DTM – Michele Ducharme

Your club(s) Le Maskoutain Olympia Years as a Toastmaster 12 years Why you joined? To become a better leader Why you stay? I like the program One lesson you learned on your journey to DTM Practice, practice, practice.

DTM – François-Gabriel David

Your club(s) Beaconsfield Toastmasters Years as a Toastmaster 10 years Why you joined? Originally it was to become comfortable presenting at graduate level courses. Why you stay? The humbling position of being able to mentor members, and admire their self growth and development over the course of the journey. One lesson you learned on your journey to DTM To become …

Autumn Celebration 2020 Recap

Simon Parcher, DTMAutumn Celebration Chair District 61 held its Autumn Celebration on 2020-10-17 where we recognized our members for major achievements in 2019-2020 and enjoyed quality workshops and keynote presentations. It was an exciting blend of entertainment, education and member recognition. Over 300 members registered for the event and at any one time there were 200 plus in attendance. Music …

DTM – Peggy Seville

Your club(s) Toastmasters at Queen’s Downtown Kingston Toastmasters Years as a Toastmaster 9 Why you joined? When I learned of Toastmasters and that it was a publicspeaking group, I thought “Huh, I could use that.’” That was about as much thought that went into it. When I attended my first Toastmasters meeting, I thought “Wow, I need to be here.” …

DTM – Martine Senior

Your club(s) Blackburn Toastmasters GoodMorning! Toastmasters Years as a Toastmaster 9 Why you joined? I joined to try and suppress my fear of speaking in public. Why you stay? I stayed because the Program is excellent and because of the wonderful friendships I gained throughout this fantastic journey. One lesson you learned on your journey to DTM Everyone can be …

DTM – Helen Hutcheson

Your club(s) Odyssea Toastmasters Promenade Toastmasters Years as a Toastmaster 9 Why you joined? To improve my communication skills, in particular my ability to deliver speeches without notes and to converse at ease in a group setting Why you stay? Because of the confidence that I saw myself develop through my communication and leadership projects, some of which really pushed …

DTM – Eva Roy

Your club(s) Les Communicateurs de Québec Le club de Ste-Foy Years as a Toastmaster 10 Why you joined? I joined Toastmasters clubs to be comfortable in front of an audience. I also wanted to learn to sort out my ideas, especially those that are essential on a given topic. Why you stay? I have maintained my membership in these clubs …

DTM – Emilie St.Hilaire

Your club(s) Expression St-jean-Sur-Richelieu Agropur Coopérative Corporate Club Years as a Toastmaster 4 Why you joined? To develop my speaking skills and participate in competitions Why you stay? The learning environment in which members evolve allows us to encourage each other. In addition to the training program, the clubs’ actions even go so far as to set up courses, outings, …

DTM – Sandy Hebert

Your club(s) Management Development for Women Toastmasters club (654417) Years as a Toastmaster 15 Why you joined? I joined Toastmasters to be able to speak in front of a crowd without passing out (seriously…) and expand my network of women aspiring to be or whe were in leadership roles. Why you stay? I stay in Toastmasters for the continual leadership …

DTM – Andreas J. Schwab

Your club(s) Beaconsfield Toastmasters Club #4468 Years as a Toastmaster 13 Why you joined? At the time, I had no idea what Toastmasters is all about. I was looking for new professional challenges and I became a member of Executives Available (www.ea-cd.ca), an organization that helps to find employment. Martin Shaw, who was leading the team at the time, recommended …