Contact:Jyo Pai, DTMDistrict 50 DTM Mentor firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepared By:Hitesh Bhalala, DTMDistrict 50 DTM Mentor 2017-2018
2) An effective way to make progress on your education is to proactively look for the opportunities to speak. Following are some options.- Teaching at Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI).- Keynote speeches at TLI.- Inspiration at contests (1-2 minute).- Being a contest master for a club/area/division/district contest.- Being a contestant at a contest.- As a district leader whenever you visit clubs and share information, make sure to get your speeches evaluated towards relevant education manuals.
3) Beyond education - Toastmasters is an excellent way to grow as a human being. Beyond education, Toastmasters provides outstanding opportunities to connect with others. The best way to connect with others is to participate/help with Club Demo meetings, TLIs, Contests(participate, judge), Conferences, as well as International Conventions.
4) We encourage you to use the Toastmasters International Helpline. +1 949-858-8255 6 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday–Friday, excluding U.S. holidays. This is an excellent resource for our organization.
Requirement 1. Complete 10 projects in the Competent Communicator Manual (Appendix A).
Tip: Typically members take 8 to 12 months to complete CC.
Requirement 1. Achieve Competent Communicator award
Requirement 2. Complete two Advanced Communication Series manuals (Appendix B).
Tip: Typically members take 8 to 12 months to complete ACB.
Requirement 1. Achieve Advanced Communicator Bronze award (or achieved Able Toastmaster or Advanced Toastmaster Bronze award).
Requirement 2. Complete two additional Advanced Communication Series manuals (Appendix B).
Requirement 3. Conduct any two presentations from The Better Speaker Series (Appendix D) and/or The Successful Club Series (Appendix E). (Tip: Can the same presentation be repeated on different dates at the same or different clubs?).
Tip: Typically members take 8 to 12 months to complete ACS.
Requirement 1. Achieve Advanced Communicator Silver award (or achieved Able Toastmaster Bronze or Advanced Toastmaster Silver award).
Requirement 3. Conduct a presentation from the The Success/Leadership Series (Appendix G)orThe Success/Communication Series (Appendix H) or a Youth Leadership.Tip: For Youth Leadership opportunities, please email email@example.com.
Requirement 4. Coach a new member with the first three speech projects.
Tip: Typically members take 8 to 12 months to complete ACG.
1. Complete the 10 projects in the Competent Leadership manual (Appendix C).
Tip: Typically members take 8 to 12 months to complete CL.
1. Achieve Competent Leader award.
2. Achieve Competent Communicator award (or Competent Toastmaster award).
3. Serve at least six months as a club officer and participate in the preparation of a Club Success Plan while serving in this office. Check with your club president about available club officer positions.
4. While a club officer, participate in a district-sponsored club officer training program.
5. Conduct any two programs from The Successful Club Series (Appendix E) and/orThe Leadership Excellence Series (Appendix F).
Tip: Typically members take 6 months to complete ALB.
1. Achieve Advanced Leader Bronze award (or “old” Competent Leader award)
2. Served a complete term as a district officer (District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, Division Director, Area Director).Tip: Connect with your area and division leaders (and nominated candidates) for district officer opportunities. http://d50toastmasters.org/leadership/area-and-division-directors.html
3. Complete the High Performance Leadership program (HPL)Tips: a. Order your HPL program packet from https://www.toastmasters.org/shop/262--High-Performance-Leadershipb. Get creative in finding HPL program opportunities. An HPL program can be done for your club or contest or conference or neighborhood or a place of worship or a non-profit of your choice or even for your workplace.
4. Serve successfully as a club sponsor, mentor or club coach.Tips: a. For Club Sponsor/Mentor opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and fill this form https://tinyurl.com/y8w5ekyfb. For Club Coach opportunities, please email email@example.com.
Tip: Typically members take 12 to 15 months to complete ALS.
1. Achieve Advanced Communicator Gold award (or Advanced Toastmaster Gold award)
2. Achieve Advanced Leader Silver award (or “old” Advanced Leader award)
Important FAQ for the Pathways.https://www.toastmasters.org/Education/Pathways/FAQ
Here is a nice comparison with the traditional DTM education program.https://www.toastmasters.org/education/distinguished-toastmaster
To know more about Pathways, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. The Ice Breaker2. Organize Your Speech3. Get to the Point4. How to Say It5. Your Body Speaks6. Vocal Variety7. Research Your Topic8. Get Comfortable with Visual Aids9. Persuade with Power10. Inspire Your Audience
1. The Entertaining Speaker2. Speaking to Inform3. Humorously Speaking4. Storytelling5. Speeches by Management6. Special Occasion Speeches7. Specialty Speeches8. Public Relations9. Interpretive Reading10. Technical Presentations11. Persuasive Speaking12. Communicating on Video13. Interpersonal Communication14. The Professional Speaker15. Facilitating Discussion
PROJECT 2: Critical ThinkingCOMPLETE 2 OF 3 Speech EvaluatorGrammarianGeneral Evaluator
PROJECT 3: Giving FeedbackCOMPLETE 3 OF 3 Speech EvaluatorGrammarianGeneral Evaluator
PROJECT 4: Time ManagementCOMPLETE TIMER +1 TimerToastmasterSpeakerTopicsmasterGrammarian
PROJECT 5: Planning and ImplementationCOMPLETE 3 OF 4 SpeakerGeneral EvaluatorToastmasterTopicsmaster
PROJECT 6: Organization and DelegationCOMPLETE 1 OF 6 Help Organize a Club Speech ContestHelp Organize a Club Special EventHelp Organize a Club Membership Campaign or ContestHelp Organize a Club PR CampaignHelp Produce a Club NewsletterAssist the Club’s Webmaster
PROJECT 7: FacilitationCOMPLETE 2 OF 4 ToastmasterGeneral EvaluatorTopicsmasterBefriend a Guest
PROJECT 8: MotivationCOMPLETE 1 CHAIR + 2 OTHER Membership Campaign or Contest ChairPR Campaign ChairToastmasterSpeech EvaluatorGeneral Evaluator
PROJECT 9: MentoringCOMPLETE 1 OF 3 Mentor for a New MemberMentor for an Existing MemberHPL Guidance Committee Member
PROJECT 10: Team Building COMPLETE TOASTMASTER + GENERAL EVALUATOR ToastmasterGeneral EvaluatorOR 1 OF THE FOLLOWING Membership Campaign ChairClub PR Campaign ChairClub Speech Contest ChairClub Special Event ChairClub Newsletter EditorClub Webmaster
Beginning Your SpeechConcluding Your SpeechControlling Your FearImpromptu SpeakingSelecting Your TopicKnow Your AudienceOrganizing Your SpeechCreating An IntroductionPreparation And PracticeUsing Body Language
Moments Of TruthFinding New Members For Your ClubEvaluate To MotivateClosing The SaleCreating The Best Club ClimateMeeting Roles And ResponsibilitiesMentoringKeeping The CommitmentGoing Beyond Our ClubHow To Be A Distinguished ClubThe Toastmasters Educational Program
The Visionary LeaderDeveloping A MissionValues and LeadershipGoal Setting And PlanningDelegate To EmpowerBuilding A TeamGiving Effective FeedbackThe Leader as a CoachMotivating PeopleService And LeadershipResolving Conflict
Each presentation is designed to be conducted as a seminar, with a club member serving as leader or coordinator. The presentations include a script and instructions. Most presentations also include visuals and notebooks for participants.
Develop strong presentation skills Improve your training abilities Demonstrate teaching skills in a workshop environment Learn the "ins and outs" of meeting planning Gain expertise with visual aids Provide a much needed educational service to others
Presentation of a Success/Leadership presentation can help fulfill one of the requirements for the Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) award.
Overviews of the six Success/Leadership presentations.
How to Conduct Productive Meetings (Item 236)
This presentation reveals the techniques and dynamics for conducting productive meetings for any group. What are the secrets to opening and concluding meetings? How can you tell if the meeting is running smoothly? This presentation answers these questions and more as it shows how to conduct effective meetings. Time: 1 hour
Improving Your Management Skills (Item 259)
Managers are an integral part of any organization. All societies depend on the goods and services provided by the organizations these individuals manage. Each of us has experience with employees every day, directly or indirectly, as we come into contact with businesses and other organizations. Whether we have positive experiences in these encounters depends greatly on the people who manage them. This presentation helps develop the skills and qualities required to be an effective manager, and it shows how you can incorporate them into your own work.
Time: 2.5 - 3 hours
Leadership, Part I: Characteristics of Effective Leaders (Item 255)
Managers analyze information, make inferences and make decisions daily. Leaders, on the other hand, influence and inspire group members and motivate followers to achieve a mission or goal. They have power. This presentation defines the qualities that determine effective leaders.
Time: 90 minutes
Leadership, Part II: Developing Your Leadership Skills (Item 256)
To be an effective leader, you must have the ability to accept and overcome challenges. By being a positive influence, a leader will help team members to function productively and deliver quality performance. This presentation teaches the skills and techniques needed to be an effective leader, such as contracting for excellence, team-building, motivation and coaching.
Time: 60 to 90 minutes
Leadership, Part III: Working in the Team Environment (Item 258)
Today, in businesses and other organizations around the world, people are talking about teams. They use such words as “teamwork,” “project teams,” “work teams” and “team leaders.” In this presentation you will discover the qualities of effective teams and how to build a team. Topics covered include developing team relations, encouraging commitment, fostering collaboration, building trust and resolving conflict.
Parliamentary Procedure in Action (Item 237)
Appropriate rules of order are a must in most corporations, associations and organizations. The ability to understand and apply parliamentary skills is a much sought-after quality among managers and leaders. This presentation teaches how to effectively lead and participate in parliamentary-style discussions.
Time: 5 sessions, 15 minutes each
Overviews of the six Success/Communication presentations/workshops
Speechcraft (Item 205)
This presentation is designed to develop leadership skills as well as teach speaking skills in a seminar workshop format. This presentation helps participants gain confidence in communication, including writing and delivering speeches, impromptu speaking, using audiovisual aids and body language, and improving effective listening. (More ... )
Time: 4-6-8 sessions of 1-2 hours each
How to Listen Effectively (Item 242)Listening is a far more active skill than some may think. Effective listening requires certain techniques for receiving, organizing and interpreting what has been said. This presentation helps participants recognize and develop those skills.
Time: 2.5-3.0 hours
The Art of Effective Evaluation (Item 251)Evaluations are the most important part of the Toastmasters program. The ability to effectively evaluate any situation or condition is crucial, no matter what your vocation. This presentation teaches the finer points of offering constructive criticism.
Building Your Thinking Power, Part I: Mental Flexibility (Item 253)Mental flexibility can be defined as a way of thinking – an attitude. It’s a way of approaching situations that allows you to adapt behavior to achieve the best outcomes. In this presentation, participants learn to increase their mental flexibility to become better listeners, better observers, better thinkers and more effective problem-solvers.
Time: 2.0-2.5 hours
Building Your Thinking Power, Part II: The Power of Ideas (Item 254)People who are skilled at producing new ideas can make an important contribution to society. This presentation clarifies the basic principles of creative thinking and explores specific techniques that can make participants more effective idea producers.
From Speaker to Trainer (Item 257)
Many businesses and organizations have realized the importance of training. Properly trained people increase productivity and make fewer mistakes. But how do you train people? In this presentation you will discover the five steps involved in preparing and presenting a training presentation using adult learning principles. You will also learn the roles of trainers and the differences between public speaking and training. You will gain practical experience in facilitating discussion and conducting exercises.
Time: 4.5 hours