Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Toastmasters Leadership Institute, Spring 2021

Learn, Grow, and Reinvent through the
Toastmasters Leadership Institute Series Online

 
Questions? Contact:
TLI Chair, Rovina Suri, DTM
Program Quality Director, Shyamala Sista, DTM

Coming Next on Feb 25th!

The 5 biggest mistakes speakers make!

Educational Sessions:
Click on each session title below for event details.
[January 7] Speak and Think Like a Leader- Rita Barber, DTM, PDG

Session: Speak and Think Like a Leader

Speaker: Rita Barber, DTM, PDG

Abstract: We’ll discuss three levels of communication when leading: Dialogue, Presenting, and Internal. Learn how to allow the authentic leader in you to emerge and take center stage in all that you do. In this fast-paced, interactive session, you’ll learn how to find and apply much of what you already know and eliminate that which does not serve you in all aspects, including presenting and thinking like a leader.

About the Speaker: Rita Barber, DTM, PDG has personally delivered hundreds of workshops on various aspects of powerful presenting and leadership, as well as professionally coaching others in their high-stakes presentations. She is a two-time DTM and Past District 4 Governor, 2013-14 Select Distinguished. She is also a recipient of the Presidential Citation Award, 2016.works with individuals and groups of people to polish their message in order to reach their goals.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Optional Q&A / Adjourn

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: Online

Cost: Free!

[January 12] How to Harness Your Speaking Anxiety - Nathan Gold

Session: How to Harness Your Speaking Anxiety

Speaker: Nathan Gold

Abstract: In this workshop you will get over a dozen practical tools you can use to harness your speaking anxiety starting now!

Turn one of your biggest fears into one of your greatest assets with this workshop. You’ll get the inside scoop on Nathan’s proven techniques, featuring research- and science-backed tools you can start using immediately to convert your nervous energy into potent presentation and speaking power – or your money back!

When it’s your turn to speak, do you experience: Heart racing or butterflies in your gut or a blank mind. Do you experience shortness of breath or feel your mouth drying up? Do your hands get cold and clammy or do you experience nauseousness? Any or all of these symptoms mean that you are human, normal, and someone who cares about what you’re going to speak about. It’s how we are all wired – we ALL have speaking anxiety to varying degrees.

In this workshop Nathan covers:

  • Understanding your speaking anxiety and its origins
  • The simplest and easiest way to take control of your speaking anxiety
  • How to introduce yourself to a group with confidence and poise
  • How to turn speaking anxiety into authentic enthusiasm
  • How to use your voice to be more memorable and persuasive
  • Accent reduction management for ESL speakers

Bio: Nathan hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and travels the world coaching people on how to prepare for high-stakes speaking opportunities and how to harness speaking anxiety. He does this through keynotes, interactive workshops, live streaming, and 1:1 sessions, both in person and online. Nathan has personally delivered innumerable presentations and countless hours of coaching. The Wall Street Journal called him, “An elevator pitch expert.” He is an Industry Fellow at UC Berkeley and Hong Kong Baptist University, a guest lecturer at Wharton Entrepreneurship, is featured on The Kauffman Founders School and is a two-time published author.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Optional Q&A / Adjourn

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Online

Cost: Free!

[January 21] My path to a District Leadership role - a Panel Discussion

Session: My path to a District Leadership role

Moderator: Declan Shalvey, DTM
Panelists: Henry Miller, DTM/PDG, Chandana Kalluri, DTM, Faye Yang, DTM

Abstract: Have you wondered what leadership roles are available for you outside your club? Are you looking to grow yourself as a leader? If so, you will not want to miss this panel discussion where 3 Distinguished Toastmasters discuss how they have successfully grown as leaders by taking on leadership roles within the District. In this session you will learn:

  • What are the responsibilities of an Area Director
  • What are the responsibilities of a Division Director
  • Who are the Top 3 and what do their roles entail
  • What other positions are available at the District level
  • What tools the District provides to support you in your success

You will not want to miss this session because the panelist will also share how taking on a District leadership role has helped them to grow professionally in their jobs and what they have gained in the process.

Bio: 

Declan Shalvey: An engineer by profession, Declan has lived in Europe, US and Asia over his career in technology. He joined Toastmasters almost 7 years ago and is an active member of 4 clubs. Over the years, he has served as Area Director, club coach, club mentor and in multiple officer roles in multiple clubs. He believes that Toastmasters offers a safe environment to practice new communication and leadership skills and is essentially a ‘learning laboratory’.
Henry Miller : Henry Miller is a Distinguished Toastmaster, a Pathways coach, a past District 4 Governor, and a professional speaker. He loves technical challenges whether it’s leading a high tech team, crafting a winning speech, or coaching fellow speakers in taking their presentations to the next level. As a musician, Henry applies the rhythm of communication to create a magical moment that audiences can cherish long after the presentation is complete. Henry continually inspires his fellow Toastmasters in District 101 and District 4 to deliver a winning performance in every leadership role and special presentation. Henry has been blogging since 2016. His insights on writing, speaking, and Pathways are educational and always inspirational. http://henryomiller.com/ Henry believes when you search Pathways for your path you must find a path that leads to your heart and District Leadership.
Chandana Kalluri: Chandana, DTM, is a speaker and leader developing her skills by serving under different Toastmaster leadership positions – Club Officer, Club Mentor, Area Director, Division Director. Currently, as a division director, she plans and coordinates Division activities through the support of area directors and assists in the training of Area and Club leaders.
Faye Yang: Faye, DTM, began her journey with Toastmasters in 2003, and has served in almost every club officer role multiple times. Though she was hesitant to step up as an Area Director, she has since continued to serve in various District leadership roles such as Division Director, District Public Relations Manager, and Club Growth team member. Faye currently serves as a Web Team member helping to maintain the District website. She has spent 2 decades as a Design for Test Engineer and Manager at a semiconductor company, while moonlighting as a wedding planner and coordinator.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Optional Q&A / Adjourn

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: Online

Cost: Free!

[January 27] Storytelling 101 - Stewart Murrie

Session: Storytelling 101

Speaker: Stewart Murrie

Abstract: Storytelling is one of our oldest, and most powerful, communication tools. We tell stories to inspire, teach and entertain. It’s how we make sense of our experiences and how we share our ideas with the world. The best leaders, coaches and educators are all great storytellers. Now you can be, too. Whether real or fictional, for fun or profit, the world needs to hear your story. In this webinar, Stewart Murrie will teach you the 5 basic elements that every good story needs, and he’ll share a simple template you can use to tell your own amazing story to enthrall your audience.

Bio: Stewart Murrie DTM is a San Francisco-based product designer, speaker and coach. He is an active member of two clubs in District 4, Dolby Speakers and San Francisco Storytellers, and has served as both an Area and Division Director. He competes regularly, having reached District finals on four occasions, winning the 2017 District 4 Evaluation Contest. He was also recognized as the 2017 District 4 Toastmaster of the Year. Stewart loves helping teams work better together, and regularly runs workshops on topics such as brainstorming, evaluations and leadership. If you’d like him to run a workshop at your club or workplace, contact him at murrie.org.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Optional Q&A / Adjourn

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Online

Cost: Free!

[January 30] How to Run a Successful Online Speech Contest

Session: How to Run a Successful Online Speech Contest

Moderator: Diane Bair, DTM
Panelists: Nishant Chandrasekhar, Kari Lynn, Morgan, Solazar Dellaporta, Faye Yang, and Declan Shalvey

Abstract: Come learn what it takes to create a successful contest in 2021. In this workshop, we will begin with the technical aspects of running an online contest on Zoom, including polling (club contests only), spotlighting speakers, and hiding non-video participants. This will be followed by break-out sessions to learn more about the key contest roles: Contestant, Contest Chair/Toastmaster/SAA, or Chief Judge/Judge/Timer/Ballot Counter.  Bring your questions!

Bio: 

Diane Bair: Currently the District Speech Contest Chair, Diane has been a Toastmaster since 2005, is a member of two clubs in Monterey, and a Distinguished Toastmaster. Improved communication was her goal, but leadership drew her in. She is a past Division Governor, Area Governor, and Club Mentor; has served on the Club Growth Team and currently serves on the Program Quality Team; and has taken on roles at all levels of club leadership multiple times.
Nishant Chandrashekar: Nishant is a Software Engineer who has been a Toastmaster for 2+ years. In this time, he has helped organize the Fall Fusion 2019 and the Annual May 2020 conference. He has also been a Tech Chair for multiple events as well as contests for both Spring 2020 and Fall 2019. As a tech guru, he brings his expertises to help run TLIs, Great Events, and COTs. He also helps others understand Zoom and is a member of the D101 PQ Team! In his free time, he enjoys reading novels on the web and helping people out.
Kari Lynn Morgan: Kari Lynn is a relationship and communication coach whose purpose is to bring more connection to the world through honesty and trust. She has facilitated many workshops, lectures, and retreats over the last 7 years and most recently has been teaching several peers to better utilize Zoom.  Kari Lynn has been a Toastmaster for nearly 2 years and moved into the role of a tech chair in 2020 for TLI’s, COTs and Fall Fusion.
Solarzar Dellaporta: Solarzar has been a Toastmaster for 25 years. He has conducted contests at the Club, Area, Division, and District level. He has been an Area Governor of the Year, a District 4 Toastmaster of the Year, a Division Governor of the Year and most recently a Division Director for Division A. He serves as the current Club Extension Chair for District 101. Solarzar believes everything can be made easier if we complete one task at a time as we move forward, which is the heart of the Toastmaster program.
Faye Yang: Faye has been a Toastmaster since 2003 and believes there are many skills to learn and knowledge to gain when you serve in a variety of District Leadership roles. She has served as a Division Director and District Public Relations Manager, amongst other District roles, and has chaired/organized multiple contests, open houses, and special events. Most recently, Faye served as the Program Chair for the 2020 District 101 Annual Conference, designing the interactive, online conference and contest programs, as well as the Contest Chair for last October’s online Fall Fusion Contests.
Declan Shalvey:  An engineer by profession, Declan has lived in Europe, US and Asia over his career in technology. He joined Toastmasters almost 7 years ago and is an active member of 4 clubs. Over the years, he has served as Area Director, club coach, club mentor and in multiple officer roles in multiple clubs. He believes that Toastmasters offers a safe environment to practice new communication and leadership skills and is essentially a ‘learning laboratory’.

Agenda:
9:15 AM: Virtual Doors Open
9:30 AM: Session Begins
10:30 AM: Optional Q&A / Adjourn

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Online

Cost: Free!

[February 2] How to Write a Speech in 10 minutes - Michael Chojnacki, DTM

Session: How to Write a Speech in 10 minutes

Speakers: Michael Chojnacki, DTM

Abstract: Have you ever been asked to present at short notice? Has this resulted in your mind going blank and in sweaty palms? If so, you will want to learn from our accomplished speaker what process he uses to create a speech in ten minutes. Once you learn this process you can deliver a surprisingly well-developed speech in just a few minutes.

Please bring a piece of paper and a pen with you to this workshop because you will be creating your own speech in 10 minutes – yes, it is
possible to do so!

About the Speaker: Michael loves helping people discover their greater potential. In his presentations and workshops, people learn the skills and confidence they need to solve their most pressing issues while gaining the clarity to develop extraordinary leadership, management, and high performing teams. People find Michael’s unique approach to human dynamics inspiring and empowering. These universal skills are the key principles for developing emotional intelligence, authentic communication, empathy, and creative thinking, which help us make considerable breakthroughs in our personal and professional lives. Visit his website at: www.aikiway.com for more information. His specialties include::

  • Creating dynamic teams
  • Turning conflict into collaboration
  • Developing authentic communication
  • Being calm and positive in stressful situations
  • Mindful leadership

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Optional Q&A / Adjourn

Date:Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Online

Cost: Free!

[February 11] High Stakes Impromptu Speaking - Thrive Under Pressure! - Satish Shenoy, DTM

Session: High Stakes Impromptu Speaking – Thrive Under Pressure!

Speaker: Satish Shenoy, DTM

Abstract: Understand the Barriers to Effective Impromptu Speaking by addressing the fear of the unknown and fear of failure. Bolster confidence to deliver more effective responses whether you are delivering an elevator speech, a fundraising presentation or engaging with other executives at a networking event. Access a hands-on framework that provides practical guidance and techniques to understand the Who, What, Why, How of Impromptu Speaking and improve your impromptu speaking skills, and get ready to succeed in high stakes situations.

Bio: As a member of Toastmasters for over 7 years, and a DTM since 2019, Satish sees Toastmasters as a way to continually grow personally and professionally. He is a member of Big Basin Toastmasters and Leadership 101 and has traveled as a Club Ambassador to over 48 clubs across 5 continents, including Antarctica. Across District 101, Satish has enjoyed serving in various district leadership and club officer roles and helping members across the District. Satish is an expert in building partnerships and alliances for companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage startups. As an avid public speaker, he enjoys “sharing and caring” to bring out the best in others through workshops on a variety of topics including storytelling, productivity, impromptu speaking, mentoring and much more.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Optional Q&A / Adjourn

Date: Thursday, Februray 11, 2021
Location: Online

Cost: Free!

[February 17] Powering Your Way to Influence - Ramesh Dewangan, DTM

Session: Powering Your Way to Influence

Speaker: Ramesh Dewangan, DTM

Abstract: Get ready to become a person of influence. You are a person of influence, regardless of your role, be it a business executive, teacher, or parent. Increasing your influence will allow you to have a more significant impact on those around you. In turn, you will be able to achieve more success at work, home, and other areas
of your life.

In this talk, Ramesh, a seasoned Silicon Valley professional will present proven methods of increasing your influence by drawing on his decades of experience in business and Toastmasters, as well as sharing insights by leadership experts such as John Maxwell. You will learn simple, insightful, and actionable ways to interact positively with others that will take your personal and organizational success to new heights.

Are you ready to become a person of influence?

Bio: Ramesh Dewangan is a certified coach and trainer, and business consultant with Quantum Vision Consulting. Ramesh is a seasoned silicon valleyprofessional with over 30 years of experience in Marketing, Business Development, Program Management, and Engineering in the high-tech industry. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster and a past Division Governor. He belongs to the Cupertino Toastmasters Club. Ramesh holds an MBA degree from the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from NITK, India.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Optional Q&A / Adjourn

Date: Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021
Location: Online

Cost: Free!

[February 25] The 5 biggest mistakes speakers make! - Kwong Yue Yang

Session: The 5 biggest mistakes speakers make!

Speaker: Kwong Yue Yang

Abstract: In this dynamic workshop you will learn from a 2 time second place winner in the World Championship of Public Speaking about what pitfalls to avoid when you are competing. The speaker will share valuable tips which you can use whether you are competing or simply giving a speech in your club. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear from an accomplished World Champion.

Bio: Kwong Yue Yang is a seasoned workshop facilitator to companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Google. He has created and delivered engaging online and in-person training to audiences ranging from entry level to C-suite, and spanning across 14 countries. He has built teams, helped establish a startup, andworked with Global companies. He works with individuals and groups to build their personal brand through communications.

His mission is to help people:

  • stand up with confidence
  • show up with their knowledge
  • stand out to be memorable

Whether it’s dealing with nerves or nailing that important presentation, effective communication is essential to our career development and personal growth.

He has given keynotes and delivered training in over 13 countries in the world.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Adjourn

Date:Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: Online

Cost: Free!


A note from District 101 Events Chair, Mythili Prabhu, DTM, PDD:

August 27, 2020

For the very first time, we held a TLI Series spread over 2 months – July and August 2020. I would like to thank our TLI Chair, Abhijeet Joshi for his excellent contribution in leading this event. It took a great amount of planning and time to make it happen.

The TLI Series featured a great variety of speakers from near and far, and on a variety of topics to help our members. If you were unable to attend the sessions, check out the recording for our sessions below.

If you’d like to step up and chair an event in the future, reach out to shyamala.toastmaster@gmail.com.

Lastly, check out our GREAT Events and Fall Fusion pages to learn about upcoming events!

Weekly Event Schedule

DateTimeTitle
Tuesday, July 14 6-7 PM Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Career
Rita Barber, DTM, PDG
Video
Tuesday, July 21 6-7 PM How to Effectively Respond to Criticism
Arnold Buss, Ph.D.
Video
Wednesday, July 29 6-7 PM Active Trust
Kari Lynn Morgan
Video
Thursday, August 6 6-7 PM The Rhythm of English
Sheila Lebedenko, MATESL
Video
Wednesday, August 12 6-7:30 PM Mentoring: The Secret Weapon of Successful Speakers and Leaders
Satish Shenoy, DTM
Video
Saturday, August 15 10-11 AM Present with Impact and Persuade with Ease
Craig Valentine, 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking
Thursday, August 20 6-7 PM Special Event: Three Past International Presidents Discuss Leadership Video
Wednesday, August 26 6-7:30 PM The Magic of the Mindset
Stewart Murrie
Video

The link to the video of Craig Valentime's presentation was provided to members in the District Director's message for September 2020.

Educational Sessions:

Click on each session title below for event details.

[July 14] Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Career - Rita Barber, DTM, PDG

Session: Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Career

Speaker: Rita Barber, DTM, PDG

Abstract: Did you know that over 93% of recruiters use LinkedIn to research and recruit candidates? They know it’s a time saver in finding the best talent out there. Learn the steps needed to boost up your career and demonstrate who you are professionally with LinkedIn. We’ll talk about the benefits of having a profile on LinkedIn, career transitioning using LinkedIn, and how you can use LinkedIn as a resource in finding that next great career.

About the Speaker: Rita Barber, DTM, PDG works with individuals and groups of people to polish their message in order to reach their goals.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Adjourn

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Location: Online

Cost: Free!

[July 21] How to Effectively Respond to Criticism - Arnold Buss, Ph. D.

Session: How to Effectively Respond to Criticism

Speaker: Arnold Buss, Ph. D.

Abstract: Do you find yourself in conflict with others – friends? Family members? Coworkers? Employers?
Employees? Do you struggle at times to resolve those conflicts? Would it surprise you to learn that the most important step towards resolving conflict is to become a more effective listener?

This presentation focuses on specific ways that you can break through difficult communications with a simple, yet powerful, approach to listening empathetically. Listening effectively means being open to a point of view with which you may disagree, putting aside your own judgments and thoughts, and focusing all attention on the messages – spoken and unspoken – that the other person is sending. In a conflict, understanding the other person’s point of view is a crucial first step towards resolution.

You will learn a simple, yet powerful and effective approach to listening effectively in difficult and even confrontational situations. Using this listening skill, you can transform any conflict into an opportunity for constructive resolution to a problem, a deepening of understanding and empathy, and ultimately an improvement to the relationship itself.

Bio: Arnold Buss received an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Operations Research at Cornell University. He has been teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the past 30 years. A longtime member of Toastmasters, he has achieved the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and is a past Area Governor. He teaches seminars on Effective Communication and Relationship Building and has previously given presentations on interpersonal communication skills to many local. He also facilitates individuals and couples with their interpersonal communication issues.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Adjourn

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Location: Online

Cost: Free!
Registration: https://d101tm.wufoo.com/forms/district-101-toastmasters-leadership-series/

[July 29] Active Trust - Kari Lynn Morgan

Session: Active Trust

Speaker: Kari Lynn Morgan

Abstract: Trust is the foundation of every human relationship, whether personal or professional. This interactive session proposes a model of trust that can be gifted, not just earned; and where trusting the other, creates trustworthiness in them. We will discuss the challenges of sitting in the unknown, and of trusting in situations where previous trust has been breached and how to navigate blame and surrender. We will also discuss effective communication tools for talking about trust, mistrust, and repairing the relationship when trust is weakened

Bio: Kari Lynn Morgan is a relationship coach working to bring better communication skills to the world. She works with groups, couples, and individuals in their pursuit of more connection through honesty and trust.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Adjourn

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Location: Online

Cost: Free!
Registration: https://d101tm.wufoo.com/forms/d101-tli-series-july-29-2020

[Aug 6] The Rhythm of English - Sheila Lebedenko, MATESL

Session: The Rhythm of English

Speaker: Sheila Lebedenko, MATESL

Abstract: Sheila, a Los Gatos and Next Step Toastmaster, and the head accent reduction coach at Smooth English, will offer a 1 hour interactive workshop designed to help you appreciate what makes English a stress-timed language, as opposed to a syllable-timed language.  You will learn what syllables to stress, which words to stress, how to stress and how to “unstress.”  You will improve your vocal variety and comprehensibility by implementing vowel lengthening, reductions, linking and blending as you work in small groups.  Those who are brave will even volunteer to display their efforts in front of everyone, to be corrected by the instructor.

Bio: An Illinois native, Sheila has always loved the rhythm of English, from music to nursery rhymes, from acting monologues to public speeches.  She has over 25 years of experience coaching accent reduction to non-native speakers, as well as a background in business, law, theater, singing & public speaking.  She earned her law degree and master’s degree in teaching ESL (English as a second language) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.   She has taught not only pronunciation but the entire spectrum of ESL courses for Smooth English, Golden Gate Language Schools, Executive Language Training, University of Illinois, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and San Jose State University.  As the founding owner of Smooth English, Sheila currently offers custom-tailored programs on Zoom, including private, semi-private and large group accent reduction lessons.  She also offers mobile apps and online pronunciation courses on YouTubeUdemy, and Skill Share.  She’s coached actors, as well as 100s of Silicon Valley professionals, including engineers and executives from top tech companies, i.e. Amazon, Apple, Google, HP, PayPal and Samsung.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Adjourn

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: Online

Cost: Free!
Registration: https://d101tm.wufoo.com/forms/d101-tli-series-august-6-2020

[August 12] Mentoring: The Secret Weapon of Successful Speakers and Leaders - Satish Shenoy, DTM

Session: Mentoring: The Secret Weapon of Successful Speakers and Leaders

Speaker: Satish Shenoy, DTM

Abstract: Would you like to develop new skills or polish your existing skills? Do you find yourself stuck after several years in Toastmasters or in the same job? Do you have a mentor or, better yet, a personal board of mentors to help you?

Continuous learning and active engagement with the right mentors are absolutely essential to accelerate your learning and growth within Toastmasters and beyond. Having a mentor, or a personal board of mentors will help you take your Toastmasters experience and your career to the next level and help you find fulfillment. It is equally important for experienced professionals as mentors to share their wisdom and build their leadership skills and personal brand.

In this speech, Satish Shenoy will share insights around the characteristics of good mentors and mentees and practical tips around how to find and keep the best mentors and disclose how to build and leverage a personal board of mentors to supercharge your learning and growth.

Bio: Satish Shenoy, DTM sees Toastmasters as a way to continually grow personally and professionally. Having worked across startups to Fortune 500 companies and traveled to over 50 clubs in 5 continents including Antarctica, he enjoys sharing his experiences to help fellow Toastmasters and colleagues to reach outside of their comfort zone. 

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Q&A
7:30 PM: Adjourn

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Online

Cost: Free!
Registration: https://d101tm.wufoo.com/forms/d101-tli-series-aug-12-2020

[August 15] Present with Impact and Persuade with Ease - Craig Valentine, 1999 WCPS

Session: Present with Impact and Persuade with Ease

Speaker: Craig Valentine, 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking

Abstract: Join Craig Valentine (the World Champion of Public Speaking) and get the top tools to keep your audiences on the edge of their seats and persuade them to take your next desired step. Whether speaking to an audience of 1 or 1000, you will pick up tools to…

1. Hook your listeners into your presentation from your very first words
2. Turn your presentation into profits
3. Motivate and influence your audience to take action when you are finished
4. Craft, deliver, and sell your message effectively
5. Present in a confident, assured, and engaging manner
6. Make your message memorable
7. Breathe life into your presentations, bring your audience to you, and build a message that sticks!

This is one interactive presentation you can’t afford to miss. Build your confidence and your competence and have lots of fun in the process!

Bio: Craig Valentine is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking, a 3-time Mid-Atlantic Salesperson of the Year, and an Amazon.com #1 Bestselling Author.

Agenda:
9:45 AM: Virtual Doors Open
10:00 AM: Session Begins
11:00 AM: Adjourn

Date:Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: Online

Cost: Free!

Registration: https://d101tm.wufoo.com/forms/d101-tli-series-aug-15-2020

[August 20] Special Event: Three Past International Presidents Discuss Leadership

Session: Special Event: Three Past International Presidents Discuss Leadership

Speakers: Pat Johnson, DTM, PIP 2010-11; Michal Notaro, DTM, PIP 2011-12; Jim Kokocki, DTM, PIP 2015-16

Abstract: What does it take to be a successful leader?
What does a great leader do to create a legacy?
Where do you begin and how do you grow as a leader?
Leadership is a grand journey and has so much to offer to all of us. When opportunities do come our way, we may not always do our best to absorb everything it has to offer. While it’s no easy task, one of the most important things is to truly find your voice as a leader. Join our illustrious panelists who have served and prospered as leaders. On Thursday, August 20th, you have the unique opportunity to hear from 3 Past International Presidents of Toastmasters International.

About the Panelists:

Pat Johnson, DTM, PIP A resident of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Johnson offers the Toastmasters organization more than 30 years of experience in working in policy, career development and strategic planning. She has international experience as a speaker and trainer and is skilled in conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation. In addition, her work experience includes organizational development and delivery and evaluation of programs in adult education.

In 2004-2006 she was elected and served as International Director on the International Board of Toastmasters International and continued through the Vice President roles until 2010-2011 when she served this not-for-profit educational organization as their International President and Chairman of the Board. Pat is the only Canadian woman to serve in this prestigious role.

In the community, Pat has served as a Board Member with the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, Commonwealth Games Speaker’s Bureau trainer, Saanich Rotary Club, as well as a mentor for Leadership Victoria for five years. She is currently a member of Victoria Curling Club, Advisory Board member at the University of Victoria and just recently served on a fund raising committee for the Arts Community of Victoria. 

She currently owns a speaking, coaching and training business, Pat Johnson & Associates and is an Affiliate of Accomplishment Coaching.

Michael Notaro, DTM, PIP from Alameda, California served as the 2011-2012 Toastmasters International President. During his Presidency, Toastmasters launched a new visual system and branding initiative which included the tagline “Toastmasters: where leaders are made.”

The organization also updated its worldwide mission to focus on “empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders,” updated the district mission to focus on “building new clubs and supporting all clubs in achieving excellence,” and updated the club mission to focus on building “a supportive and positive learning experience resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.”

Born and bred in the “windy city” of Chicago, Illinois, USA, Michael came to California to attend the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in political economy, played on the water polo team and made the single best decision of his life: he joined the CAL Bears Toastmasters Club in May of 1985.

During his thirty-five years of Toastmasters membership, Michael has held every leadership role from dogcatcher to International President. He has given over 600 speeches to enthusiastic Toastmasters on five continents. During the 2019-2020, Michael served as chairman of the International Leadership Committee (ILC) responsible for nominating International Director and Officer Candidates at the International Convention which begins next week! Michael is author of the bestselling book “The Call of the Leader” available on Amazon which was released at the 2019 Toastmasters International Convention.

He is currently an active member of three Toastmasters Clubs and served with distinction in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Michael is a practicing real estate attorney and principal of Notaro Law Group where he uses his Toastmasters skills every day.

Jim Kokocki, DTM, PIP is a writer, speaker, facilitator, and speech coach. 

As a volunteer leader, Jim serves as President and Board Chair of L’Arche Saint John, part of a worldwide network of communities creating homes, work, and day programs together with people who have intellectual disabilities.

Jim is a member of Toastmasters International and served as International President 2015-2016. Jim’s speaker reel is available at https://youtu.be/oe4NiQWZWDc.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: Adjourn

Date:Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: Online

Cost: Free!
Registration: https://d101tm.wufoo.com/forms/d101-tli-series-aug-20-2020

Preview of the session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfHdVRzgBVY

[August 26] The Magic of the Mindset - Stewart Murrie

Session: The Magic of the Mindset

Speaker: Stewart Murrie

Abstract: Is there something you always wanted to do but felt it wasn’t for you, like learning a foreign language, playing an instrument, or starting your own business? Have you ever chased your dreams, but fallen at the first hurdle and walked away convinced that you just aren’t good enough?

In this workshop, Stewart will guide participants to level up their lives by developing a growth mindset, a powerful mentality that can unlock possibilities and unleash the untapped potential in all of us. You’ll walk away with an understanding of your current mindset, some tools to change your self-perception, and the most powerful word in the world for achieving lifelong success.

Bio: Stewart Murrie is a San Francisco-based product designer, speaker and coach. He is an active member of two clubs in District 4, Dolby Speakers and San Francisco Storytellers, and has served as both an Area and Division Director. He competes regularly, having reached District finals on four occasions, winning the 2017 District 4 Evaluation Contest. He was also recognized as the 2017 District 4 Toastmaster of the Year. Stewart loves helping teams work better together, and regularly runs workshops on topics such as brainstorming, evaluations and leadership. If you’d like him to run a workshop at your club or workplace, contact him at murrie.org.

Agenda:
5:45 PM: Virtual Doors Open
6:00 PM: Session Begins
7:00 PM: optional Q&A
7:30 PM: Adjourn

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Online

Cost: Free!
Registration: https://d101tm.wufoo.com/forms/d101-tli-series-aug-26-2020

Preview of the session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxF-to6YPbI

Questions? Contact:
TLI Chair, Abhijeet Joshi
Program Quality Director, Shyamala Sista, DTM