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It’s Parliamentary, My Dear Watson

Don’t know when to call for the question or in what order to take a vote when there are amendments to amendments of the main motion? What does it mean when someone calls for “orders of the day”? How do you get a motion that has been tabled brought back to the floor? Who the...

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D25 & You: Blossoming Together

“The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin Where are you, fellow Toastmaster, on your personal development journey? You can hasten the blossoming of your communications and leadership skills while serving in a volunteer role. Here are a...

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We Got a D on Our Report Card!

A D you say? Why should we be thrilled about a D? Because D means that District 25 achieved Distinguished status for the 2012-2013 Toastmasters year! Only 32 of the 89 districts worldwide were Distinguished or better! What does it mean for a district to be Distinguished? In other words, what does EXCELLENCE in Toastmasters...

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Wackel’s Wonderful Workshop

Save the date: Thursday, August 29.  That’s when noted sales training expert Tim Wackel will provide a free workshop for District 25 Toastmasters.  In this fun, interactive and information-packed workshop, you’ll learn how to develop and nurture a healthy sales mentality. You’ll also:    •  Discover how the right attitude and techniques can help you sell...

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BOG – Boots on the Ground

Boots on the Ground: Idiom, the ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict at the time of speaking, rather than troops not being engaged or being transported to the fighting. I first became aware of the acronym BOG when one of my Facebook friends landed in Iraq. Her blog was entitled BOG. I...

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Looking Back . . . Looking Forward!

 What a great start we have had for the 2012-2013 Toastmasters year! January 1st marks the halfway point through our District officer terms. Let’s have some fireworks to celebrate the successes we have met along the way and to light the way to future successes! Our year began with our Toastmasters Leadership Institute season, with...

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What Do Your Club Officers Do?

Have you considered becoming a club officer?  Or, maybe you have been Sergeant at Arms or Secretary for the last three terms and want to try something new.  Go ahead and take that step!  You will see your leadership skills blossom, become more in tune to the happenings around your area, division and district, and feel...

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D25 Makes Distinguished

Our Toastmaster 2011-2012 ended on June 30, 2012 with District receiving District recognition. I hope that this was your best Toastmaster year yet. I know it was mine. So many members, club officers, and members of the District leadership team truly let their light shine by becoming better leaders and communicators. I will have fond memories of members...

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Explore the Possibilities!

Bonne Stroman Welcome to a bright new year in District 25 Toastmasters! I am excited about exploring the possibilities of Toastmasters with you as we go forward into the new year. Brian Tracy, self-help author and motivational speaker, said, “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored,...