Toastmasters: Getting your DTM through Pathways

Recently, I added an update to the District 22 blog on Pathways. That FAQ has some useful information on the new program, and it has led to a number of questions about completing your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award before Pathways rolls out. Specifically, should you finish in the existing system or, if not, how do you decide when to transition [...]

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Job Hunting – Using Toastmasters to Prepare for the Interview, Part II

For In Part 1 of this series, I discussed valuable lessons that came from using prepared speeches to better develop my skills for the job interview process. In other words, [...]

Job Hunting – Using Toastmasters to Prepare for the Interview, Part I

When I first joined Toastmasters in 2005, my goal was to improve my job interview skills. I had served in the US Air Force for nearly 20 years, and had never had a civilian [...]

Focus on yourself for a better career

At the Toastmasters D44 fall conference, my friend Kene Iloenyosi gave a wonderful keynote on change. While he wasn't focused explicitly on career change, one of the most [...]

D44: Johnny Campbell – Win the Crowd

Accredited speaker Johnny Campbell spoke at the District 44 conference on Insider Secrets for Creating Winning Presentations, titled "Win the Crowd". What I like about [...]

2016 Toastmasters Convention – Pathways Update

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Coming this week at the international convention, Toastmasters International is scheduled to have a Pathways booth for members to see a demo of the new program. As a reminder, [...]

2016 Lady and the Champs – Patricia Fripp

Selling Yourself, Your Ideas, Your Expertise with Patricia Fripp Recently one of Patricia's clients told her the story about a potenial client who asked her to tell them [...]

2016 Lady and the Champs – Ed Tate

Ed spoke about Designing any Training in 15 minutes Ed had us get in groups and discuss our successes and challenges. These groups allowed us to brainstorm a lot of ideas [...]

2016 Lady and the Champs – Darren LaCroix Presentation Re-Boot

What is your one word?  Why do you want to do this? Why do you want to be on stage? What one word would you use to describe your journey and what got you to where you [...]

2016 Lady and the Champs – Women in Speaking

No matter how much I learn about speaking, there's always room to gain insights and new ways to connect with an audience. This weekend, I get my annual chance by attending [...]

Should you write?

More times than I can count, as a speaker I've been advised to write and I've heard other speakers advised to write. Write a book, write articles, write a blog. [...]