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My Journey as a Coach for Amon Carter Orators
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My Journey as a Coach for Amon Carter Orators

By Celeste Castro, DTM When I became a contest chair for Area 65 Division F in 2012-2013, I meet with Amon Carter Orators. Then I became Area Governor (which is now called Area Director) in 2014-2015, I started going to the club as a Helping Hand. It was a long journey to make them understand...

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...

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...

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