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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2012 Edge Summit

Today was the annual World Champions Edge Summit with Darren Lacroix, Ed Tate, Craig Valentine, Lance Miller and Mark Brown. This was another great event and I'm just sorry I [...]

2012 TI Convention – The WCPS Timer’s Perspective

This year, I had the honor of serving as an Official Timer for the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. That's right, front row center, baby! In [...]

2012 TI Convention – Lisa Panarello education session

Lisa Panarello gave a presentation called CPR Strategies for Successful Networking. I really liked the depth of information and the specific tips she gave. Her approach of [...]

2012 TI Convention – Sam Davidson Education Session

I'm so glad I went to this session! Sam Davidson was very entertaining and presented a session relevant to any Toastmaster looking to make money speaking. Although some [...]

2012 TI Convention – Chris Ford Leading from the Middle

In the first education session Friday, Past International President Chris Ford spoke about Leading From the Middle. Chris opened with an interesting story contrasting his [...]

2012 TI Convention – Semi Final Contest Results

Here are the results (winners) of the semi-final contests - I'll post the official link later tonight Contest 1 - D37 Brian Corey Contest 2 - D73 Andrew Kneebone (I saw [...]

2012 TI Convention – Jock Elliott’s Session

2011 World Champion of Public Speaking Jock Elliott presented the first education session of the convention. Titled The Journey, how to win the world championship of public [...]

2012 TI Convention – Thursday EDGE Breakfast

Thursday morning started off with a free EDGE event for members of the World Champions EDGE. Mark Brown, Ed Tate, Darren LaCroix, Jim Key, Lance Miller and Jock Elliott [...]

2012 TI Convention – Accredited Speaker Panel

The accredited speaker panel was one of my "must dos" for this event. Hearing from five existing accredited speakers really helped clarify how the program works, and why I [...]

2012 TI Convention – Wednesday Board Briefing

Wednesday's festivities really kicked off with the Board of Directors briefing. This event gives members and leaders throughout the organization to hear about coming projects [...]