Speaking as a Sport

Athletes plan and practice every day to stay competitive at their sport. They fail many times and may even have a spectacular failure one day, but they never give up.  Instead of fearing public speaking, learn how to prepare a practical plan that can help you achieve anything you have dreamed of.  The fear of public speaking is rooted in lack of practice or knowledge of any given topic and we can overcome this by targeting the root causes before we step foot on the stage. This session will help you develop a practical plan and self-reflection to conquer your stage freight.

Iqbal Rana is a Distinguished Toastmaster and competitive public speaker.  As a sports enthusiast, Rana combines public speaking and sports to provide tools to tackle one’s fear of public speaking. 

Jan 11 - 9:00am


 

Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Your Career and Life

There is a new standard yardstick for measuring professional performance: emotional intelligence.  Join us in an interactive workshop to learn and explore the guideposts of EI and enhance your personal and social competence and awareness.

Become a star in your personal life and career!

After 20 years in the private sector Gisele Nguyen, founded a consulting and coaching business to help young, emerging professionals find their career paths.  Nguyen also helps non-profits expand their reach and further their strategic vision.

Jan 11 - 9:00am


 

4 Ways to Better Health via Inner Peace

Discover four behaviors to build your inner peace, and thereby increase your self-well-being.  The session will provide tools to reduce the negative stress on your life and discuss the positive effects in our professional and personal lives. 

Jeff DeVore is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach, who provides people who want to move to their next stage of life with greater self-awareness and well-being. Each person is deemed creative, resourceful and whole.

Jan 11 - 10:00am


 

Toastmasters 101: New Members Start Here

From missions to mentoring, learn everything you need to know about being an effective Toastmaster. Rooted in the Toastmasters curriculum, this workshop sets the foundation for new members to have a smooth start and equips veteran Toastmasters with teaching tools they can use to better help fellow members. The session will walk you through ALL the roles of a traditional meeting, explain why we clap, and give you a blueprint for delivering evaluations.  Plus, receive bonus prizes and resources, like the “10 Creative Ways to Lead Table Topics” handout and more.  Come ready to learn and bring your questions to try to stump the expert!

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 the Member Retention Chair for Founder’s District, completed her Dynamic Leadership path during her time as an Area Director, and works as a marketing specialist and writing consultant. When she's not escaping between the pages of imaginary worlds or drafting her own novel, she's living the dream as co-host of the "Currently Obsessed" podcast with Christine Brady.



Jan 11 - 10:00am


 

W.I.N. at Leadership

When you Lead…Will they Follow? When you are leading your Club, Area, Division or District…Is the membership in alignment with your vision? In this interactive, informative session learn how to “W.I.N. at Leadership” based on three key principles:  Who are you as leader, Integrity for a leader and Network for a leader.  The three building blocks will help you grow a strong and enthusiastic membership that will bring your organization together to thrive under your leadership. 

 

Maurice DiMino travels the world speaking on Leadership and Communications Skills to train executives and entrepreneurs how to use their marketing to generate income with their Million Dollar Message.  DiMino’s easy to use template shows you how to create a Profitable, Passionate and Powerful marketing message every time so that you can create raving fans.  Go from zero to hero with Confidence, Character and Charisma.

DiMino was the 78th person to be recognized as an Accredited Speaker by Toastmasters International.  He also was recognized by the TED organization as an outstanding speaker and in April 2013 he became a TEDx speaker at San Diego State University.

Jan 11 - 10:00am


 

Get Paid to Speak

Discover how to take your speech from the club to a paid gig. Learn the difference between public speaking, paid speaking and professional speaking.  Learn the types of organizations that pay for speakers and how to harness your trifecta: the intersection of your passion, life experience and market demand.  The session will leave you inspired to climb higher and give you the view from the next vista on your speaking journey.

Kevin Graham is a professional member of National Speakers Association, a long-time contributor within Founder’s District and current Speakers Bureau Chair.

Jan 11 - 11:00am


 

Speak On Dream Stage Marketing Workshop

Have you ever felt like you are the “best kept secret” or that no one hears your message?  Learn how to harness your passion and talent to craft a message through inspiring stories.  Breakthrough the clutter by finding the right balance between sharing emotion and information, selecting the right stories to tell and develop a system to market yourself.

Transform yourself from a hidden gem to an industry rock star.

After his American Idol audition, William Hung’s rendition of “She Bangs” became famous for all the wrong reasons. Despite a humbling start, Hung has redeemed himself. He has spent the last few years studying the world’s top performers and public speakers to uncover their secrets to success. Hung now helps purpose-driven business owners go from a hidden gem to industry rock stars by leveraging public speaking. He helps them uncover their unique message and use it to get booked and sell out their stages, webinars, and live streams.

Jan 11 - 11:00am


 

Navigating Club Central

Club Central is a hub for conducting club business.  This session will help you conduct business more effectively.  Learn how to add to your clubs Distinguished Club Program Goals by adding new members, paying dues, submitting awards and updating officer lists.  Also, ensure guests can find your meetings by maintaining accurate meeting location and time information as well as contact person. 

Steve started his Toastmaster journey four years ago as a Charter member of Dell/EMC’s “The Back Talkers” club.  In that time, Steve has been President, Vice President of Education and Treasurer at the Club Level.  Steve was instrumental in bringing “The Back Talkers” to Presidents Distinguished status.   Steve was F-5 Area Director for 2017-18 term and achieved “Presidents Distinguished” status for his area.  Steve served as the Division F Director for the 2018-19 term and achieved “President’s Distinguished.” 

Jan 11 - 11:00am


 

Contest Judges Training

Contest Judges PICK WINNERS! Are you ready to select the very best speakers to represent our district in its area, division and district speech contests?

In this session you will learn:

  • What judging involves
  • To understand the judging criteria
  • How to choose winners as fairly and impartially as possible

Be part of the process to help us find this year’s WINNERS! Be a Contest Judge! After completing this training, your name will be included in the District's Master Judge list.

Ann Shimizu has been in Toastmasters for 12 years and achieved her Distinguished Toastmaster designation in 2017.  She is the current District Chief Judge and Immediate Passt Division G Director.  Shimize has held every officer role within the club.  As the immediate past President of her home club, Shimizu lead them to be President's Distinguished.

Jan 11 - 11:00am


 

Build your Brand Through Podcasting

Are you looking for an avenue to gain leads for your club or build your personal brand?  Podcasts are a great opportunity to build influence and promote yourself or services.  But starting a podcast can be daunting. In this session, learn the basics of getting your podcast up and running. The hosts of the podcast "Currently Obsessed" will cover what is a podcast, the equipment you need to get started.  They also will cover scheduling episodes to deliver ongoing content, branding your podcast and delivering content that’s relevant to your subscribers.  But most importantly learn how to record and edit your podcast so you can deliver high-quality segments that will keep your listeners coming back for more.

Christine Brady is currently serving as the Founder’s District Club Growth Director. As a District Leader, Christine works hard to build new clubs and help existing clubs increase their existing membership. In her worklife, Christine works as a Contracts Specialist for a National Transportation Analytics firm, where she performs complex analysis and negotiation of contract documents.



Jan 11 - 2:00pm


 

Once Upon YOUR Time

4 Strategies to Take Control of Your Time & Life

When it comes to leadership, being able to intentionally take control of our schedule is a critical skill and sets a great example for those we lead.  Yet, we “spend” our time like there’s no tomorrow.  A few minutes here, maybe an hour there, and the day is gone, often with little to show for it.

Inspired by Disney, this session will give you the pixie dust you'll need to tame the clock and conquer the tasks that threaten to overwhelm you.

Randy Crane is a data-driven problem-solver and storyteller, delivering transformation in people, processes, and technology. Randy has the heart of a teacher, the kindness of a friend, and the willingness to challenge you to reach beyond what you think you can do and be.  Randy merges his educational experience, work experience, and unique blend of passions with a dream for helping others.

Jan 11 - 2:00pm


 

Speaking as a Sport

Athletes plan and practice every day to stay competitive at their sport. They fail many times and may even have a spectacular failure one day, but they never give up.  Instead of fearing public speaking, learn how to prepare a practical plan that can help you achieve anything you have dreamed of.  The fear of public speaking is rooted in lack of practice or knowledge of any given topic and we can overcome this by targeting the root causes before we step foot on the stage. This session will help you develop a practical plan and self-reflection to conquer your stage freight.

Iqbal Rana is a Distinguished Toastmaster and competitive public speaker.  As a sports enthusiast, Rana combines public speaking and sports to provide tools to tackle one’s fear of public speaking. 

Jan 11 - 3:00pm


 

W.I.N. at Leadership

When you Lead…Will they Follow? When you are leading your Club, Area, Division or District…Is the membership in alignment with your vision? In this interactive, informative session learn how to “W.I.N. at Leadership” based on three key principles:  Who are you as leader, Integrity for a leader and Network for a leader.  The three building blocks will help you grow a strong and enthusiastic membership that will bring your organization together to thrive under your leadership. 

 

Maurice DiMino travels the world speaking on Leadership and Communications Skills to train executives and entrepreneurs how to use their marketing to generate income with their Million Dollar Message.  DiMino’s easy to use template shows you how to create a Profitable, Passionate and Powerful marketing message every time so that you can create raving fans.  Go from zero to hero with Confidence, Character and Charisma.

DiMino was the 78th person to be recognized as an Accredited Speaker by Toastmasters International.  He also was recognized by the TED organization as an outstanding speaker and in April 2013 he became a TEDx speaker at San Diego State University.

Jan 11 - 3:00pm


 

4 Ways to Better Health via Inner Peace

Discover four behaviors to build your inner peace, and thereby increase your self-well-being.  The session will provide tools to reduce the negative stress on your life and discuss the positive effects in our professional and personal lives. 

Jeff DeVore is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach, who provides people who want to move to their next stage of life with greater self-awareness and well-being. Each person is deemed creative, resourceful and whole.

Jan 11 - 3:00pm


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