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What Leadership Looks Like
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What Leadership Looks Like

By Timothy Fields, DTM, Division Director   Welcome to Toastmasters where leaders are made.  We’ve all heard this phrase as members of Toastmasters.  This tagline was put to the test at the second annual D25 Summit where seven fearless leaders and their band of warriors (Area Directors and club officers) converged at Whites Chapel for...

It’s Time!
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It’s Time!

By Robi Ley, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, District Leadership Chair This post originally created October 9, 2019.  Updated November 12, 2019. You’re ready. I know you are. Ready for what? Ready for your next step. That step up and out to District Leadership. Wait. What? Me? District leadership? Yes, you. It’s time. Even though...

Club Resources-Going Digital!
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Club Resources-Going Digital!

By Diana Patton, DTM Webmaster   Club officers should have received the following email from Toastmasters International May 14, 2019 regarding going digital on various documents.  Link to these documents and web pages can be found on D25 club resource and contest resource pages.   Dear Club Officers, In the March Leader Letter, we shared that...

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...

How Toastmasters is helping me grow as a leader
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How Toastmasters is helping me grow as a leader

By Maribeth Fontabla, PM4, President, World Renowned Grand Prairie Toastmasters I joined Toastmasters in March 2018. The reasons I joined Toastmasters is for to become a better speaker and further develop my leadership skills. At the time that I joined Toastmasters I was working as one of the assistant service managers in the psychiatry department...

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...