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Was The President’s Breakfast A Hit?  Definitely Yes!
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Was The President’s Breakfast A Hit? Definitely Yes!

Keary Dennison, President, Nissan Toastmasters This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) President’s Breakfast at Texas Wesleyan Campus in Fort Worth, Texas. If you don’t read anything else, just know that if you are a Club President, and see an opportunity to register for an officer training session that says President’s...

Where Will Pathways Take You?
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Where Will Pathways Take You?

By Steven Timmons, DTM The real question to start with is, “Where Do You Want to Go?”. You see, it is always about having a goal and then creating a plan to get you there. Pathways is simply a tool and it is partly up to you (as with every tool) to figure out how...

Helping Members Get Involved!
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Helping Members Get Involved!

By Greg Pick, DTM, Pathways Coordinator   Have you read or heard the following statements? It is easier to keep a valued member than to find new members; Get members involved early to keep their interest and allow them to see the value in our program; and Toastmasters provides an excellent program that leads to...

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...

Moments of Truth
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Moments of Truth

By Joyce Trimble, DTM, Outreach Chair BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR… Ever wished for something, got it but WAIT…that’s not what I meant?    Such was the case recently at Mr. Cooper Speaks. One of our members wanted to complete his Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB), not because he had visions of completing his Distinguished Toastmaster...

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...

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...

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