Once a Toastmaster, Always a Toastmaster

by Vicky Iozzia, DTM In November, it will be 29 years since I became a Toastmaster. I have held all club offices many times, been Area Governor and Division Governor, and been a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) three times. My life has taken me in many directions besides Toastmasters. For many years, I participated in programs […]

Pathways Monthly Tips

by Deborah Wilde, DTM and John Morrow, DTM District 84 Pathways Co-Chairs April Tips Tip #1 See the Bigger Opportunity Think of each Path as a “Building Block” in your skill set. Tip # 2 Straight from Education Program FAQ The improved system will allow for many improvements and enhancements, including: Tip # 3 Base […]

My First Speechcraft Experience

by DeRhone Sutton-Lambert On February 28, 2024, participants of an eight-week-long Speechcraft series graduated with honors. The four-member team under my leadership consisted of experienced and enthusiastic Toastmasters: Becky McGilton, Tina Smith, Pim Parpart, all DTMs, and Julie Salgo. I chose this activity to work towards my own DTM title. We were all impressed with […]

Pathways Monthly Tips

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by Deborah Wilde, DTM and John Morrow, DTM District 84 Pathways Co-Chairs March Tips Tip 1 Attention to Pathways Update On December 11, 2023, Toastmasters International sent out a letter to all members about the Pathways updates. Please note the following change regarding Assess Your Skills (excerpt from the 12/11/23 letter): As you may have […]

Circus, dog and pony show, show and tell or all 3?

Open House Tips from My Successes by Melanie Cheong, DTM, of Australia On the second Sunday of February, my club, Find Your Funny, held an open house/special event. My first of this type, i.e., for an advanced club, on the other side of my world, fully online. My earlier events were for the launch of […]

Division B’s Annual Christmas Party

by Becky McGilton, DTM, PDD Forty years ago, while serving in the military, I developed a passion for providing opportunities for people to get together and socialize. I took it upon myself to open my home to those who wanted to enjoy a home-cooked meal, time with friends, and the opportunity to have companionship during […]

‘Click to join online meeting’—an American Interlude

by John Marshall of Australia The philanthropist Ron Hall once said, “Together, we can change the world with just one random act at a time.” The early years of the 2020s will doubtless be remembered in years to come, laced with memories of the horror of the spread of a virus that literally stopped the […]

Evolution of a Club

by Deron Scott, Club President How did Toast-Stars Club # 9269 evolve from a single individual to a diverse, multi-state club? It all started in March 1993 when a Grumman employee relocated from Bethpage, New York, to Melbourne, Florida, and wanted to start a Toastmasters club because he was impressed with what he experienced in […]

Family Traditions

by Fred Bergeron, DTM In May of 1979, “Family Tradition” was released by Hank Williams Jr. Did you have any family traditions during the holidays? I was 12 ½ years old when this song came out, but when I turned thirteen in October of that year, once December rolled around, our family tradition started with […]

Pathways Monthly Tips

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by Deborah Wilde, DTM and John Morrow, DTM District 84 Pathways Co-Chairs December Tips Speech Writing Techniques Using Vocals and Gestures to Enhance Your Speech Base Camp Manager (BCM) 2-Step Process Tip 1:  Speech Writing Techniques When you arrive at Level One, your first-ever educational opportunity, it is always best to ENGAGE each Path Level […]

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