DTM - Distinguished Toastmaster Award

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DTM - Distinguished Toastmaster Award - is the highest achievement in the Toastmasters International educational program.

This presentation outlines what it entails, and how to plan towards fulfilling its requirements.

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  • What were your personal goals when you first joined TM?
    Have you accomplished those initial goals, and new goals emerged?
    To stop growing is start dying.
  • DTM - Distinguished Toastmaster Award

    1. 1. How to get it, and why bother June 2010 Silvana Wasitova, DTM The DTM
    2. 2. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com What is DTM?  Distinguished Toastmaster Highest Educational Award within Toastmasters  Communicates accomplishment, dedication, perseverance, experience level in club and district  Can be completed in three to four years
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    4. 4. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com What does it take?  DTM = CC + CL + ACB + ACS + ACG + ALB + ALS  Includes  A High-Performance Leadership (HPL) project  Coordinate one Speechcraft or Youth Leadership Program  Mentor a new member’s first 3 speeches  Club “Specialist”: Club Sponsor/ Mentor/ Coach  Served as Club Officer, and attended Officer Training  Served as District Officer: Area/Div. Governor, District Sec./Treas.  Min 45 speeches  40 + 2 Modules , 1 HPL, Officer, SpeechCraft/YLP, Club Specialist  7.5 Distinguished Club Goals for your home club
    5. 5. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com Planning a path to DTM  First Year: Complete CC, CL  Deliver 10 speeches  Serve as Club Officer + attend Training  Start on ACB and ALB  Second Year: Complete ACB, ALB, ALS  Deliver 14 speeches (4 are pre-prepared)  Serve as Area Governor + attend Training  Complete Leadership Project  Serve as Club Sponsor/Mentor/Coach (may take longer than one year)  Third Year: Complete ACS, ACG Example: club meets weekly = 50 meetings/yr
    6. 6. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com Planning a path to DTM  First Year: Start CC, Start CL  Deliver 10 speeches  Serve as Club Officer + attend Training  Start ACB and ALB  Second Year: Complete CC, CL, ACB, ALB  Deliver 14 speeches (4 are pre-prepared)  Serve as Area Governor + attend Training  Complete Leadership Project  Serve as Club Sponsor/Mentor/Coach (may take longer than one year)  Third Year: Complete ACB, ALB, Start ALS, ACS,  Fourth Year: Complete ALS, ACS, ACG Example: club meets twice a month = 24 meetings/yr
    7. 7. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com Why bother?  Get the most out of your participation in TM  Help your club achieve Distinguished Club goals  Increases club’s meetings quality  Motivates other club members to fulfill their TM and communication goals  Walk the talk: live by example  Personal growth
    8. 8. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com Why bother, Really?  Keep your tools sharp  Help your club members be better persons  Operate at your full potential  To stop growing is to start dying
    9. 9. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com The Secret?  Careful Planning  Plan speaking opportunities and roles  Create speaking opportunities, and plan for a TM to evaluate E.g. speech at work, invite a club member to attend and evaluate  Offer to speak at District Events / Train Club Officers  Area Governor: at every club visit, make a manual speech  Careful Tracking  No one else will track it for you!  Be familiar with the criteria, and complete the requirements  Find Mentors to help you get there!  Ask other DTMs You Can Do It!!!
    10. 10. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com Some Tracking Tools  EasySpeak  Excel spreadsheet
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    13. 13. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com Area Governors
    14. 14. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com Other Good Resources  Senior Members in your Area/Division  Find a person you trust  Toastmasters worldwide  Online Discussion Groups  LinkedIn: “The Official Toastmasters International Members Group”  Google Group: "ToastmastersPrime".  Yahoo Groups, Facebook: many groups for Districts & Clubs  Blogs – e.g. John Zimmer

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