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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...

Let the Journey Continue
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Let the Journey Continue

by Robi Ley, DTM District 25 Director Happy New Year! We have arrived, and the year ahead looks exciting and filled with new challenges. No, this isn’t an out of date article. It is a new year – a new Toastmasters year. There are familiar faces in new roles, new faces popping up at your...

Lessons Learned from My HPL
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Lessons Learned from My HPL

by Susan Carson How many of you think Toastmasters is only about communicating and leading others? That is not the big truth. It is a well-kept secret! TM is really about your relationship with yourself– communicating with, understanding and leading yourself. It is only then that you can excel at communicating and leading others. And...

My Leadership Journey
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My Leadership Journey

by Les Condit, DTM   I started very earlier taking roles as a club officer. This seemed normal to me. I was an Eagle Scout, spent 14 years in leadership positions in the Navy and had various management positions in my past career. I looked forward and saw that to achieve my Advanced Leader Silver, I...