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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...

Train The Trainer
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Train The Trainer

By Chris Raneri, DTM, Club Growth Director I remember the first time I got the opportunity to train our club officers. I thought I was well prepared and I knew exactly what it took to make sure I provided stellar training.  In reality, I just read through the material provided by TI and made sure...

Pathways as A Sales Tool
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Pathways as A Sales Tool

By Steven Timmons, DTM, Public Relations Manager Are you using the Pathways Learning Experience as a sales tool to get guests to join your club?  I recommend that you really should.  Pathways provides great value, fulfills a need, and is fun and educational. As a member of a Toastmasters club, one of the toughest duties...

Club Resources-Going Digital!
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Club Resources-Going Digital!

By Diana Patton, DTM Webmaster   Club officers should have received the following email from Toastmasters International May 14, 2019 regarding going digital on various documents.  Link to these documents and web pages can be found on D25 club resource and contest resource pages.   Dear Club Officers, In the March Leader Letter, we shared that...

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