Summit DTM Chair   Have you recently completed your DTM and would like to participate in the upcoming D25 DTM Ceremony? Will you complete your DTM by October 18, 2019 and would like to participate in the upcoming D25 DTM Ceremony?? We need you!! The next DTM Ceremony will be November...

My Journey as a Coach for Amon Carter Orators
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My Journey as a Coach for Amon Carter Orators

By Celeste Castro, DTM When I became a contest chair for Area 65 Division F in 2012-2013, I meet with Amon Carter Orators. Then I became Area Governor (which is now called Area Director) in 2014-2015, I started going to the club as a Helping Hand. It was a long journey to make them understand...

Pathways: An Interview with Calvin
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Pathways: An Interview with Calvin

By Greg Pick, DTM, Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator   Calvin Dorsey had progressed through Pathways rapidly – he has completed three paths in the last 18 months.  Consequently, we wanted to know how he motivated himself and overcame his fear of speaking. Questions and Answers When you started speaking how did you overcome any...