Category: leadership

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...

Happy New Year – Already?
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Happy New Year – Already?

By Robi Ley,DTM,District Director What do you mean it’s January? It can’t be? Didn’t we just get back from Chicago and the International Convention? Wow. Where has the time gone? It does seem like time is speeding by this Toastmaster year. We are six months in and so much has happened. The focus, New Directions,...

Each Member Matters!
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Each Member Matters!

By Bobby Madera, DTM, Division G Director Why are we in Toastmasters? Why do we serve as Club and District Leaders? While we are striving to be better communicators and leaders, having a Member-focused outlook (Servant Leadership mindset) in everything we do significantly enhances our individual goals, enlightens our vision of Toastmasters mission, and increases...

Moving and Shaking
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Moving and Shaking

By Emily Murray, DTM Hi there! I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Emily Murray and I am a DTM who has been with Toastmasters since 2004 (with a couple of breaks admittedly). I’m new to D25 and the DFW area and only am just beginning to meet people. I...

Staff Spotlight-Keith Boepple
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Staff Spotlight-Keith Boepple

Life is never a straight line.  The twists and turns life can take, sometimes not of our own choosing or making, are what make life interesting even when it is hard.  God knows that.  For those who believe in Him, and I do, all things work together for good.  I can testify to that fully....

Lead with Love
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Lead with Love

By Chris Raneri, DTM, Club Growth Director District 25 is blessed with an abundance of wonderful and dedicated district leaders – both former and current.  It is not often that I get the pleasure of spending time with special leaders outside of our district.  Recently, I was able to spend some valuable time with the...

Benefits of Being a Leader
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Benefits of Being a Leader

Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, 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...

D25’s Training ROCKS!
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D25’s Training ROCKS!

By Chuck Mencke, DTM One of things that I’ve grown to love about Toastmasters is our commitment to training. I have participated in many volunteer organizations, but none of them focus on training like Toastmasters does. They want their leaders to be successful and are committed to helping them in every way possible. This year,...

Mentoring – In the Spotlight!
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Mentoring – In the Spotlight!

By Chuck Mencke, DTM “A mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says ‘Let’s!’” – Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker I feel there has not been enough emphasis placed on mentoring within the Toastmasters educational and leadership programs. With Pathways, I am pleased to see mentoring...