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Calling All Toastmasters Testimonials
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Calling All Toastmasters Testimonials

Do You Have a Message about What Toastmasters Has Done for You? We invite you to share. We would love your testimonials for our YouTube and Facebook channels. The process is simple. Script out your message. Aim for around a minute more or less. Pay attention to your background. A blank wall is good or...

Getting Back on Track with TLIs
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Getting Back on Track with TLIs

by Ernestina Pinones, DTM I was well on my way to achieving my second DTM when BAM! LIFE Happened. I lost my job, I moved, I got sick and could no longer drive. I had to leave Toastmasters and all the comforts of home to start a new life in Oak Cliff, a new part...

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...

My Leadership Journey
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My Leadership Journey

by Les Condit, DTM   I started very earlier taking roles as a club officer. This seemed normal to me. I was an Eagle Scout, spent 14 years in leadership positions in the Navy and had various management positions in my past career. I looked forward and saw that to achieve my Advanced Leader Silver, I...

My Education Journey
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My Education Journey

by Les Condit, DTM I wanted to make it to DTM very early on in my Toastmaster’s journey. I was working at a steady pace toward education awards in my own club. Speeches and awards slowed down while I was doing 2 years of service for District 25, but I picked up speed once I...

Lessons Learned and Reinforced
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Lessons Learned and Reinforced

by Bob Beideck As the Spring 2018 Conference Chair, I learned a lot. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. This is one of the hardest things, especially since I like to be independent, but it’s impossible to do everything yourself and you take away learning opportunities from others. Trust the people that you picked,...

D25 Spring Conference 2018: A First Timer’s Experience
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D25 Spring Conference 2018: A First Timer’s Experience

by Melissa Southerland A low hum of conversation surrounds you. Excitement is in the air. The District 25 2018 Spring Conference has arrived! You nervously walk up to the first timers table and are cheerfully greeted by Amanda Vasquez. “Great to see you! Her exhilarating demeanor makes you even more enthusiastic about the adventure that...

My Service Journey
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My Service Journey

by Les Condit, DTM Toastmasters has helped me to be a better speaker and to learn new leadership skills that are necessary to be successful in working with a volunteer type organization. I admit that when I became an Area Director it was because it was something that I needed in order to meet the...

Being an Area Contest Chair
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Being an Area Contest Chair

by Michael Duckworth Area 53 Tall Tales and International Speech Contest As a new (less than one year) member of Toastmasters, I was honored to be asked to chair the Area 53 Tall Tales and International Speech Contest on March 10th. There are many details involved in presenting a successful speech contest. However, the outline...

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