DTM lightning strikes twice at Watford Speakers
For the second time in three years Watford Speakers have had the privilege of having not one but two of their members reach Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) status.
In 2013 Sandra Lawes and Valerie Barnes-Lewis became DTMs but what happened in 2016.
Coralie Frances became our first DTM of the year after just six years she is an active Toastmaster and member of three clubs including Cornerstones the advanced speakers club. She has a passion for Toastmasters, but just for its own sake and has seen first hand the benefit that improved communication and leadership skills have in the workplace and the effect that they have on ones career. She is also the REP representative for the Area which suits her collegiate style very well.
Alan McMahon is a founding member of Watford Speakers and the third founder of the club to achieve his DTM at the Club… Alan’s DTM application is now in the post. Alan has traversed his way through the program over the last decade. Alan’s laidback style and sense of humour may obscure his passion for toastmasters, but make no mistake it is there. Alan’s sense of fun encourages members to take part, always supportive and encouraging but also allowing the members to develop along their own learning pathway.
Both are brilliant and different speakers and leaders, they are a real credit to Toastmasters, Watford Speakers and of course themselves by helping create an environment that is mutually supportive and fun.