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It’s Time!
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It’s Time!

By Robi Ley, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, District Leadership Chair This post originally created October 9, 2019.  Updated November 12, 2019. You’re ready. I know you are. Ready for what? Ready for your next step. That step up and out to District Leadership. Wait. What? Me? District leadership? Yes, you. It’s time. Even though...

My Service Journey
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My Service Journey

By Andra Beatty, ACS-ALB, Area Director   Have you ever been given a deadline that pushed you toward achieving your goals at warp speed? I have or at least that is how  this last year has felt to me. So many things to do. So many things accomplished and just a few more to do...

Benefits of Serving
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Benefits of Serving

By Greg Pick, DTM, Immediate Past District Director “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” —Mahatma Gandhi My experiences in Toastmasters have demonstrated the truth in this quote from Mahatma Gandhi.  Point number six of the Toastmasters Promise states, “To Serve my Club as an officer when...

Sharing Responsibility
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Sharing Responsibility

Joyce Trimble, DTM “There is no I in Teamwork.”  “No Man is an Island.”  “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”  “Many hands make light work.” We are familiar with the common Clichés about working together.  It is not until THAT MOMENT when your options become null and void – tough choices...

Each Member Matters!
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Each Member Matters!

By Bobby Madera, DTM, Division G Director Why are we in Toastmasters? Why do we serve as Club and District Leaders? While we are striving to be better communicators and leaders, having a Member-focused outlook (Servant Leadership mindset) in everything we do significantly enhances our individual goals, enlightens our vision of Toastmasters mission, and increases...

Moving and Shaking
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Moving and Shaking

By Emily Murray, DTM Hi there! I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Emily Murray and I am a DTM who has been with Toastmasters since 2004 (with a couple of breaks admittedly). I’m new to D25 and the DFW area and only am just beginning to meet people. I...

There’s a New Recognition in Town
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There’s a New Recognition in Town

By: Robi Ley, District Director Toastmasters are amazing people. Every day, someone does something that is kind, generous, helpful, and encouraging, but often goes completely unnoticed. Your trio wants to change that. We are going to recognize someone every month with an “Outstanding Member” pin. These are not nominations. These are not recommendations from others....

Mentoring – In the Spotlight!
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Mentoring – In the Spotlight!

By Chuck Mencke, DTM “A mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says ‘Let’s!’” – Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker I feel there has not been enough emphasis placed on mentoring within the Toastmasters educational and leadership programs. With Pathways, I am pleased to see mentoring...

Be The Change You Wish To See In The World
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Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

by Kim Story, DTM If you have ever received an email from me, then you have seen this quote before. When I think about my Service Journey in Toastmasters, it always comes back to this quote by Mahatma Gandhi. But why is this quote so important to me? In his book, “How To Win Friends...

Lessons Learned from My HPL
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Lessons Learned from My HPL

by Susan Carson How many of you think Toastmasters is only about communicating and leading others? That is not the big truth. It is a well-kept secret! TM is really about your relationship with yourself– communicating with, understanding and leading yourself. It is only then that you can excel at communicating and leading others. And...

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