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Getting the Best Evaluation
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Getting the Best Evaluation

by Greg Pick DTM, Pathways Coordinator Do you want to maximize your growth as a speaker and presenter?  You can maximize your growth by ensuring the evaluations you receive are effective.  The following steps will help you gain the most from your evaluations:  inform your evaluator about the project, discuss specific areas you want to...

Everyone Has a Story
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Everyone Has a Story

By Ankur Bora, CC In the many years since I joined Toastmasters, I have connected with many remarkable men and women – they have broken barriers and triumphed over adversities. I am fortunate enough to share their stories through Toastmasters including a recent panel discussion with Dave Bora. Dave Bora is a resident of California....

Pathways – Your Opportunity to Lead!
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Pathways – Your Opportunity to Lead!

by Steven Timmons, DTM Are you ready to lead? I mean, are you REALLY ready to lead? Many people believe that a great leader is always successful. Really? Who do you know that is always successful? I contend that leadership is about overcoming challenges, not just being successful.  Great leaders are people like you and...

Toastmasters – A Great Way to Grow!
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Toastmasters – A Great Way to Grow!

by Maribeth Fontabla, MS5 – Division F Director As a member of Toastmasters, I find this organization a great way to grow myself, personally, and professionally. I wish I’d discovered Toastmasters a long time ago. I am going to highlight three things I think makes Toastmasters the best organization for personal and professional development. First,...

And You think I can be Taught?  One member’s Insights into Pathways ‘Intro to Mentoring’
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And You think I can be Taught? One member’s Insights into Pathways ‘Intro to Mentoring’

By Donna Young, DTM, Recognition Chair Why did you join Toastmasters?  Admit the truth! Did you need an excuse to get out of the house and widen your social circle?  Or did you want to improve your skills to advance your job performance?    Well, I fell in neither of those categories. I didn’t join Toastmasters...

Treasurer Plus Mentor Times Two Equals A Triple Threat
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Treasurer Plus Mentor Times Two Equals A Triple Threat

by Helena Studmire, SR3 – Treasurer, NCTCOG Toastmasters The 2019-2020 Toastmaster year has been quite interesting, to say the least. I was elected as Treasurer for my club, NCTCOG Toastmasters, in June 2019. On a Friday in late summer 2019, I began the process of mentoring a new Toastmaster member, Evan. The next day, on...