Category: Pathways

We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges
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We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges

By Steven Timmons, DTM, Public Relations Manager Whether you have been a part of Toastmasters for one day or for many years, you realize that a big part of being a Toastmaster is recognition.  Pathways provides many opportunities to provide and receive recognition as you journey along your path.  Pathways badges serve a big part...

You Have a New Member–What Are Their First Steps?
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You Have a New Member–What Are Their First Steps?

By Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator This article helps club officers understand what guidance new members receive from Toastmasters International.  With this information we can better assist our new members get started on their Pathways journey. Information from Toastmasters International When an officer enters a new member’s information into Club Central,...

How Can I Find Information about the Pathways Learning Experience (Pathways)?
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How Can I Find Information about the Pathways Learning Experience (Pathways)?

By Greg Pick, DTM, D25 Pathways Coordinator Finding information is easy – just “Google” it.  Three established locations that I use and are convenient for finding information about Pathways – District 25 Pathways Resource page, articles included in each Hot Topics, and the Toastmasters International website. District 25 Pathways Resource Page On our District 25 website (www.d25toastmasters.org)...

The Navigator – A New Toastmasters Friend
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The Navigator – A New Toastmasters Friend

By Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator The Navigator is the primer for the Pathways learning experience and informs members about Toastmasters meetings and other opportunities.  The document provides concise, detailed information about the Pathways learning experience and the Toastmasters program in its 23 pages and is a must read for our...

Transition Period, Earning Awards, and Becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster
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Transition Period, Earning Awards, and Becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster

By Greg Pick, DTM Transition Period Pathways becomes the only way to earn educational awards on July 1, 2020.  Until then, individuals who were members before February 13, 2018 (in District 25), can earn education and leadership awards under either the traditional education (e.g., Competent Communicator, Competent Leader, Level 1, Level 2, et cetera in...

Feedback – The Heart of Toastmasters
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Feedback – The Heart of Toastmasters

by Allan Pickering, DTM I teach a workshop on Toastmasters speech evaluations where I make the claim that speech evaluations are the most important aspect of Toastmasters.  With evaluations being the obvious vehicle for feedback in a Toastmasters meeting, Pathways and Base Camp brings our feedback into the digital age! How to Send Feedback Enter...

Pathways Evaluations Made Easy – Terry Mencke, ACS, ALB
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Pathways Evaluations Made Easy – Terry Mencke, ACS, ALB

By Terry Mencke, ACS, ALB On our way to dinner, my husband (Chuck) and I were talking about Toastmasters, including the differences between Pathways and the traditional program. Chuck is on Pathways. I am still working the traditional program. All I really know about how it works I learned from the ambassador visits. I recently...

Start with Your Why – Pathways
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Start with Your Why – Pathways

By Steven Timmons, Public Relations Manager Did you know that it cost a total of $67,580 for tuition, room, board and fees combined for the 2018-2019 year to attend Harvard University? The tuition alone for the one year is $46,340. Let’s face it, education is expensive. The shocker is that the last I checked, there...

Do You Struggle with Pathways Online?  Well, Stop the Presses
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Do You Struggle with Pathways Online? Well, Stop the Presses

By Steven Timmons, DTM Recently, one of my fellow club members had a little bit of a meltdown with Pathways Online.  Don’t get me wrong.  He is working his path.  However, he is still not quite comfortable with the online aspect.  Can I see a show of hands that second that concern?  Yes, I know...

Basic Facts about the Pathways Program
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Basic Facts about the Pathways Program

-By Greg Pick, DTM Education Programs Pathways rolled out in District 25 on February 13, 2018, in District 25.  The transition period is the period from February 13, 2018, through June 30, 2020.  During this period, any member in our district who had been a member prior to February 13, 2018, can complete education awards under the traditional...