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Pop Quiz: What does the D25 Trio, a Sextant, and Dallas all have in common?
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Pop Quiz: What does the D25 Trio, a Sextant, and Dallas all have in common?

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director Pop Quiz: What does the D25 Trio, a Sextant, and Dallas all have in common? Answer: Toastmasters International Mid-Year Training! The Club Growth, Program Quality, and District Director attend training from TI twice a year. Once preceding the International Convention and then again in January.  This January we were...

Navigating a Pathways Path
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Navigating a Pathways Path

By Greg Pick, DTM, Pathways Coordinator We will describe actions for locating and navigating a Pathways path.  We will be discussing the following: Accessing your curriculum Accessing educational content on your curriculum Launching a project Navigation tips Assessing your skills – before How to access your project and evaluation for printing Assessing your skills –...

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...

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