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Club Coach Program Change – Year’s Service for DTM
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Club Coach Program Change – Year’s Service for DTM

Toastmasters International has announced a temporary change in the Club Coach program.  For those of you who are trying to complete requirements for Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) before June 30, 2020 this may be of interest to you. Any member who successfully completes their role as a club coach by June 30, 2019 or June 30,...

Establishing a Common E-mail Group for Your Base Camp Manager
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Establishing a Common E-mail Group for Your Base Camp Manager

By Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator Do your Base Camp Managers receive emails notifying them that a member has completed a Level in Base Camp?  This article provides one method for clubs to create a common email for notifying the Base Camp Managers. Background Toastmasters International established the club Vice President...

The Navigator Has Changed
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The Navigator Has Changed

Greg Pick, DTM   Did you see our last article about using feedback to change Pathways?  Described below is the first significant change created by Toastmasters International’s Summit group.  If you have accessed the Navigator on the Pathways start page, I recommend that you access it again. What used to open up a 28-page online...

Dedicated to Change – Evaluations and Feedback Making a Difference
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Dedicated to Change – Evaluations and Feedback Making a Difference

By Allan Pickering, DTM Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to improvement and change.  How do I know?  Evaluations.  We bookend our meetings with speeches (test material – how we say and move) and evaluations (members review how our test material affected them).  We’ve ingrained in our club culture that those reviews are to be “positive...

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...