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When was the last time you recited aloud the Toastmaster's Promise?

If you attended school in the United States, do you remember starting your day reciting the Pledge of Allegiance? I do.

And if you grew up and were schooled elsewhere, did you have to recite a similar pledge?

[Yes, I’m sensitive to the fact that not all nations observe such rituals. And I’m equally sensitive to the fact that in some schools there is public prayer.]

The point of this blog post is simply to ask: What pledges have you made of late?

For example, when was the last time you and other members of your club revisited or recited aloud the #ToastmastersPromise?

And is this promise a part of your new member induction or club welcoming?

What are the PROs and CONs in reciting such a pledge or making such a promise?

What similarities do you see between pledging allegiance to a flag, reciting a prayer, or reciting the Toastmaster’s Promise?

What similarities do you see between pledging allegiance to a flag, reciting a prayer, or reciting the Toastmaster’s Promise?

Are you on the path to Toastmastery?


What does it mean to truly master a skill? Many believe that the Pathways program represents a leap-ahead innovation within the Toastmasters experience. Most of the projects are targeted for members working within their respective clubs. Some of the more advanced projects found at levels 4 or 5 allow for members to apply their learning to service within their district or beyond.

How have the lessons you’ve learned in Toastmasters served you along the way? I hope that you’ve integrated what you’ve mastered into your family life, into the hours you spend at the office, into the volunteer work you do within your church, community, or favorite charity.

Remember that any path will get you to the summit so long as you keep climbing.

Are you on the path to Toastmastery?

Are you on the path to Toastmastery?