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Service Isn’t Always Natural
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Service Isn’t Always Natural

by Les Condit, DTM Service is not something that came naturally to me. When I was young, “my life” seemed to be what was most important. I was in Boy Scouts and I liked getting badges and positive feedback from my parents, but as I worked toward my Eagle Scout Award more of my time...

Ice Breakers – The Zoom Experience
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Ice Breakers – The Zoom Experience

by Joyce Trimble, DTM Mr. Cooper Speaks President, Andres Aguilar, recently contacted new and season speakers to share their experiences with ice breakers and virtual meetings.   Enjoy the insight of 3 Mr. Cooper Speak members. Mani Jonnalagadda and her Ice Breaker experience:  “I joined Toast Masters to learn and grow my speaking abilities and my goal is to...

Perseverance & Persistence – My Toastmasters Leadership Journey!
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Perseverance & Persistence – My Toastmasters Leadership Journey!

Perseverance & Persistence – My Toastmasters Leadership Journey! By Chuck Mencke, DTM, Division D Director – 2019-2020 Thinking back a decade or so, I fondly remember my first Toastmasters meeting at Plus Two Toastmasters October 2009. My wife, Terry, and I walked into the meeting not knowing what to expect. Why Toastmasters? What was going...

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...

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