Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Where words become action.

Keynote Speech:

“Lead With Your Heart” with Pat Johnson

Across the world today, we hear the cry for leaders in all walks of life.  Pat Johnson believes that leaders are developed, not born, and that leadership development comes with practice and awareness. Pat shares experiences and discoveries that have shaped her view of leadership traits and invites you to consider your leadership through these lenses. Let’s explore together how this impacts our leadership journey, when you Lead With Your Heart.


About Pat Johnson:

Pat Johnson, DTM, is the Immediate Past International President for Toastmasters International. She is a seasoned executive who has been a leader in corporate, government, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial industries – and she was the fifth woman ever to serve as Toastmasters International President from 2010-2011.

Breakout Sessions:

“How to Promote and Market a Toastmasters Club” with Lance Miller

In this seminar, Lance explains the reasons why many Toastmasters Clubs struggle to attract new members and maintain a membership level well above the 20 member minimum. He lays out 6 proven, fun and easy promotional actions that will allow any club to have a continuous flow of guests and new members, improving more individual lives through the Toastmasters program.


“Finding Your Voice” with Lance Miller

This seminar addresses the practical steps to finding speaking messages within you that are connected to you and that you believe in. You will learn practical steps that anyone can use to discover inspirational and motivational messages hidden within all of us! In this seminar, Lance will work together with the audience to write a speech and then he will deliver it to show how easily speeches can be created! Lance delivered this seminar at the 2010 Toastmasters International Convention.

About Lance Miller:

Lance Miller is an award-winning speaker and trainer. He is Toastmaster’s 2005 World

Champion of Public Speaking and he has delivered over 5,000 speeches in over 60 countries on public speaking, leadership, and overcoming failure and adversity. Lance has been active in Toastmasters for 30 years, is a double DTM, and has held nearly all of the Club Officer positions multiple times. In 1999, he was part of the leadership team that built his home club, Renaissance Speakers, to 95 members and was the #4 club in Toastmasters International.

He has an extensive business background as well as an adventure background from climbing mountains to sailing across oceans to flying across continents. He is the CEO of TerraX LLC, providing sustainable products and technologies to the agriculture, commercial, industrial and marine markets. 

“Conflict Resolution Tactics” with Dennis Dawson

Toastmasters is an organization of leaders who are not shy about expressing their ideas. Conflict is bound to arise in a healthy, vibrant club. The way you resolve conflict will help your club continue on its healthy, vibrant path. Dennis Dawson, DTM, will talk about the kinds of conflict that can arise in a Toastmasters club and strategies for not only resolving the issue but also using it as a growth opportunity for your club.

About Dennis Dawson:

Dennis Dawson is a writer and educator from Silicon Valley. As Past District 57 Governor, he encountered and resolved conflict in many contexts at all levels of the organization. When handled well, conflict is an opportunity for all parties to learn and grow. He enjoys sharing what he’s learned, and continues to learn from those who attend his workshops.

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