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Communicate Across Cultures
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Communicate Across Cultures

Featured Article in the August 2020 Toastmasters Leader Letter Be a better leader by making note of cultural nuances and acting accordingly, as our panel of webinar experts advise. Are you a culturally intelligent leader? Success in the global marketplace requires cultural finesse when communicating. To help communicators from all walks bridge the culture gap,...

Prepare to Cast Your Vote-Toastmasters International
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Prepare to Cast Your Vote-Toastmasters International

Chris Raneri, DTM, District Director’s summary of information provided by Toastmasters International – Club Voting (1) Voting at the Annual Business Meeting Clubs in good standing may cast two (2) votes at the Annual Business Meeting for International Officer and Director elections, as well as Proposals A and B to amend the Bylaws of Toastmasters...

A message from Club Quality and Member Support Teams at World Headquarters
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A message from Club Quality and Member Support Teams at World Headquarters

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director Information below sent to members from Toastmasters International.   June 26, 2020 Dear Toastmasters, World Headquarters is receiving a high volume of requests about the end of the Toastmasters year, and the end of the traditional education program. At this time, we are prioritizing the education award applications that...

How to Support Incarcerated Members in Adopting Pathways
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How to Support Incarcerated Members in Adopting Pathways

by Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following was emailed to District Leaders, June 11, 2020   Dear District Leaders, Over the past several months, there have been questions about Prison clubs continuing with Pathways or converting to Gavel clubs due to the end of the traditional education program. Therefore, a group of Prison club...

Help Them Achieve Their Goals
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Help Them Achieve Their Goals

by Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following was emailed to club members June 8, 2020.   June 8, 2020 Dear Toastmasters, The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has impacted the world as we once knew it. Millions have lost their jobs and are left wondering what’s next. With your help, a brighter future awaits! If someone...

New District Recognition Awards
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New District Recognition Awards

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following email was send from Toastmasters International to District Leaders regarding new District recognition awards for Areas, Divisions, District.   May 28, 2020 Dear District Leader, There is cause for celebration. As Toastmasters clubs and Districts around the world adapt to the effects the coronavirus crisis is having...

New Club Recognition Awards
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New Club Recognition Awards

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following email was send from Toastmasters International to all Club Officers. May 28, 2020 Dear Club Officer, There is cause for celebration. As Toastmasters clubs around the world adapt to the effects the coronavirus crisis is having on in-person events and meetings, Toastmasters International is taking note of...

Pathways Access extended and Toastmaster Magazine Update
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Pathways Access extended and Toastmaster Magazine Update

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   The following was sent to members from Toastmasters International   May 6, 2020 Dear Toastmasters, Thank you for putting your trust in the Board of Directors as we work together to navigate this difficult time. COVID-19 has put a strain on the economy, directly affecting Toastmasters International and...

Update on Speakathons from Toastmasters
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Update on Speakathons from Toastmasters

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following information was sent from Toastmasters International. April 21, 2020 Dear Club President and Vice President Education, We know that due to the evolving impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), some members are having difficulties finding opportunities to present speeches in the club setting. Because of this, Toastmasters International...

Virtual District Council Meetings, Campaigns, and Election Guidelines
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Virtual District Council Meetings, Campaigns, and Election Guidelines

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   District Leadership Team received this email April 12, 2020: Dear District Leaders, With the recent exceptions made by the Board of Directors, communicated on April 6, we’ve complied guidelines on how to conduct the upcoming District council meetings, candidate campaigns/showcase, and elections. This message has been sent to...

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