"Many members thought that to get to the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) rank, the final phase in the toastmaster education & leadership tracks is unlikely possible. When they are asked why, generally because they're "not ready", as implied.
I would like to confess that I did have such thought before, but not until I took up the Area Governor (AG) role 2 years back, on the term of 2011/2012 (my 7th years in toastmaster arena). As the opportunity knocked, I knew it's time to capture. I knew I can do it. I began to grow and grow others with my 5 clubs to become one of the vibrant area (which made up by 2 President's Distinguished, 1 Select Distinguished & 1 Distinguished clubs).
Overall, it took me nearly 9 years to earn my DTM title. It's definitely a winding road, a "No pain, No gain" journey. I faced numerous obstacles and sacrifices frequently, but I gained tremendous lessons. I learned to be more patience and positive-minded in handling each tasks and complete it remarkably.
I would like to thank all my toastmaster friends who walk beside me along the journey. I am pleased to share some of my memorable pictures herewith. Most importantly, thank you Toastmaster International (TI) for providing us the opportunity and platform to foster everyone's growth.
My secret of success is no secret. I have strong belief in genuine faith, toastmaster mission and the accumulated leadership experience which helped me propel to become a leader that I wanted to be."
~ Nancy Liew