(Cave Creek, Arizona) — Meet Cindy Brown, a charter member of the Junior League of Phoenix Toastmasters. In the three years since the club started, Cindy has learned communications and leadership skills and applied them to earning an important position within the Junior League of Phoenix organization, and starting a new business. Listen as Cindy explains how joining Toastmasters has made a big difference in her professional life. (Recorded January 2, 2020)  

The podcast was honored to interview District 3 Club Growth Director David Hopper and the Region Advisor, Violetta Rios. We learned about the role of Region Advisor and the many ways our leadership team had benefitted from Violetta’s visit from Monterrey, Mexico. (Recorded December 13, 2019)

Bob Myers, winner of the May 2019 District Evaluation Contest, tells how he prepares for contests and mentors his club members to be great evaluators and speakers. (Recorded October 21, 2019)

In this episode, Trish Blackwelder explains the Toastmasters Pathways program philosophy and highlights the latest program improvements. She also discusses her role as the District 3 Pathways Chair. Trish and her team are ready to help with all your questions at pathways@aztoastmasters.org or visit the Pathways page on the District 3 website at aztoastmasters.org. (Recorded October 19, 2019)

When he joined Toastmasters, Steve Enteman just wanted to improve his speaking skills, but he soon learned he had a talent for winning speech contests. Listen as Steve recounts his most recent contest experience and the people in his club who helped get him started. (Recorded October 15, 2019) 

Michele and Mark share their experiences with the annual Melrose Toastmasters musical meeting held in June. With musical examples, they demonstrate what Melrose members and guests can look forward to every year. (Recorded October 13, 2019)

When Nancy Starr-Cassidy went to work at Salt River Project in the 90s, she had no idea what was in store for her. Listen as Nancy shares about her start in Toastmasters, the people who believed in her, and some of her many accomplishments along the way. (Recorded October 2, 2019) 

In Part I (Episode 7), Tim & Rose Swearingen shared about the early years of their Toastmasters story. In Part II, we continue that conversation to learn about their experiences as up-and-coming leaders in District 3 and the many people who contributed to their successful years as District Governors. (Recorded May 20, 2019)

Brenda Smull, DTM, PRA interviews Don Griffith, the organizer and founder of the District 3 podcast, Grand Canyon Echoes. After this session was recorded, eight additional episodes have been added to the podcast library and more are on the way. To volunteer to be on the podcast or to suggest topics, contact Don Griffith at podcast@aztoastmsters.org. To access all episodes, visit GrandCanyonEchoes.podbean.com or look for us in iTunes, Google Play, and other podcast libraries. (Recorded June 23, 2019)

Don Ratliff is a Distinguished Toastmaster and role model to members in his clubs and beyond. It wasn’t always this way. Don grew up believing he was incapable of speaking well. Then something happened, something that inspired him to change his outlook and take action to improve himself. Listen as Don shares about his early challenges and the many inspirations he’s received since joining Toastmasters. (Recorded Sep 4, 2019)

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