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A Day that Changed My Life

July 17, 2013.  The date isn’t important; it’s the events of that day that I will never forget because they changed my life. After months of anticipation, Nationstar Mortgage was hosting a Toastmasters Demo Meeting.  Over 50 interested employees had RSVP’d to the catered event.  Their eagerness to learn more was not the energy that...

3 Ways to Share Your News
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3 Ways to Share Your News

We want to hear what is happening with you and your club. 1. Join the d25 Toastmasters Bulletin Board on Facebook and post your exciting news to share with the rest of District 25. 2. Send pictures of your event, along with the date and a brief description, to pics@d25toastmasters.org. Then the images will be posted in...

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How to Complete Dues Renewal by September 30

Letter from Toastmasters International about Dues Renewals Dear Club Officer,  The membership renewal dues for your club are now available on the Toastmasters International website.  To submit renewals online, go to www.toastmasters.org/clubcentral and log in with your username and password. Next, follow these steps: From the Club Central home page, select the club name and number you...

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7 Ways to Showcase Toastmasters’ Practicality

Remember that Toastmasters is intended to improve communication outside the club, too. Discuss how what is being done in the meeting can be used outside of Toastmasters (staying within time limit, giving evaluations, introducing speakers, clapping). 1. When giving the explanation for Timer, explain how timing is important outside of Toastmasters. Since time limits are...

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Dyess in Afghanistan

Dyess Toastmasters of Abilene, TX has had many of their members deploy. Their club presently has an extension meeting in Bagram, Afghanistan. We keep the same format as a Dyess TMs meeting.  Since we only had three paying TMs members here we have allowed guests to provide an “unofficial” icebreaker to build rapport. TM Nelson has...

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7 Great Ideas for Warm Welcomes

Visiting the clubs of Division A last year as the Division A Director, I learned all kinds of things about how Toastmasters looked in different clubs and found many great ideas. These seven are ideas designed to make visitors feel welcome and to help everyone remember names. Not all seven of these can be adopted...

10 Great Ideas
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10 Great Ideas

Great Ideas for Toastmasters from Toastmasters While visiting 24 of the clubs in Division A this past year, I learned that different Toastmasters clubs have different approaches. Some of these were what I took to calling Great Ideas. After my first visit, my goal was to find one new great idea from each club. I...

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