The Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Chair serves as a resource for district members seeking to complete an HPL project or in developing their DTM project. They also promote the Speechcraft and Youth Leadership programs, serving as a resource for members engaging as program coordinators. For Information on each item please see below
The HPL project is required for: Effective Coaching, Innovative Planning, Persuasive Influence, Motivational Strategies and as an elective for other Level 5 projects. The DTM project is required for all Pathways and utilizes the HPL format to organize the project.
The purpose of the Distinguished Toastmaster project or the High Performance Leadership (HPL) project is to apply your leadership and planning knowledge to develop a project plan, organize a guidance committee, lead others, and execute your plan with the help of a team. The DTM or HPL project can be any project chosen by the leader.
Every young person has the potential to become a good communicator and leader, but this potential needs to be developed. The program’s unique eight-session, workshop-style design enables participants to develop this potential through practical experience.
The program is not in competition with school programs or courses, or other established youth projects. Instead, it’s a supplement to these programs, providing emphasis on specialized speaking and leadership skills, and individual needs.
The Youth Leadership Program is structured as an eight session delivery model, assuming each session is 90 -120 minutes in length. Learn more about the Youth Leadership Program
The Speechcraft digital experience was created for experienced members to help others become Speechcrafters—essentially the best communicators they can be! You will be given materials to help you recruit five people and be the coordinator of a four-, six- or eight-session Speechcraft event that will boost your participants’ confidence and improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills—all within the safe Toastmasters environment. Plus, Toastmasters members who become coordinators can earn DTM credit!