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First-Time Attendee: How the D25 Conference Transformed My Toastmasters Journey

by Chanakya Sah Attending the D25 conference has been a transformative experience for me as a Toastmaster. I joined Toastmasters in 2019, but initially struggled to connect and participate regularly. My early experiences were not particularly encouraging, and I didn’t learn much. However, my perception of Toastmasters and its offerings dramatically changed after attending the…

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DTM Ceremony at the D25 Annual Conference: Celebrating Excellence and Dedication

by the Hot Topics Editorial Board On Saturday, May 11th, the D25 Annual Conference hosted a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) ceremony, honoring ten exceptional members who achieved the highest accolade in Toastmasters. The DTM award is a testament to their dedication, hard work, and the countless hours they have invested in their personal and professional growth.…

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Congratulations to TIAA for earning the Toastmasters International Corporate Recognition Award

by Emily Murray DTM District Director Each year, members of Toastmasters International’s Board of Directors present this distinguished honor to a chosen few corporate sponsors around the world in recognition of their commitment to the ongoing professional development efforts of their employees. It is an honor to include TIAA on this list. TIAA sponsors six clubs nationally,…

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D25’s Success with Toastmasters International LinkedIn Campaign

By Emily Murray DTM In our September business meeting, the District Council voted to participate in the Toastmasters International LinkedIn campaign, which started on January 8, 2024, and ran for 90 days. For District 25, we had 1,226 unique people click on the advertisements, representing 0.56% of all viewers in our coverage area. Although this…

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Charting Success: Tales for the Evaluation and International Speech Contests

by Samantha Watt, D25 Contest Coordinator   Ahoy, Toastmasters adventurers! Set your compasses to excitement and join us as we recount the thrilling tales of the recent Evaluation Contest and International Speech Contest held at our conference this past weekend. Prepare to be whisked away on a journey of eloquence, wit, and sheer determination! Our…

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Behind the Scenes: Volunteering at the D25 Annual Conference

by Candie Blunt, Area 42 Director I had the pleasure of volunteering this past weekend at the 2024 Toastmasters Conference. This marks my third time volunteering, and each year, I embrace a new role to understand how each piece of the puzzle fits together. The conference consistently provides a fantastic and engaging experience, and I…

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Embarking on “Our Next Great Adventure”

by Krystal Besaw Annual Conference Chair As Toastmasters, we are constantly on a journey of self-discovery and growth, and this year’s annual conference theme, “Our Next Great Adventure,” encapsulates this spirit perfectly. It’s a rallying call to all members to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in their personal and professional development. At…

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