DTM – Michel Odorico

Your club(s) Beaconsfield Toastmasters Club Years as a Toastmaster 8 1/2 Why you joined? I contemplated applying to become a “Cruise Director” and Toastmasters was on the list of suggested qualifications. Why you stay? I really enjoy being with my Toastmasters family and I learn something new every meeting.  One lesson you learned on your journey to DTM A lot …

DTM – Francine Turgeon

Your club(s) Beaconsfield   (4468) Years as a Toastmaster 11 years Why you joined? Due to my son’s persistence Why you stay? Not only do I enjoy the Program, but it has become my second family One lesson you learned on your journey to DTM Throughout the years of my journey in this organization, I have been able to remain …

DTM – Michel Mercier

Your club(s) Le  Club QuĂ©bec (1838) Le Club avancĂ© Les PassionnĂ©s Years as a Toastmaster 24 years, since 1997-10-02 Why you stay? I strongly believe in the educational mission of Toastmasters. Learning by doing. Toastmasters offers me many opportunities to improve my speaking skills. Humbly sharing my knowledge, I can exert a positive influence on new and experienced members, and …

DTM – Line Bouchard

Your club(s) Les Orateurs Distingués DesjLead Years as a Toastmaster Since 2015 Why you joined? Improve my public speaking skills Why you stay? I discovered a passion for leadership One lesson you learned on your journey to DTM Preparation, experimentation and feedback are key to the success of excellent speech delivery

DTM – ValĂ©rie Drainville

Your club(s) Hull Toastmasters Years as a Toastmaster 10 years in April Why you joined? To improve my active listening skills Why you stay? For the camaraderie and the strength of the program One lesson you learned on your journey to DTM Take your time and do it right – don’t just do it for the credit. Reflect on the …

DTM – Yvan Soucy

Your club(s) ASC Toastmasters Club Years as a Toastmaster 36 Why you joined? After completing my studies, I worked as an engineer in space research. I knew then I would have to make presentations at conferences. Being very shy, I decided to join Toastmasters to be more comfortable with such presentations, especially answering the questions following the presentations. Why you …

DTM – Penelope Turnbull

Your club(s) Creative Communicators Good Morning! Ottawa Years as a Toastmaster 9 Why you joined? The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario recognized that professionals who presented well made more money and captured more commissions than those who did not present well.  They suggested the local chapter start a club in Ottawa.   I joined because I needed more confidence …

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 – Lathif Masood

Your club(s) Ottawa Coaches’ Corner Years as a Toastmaster 10 years Why you joined? I was working late and I heard the constant applause at the LCDC conference room next to my office. Pause, clap, pause, clap. pause clap, and on it went. I just had to see what was going on. It was really annoying, And now I am …

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 …