Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club Member Reema Duggal recently achieved a big Toastmasters milestone – her Distinguished Toastmaster designation.
What is a Distinguished Toastmaster?
The Distinguished Toastmaster is the highest award Toastmasters bestows. The DTM recognizes a high level of achievement in both the communication and leadership tracks in the Toastmasters education program. To be eligible for the award, you must have completed / earned the following (links take you to details at Toastmasters International):
- Competent Communicator
- Advanced Communicator Bronze
- Advanced Communicator Silver
- Advanced Communicator Gold
- Competent Leader
- Advanced Leader Bronze
- Advanced Leader Silver
Reema joined Toastmasters in 2010, and over the last 6 years completed over 75 speeches at Glen Abbey, at other clubs, and at District 86 events. In addition she held roles as the Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club VP PR, Club President, and Area 35 Governor. She also led the Toastmasters 86 Member Communications and Engagement Committee, and received the District 86 Legacy Award for her vision and foundational work in designing the District 86 communication strategy / channel.
Thoughts On Toastmasters
Reema says “Toastmasters is one of the best things I have ever done. The program is exceptional and the peer2peer format creates a very supportive and positive environment for everyone to become better at public speaking and leadership. I encourage everyone to come to a meeting to see what it’s all about.”
Next Steps? “I’m thinking about what I have to do to become an Accredited Speaker……… but that will take another few years. I’m in no rush. In the meantime, I hope to be able to mentor new club members and help the club celebrate our 25th Anniversary in 2017.”