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Earn Your DTM! Jay Elkes, DTM District 40 Fall Conference November 2006
The Bottom Line  <ul><li>Earning a DTM isn’t easy (it was never intended to be) </li></ul><ul><li>If you work the program,...
Agenda <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Final Thoughts </li></ul>
Requirements <ul><li>CTM or CC </li></ul><ul><li>ATMB or ACB </li></ul><ul><li>ATMS or ACS </li></ul><ul><li>ATMG or ACG <...
Build a Leadership Team <ul><li>Nobody earns a DTM alone </li></ul><ul><li>You will need this team for your high performan...
Just Do it <ul><li>Don’t get overwhelmed by the number of tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on each task  in turn </li></ul><u...
Start Your HPL Project Now  <ul><li>This is frequently the long pole </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need to wait for anything...
Develop a Plan <ul><li>Earning a DTM is a Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a plan to achieve it </li></ul><ul><li>A goal wit...
Eat the Ugly Frog First <ul><li>“ When you have to eat two frogs before lunch, eat the ugly frog first.” – Brian Tracy </l...
Get to Know District Officers <ul><li>District Governors appoint many district offices and approve many club building role...
Be Prepared <ul><li>Select all 6 advanced manuals you need so you can work on them all </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to step ...
Have Fun <ul><li>Be a Toastmaster – work with enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Be an example to others in your club </li></ul>...
Your Questions
Next Actions <ul><li>Set earning your DTM as a specific goal. Write a plan to accomplish it </li></ul><ul><li>Start on you...
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Earn Dtm

  1. 1. Earn Your DTM! Jay Elkes, DTM District 40 Fall Conference November 2006
  2. 2. The Bottom Line <ul><li>Earning a DTM isn’t easy (it was never intended to be) </li></ul><ul><li>If you work the program, it will happen </li></ul><ul><li>Earn your DTM because of the skills you develop along the way </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Final Thoughts </li></ul>
  4. 4. Requirements <ul><li>CTM or CC </li></ul><ul><li>ATMB or ACB </li></ul><ul><li>ATMS or ACS </li></ul><ul><li>ATMG or ACG </li></ul><ul><li>Competent Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Leader Bronze </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Leader Silver </li></ul>
  5. 5. Build a Leadership Team <ul><li>Nobody earns a DTM alone </li></ul><ul><li>You will need this team for your high performance leadership project </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual support groups work well </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Area governor & club officers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Division & Area Governors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced clubs can help </li></ul>
  6. 6. Just Do it <ul><li>Don’t get overwhelmed by the number of tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on each task in turn </li></ul><ul><li>This is a marathon, not a sprint </li></ul>
  7. 7. Start Your HPL Project Now <ul><li>This is frequently the long pole </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need to wait for anything </li></ul><ul><li>Project does not need to be Toastmasters related (but it can be) </li></ul><ul><li>The method is useful so feel free to use it on any meaningful project </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the project simple </li></ul>
  8. 8. Develop a Plan <ul><li>Earning a DTM is a Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a plan to achieve it </li></ul><ul><li>A goal without a plan is a wish </li></ul>
  9. 9. Eat the Ugly Frog First <ul><li>“ When you have to eat two frogs before lunch, eat the ugly frog first.” – Brian Tracy </li></ul><ul><li>Some tasks will take a long time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building a new club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serving as District officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Performance Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The sooner you start, the sooner you finish </li></ul>
  10. 10. Get to Know District Officers <ul><li>District Governors appoint many district offices and approve many club building roles </li></ul><ul><li>Since this will take more than a year, get to know </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LGET </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LGM </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Be Prepared <ul><li>Select all 6 advanced manuals you need so you can work on them all </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to step in as needed to complete educational goals sooner </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need completely new speeches </li></ul>
  12. 12. Have Fun <ul><li>Be a Toastmaster – work with enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Be an example to others in your club </li></ul><ul><li>“The best part of the experience is the experience” – Rhonda Frum, DTM </li></ul><ul><li>Make the process work for you </li></ul>
  13. 13. Your Questions
  14. 14. Next Actions <ul><li>Set earning your DTM as a specific goal. Write a plan to accomplish it </li></ul><ul><li>Start on your ugly frogs now </li></ul><ul><li>Buy all the manuals you need now </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know your district officers </li></ul>

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