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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...

Let’s Cross the Finish Line Together
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Let’s Cross the Finish Line Together

By Robi Ley, DTM, District Director It’s that time of year. The Toastmaster year is almost over. Transitions are happening all over the district. Current role holders are breathing a sigh of relief as they realize they can hand off their duties to the incoming leaders. WAIT! NOT YET! The key word is “almost”. There...

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...

My Service Journey
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My Service Journey

By Andra Beatty, ACS-ALB, Area Director   Have you ever been given a deadline that pushed you toward achieving your goals at warp speed? I have or at least that is how  this last year has felt to me. So many things to do. So many things accomplished and just a few more to do...

Benefits of Serving
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Benefits of Serving

By Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” —Mahatma Gandhi My experiences in Toastmasters have demonstrated the truth in this quote from Mahatma Gandhi.  Point number six of the Toastmasters Promise states, “To Serve my Club as an officer when...

Rules of the Road-Club Success Workshop
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Rules of the Road-Club Success Workshop

By Chris Raneri, DTM, Club Growth Director Remember when we could just make up our own rules to conduct business in our Toastmasters clubs?  Oh wait! We always had to follow parliamentary procedures, we just didn’t know what they were or how to implement them.  Club business like elections, passing motions, and budgeting are common...

Toastmasters Leadership Is Experiential – My First Lesson
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Toastmasters Leadership Is Experiential – My First Lesson

By Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director In 2008, Toastmasters introduced the Competent Leader manual that put definition and form around the fundamental leadership skills being implemented at club meetings as members performed their roles.  Although learning these fundamental skills resulted in personal growth, my understanding of leadership increased tremendously when I implemented my...

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...

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