Greetings, fellow Toastmasters! Have you chosen your Path, yet? I highly recommend that you do some research first. Toastmasters provides an assessment; I think it almost always recommends Innovative Planning, which is the most common path. I recently saw this great video that explains the concepts and the level of “Leadership” included in each path. Please check out this “Tuesday Talks-N-Tips” video:
It is an hour-long presentation but interesting! The presenter, George Marshall, was the Pathways Chief Ambassador for the first district to try Pathways, District 57.
Other tools include:
- Pathways - Paths and Projects by District 57 (PDF) (also available on this website under the Resources Tab)
- Google for Pathways: there are several graphics and information pages
Having now completed a Distinguished Toastmaster award (DTM) within the Traditional Program and two of the paths required towards a Pathways DTM, I’ll say I really have enjoyed Pathways, and I’ve learned a lot. I am sure you will, too! The Learning Management System (a.k.a. Basecamp) can be a little tricky to maneuver, but once you’ve gotten that, it’s smooth sailing!
I am planning to present a series of speeches over the next few months regarding “getting started” in Toastmasters and Pathways specifically.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.Lao Tzu