Tell Me a Tale - Storytelling

The Power of Using Storytelling in Your Personal & Professional Life

MJ will show, in a lively presentation, how people use both the art and science of storytelling in their everyday lives.

Attend this interactive sesson to learn how people throughout the ages have successfully used storytelling to persuade others, promote causes, and build businesses.  Discover different methods to craft stories based on recent neuroscience findings and time-proven techniques and have fun in the process!

Speaker: Mae Jennifer "MJ" Shores

MJ Shores is an award-winning speaker who has delivered keynote speeches to groups of all sizes around the globe. A popular panelist and moderator at conferences, she has been featured in Business WeekFinancial Times, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, China Post, and other media.  An avid social media advocate, she was awarded the Twitterer of the Year Award in the B2B category during her time at the Wharton School. An inveterate traveler and learner, MJ is sought out for her business, technology and cultural insights.

MJ is an active member of the Saddleback Sunrise Speakers (SSS) Toastmasters Club, where she has completed, with the support and guidance of fellow members, her Competent Communicator manual. In her spare time, she volunteers for several local non-profits and can be spotted at local coffee shops with her fellow Toastmasters.

Jun 23 - 9:00am


 

Round Table Speech Clinic

Have you ever wondered what people outside of your club perceive of your speaking abilities? Do you want to get feedback from outside of your club? The Round Table Speech Clinic is an opportunity to give a speech and receive amazing feedback about your speaking style. This is a great opportunity to grow as a speaker. All speeches need to be from 5-7 minutes, so we can get as many as possible into an hour.

Come and get tips and feedback about your speaking style. Become a greater presenter!

Amanda Brill began her journey as a Toastmaster in 2013 and is currently the Area G-4 Director. She has been a secretary, a VPE and a President of her clubs. Uncovering her true passion for public speaking and leadership, Amanda Is growing and expanding as an entrepreneur and business owner.

Jun 23 - 9:00am


 

Building Club Leaders - Club Succession Planning

Three Secrets Revealed from an Intentional Mentorship Program

The secret to a successful club is caring for your members. Great leaders find different ways to connect with people in a real authentic, genuine type of way. A good leader can change a club. A great leader can change a life. You will learn how to create a compelling vision, build a cohesive leadership team (including a succession plan), and implement an intentional mentorship program. The results you will achieve are; club engagement, club growth and personal growth.

David Makela is the CEO of the People-Centric Group, a company that builds businesses and develops people. David has been a member of Toastmasters of Laguna Beach for two years. As President, he was able to double membership and develop a succession plan with the incoming President who has since doubled membership. David’s mission in life and business is to equip, empower and encourage leaders to thrive through coaching and intentional mentoring. David is currently working on level 5 of Pathways Effective Coaching.

Jun 23 - 10:00am


 

How You Benefit by Coaching a Club to Distinguished

Earn a YEAR of DIstrict Leader Service

Learn about the role of a Club Coach and the process used to match coaches and clubs, and what makes a Coach successful.

If a club has 12 or less members, it qualifies for a Club Coach. The Club Coach is an experienced Toastmaster member, and not a member of the struggling club.  A Coach will work to identify what the club is doing right, and what they could consider changing.  This will help the club  attract and retain new members, and help them achieve their educational goals.

This year Toastmasters International Board of Directors is awarding succesful coaches with a YEAR of District Leadership Credit.  This will help you earn TWO of the requirements towards your DTM - Serve as a successful club coach, and serve a year in district leadership.

Come to this session to learn more, and decide if being a Club Coach is for you.

Lori Shapiro, DTM, serves as the District's Program Quality Director (PQD), responsible for the Education of district leaders and club officers, and ensuring that Clubs have the tools needed to provide a quality experience for their members.   Lori currently is a member of four clubs.  She has been a Charter member of three clubs, and has help to charter over 20 new Toastmasters clubs since 2010.    Lori spent 33 years as a Sr. IT Project Manager, and has recently switched careers.  She now works for New York Life as a Financial Services Professional and helps clients plan and achieve their financial goals.

Jun 23 - 10:00am


 

Creating a Powerful TEDx Talk

Do you want to give a TEDx Talk? A powerful TEDx Talk can establish you as an expert, launch your career and help you share your great idea with millions of people around the world. If you have a passion for a topic, deep expertise in your field or a life-transforming personal story, the TEDx platform may be for you and this session will help you to get started!

In this session, you will hear Ryan Matthews’ transformational TEDx Talk "Overcoming PTSD Using Dog Training Techniques". Then, Mila Diamond will share from her unique perspective as both a TEDx Speaker & Coach, some of her secrets and strategies for distilling your big idea to make it TEDx-worthy. You will learn about the elements that make a world-class TEDx Talk, how to craft a powerful presentation and land your first TEDx Talk invitation.

An International Speech Contest 1st Place Winner at District 5 (San Diego) and Semifinalist at Toastmasters International 2013, Mila Diamond is a TEDx Speaker & Coach. With an extensive background in business, acting, improv, speaking at Fortune 500 & international conferences and coaching, Mila uses result-focused strategies to help you find your unique voice, craft powerful presentations and share your great ideas with the world.

Jun 23 - 10:00am


 

The “Confidence” Factor

Confidence is a vital component to having abundance in every aspect of life. Just like the muscles of the body, with consistent work and effort, we can also grow our Confidence muscle. Developing into a high profile, confident, effective and powerful speaker will be greatly determined by the degree of belief in yourself.  Strengthening our confidence will not only empower us to become stronger speakers, it will also empower us in every area of our lives.

Jei’mar Spell has been a member of Challengers 734 for the past 4 years. His profession involves Leadership Development, Financial Empowerment and Business Mastery. Jei’mar decompresses by doing high intensity cardio training and lifting heavy weights at the gym. He has two amazing children, Kaleise Faith and Levi Marshall. Jei’mar believes that part of his purpose is to inspire and encourage others to dominate in Life and be the Best they can be!

Jun 23 - 10:00am


 

Using Toastmasters Skills to Increase Sales

This workshop will focus on the tools used in Toastmasters that will lead to increasing your sales perfomance. That is perhaps the hidden secret of the Toastmasters program. You will learn how each part of a club meeting is designed to help you be a better sales person and increase your sales confidence.

Ken Spears is a DTM who has served as a President's Disntiguished Divsion Director and a Select Distinguished Area Director. He has been working hard this year as the LACE chairman. Ken has held many club officer positons and is one level from completing his second Path.

Jun 23 - 11:00am


 

Pathways Base Camp Management

Three club officers have Base Camp Manager responsibility: Club President, VP Education and Secretary   These officers are needed for members to advance from one level to another, and through Path Completion.

This session provides training for not only these officers, but all members that are using Pathways Learning Experience.   Base Camp Managers are needed to approve level and path completions, approve requests to from members to speak outside of the club as well as how to track the member's progress in the level and path in order to work the Distinguished Club Program. You will also receive information on how to move thru the Pathways site to assist your members.

This session is open to ALL members as it builds an understanding as to how Pathways Base Camp Manager works.

Diane Brown, DTM, is a marketing professional working in the senior care industry.  She has been a Toastmaster since 2000 earning her DTM in 2006.  Diane volunteered as a Pathways Guide to help roll out the new educational program for our District.  Currently she is serving the District as a Pathways Educational Co-Chair along with Charlotte Drake.  She appreciates the Toastmasters educational program and is grateful to be able to give back to others. 

Jun 23 - 11:00am


 

Build Membership: #GetSocial to Promote Your Club

Learn how to leverage social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Meetup and more to promote your club. Whether you’re looking for new members or looking for a way to get your current ones more involved, we’ll show you the basics of these platforms and give you strategies for effectively reaching your audience with the right posts, images, captions, and hashtags.

Danielle Brown originally joined Toastmasters in the Spring of 2017 and has wasted no time in devoting her unique skills to foster club excellence and develop exceptional leaders. She is currently serving as a Founder’s District Area Director, works as a Marketing Specialist for the book publishing division of Entrepreneur Media, and spends most of her free time between the pages of imaginary worlds.



Jun 23 - 11:00am


 

Breakthrough Speaking Techniques

Learn from a past World Champion of Public Speaking Finalist

Are you wanting ways to kick your speeches up to the next level? Learn from Ricky Lacorte, Founder's District 2018 International Speech contestant who made it to the World Championship of Public Speaking FINAL's Stage! That took months of hard work, rewriting and reworking his speeches to make it to the TOP 10 speakers in the world (from 30,000 contestants world-wide). And, this year, he's done it again, winning District 100's International Speech Contest.   

Come hear about the techniques Ricky uses to achieve excellence in messaging and body language that will help YOU breakthrough and have powerful, meaningful speeches.

Ricky Lacorte is  professional entertainer, DJ, Host, Singer and most importantly a motivational speaker who thrives on sharing his message of hope and enouragement.  Ricky, has been a toastmaster for 2 1/2 years and his reason for joining toastmasters was to strengthen his ability to communicate and entertain.  For Ricky, it rejuvenated his love for public speaking to the extent that he competed in the World Championship of Public Speaking last August 2018 in Chicago and placed in the top 10 finalists in the world.  His ultimate goal is to motivate and inspire those who need a little nudge and encouragement to break past their barriers and prove we are limitless.

Jun 23 - 11:00am


 

Breakthrough Speaking Techniques

Learn from a past World Champion of Public Speaking Finalist

Are you wanting ways to kick your speeches up to the next level? Learn from Ricky Lacorte, Founder's District 2018 International Speech contestant who made it to the World Championship of Public Speaking FINAL's Stage! That took months of hard work, rewriting and reworking his speeches to make it to the TOP 10 speakers in the world (from 30,000 contestants world-wide). And, this year, he's done it again, winning District 100's International Speech Contest.   

Come hear about the techniques Ricky uses to achieve excellence in messaging and body language that will help YOU breakthrough and have powerful, meaningful speeches.

Ricky Lacorte is  professional entertainer, DJ, Host, Singer and most importantly a motivational speaker who thrives on sharing his message of hope and enouragement.  Ricky, has been a toastmaster for 2 1/2 years and his reason for joining toastmasters was to strengthen his ability to communicate and entertain.  For Ricky, it rejuvenated his love for public speaking to the extent that he competed in the World Championship of Public Speaking last August 2018 in Chicago and placed in the top 10 finalists in the world.  His ultimate goal is to motivate and inspire those who need a little nudge and encouragement to break past their barriers and prove we are limitless.

Jun 23 - 1:00pm


 

Building Club Leaders - Club Succession Planning

Three Secrets Revealed from an Intentional Mentorship Program

The secret to a successful club is caring for your members. Great leaders find different ways to connect with people in a real authentic, genuine type of way. A good leader can change a club. A great leader can change a life. You will learn how to create a compelling vision, build a cohesive leadership team (including a succession plan), and implement an intentional mentorship program. The results you will achieve are; club engagement, club growth and personal growth.

David Makela is the CEO of the People-Centric Group, a company that builds businesses and develops people. David has been a member of Toastmasters of Laguna Beach for two years. As President, he was able to double membership and develop a succession plan with the incoming President who has since doubled membership. David’s mission in life and business is to equip, empower and encourage leaders to thrive through coaching and intentional mentoring. David is currently working on level 5 of Pathways Effective Coaching.

Jun 23 - 2:00pm


 

Creating a Powerful TEDx Talk

Do you want to give a TEDx Talk? A powerful TEDx Talk can establish you as an expert, launch your career and help you share your great idea with millions of people around the world. If you have a passion for a topic, deep expertise in your field or a life-transforming personal story, the TEDx platform may be for you and this session will help you to get started!

In this session, you will hear Ryan Matthews’ transformational TEDx Talk "Overcoming PTSD Using Dog Training Techniques". Then, Mila Diamond will share from her unique perspective as both a TEDx Speaker & Coach, some of her secrets and strategies for distilling your big idea to make it TEDx-worthy. You will learn about the elements that make a world-class TEDx Talk, how to craft a powerful presentation and land your first TEDx Talk invitation.

An International Speech Contest 1st Place Winner at District 5 (San Diego) and Semifinalist at Toastmasters International 2013, Mila Diamond is a TEDx Speaker & Coach. With an extensive background in business, acting, improv, speaking at Fortune 500 & international conferences and coaching, Mila uses result-focused strategies to help you find your unique voice, craft powerful presentations and share your great ideas with the world.

Jun 23 - 2:00pm


 

The “Confidence” Factor

Confidence is a vital component to having abundance in every aspect of life. Just like the muscles of the body, with consistent work and effort, we can also grow our Confidence muscle. Developing into a high profile, confident, effective and powerful speaker will be greatly determined by the degree of belief in yourself.  Strengthening our confidence will not only empower us to become stronger speakers, it will also empower us in every area of our lives.

Jei’mar Spell has been a member of Challengers 734 for the past 4 years. His profession involves Leadership Development, Financial Empowerment and Business Mastery. Jei’mar decompresses by doing high intensity cardio training and lifting heavy weights at the gym. He has two amazing children, Kaleise Faith and Levi Marshall. Jei’mar believes that part of his purpose is to inspire and encourage others to dominate in Life and be the Best they can be!

Jun 23 - 2:00pm


 

Round Table Speech Clinic

Have you ever wondered what people outside of your club perceive of your speaking abilities? Do you want to get feedback from outside of your club? The Round Table Speech Clinic is an opportunity to give a speech and receive amazing feedback about your speaking style. This is a great opportunity to grow as a speaker. All speeches need to be from 5-7 minutes, so we can get as many as possible into an hour.

Come and get tips and feedback about your speaking style. Become a greater presenter!

Amanda Brill began her journey as a Toastmaster in 2013 and is currently the Area G-4 Director. She has been a secretary, a VPE and a President of her clubs. Uncovering her true passion for public speaking and leadership, Amanda Is growing and expanding as an entrepreneur and business owner.

Jun 23 - 2:00pm


 

The Best 2 Minutes in Toastmasters - Table Topics

Rich Farina, a Table Topics contest expert, will present an interactive and fun filled workshop guaranteed to enhance your extemporaneous speaking skills.  Learn to speak with confidence, purpose and meaning.  Learn how to make every 2 minute speaking opportunity an opportunity to impress.

But wait, there's more!  You will take back to your club a “how to" of Table Topics secrets proven to attract new members and enhance member retention.

Rich is a 30 year award winning Toastmaster, and Founder's District Speakers Bureau member.  He is the  owner and  creator  of “SPEAK2SUCCEED”   which  specializes in  coaching  effective  technical  presentations  skills to  some of the  most  brightest  technical  minds in  Orange  County.

Jun 23 - 3:00pm


 

Motivating Your Club to be Distinguished

Do you want your club to be distinguished but can't seem to get support from your members? Do you wonder why you should even bother being a distinguished club? Have you heard about distinguished clubs but been too embarrassed to ask what it means? Then we need to talk!

Learn how to inspire your club to be Distinguished and how to tackle the challenges you may face on your journey to being a Distinguished Club.

Cliff Shimizu is a Distinguished Toastmaster with over 20 years of experience as a member of both community and corporate clubs. He has competed in several Toastmasters speech contests and recently won third place at the Founder's District International Speech Contest. Cliff has served as a club officer many times over the years and is currently the president of MeridianMasters in Costa Mesa. He is also a former area and division director and was named the 2016-2017 Division Director of the Year.

Jun 23 - 3:00pm


 

Pathways Base Camp Management

Three club officers have Base Camp Manager responsibility: Club President, VP Education and Secretary   These officers are needed for members to advance from one level to another, and through Path Completion.

This session provides training for not only these officers, but all members that are using Pathways Learning Experience.   Base Camp Managers are needed to approve level and path completions, approve requests to from members to speak outside of the club as well as how to track the member's progress in the level and path in order to work the Distinguished Club Program. You will also receive information on how to move thru the Pathways site to assist your members.

This session is open to ALL members as it builds an understanding as to how Pathways Base Camp Manager works.

Diane Brown, DTM, is a marketing professional working in the senior care industry.  She has been a Toastmaster since 2000 earning her DTM in 2006.  Diane volunteered as a Pathways Guide to help roll out the new educational program for our District.  Currently she is serving the District as a Pathways Educational Co-Chair along with Charlotte Drake.  She appreciates the Toastmasters educational program and is grateful to be able to give back to others. 

Jun 23 - 3:00pm


 

Tell Me a Tale - Storytelling

The Power of Using Storytelling in Your Personal & Professional Life

MJ will show, in a lively presentation, how people use both the art and science of storytelling in their everyday lives.

Attend this interactive sesson to learn how people throughout the ages have successfully used storytelling to persuade others, promote causes, and build businesses.  Discover different methods to craft stories based on recent neuroscience findings and time-proven techniques and have fun in the process!

Speaker: Mae Jennifer "MJ" Shores

MJ Shores is an award-winning speaker who has delivered keynote speeches to groups of all sizes around the globe. A popular panelist and moderator at conferences, she has been featured in Business WeekFinancial Times, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, China Post, and other media.  An avid social media advocate, she was awarded the Twitterer of the Year Award in the B2B category during her time at the Wharton School. An inveterate traveler and learner, MJ is sought out for her business, technology and cultural insights.

MJ is an active member of the Saddleback Sunrise Speakers (SSS) Toastmasters Club, where she has completed, with the support and guidance of fellow members, her Competent Communicator manual. In her spare time, she volunteers for several local non-profits and can be spotted at local coffee shops with her fellow Toastmasters.

Jun 23 - 3:00pm


 

How You Benefit by Coaching a Club to Distinguished

Earn a YEAR of DIstrict Leader Service

Learn about the role of a Club Coach and the process used to match coaches and clubs, and what makes a Coach successful.

If a club has 12 or less members, it qualifies for a Club Coach. The Club Coach is an experienced Toastmaster member, and not a member of the struggling club.  A Coach will work to identify what the club is doing right, and what they could consider changing.  This will help the club  attract and retain new members, and help them achieve their educational goals.

This year Toastmasters International Board of Directors is awarding succesful coaches with a YEAR of District Leadership Credit.  This will help you earn TWO of the requirements towards your DTM - Serve as a successful club coach, and serve a year in district leadership.

Come to this session to learn more, and decide if being a Club Coach is for you.

Lori Shapiro, DTM, serves as the District's Program Quality Director (PQD), responsible for the Education of district leaders and club officers, and ensuring that Clubs have the tools needed to provide a quality experience for their members.   Lori currently is a member of four clubs.  She has been a Charter member of three clubs, and has help to charter over 20 new Toastmasters clubs since 2010.    Lori spent 33 years as a Sr. IT Project Manager, and has recently switched careers.  She now works for New York Life as a Financial Services Professional and helps clients plan and achieve their financial goals.

Jun 23 - 3:00pm


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