Toastmasters: Getting your DTM through Pathways

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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 […]

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

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Editors note: A revised version of this post for using Pathways is now available here: http://robchristeson.com/job-hunting-using-toastmasters-pathways-to-prepare-for-the-interview-part-ii/ 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, determine my content and practice that content in the club. […]

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

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Editors note: A revised version of this post for using Pathways is now available here. 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 job interview. I was drawn to […]

Focus on yourself for a better career

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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 impactful parts of this presentation was Kene’s second point about the need to focus on yourself. this made me think about my recent career changes and how his points […]

D44: Johnny Campbell – Win the Crowd

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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 hearing Johnny is his amazing ability to tell stories that leave you with an easy-to-remember point. I knew what to expect from seeing him speak at the Toastmasters International Conventions […]

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, Pathways is our new educational program, coming from the REP efforts you’ve hopefully heard about before. I was contacted this week as a Chief Ambassador of […]

2016 Lady and the Champs – Patricia Fripp

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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 about her company. After she finished, they said thank you and that was it.  Patricia told her, “You answered the question they asked, not the question they […]

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

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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 are today? Lots of audience members had answers. “Struggle”, “Commitment”, “Learning” and “Experiences” Darren’s one word in intention. […]