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 Convention 2015: Day Two – Patricia Fripp and Darren LaCroix

   Patricia and Darren held an awesome session which included some mini coaching as well as amazing points on improving your speaking that all of the audience [...]

Toastmasters Convention 2015: Day One – Board Briefing 

Our Toastmasters  International Convention kicked off today with the Board of Directors briefing. This is always an interesting event, and gives us (as members) a view [...]

Toastmasters Convention 2015: Day Zero – The Accredited Speaker Seminar Rochelle Rice session

   Rochelle's session on "Moving from free to fee" Rochelle opened up by having us stand in an "X" and breathe.  Dress the part, know what your doing and [...]

Toastmasters Convention 2015: Day Zero The Accredited Speaker Seminar Dan LaMon’s session

Dana LaMon, AS and 1992 WCPS spoke about Making your Message Memorable. I remember his message from the 2011 convention (blog post here) - it was one of the best sessions I [...]

Toastmasters Convention 2015: Day Zero – The Accredited Speaker Seminar Opening Session

  Today was the seminar for Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker program. In the morning portion of this program we heard some great tips from many existing [...]

Toastmasters Convention 2015: pre-day zero 

There's a trend in video games now, where the day before the game is released, a "day zero" edition is sold. It usually has a limited quantity and some special features. For [...]

Training with handouts

Have you ever sat in a training class with an instructor that spoke non-stop, perhaps with some nice slides? When the session was over, he assumed you got it and went on his [...]

Toastmasters D22: Jim Key’s awesome contest training

This last weekend, Jim Key visited the Kansas City metro here in District 22 and delivered what many agreed was an amazing session on Toastmasters Contests. In Jim's [...]

Tip – Teach to Learn

I've found that when I prepare a presentation to teach something, I always end up discovering something new about the topic, no matter how much I knew before. 3 things that [...]

2015 is coming

Well, it's New Year's Eve and time for my annual rant. Get a resolution! There we go. Have a great [...]