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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Toastmasters 2011 Convention – E is for Excellence in Speaking and Leading

Dana LaMon in an Accredited Speaker and World Champion of Public Speaking. His session, E is for Excellence in Speaking and Leading was in front of a full house (over 400 [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Opening Ceremonies and Speakers

The convention is underway! Cool stuff right off the bat: 1. Parade of flags (always awesome) 2. Seeing friends carrying so many flags 3. Free book from one of the featured [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Board Briefing

Editors note: These are raw notes from the board briefing at the TI Convention. I'll post updated info in the next week or so. Today's Toastmaster International Board [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – TM and You

The Toastmasters and You session is an overview of the roles of Region Advisor, International Director, and International Officer positions in Toastmasters International. [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Brand Workshop

I've posted on the new brand launch on our District 22 website: http://district22.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/where-leaders-are-made/ Check out the Toastmasters Website for [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Tuesday Training and a Peek at Branding

The Toastmasters International Convention starts tomorrow!! It's gonna be sweet! Spoiler alert: This evening I snuck into the room where they are having the branding workshop [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Monday Training

Today began our much anticipated District Leader training at the International Convention in Las Vegas. Imagine 20 hours of training packed into about 8 acedemic hours, with a [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Sunday Prep

Welcome to Las Vegas! With the changes to the Toastmasters training schedule, I had to fly in to the convention location on Sunday in order to be here for the 6:30 am start [...]

Waiting vs. Failing

Have you ever told your boss, "I'm waiting on [somebody] to get back to me?" The question is, can the boss tell the difference between you waiting and you failing? I've never [...]

Get Motivated – Bill Cosby Style

At the Wichita Get Motivated seminar, Bill Cosby one one of the featured speakers of the day. Much of what he said was fantastic. But was really unique was who he brought on [...]