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Tracking Your (Club) Pathways Progress

By: Sean F. Forrester, DTM, Chief Educational Ambassador, District 48 One of the questions I was asked several times at the recent Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) events this season is “How do I track my club members’ progress in Pathways?”. While the Base Camp Managers have been shown how to monitor their club members progress…
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Accounting For Pathways

By: Sean F. Forrester, DTM, Chief Educational Ambassador, District 48 One of the things I have been monitoring this year on a monthly basis is the number of Educational Awards earned in both the Traditional program and the new Pathways program by the District membership. Ideally, I would like to see an orderly transition from…
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A Letter to District 48

From Terry Baab, 2018-2019 District Toastmaster of the Year Thank you ever so much for awarding me the 2018-19 District Toastmaster of the Year Award. I’m stunned beyond belief because I could walk into any District meeting and easily point out 20 other Toastmasters that could qualify for the honor. The quality and caliber of leaders throughout District…
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Tips for Speaking in Front of a Camera

By Bob Turel, DTM Because the International Speech contest rules have changed and require that the district submit a video of the winner’s speech, your preparation needs to be more encompassing. Competing for a spot at the district level does not require any video recording at all, but now one is required for the Regional…
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Call for District Leadership Nominations

The Value of Leadership Experience By Matt Siewert, 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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