Category: good advice

Sharing Responsibility
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Sharing Responsibility

Joyce Trimble, DTM “There is no I in Teamwork.”  “No Man is an Island.”  “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”  “Many hands make light work.” We are familiar with the common Clichés about working together.  It is not until THAT MOMENT when your options become null and void – tough choices...

Consider Leadership
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Consider Leadership

By Greg Pick, DTM, District Leadership Chair For over 90 years the Toastmasters program has demonstrated its ability to develop and improve communication and leadership skills. In addition to club officer positions, there are numerous leadership opportunities within Toastmasters once you venture outside your club.  The various positions will improve skills you already have, foster...

Happy New Year – Already?
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Happy New Year – Already?

By Robi Ley,DTM,District Director What do you mean it’s January? It can’t be? Didn’t we just get back from Chicago and the International Convention? Wow. Where has the time gone? It does seem like time is speeding by this Toastmaster year. We are six months in and so much has happened. The focus, New Directions,...

Each Member Matters!
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Each Member Matters!

By Bobby Madera, DTM, Division G Director Why are we in Toastmasters? Why do we serve as Club and District Leaders? While we are striving to be better communicators and leaders, having a Member-focused outlook (Servant Leadership mindset) in everything we do significantly enhances our individual goals, enlightens our vision of Toastmasters mission, and increases...

You Have a New Member–What Are Their First Steps?
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You Have a New Member–What Are Their First Steps?

By Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator This article helps club officers understand what guidance new members receive from Toastmasters International.  With this information we can better assist our new members get started on their Pathways journey. Information from Toastmasters International When an officer enters a new member’s information into Club Central,...

Moving and Shaking
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Moving and Shaking

By Emily Murray, DTM Hi there! I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Emily Murray and I am a DTM who has been with Toastmasters since 2004 (with a couple of breaks admittedly). I’m new to D25 and the DFW area and only am just beginning to meet people. I...

How Can I Find Information about the Pathways Learning Experience (Pathways)?
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How Can I Find Information about the Pathways Learning Experience (Pathways)?

By Greg Pick, DTM, D25 Pathways Coordinator Finding information is easy – just “Google” it.  Three established locations that I use and are convenient for finding information about Pathways – District 25 Pathways Resource page, articles included in each Hot Topics, and the Toastmasters International website. District 25 Pathways Resource Page On our District 25 website (www.d25toastmasters.org)...

The Navigator – A New Toastmasters Friend
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The Navigator – A New Toastmasters Friend

By Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator The Navigator is the primer for the Pathways learning experience and informs members about Toastmasters meetings and other opportunities.  The document provides concise, detailed information about the Pathways learning experience and the Toastmasters program in its 23 pages and is a must read for our...

Benefits of Being a Leader
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Benefits of Being a Leader

Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, District Leadership Chair   For over 90 years the Toastmasters program has demonstrated its ability to develop and improve communication and leadership skills. In addition to club officer positions, there are numerous leadership opportunities within Toastmasters once you venture outside your club.  The various positions will improve skills...

Mentoring – In the Spotlight!
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Mentoring – In the Spotlight!

By Chuck Mencke, DTM “A mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says ‘Let’s!’” – Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker I feel there has not been enough emphasis placed on mentoring within the Toastmasters educational and leadership programs. With Pathways, I am pleased to see mentoring...