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Outstanding Member – October
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Outstanding Member – October

by Chris Raneri, DTM District Director One speaker, two speaker, three speaker, four!  This month’s Outstanding Member has been spending their time visiting over 55 clubs this Toastmasters year to promote a program that may be D25’s best kept secret – the Speakers Bureau.  This program allows our members the ability to have speaking opportunities...

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,...

A Joint Effort Benefits Everyone
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A Joint Effort Benefits Everyone

by Ninfa Flewitt, DTM Program Quality Director Recently I was asked to present at the Burleson Midday Rotary Club meeting about Toastmasters.  Like us, our local Rotary Club is excited about the partnership with Toastmasters and Rotary International. Like any good Toastmaster, I brought a Toastmaster with me to do an evaluation, because we don’t...

Outstanding Member August 2020
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Outstanding Member August 2020

by Chris Raneri, DTM District Director Have you attended a TLI this summer?  If you have, you have probably seen this month’s Outstanding Member, Denise McConnell. Denise accepted the role of TLI chair figuring the district would have in-person training.  Afterall, virtual club officer training has never been done before.  Instead, Denise had to quickly...

SPEAK, FURSEY! SPEAK!
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SPEAK, FURSEY! SPEAK!

Okay, it’s a bad adaptation. The point is, our very own Fursey Gotuaco will be representing District 25 in the upcoming semi-finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking. This year’s contests are all virtual so while we can’t attend in person to support and encourage, we can still show him we’re behind him all...

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...