Monday, October 30, 2017

Tuesday's roles

The Toastmaster of the day is Diane, generally evaluated by Laurie. Avital is the first speaker of the day evaluated by Brian N. Christa is the second speaker of the day, evaluated by Lee. Dale will be the grammarian of the day, and Julia will be Table topics master of the day. Brian H will be the timer of the day.

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Innovative planning

Mastering Fundamentals
• Ice Breaker
• Evaluation and Feedback
• Researching and Presenting
Learning Your Style
• Understanding Your Leadership Style
• Connect With Your Audience
• Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
Increasing Knowledge
• Present a Proposal
Level 3 Elective Projects (choose 2)
• Deliver Social Speeches • Focus on the Positive
• Using Presentation Software • Inspire Your Audience
• Connect with Storytelling • Prepare for an Interview
• Creating Effective Visual Aids • Understanding Vocal Variety
• Using Descriptive Language • Effective Body Language
• Make Connections Through Networking • Active Listening
Building Skills
• Manage Projects Successfully
Level 4 Elective Projects (choose 1)
• Create a Podcast • Manage Online Meetings
• Building a Social Media Presence • Question-and-Answer Session
• Managing a Difficult Audience • Public Relations Strategies
• Write a Compelling Blog
Demonstrating Expertise
• High Performance Leadership
• Reflect on Your Path
Level 5 Elective Projects (choose 1)
• Lessons Learned • Leading in Your Volunteer
• Moderate a Panel Discussion Organization
• Prepare to Speak Professionally
• Ethical Leadership

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

People without internet access

There are five paths available in printed material for those who do not have internet access. The vice president of education would need to log into the Toastmasters website, and can order the paths for the member without internet access. The materials would be sent directly to the members who the vice president would be ordering for.

New Members and DCP credit

Toastmasters International has sent out an email about credit for education awards. For all new members, who have never been a member of Toastmasters before, they must start in Pathways. If they start into the tradition program, the clubs will not receive Distinguished Club Program credit for their achievements. The transitional period applies only to current members, or members who return to Toastmasters.

Pathways- Adding Roles

There are a few educational requirements for Pathways. The Paths are organized into levels, which are then broken down into projects. For level one, there are three projects, which include speeches like the ice breaker and the research speech. In this program, Pathways, members are also required to fulfill meeting roles. To do this, members must add when they have fulfilled meeting roles on basecamp. A club leader cannot do this for a member.
How to do this:
1. Log onto
2. Go to education, click Pathways
3. Click begin my journey, and log in as a member
4. When on basecamp, hover over the gear and go to "my account"
5. Scroll down to the different rolls. Make sure to press "save" afterwards.

Virtual Support Session- Pathways: Where to Begin

October 24th meeting

Brian was the Toastmaster of the day, whose theme was halloween. He talked about how the tradition of trick or treating is one that children get candy, which is a 600 year long tradition. Another fun fact Brian N told us was that the fear of halloween is called samhainophobia. The general evaluator of the day, Lee, complimented Brian N on being able to trim down the activities so that our meeting ran close to on time. He did mention that Brian H had not had the chance to give his review of the word of the day complement. 
There were two speakers of the day. The first speaker was Diane, who spoke about how to go on a scuba dive. The first thing she talked about is the equipment, and how before going on the dive you need to check all of your equipment. After getting in the water, Diane talked about how it gets tricky to communicate, so her dive buddy would need to know signs. Some of the important signs would be whether or not your buddy is okay, and if you see a shark. Diane ended by showing how you go up and wait for several minutes before finishing your dive. Her evaluator was Laurie, complimented how Diane used a full example of how diving working, by bringing in a person wearing full dive gear. One suggestion she gave to Diane was that she outline her speech more because she knew the material enough to do it without a fully written out speech. 
The second speaker of the day was Dale, who gave her icebreaker. She talked about growing up in New York, being born during a storm. She remarked that her sisters' name was Gale but Dale was the one born in a storm. Throughout her speech, Dale talked about how she moved to several different states finding who she was. Now she works for the National Park Service volunteering for  The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. To emphasize her speech, Dale showed us a set of cartoon frogs she drew depicting herself at different stages of her life, from her teenage years to today. For her frog today, she shows herself being content and peaceful. Christa was her evaluator, who praised Dale for expressing her emotions so well. Another thing Christa complimented Dale on was the fact that she did not rely on her notes very much. The one thing she suggested for Dale to do is explain the first picture, a banana slug, a little more.
Laurie was the table topics master of the day, who asked Christa about the weather this weekend. Christa said when her dog was a puppy, she would take her dog out rain or shine to make sure Dutch got a walk. Now though, when it rains her dog knows that they will be staying inside that day. Brian H was asked about whether he had been dumped before. He said that he had been before and of course he was sad about it before but now he is in a happy relationship. Brian mused that he may need to recall this type of pain for a play later. Christa was the winner of the table topics award.
The timer of the day was Lauralee. Brian was the grammarian of the day.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tomorrows roles

Brian N will be the Toastmaster of the day, evaluated by Lee, the general evaluator. There will be two speakers of the day, Diane and Dale. Diane will be evaluated by Laurie, and Dale will be evaluated by Christa. Lauralee will be the timer of the day, and Brian H will be the grammarian.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 17th meeting

Diane was the Toastmaster of the day, whose theme was based on October's women in history theme. She talked about Billie Jean King and the movie called Battle of the Sexes. Another topic she highlighted was the posts on Facebook about "me too", meaning to highlight those who have been sexually assaulted. Brian H was the general evaluator of the day, who complimented Brian N on starting the meeting, taking the storm head on. The one thing he suggested is for Diane to pinpoint on main topic, and fully explain that one idea before moving on.
Laurie was the only speaker of the day, who talked about giving evaluations. She explained two ways you can give a good evaluation. The first way is that you can give a compliment, critique, and compliment in the sandwich method, to help the speaker know what they did, make them feel good about their speech, and help them improve at the same time. The second way is to give a compliment, critique, and summary. Laurie explained both ways help the speaker, and are very similar. Another part of the evaluation that she talked about was how evaluations are not just something you do for speeches, but can be used at home when talking to a family member about changing a behavior, or a at work. Christa was Laurie's evaluator, who was intimidated by evaluating a speech on evaluations. First, Christa complemented Laurie on She suggested that Laurie use a little bigger visuals so we could read what they said.
Lauralee was the table topics master of the day. Her theme for table topics was putting yourself in history. She asked Christa what she would do if she found a diary from a woman who was a stop on the underground railroad. Christa said first she would read the diary, and find out how the guests were like, and what her life was like. After that she would publish the diary. Dale was ask how she would interview a female world war two pilot. First Dale said she would asked how how the war went for her as a pilot, and then she said the only form of respect that Dale thought was appropriate would be for her to take a knee to the pilot. Lauralee asked Diane what she would do with a Bible she found with names of Jews who were hidden in a woman's home from the Holocaust. Diane said she would give the Bible to the Holocaust Museum. Brian H found love letters in a box and said he thought they could be letters from a forlorn love, or unrequited love. He marveled at how handwriting letters is a lost art. Lee was the last person picked who found a necklace that he said was the treasure of a little girl, and he was going to try to restore the necklace. Dale was the winner of table topics.
Dale was our grammarian of the day, and Brian was the timer.

Returning members with Pathways

For a returning member of Toastmasters:

A member who reinstates after Pathways has launched in their district or region will receive information to begin in Pathways. However, they are welcome to work in the current program, Pathways, or both until the two-year transition period ends.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How to Get to Pathways

1. Go to
2. Log into your account
3. Click "Pathways
4. Choose "Go to Basecamp"
5. Click Log in as member or take the assessment

Path: Motivational Strategies

This path helps you build your skills as a powerful and effective communicator. The projects focus on learning strategies for building connections with the people around you, understanding motivation
and successfully leading small groups to accomplish tasks. This path culminates in a comprehensive team-building project that brings all of your skills together—including public speaking.

Path: Leadership Development

This path helps you build your skills as an effective communicator and leader. The projects on this path focus on learning how to manage time, as well as how to develop and implement a plan. Public speaking and leading a team are emphasized in all projects. This path culminates in the planning and execution of an event that will allow you to apply everything you learned.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Todays roles

Laurie will be the Toastmaster of the day, evaluated by Lauralee. There will be two speakers, Lee and Christa. Lee will be the first speaker, evaluated by Julia or Brian H. Christa will be the second speaker, evaluated by Brian N. Diane will be the table topics master of the day. Paul will be the timer and Brian H will be the grammarian.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Path: Innovative Planning

This path helps you build your skills as a public speaker and leader. The projects on this path focus on developing a strong connection with audience members when you present, speech writing and speech delivery. The projects contribute to building an understanding of the steps to manage a project, as well as creating innovative solutions. This path culminates in a “High Performance Leadership” project of your design.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tomorrows roles

Lee will be the Toastmaster of the day, evaluated by Laurie. Lauralee will be the only speaker, evaluated by Diane. The Table topics master of the day will be Brian H, and the grammarian will be Paul. Julia will be the timer of the day.