Happy Thanksgiving

From Yreka California, down south to Stockton, from Fairfield, to Reno/Carson City Nevada and to all our Toastmaster Friends around the world – thank you for staying your course from presenting your Ice Breaker speech, working on your Distinguished Toastmaster award, creating and energizing healthy, fun clubs to providing excellent leadership.  I am grateful and humble […]

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Tips for heartfelt Thanksgiving toasts

How to raise a glass and express gratitude with class RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — We all want to express appreciation for family, friends and blessings at Thanksgiving, but the challenge is finding the right words and the best way to say them. Toastmasters International, the global leader in communication and […]

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The Road to Distinguished Toastmasters

Honorable, Eminent, Notable—These are some ways that organizations describe those members who have reached the pinnacle of success. In Toastmasters, we call those people Distinguished Toastmasters (DTMs)—the highest award a Toastmaster can achieve. Webster’s dictionary defines distinguished as: successful, authoritative, and commanding great respect. Distinguished Toastmasters are a rare breed. Less than one percent of […]

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The Unsung Hero

During the past few months of attending club officer training sessions, attending club and area speech contests, and speaking with numerous Area and Division Directors, one theme plays over and over again when it comes to successful clubs-the value of club champions. Club champions are the men and women who meeting after meeting, month after […]

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