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Where Will Pathways Take You?
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Where Will Pathways Take You?

By Steven Timmons, DTM The real question to start with is, “Where Do You Want to Go?”. You see, it is always about having a goal and then creating a plan to get you there. Pathways is simply a tool and it is partly up to you (as with every tool) to figure out how...

Helping Members Get Involved!
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Helping Members Get Involved!

By Greg Pick, DTM, Pathways Coordinator   Have you read or heard the following statements? It is easier to keep a valued member than to find new members; Get members involved early to keep their interest and allow them to see the value in our program; and Toastmasters provides an excellent program that leads to...

Pathways Mentoring Program
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Pathways Mentoring Program

By Diana Wilson, SR4   Mentoring has always been a vital part of education in Toastmasters. Each club approaches mentoring in a different way. There are the casual mentors that take new members under their wing and help them learn the ins and outs of club membership. This kind of mentor is an integral part...

Base Camp Manager Duties
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Base Camp Manager Duties

By Greg Pick, DTM, Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator The Vice President Education is the Base Camp Manager.  Your duties include approving Level Completion requests and monitoring their progress.  Outside of Pathways you ensure they meet their goals by giving them speaking opportunities.  The President and Secretary provide back‑up to and have access to Base...

Big Change to the Pathways Learning Experience
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Big Change to the Pathways Learning Experience

September 12, 2019 Dear Leaders, You asked for it, and we are excited to announce a big change to the Pathways learning experience. Over the next few days, we will be opening access to projects in all levels in your paths! Currently, members can only see the projects associated with the level they are on...

Pathways: An Interview with Calvin
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Pathways: An Interview with Calvin

By Greg Pick, DTM, Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator   Calvin Dorsey had progressed through Pathways rapidly – he has completed three paths in the last 18 months.  Consequently, we wanted to know how he motivated himself and overcame his fear of speaking. Questions and Answers When you started speaking how did you overcome any...

How to Recruit Using Pathways
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How to Recruit Using Pathways

By Steven Timmons, DTM Have you struggled with how to get new members into your club? Pathways can help. It is a great program and a great tool for recruiting. You can attract people to join Toastmasters whether they are a guest in your club or people you meet on the street. We will break...

Resistance Is NOT! Futile (How to Accept Changes)
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Resistance Is NOT! Futile (How to Accept Changes)

By Steven Timmons, DTM   In what is still ranked as one of the Greatest TV Cliffhangers (see #3) ever, Captain Jean Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise was abducted by the Borg only to be assimilated.  He spoke these now famous words, “Resistance Is Futile,” as he prepared to assimilate the remainder of the...

Toastmasters By The Numbers!
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Toastmasters By The Numbers!

By Terry Mencke, ACS-ALB, Area 44 Director   I am an accountant.  Not only is it my job to compile numbers, but I play with numbers just for fun! My husband, Chuck, suggested I use my love of numbers to compile some statistics for District 25. My eyes lit up at that suggestion! I hope...

Are You Funny, Do You Want to Be?
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Are You Funny, Do You Want to Be?

By Steven Timmons, DTM, Public Relations Manager     Early in February, Toastmasters added their newest (eleventh) path – Engaging Humor.  This path might be right up your alley.  Pathways now includes the Engaging Humor path.  Let’s explore this new path together.           First, I would like to point out that...

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