I found a live stream, direct from Sri Lanka, d82 captured by a participant, then shared by another to the Forum. I was not able to capture it yet, so here are some important parts I put in my notebook.
What Daniel Rex, Executive Officer of Toastmasters International said, is urgent, important, interesting right now, will write about pathways stories another time.
I stopped a few times the flow of the video, to write down what I heard. The sound was not the best, so sometimes, listened twice.
This picture is not from the stream, but it he still looks like this. Daniel Rex has a great conversational style "inherited from my grand-father" he said in another interview.
He begun to speak at 12 minutes, alas I did not understand the TM who introduced him, his accent was too difficult for me to grasp. But will try again later. Rex does speak very clear and not to fast so it is very easy to understand.
At 16' he begun to tell about some very important improvements that will arrive
- 100% effort now to make Pathways user experience easier to use (did I hear well?)
- new things are coming (I think it was new paths) soon
- a new Navigator, very improved - or was it Navigation experience?
- all will be able to see all content not just one level at a time ('as I like it' he said)
- even will be able to look at them before the assessment (min 25)
- Navigator been able to see on all devices (smart phones included)
Some experienced toastmasters, are "a little bit reluctant to dive in": "remember, the only constant is change" ! Spend time to experience it. Going back is not an option. Adapt. Move forward. "
Tell us about your Pathways Experiences" He did even ask three of Sri Lanka toastmasters to come up and do it.
At 50 minute, almost the end, Rex spoke about Smedley's Focus, Vision, Altruism and how Stubborn he was. About how much roar the Basic Training (1941) manual brought about, and before it the Chairman booklet (1930).
Towards the end, Rex showed telephones from old days, first mobile phones, first iPhone, the newest one. I do hope, this was really a hint that we will be able to use Pathways Educational materials also from all mobile phones, we can not yet.
Daniel Rex, suggested to spend 15 to 30 minutes at the end of every club meeting using each our laptops, showing how to login and use Pathways! "Who between you commit to show it in your club?"