Welcome to the District 3 Toastmasters
2022 Virtual Conference
Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit

Michael J Holian, DTM, PDD, Region 3 International Director

Keynote (6:30 PM – 7:15 PM)

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We are honored to have Michael J. Holian, DTM, as one of our esteemed presenters for this conference. He is the Region 3 International Director serving on the Board of Toastmasters International and is a working ambassador for the organization, and a past District Director here at District 3.

Mr. Holian will be presenting on the topic of leadership – “Why You Should Step Into Leadership (even if you don’t really want to).”  He will be outlining reasons reluctant leaders need to step up in society and in Toastmasters to lead.

Michael J. Holian, DTM, of Chandler, Arizona, is an information technology specialist for CSAA Insurance Group, where he has worked for the past eight years. He is the product owner and administrator for a suite of software collaboration and developmental tools. Holian is the chair of the governance board, responsible for identifying best practices, reviewing proposed changes, and communicating the product roadmap.

DTM Ceremony (7:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

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The Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award represents the highest educational level in Toastmasters and recognizes a superior level of achievement in both communication and leadership.

Pathways DTM Requirements

The Distinguished Toastmaster is awarded to those members who have achieved proficiency in two separate learning paths, served as a club officer for 12 months and participated in the preparation of a Club Success Plan and participated in district-sponsored club officer training program, and served a complete one-year term as a district officer.

To demonstrate their knowledge of the Toastmasters program and ability to lead teams beyond their home clubs, they must successfully guide a club to success by serving as a Club Mentor or Club Coach. Lastly, they must demonstrate the ability to lead and build new clubs by serving as a Club Sponsor, or by conducting a Speechcraft or Youth Leadership Program.

In addition, members must work closely with a Distinguished Toastmaster Project guidance committee to  create and implement a project of their own design, in which they demonstrate the skills and expertise they have gained.

Table Topics Speech Contest (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

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