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Call for District Leadership Nominations

The Value of Leadership Experience By Matt Siewart, DTM, PDG I would like to invite and encourage you to run for District office—elected or nominated—and offer to you a personal testimonial from my experience with elected office on the highest levels of District executive leadership. My testimonial begins with my call-to-action as your involvement running…
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TOASTMASTERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (TLI): What’s in it for me?

By Robin Riddell, DTM Are you planning to attend an upcoming TLI? Not sure because you’ve never been before? We surveyed some of our members who have been to Toastmasters Leadership Institute and here’s what they had to say: From Monica, “To get new ideas. To get re-energized, find out what’s new and reconnect with…
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How to Maximize your District 48 Spring 2020 Conference Experience

By Jeannette Sweeney, Conference Chair Is this your first-time attending District 48 Spring Conference? Well, you are in luck! We are answering your questions in advance to help you get the most our of your conference experience. Here are the quick answers to the question most often asked by first timers: What to wear; what…
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To Click or to Hover That is the Question!

By: Emily L Drenberg, DTM, IPDD, Webmaster Are you going in circles trying to find information on the district website? This is a quick guide to help take the mystery out of finding information on district48.org.  Upon arrival to the home page, the following menu bar appears. In some cases, clicking on the menu name…
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Club Ambassador or Club Emissary?

By: Emily L Drenberg, DTM, IPDD, Webmaster District 48 now has 2 exciting programs that reward members for reaching out to other clubs. The Club Ambassador Program started in 2015. This program rewards Toastmasters who attend other club meetings beyond the club in which they are members. In order to qualify, the Toastmaster cannot be…
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FULL Circle is here for YOU!

By: Emily L Drenberg, DTM, IPDD, Webmaster Have you served in ALL meeting Roles? Would you like to be recognized for that accomplishment? The FULL Circle Program was designed to do exactly that! How do you earn a FULL Circle program pin? The FULL Circle must be completed within 6 months of the first date…
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Digging into Pathways Details

By: Sean F. Forrester, DTM Chief Pathways Guide, District 48 One of Toastmasters International’s Pathways Pioneers is George Marshall, DTM, from District 57, one of the first Districts to launch the new Pathways Learning Experience. Mr. Marshall held my position within District 57 as the Chief Pathways Guide, offering presentations and detailed materials to his…
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To Coach is to be Coached

May Ghali with Balraj Arunalsalam, Toastmasters International Past President at the District 48 2019 Spring Conference. By: May Ghali, Current Area 44 Director Club Coach – Positively Speaking Immediate Past President – Sarasota Toastmasters Club In the three years since I became a Toastmaster, I achieved my Advanced Communicator Gold as well as my Advanced…
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A Special Pathways Resource

By: Sean F. Forrester, DTM Chief Pathways Guide, District 48 While scouring the internet for great resources on Pathways to include in our new Pathways Resources page, I came across worthy of being highlighted separately. Its author is Frank Storey, DTM, an active Toastmaster from District 18 and it is called Pathways Tutorial. There are…
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Printing Your Pathways Project

By: Sean F. Forrester, DTM Chief Pathways Guide, District 48 For some Toastmasters, there is nothing better than to have a printed copy of the current project on which s/he is working. Whether it is to read off-line by the side of the pool, or to share and discuss with one’s Mentor, sometimes there are…
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