Keith Carson, DTM – interview

Tell us a little about yourself? Who is Keith Carson?

I am a retired member of the Air Force with 34 yrs. service. Married with 3 children, 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

How long have you been a Toastmaster?

I have been a Toastmaster since 1988 achieved my DTM in July 1996

What made you want to be a Toastmaster?

Wanted to be a better Speaker and liked the challenge of it.


Tell us about your Toastmaster journey?  How did it help you to become a
better communicator?

By learning to stand up and speak up.

What advice would you like to give to future Toastmasters?

Begin to do it.  Enjoy the challenge and remember we all started at the same place as our ICE BREAKER.

What do you value most from being a Toastmaster?

Comradeship, Acceptance and Constructive Criticism.

How many Toastmaster clubs have you been a part of?

Member of three clubs and Founder of the Orillia club.

As a Toastmaster what accomplishments have you achieved?

All the way through to Distinguish Toastmaster (DTM) and almost through the second time around. Have my Advance Gold Communicator now.

What keeps you motivated?

The challenge and the stories that I write to be told in a Toastmasters’ setting.



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