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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...

Pathways as A Sales Tool
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Pathways as A Sales Tool

By Steven Timmons, DTM, Public Relations Manager Are you using the Pathways Learning Experience as a sales tool to get guests to join your club?  I recommend that you really should.  Pathways provides great value, fulfills a need, and is fun and educational. As a member of a Toastmasters club, one of the toughest duties...

The Tale of Two Pathways
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The Tale of Two Pathways

By Steven Timmons, DTM, Public Relations Manager Do you expect everything to be easy and laid out for you?  Of course not, you likely expect that you are going to have to work to add value to your life.  Today, I will share with you the story of two different pathways participants. Two club members...

Are You a New Base Camp Manager?
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Are You a New Base Camp Manager?

By Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator You have now become the Vice President Education.  As the individual who is also the base camp manager some of your duties include helping members achieve their goals by giving them speaking opportunities and by tracking their progress.  Although the President and Secretary back up...

Oops – I Went Too Fast and Marked the Project Complete
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Oops – I Went Too Fast and Marked the Project Complete

By Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator   When we perform new, unfamiliar tasks we make errors.  The Pathways learning experience is designed to be performed in sequence – one project and one level at a time. Tracking Completion What can we do when we mark items as complete when we had...

Pathways Mentoring Module
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Pathways Mentoring Module

By Chuck Mencke, DTM, Area 45 Director In the July 14, 2018 edition of Hot Topics, I wrote an article on “Mentoring – In the Spotlight.” I touted the benefits and importance of mentoring and how Pathways has finally put mentoring in the spotlight. To recap, each Pathways path now requires a Level 2 project...

Why Pathways?
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Why Pathways?

By Steven Timmons, District Public Relations Manager Can you believe that we have passed the first anniversary of the Pathways learning experience rollout in District 25 – February 13, 2018.  Today, I would like to provide some reasons why more members should implement the Pathways learning experience. As I review my Club’s Roster, I see that we...

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