DC12 Keynote and Workshops
Toastmasters members of District 59 participate every six months in the District Conferences. Many travel long distances to be part of these exciting events. They come to enjoy speech contests as listeners or participants. They network and party with Toastmasters members from all over Europe. And they come for inspiring workshops presented by their fellow Toastmasters.
The District Conference with participants from all over Europe is a great opportunity for the workshop presenters to show their program to a motivated audience, highlight their qualities and receive feedback from experienced Toastmasters. The following great workshops have been selected for the 2012 District 59 Fall Conference:
- Keynote speech by George Thomas
- Reden schreiben von Jürgen Hall (WS1)
- Breathing Dynamics, Audience Contact and Charisma by Naomi Susan Isaacs (WS2)
- Apprendre à mieux écouter de Mithun Kumar Mridha (WS3)
- Parliamentary Procedures in Action by Christopher Magyar (WS4)
- Be a Moving Speaker! by Dyane Neiman (WS5)
- An Introduction to Debating by Nick Allan (WS6)
- Hidden Treasures by Silvana Wasitova (WS7)
- Powerpoint: Daunting Enemy or Valuable Ally? by Federico Pisanu (WS8)
- Wie man Webinare als effektives Marketinginstrument einsetzt von Yani Neugebauer (WS9)
- So, You Want to Win a Speech Contest? by John Zimmer (WS10)
- My Voice. My Way. by Florian Mück (WS11)
- The Art of Leadership in the 21st Century by Lars Sudmann (WS12)
- High-Level Speechwriting For Success by Brent Kerrigan (WS13)
- Mastering the Metaphor by Mikael Esselius (WS14)
- The Success Puzzle: How Your Mind Affects Your Results by Charlie LaFond (WS15)
- Speeches That Stick by Bob Mohl (WS16)
- How to Be a Super Table Topics Master by Vera Orac (WS17)
- Make Their Day by Rui Henriques (WS18)
Keynote speech by George Thomas
George Thomas, DTM, of Doha, Qatar, is the CEO and General Manager of Intertec Group, W.L.L. – a multidivisional business organization worth more than $275 million and staffed by 761 employees. Besides managing the company, he is responsible for identifying, evaluating and establishing new business ventures, diversifying company activities, finding strategic partners, discerning corporate expansion opportunities, and protecting the shareholders’ interests.
He is a Chartered Accountant with bachelor’s degrees in Law and Commerce who currently serves as the Director-Finance of the DPS–Modern Indian School, and is also the past chairman of the Doha Chapter of the Chartered Accountants of India.
A dedicated Toastmaster since 1996 and member of the Qatar Toastmasters and ICC Advanced clubs in Doha, Qatar, Thomas has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within the organization. He has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation – the highest level of achievement in Toastmasters. Thomas has been honored with the Excellence in Education and Training award and the Excellence in Leadership award. He is passionate about how the Toastmasters educational program helps people find their full potential. As a Director on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Thomas is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide the organization in fulfilling its mission. Thomas was elected to his current two-year term in August 2011.
Saturday, 10:30 h, Churfürstensaal II
Reden schreiben von Jürgen Hall (WS1)
Rhetorik mit Hall – dies ist das Motto von Jürgen Hall. Seit 2007 Mitglied bei den Berliner Meisterrednern, Gründungsmitglied der HanseRedner Rostock und aktuell mit dem Aufbau eines neuen Klubs in Berlin-Steglitz engagiert. Sein Herz schlägt für Rhetorik, er lebt Rhetorik. Reden schreiben, Präsentationen erarbeiten und so lange üben bis es klappt, sind seine Beschäftigungen im beruflichen Alltag. In jüngster Zeit kamen Anfragen, die Kurzpräsentationen so kompakt und gut zu formulieren, dass sich dies auch für kurze Videosequenzen einsetzen läßt.
Mitglieder in Toastmasterklubs möchten reden lernen. Den neuen Mitgliedern verlangen wir dabei sehr viel ab. Denn es geht nicht nur um eine angemessene Vorbereitung für die Redeprojekte aus den Handbüchern, sondern auch um die Präsentation der Rede. Das ist durchaus anspruchsvoll. Im Rahmen des Mentorenprogramms unterstützen wir die neuen Mitglieder. Die Erfahrungen zeigen, dass Mentoren dabei sehr unterschiedlich vorgehen. Ich habe meine Mentées immer den schriftlich ausgearbeiteten Redetext abverlangt. Meines Erachtens zeigt der Entwurf einer Rede, wie das Mitglied denkt und was es beschäftigt. Nur wer klar im Kopf ist, kann verständliche Sätze zu Papier bringen. Im Laufe der Jahre ist dabei ein beträchtlicher Fundus an Redeentwürfen zusammengekommen. In meinem Workshop möchte ich sowohl den erfahrenen Toastmastern als auch den neuen Mitgliedern Hinweise und Tipps in der Erarbeitung einer Rede geben.
- Die Einleitung und die Grußformel
- Der Schluß mit Botschaft bzw. Appell
- Gliederung des Hauptteils
- Übergänge und Satzanfänge
- Allgemeine Hinweise und Tipps
Friday, 12:45 h, Churfürstensaal II
Breathing Dynamics, Audience Contact and Charisma by Naomi Susan Isaacs (WS2)
Breakthrough facilitator Naomi Susan Isaacs is known in Germany and internationally as a dynamic, innovative teacher. Her deep insight and powers of accurate observation have enabled her students to make quantum leaps in their personal and professional performance. Naomi’s workshops enjoy wide-spread recognition in many and varied institutions, ranging from music academies and drama schools to large business corporations. Her pupils include musicians, actors, business executives, seminar leaders as well as people in private walks of life. In July 2012, she was elected President of the Munich Business Speakers.
Breathing Dynamics, Audience Contact and Charisma
Naomi will demonstrate how the individual, inborn breathing dynamic requires an appropriate communication style in order to connect with the audience. The holistic elements offered will help to
- reduce technique-learning to a minimum,
- ease flow of ideas,
- improve vocal resonance,
- intensify audience contact,
- enhance authenticity and charisma.
Participants can join in group exercises and will receive additional information to help ascertaining their own personal dynamic.
Friday, 13:30h, Churfürstensaal II
Apprendre à mieux écouter de Mithun Kumar Mridha (WS3)
Mithun Kumar Mridha (ACG, ALB) est un consultant spécialisé en Gestion de Projets et Contrôle de Gestion chez Exl Group à Paris. Il s‘est forgé une solide expérience sur des projets complexes au sein de grandes multinationales. Son expérience internationale en Europe et Inde lui a permis de développer une sensibilité interculturelle doublée d‘excellentes compétences linguistiques en Français, Anglais et Allemand. Mithun anime des séminaires sur le leadership, le management et la communication. Il accompagne également des cadres dirigeants sur les méthodologies de gestion de projets et de management interculturel. Il est actuellement Gouverneur du Secteur dans la nouvelle Division N (France & Luxembourg).
Apprendre à mieux écouter
Combien de fois votre partenaire vous-a-t-il reproché: Tu ne m’écoutes pas! Combien de fois avez-vous entendu votre patron vous dire: Vous avez failli sur ce point parce que vous n’avez pas retenu l’essentiel? Savoir écouter est une compétence aussi rare que précieuse. Cet atelier va vous apprendre plusieurs techniques de communication qui vont améliorer votre capacité d‘écoute et faciliter le dialogue. Venez nombreux et profitez de cet atelier interactif et préparez-vous pour améliorer votre relationnel!
Friday, 16:25 h, Room Beethoven
Parliamentary Procedures in Action by Christopher Magyar (WS4)
Christopher Magyar has been a Toastmaster since 1991. In his Toastmaster life he was a District Governor, the Lieutenant Governor of Education and Training, Chairman of the Continental Council of European Toastmasters (forerunner of District 59 – he lobbied for the creation of District 59), Vice Chairman of Education of the Continental Council of European Toastmasters, and Area Governor four times. He is married to former District Governor, Denise Magyar. The first officer training he ever attended was the one he gave. He has been charter member of four different clubs and helped found four more. Magyar completed the Competent Communicator program in English, German and Italian, attended over 50 district conferences in Europe, England, Ireland and New York as well as 10 Toastmasters International conventions in the U.S. and Canada. He has won the district Humorous Speech Contest, Evaluation Contest and Table Topics Contest and coached District speech-contest winners. Twice he judged the World Championship of Public Speaking.
Parliamentary Procedures in Action
Put an end to meeting chaos! This success/leadership module will familiarize you with basic procedures designed to work through an agenda: quickly, efficiently, fairly. Parliamentary Procedures in Action will enable you to lead a meeting effectively as the chairman and be an aware, informed participant at a meeting you are not leading. Knowledge of parliamentary procedures should be part of the basic toolkit of every Toastmaster. After all, it was a group of young men who needed to lead meetings who first approached Y.M.C.A. director Ralph Smedley for help. Smedley responded by founding what was to become the first-ever Toastmasters club.Toastmasters is where leaders are made. I like to say: if you speak, you lead. This workshop will equip you with formidable leadership credentials.
Friday, 18:00 h, Churfürstensaal II
Be a Moving Speaker! by Dyane Neiman (WS5)
Four-time Theaterzwang award-winning performer, choreographer, director and producer, Dyane Neiman has been helping move ideas from people who have them to people who need them, since 2003. By using theater-based tools, Dyane trains speakers to engage, transform, and motivate their listeners. This fall, she launched her own business, Moving Speaker, in Berlin to further research and develop these unique theater-based training tools while developing a platform to expand her training and speaking engagements. A month after join-ing Toastmasters in October 2011, Dyane was a Table Topic finalist at the Fall District Conference and six months later,
a semi-finalist in the International Speech Contest at the Spring District Conference. In this brief time, she has become well known for her theatrical, and often humorous, approach to engaging and motivating listeners.
Be a Moving Speaker!
Before you utter your first word, your body is already speaking. Your posture, your energy, your thoughts, your facial expressions, your gestures, and how your body moves (or doesn’t move!) in space, are expressing so much. A lot of what you radiate is unconscious – here is your opportunity to change that! Wake up & shake up your body language awareness; learn how to speak out with your body; receive valuable feedback about your “speaking body”. Dare to attend this 30-minute WORKshop, at this very early hour, and you will be greatly rewarded! I look forward to working with you!
Saturday, 7:30 h, Churfürstensaal I
An Introduction to Debating by Nick Allan (WS6)
When not working in the development of power plants Nick Allan can often be found near the water at the local rowing club, coaching beginners as well as occasionally propelling himself up and down the river. In addition to engineering and rowing, Nick has spent the past three years at Zuriberg Toastmasters Club in Zurich, where he helped introduce the British schools debating
format to the club.
An Introduction to Debating
Debating is where prepared speeches meet off-the-cuff speaking in a dynamic and exciting exchange of ideas. This workshop is an introduction to debating, based on the “British schools” rules and format used by the world debating championships but adjusted for smaller groups. Participants will get a brief introduction to the format and will then prepare and run a debate based on a current, well known topic.
Debating encompasses many aspects of Toastmasters craft. The first speakers must be prepared with facts, figures and a good turn of phrase to lay out their arguments, which corresponds to the prepared manual speeches. The follow-up speakers and structured interruptions correspond to table-topics and force participants to think and defend their position on-the-fly. Finally, and differently from standard individual speeches, the participants on each side of the debate must work as a team to make a coherent argument to convince the audience and to win the debate. Join us at this exciting and fun workshop to experience the cut and thrust of debating.
Saturday, 8:30 h, Churfürstensaal II
Hidden Treasures by Silvana Wasitova (WS7)
The Toastmasters program content is quite obvious. Or is it? Some Toastmaster memberships last only a few months, some only a few weeks. Some others last for many years, some a life time. Those who are members for many years have uncovered “Hidden Treasures” within Toastmasters, that got them hooked, for life. Is it a drug? Is it a cult? What are those secrets? Over 11 years of membership, Silvana has met hundreds of members, and motives for joining Toastmasters. Silvana personally has completed two DTM cycles – the only member of District 59 who has done so. What are those Toastmasters secrets? Come to this session, to embark on a journey of discovery.
Saturday, 9:20, Churfürstensaal II
Powerpoint: Daunting Enemy or Valuable Ally? by Federico Pisanu (WS8)
Federico Pisanu‘s career on stage as a presenter started in 2004. That‘s when he started working as a Soft Skills Trainer for International NGOs operating Europe wide. He is used to deliver interactive training sessions to groups of participants following the key methods of non-formal education. Because of this specific approach all his presentation, seminars, training, and workshops are highly interactive and they get the audience to be involved and participate. He has about 2,000 hours of classroom training delivered so far. He has been speaking in front of audiences of different sizes, from 5 to 500 people, although his main working expertise is with small groups (5 to 30 people).
Powerpoint: Daunting enemy or valuable ally?
This is a workshop about the most common software used to create presentations and visual aids. If misused Powerpoint can become a dangerous audience killer, making our presentations more boring, dull and static. Learning a few key concepts in slide design, knowing a couple useful features of the software, and understanding how to structure our slides can make Powerpoint our best friend to achieve great impact and be memorable to our audience.
Saturday, 11:05 h, Room Beethoven
Wie man Webinare als effektives Marketinginstrument einsetzt von Yani Neugebauer (WS9)
Yani Neugebauer wird von ihren Kunden „das Trüffelschwein“ genannt. Mit ihrer feinen Nase entdeckt sie die wahren Geschäftspotenziale ihrer Kunden: eine einzigartige Kombination aus Berufserfahrungen und Talenten. Das Erfolgsrezept ist die Konzentration auf eine bestimmte „Nische in der Nische“ und die Entwicklung von Angeboten, die genau die Wunschkunden begeistern. Mit der Nische in der Nische hat sich Yani Neugebauer 2007 selbstständig gemacht. Sie betrachtet Toastmasters als einen ihrer wichtigsten Erfolgsfaktoren. Yani spricht sechs Sprachen und bietet ihre Service auf Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch an. www.Nische-in-der-Nische.de
Wie man Webinare als effektives Marketinginstrument einsetzt
Webinare werden von US-Marketing-Experten als „die wichtigste Erfindung seit dem Buchdruck“ bezeichnet. Die Referentin findet 90 Prozent ihrer Kunden in Webinaren und ist dabei ein globales Beratungsgeschäft aufzubauen – ohne Marketingkosten! Die Teilnehmer des Workshops erfahren Schritt für Schritt, wie auch sie – mit Webinaren und Vorträgen Kunden gewinnen;
- Xing, Facebook und LinkedIn in eine Goldgrube verwandeln;
- von zu Hause aus ein weltweites Geschäft aufbauen;
- in einem Bereich erfolgreich werden, der sie begeistert.
In diesem Workshop stellt Yani Neugebauer ihr Marketingkonzept vor und zeigt Strategien, die sie selber anwendet.
Saturday, 15:10 h, Room Beethoven
So, You Want to Win a Speech Contest? by John Zimmer (WS10)
John Zimmer is a Canadian who now lives in Geneva, Switzerland. With degrees in International Relations and Law, he has extensive public speaking and presentation experience before courts, tribunals, business conferences, and bodies of the United Nations. John is a guest lecturer on public speaking and presentation skills for Executive MBA Programmes at universities in both Switzerland and France. He is regularly invited to speak at corporate and other events around Europe, and contributes to the radio programme “The Connectors” on World Radio Switzerland. With Florian Mueck, John is the co-creator of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. He writes a popular blog about public speaking – www.mannerofspeaking.org – which is followed by readers around the world. John has been a member of Toastmasters since 2007. Eight times he has entered Toastmasters speech contests and eight times he has reached the District Finals, winning five times (Evaluation 2008 and 2011; Table Topics 2009; Humorous 2008 and 2009) and placing second twice (International 2009 and 2012). In 2011, John received the District Governor Award in recognition of his excep-tional leadership and service to Toastmasters.
So, You Want to Win a Speech Contest?
David Brooks, the 1990 World Champion of Public Speaking has said that speech contests are your fastest route to your greatest improvement. In this workshop, you will pick up valuable insights and concrete tips that will help you perform at your very best in each of the four main Toastmasters contests: International; Humorous; Evaluation, and Table Topics. You will learn how you can get one of the main benefits of a speech contest … even if you never compete! And, most importantly, you will learn the three secrets to winning a speech contest.
Sunday, 9:20 h, Churfürstensaal I
My Voice. My Way. by Florian Mück (WS11)
Since Florian Mück joined a chapter of Toastmasters International in Barcelona in 2005, public speaking has become his passion. In 2009, the co-creator of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ turned his passion into a successful profession under The Seven Minute Star brand. A collaborator of IESE Business School Barcelona and author of “The Seven Minute Star – Become a Great Speaker in 15 Simple Steps”, Florian offers inspiring communication seminars, presentation coaching, key-note speeches and event moderation in three languages across Europe. www.thesevenminutestar.com
My Voice. My Way.
Martin Luther King was standing behind a lectern when the world shared his dream. His voice was his ultimate weapon of peace. In this workshop you will discover your voice from a different perspective. You will use your voice with more confidence, with more simplicity, with more greatness. Singing, talking, learning – this workshop will take you too to Lincoln Memorial.
Sunday, 9:20 h, Churfürstensaal II
The Art of Leadership in the 21st Century by Lars Sudmann (WS12)
Lars Sudmann is the Managing Partner of Sudmann & Company, a consulting firm specialized in organizational development and change management. He is a consultant, trainer and speaker with more than 10 years experience as a business leader, e.g. as CFO Belgium of Procter & Gamble. Lars has in-depth experience speaking to and training a variety of audiences and is an award-winning and certified trainer. He is a member of the Global Speaker Federation and was invited to speak at the International Toastmasters Convention in Orlando, Florida. He presented at innovative events such as TEDxGhent and PechaKucha Aachen/Maastricht (videos here: www.lars-sudmann.com). Lars is additionally a lecturer at the universities of Aachen and Lüneburg. He is a resident of Belgium.
The Art of Leadership in the 21st Century
In this world of abundant information and knowledge at your fingertip the ability to lead others and yourself is estimated to be the #1 quality to have. How well we lead our teams and projects will be the key factor for our success. However, in the current world of endless possibilities, global interactions and 24/7 availability, leadership has become more difficult then ever. This workshop tackles the crucial area of leadership in this volatile and busy world: What are the qualities that a leader should possess? Which tools and strategies work, and which don’t? Lars Sudmann will offer answers to these questions. Drawing on rich experiences as a business leader, entrepreneur (finalist for the ‘Europ- ean Young Innovator of the Year’ award), and professional speaker, Lars will present hands-on leadership strategies for the modern professional that can be immediately implemented. Highlights of the session include: The 5E model for effective leadership; Secrets of successful leaders; leadership paradigms in the 21st century; leading across generations and cultures; how to inspire and influence in the modern world; the leader as decision maker and coach. And much more.
Sunday, 9:20 h, Room Bonn
High-Level Speechwriting For Success by Brent Kerrigan (WS13)
Brent Kerrigan gave his first speech when he was 10 years old – a speech about being a baseball – and never looked back. Since then he has written speeches for the most senior members of the Government of Canada, international organizations such as the United Nations, and has provided speechwriting advice to large businesses and individual entrepreneurs. In September 2012 he launched The Global Speechwriter, a business designed to help international leaders deliver more effective speeches to North American audiences. “A leader can significantly harm their organization and personal reputation with one bad speech,” Brent says. “A good speechwriter however – one who chooses the right words for the right speaker for the right moment – can help that same leader become more effective and successful.” Brent has been involved with Toastmasters since 2007 and lives in Berlin with his wife, Miriam, and his daughter, Maya.
High-Level Speechwriting For Success
Ever wonder why the majority of speeches given by government, business and academic leaders are so boring and ineffective? Who’s responsible for writing those rhetorical clunkers? Think you can do a better job? In this 30-minute discussion, Brent Kerrigan will provide a crash course on how to write high-level, professional speeches that are remembered and respected – whether they’re for yourself or somebody else. Based on Brent’s extensive experience writing for the most senior levels of the Canadian government and other international organizations, this is a discussion that will not only improve the quality of your speechwriting for the workplace, but will also encourage you to consider speechwriting as a career choice.
Sunday, 10:25 h, Churfürstensaal I
Mastering the Metaphor by Mikael Esselius (WS14)
A powerful and engaging international presenter, speaker, accomplished trainer and coach, Mikael Esselius, DTM, has delivered dozens of workshops and given over 200 presentations in 9 european countries. He has coached and trained over 300 individuals in goal setting, career development and communication, using the power of metaphor to create sustainably beneficial change. Since joining Toastmasters, he has participated in more than 20 conferences and officer trainings, served as Area and Division Governor in Scandinavia, as well as coach, mentor and sponsor in several clubs, and served in all seven club board roles. Mikael is currently a trainer in communication for Ackebrink, providing trainings for university students and business leaders. He has developed his own Mind-Model and a 60-step program for career development. Inspired by the proven results and positive feedback from these programs, Mikael will be sharing his effective techniques with the power of metaphor in speaking, business presentation and personal life. www.esselius.com.
Mastering the Metaphor
Powerful metaphors will help your audience to better understand abstract concepts by creating vivid pictures in their minds. A great metaphor can act, as Franz Kafka wrote “as an ice-axe to break the frozen sea within us”. Metaphors are widely used in myth, story and literature, and are powerful tools in leadership. In the workshop we will explore hands-on techniques that you can immediately put to use to become a mesmerising presenter. You will learn:
- What metaphors are and why they are so effective.
- How to discover powerful metaphors in myth, story and literature.
- How to develop multi-layered metaphors.
- How to embed metaphors into your stories.
- How to use metaphor as a tool to demonstrate a complex concept.
- How to co-create metaphors as a useful tool for teambuilding.
- How to lead and coach with metaphors.
Sunday, 10:10 h, Churfürstensaal II
The Success Puzzle: How Your Mind Affects Your Results by Charlie LaFond (WS15)
Charlie LaFond has been a Toastmaster since 1984 and has filled club and area positions multiple times. His workshops at club and area level are keenly received. He’s a professional trainer and coach and an experienced speaker. Charlie has trained middle and top-level management in almost every country in Europe in the field of communication. He has over 25 years experience and has spent over 15,000 hours training people. He received his MBA in 1980 from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona and moved to Austria in 1981. There he founded and ran a language school for 24 years, before going independent. Charlie has been a professor at Webster University, Vienna since 1992, a licensed Buzan trainer since 1991, and since 1998 a presentation and negotiation skills trainer. He’s been a certified LifeSuccess consultant since 2009. Charlie loves skiing, travel, public speaking and computers. www.intoresults.eu
The Success Puzzle: How Your Mind Affects Your Results
We’ve all learned that our five senses are the gateway to gathering information. But what are the intellectual faculties that allow us to work with this information? It is these intellectual faculties which build the foundation of positive thinking, the magic of attitude and the power of gratitude. This workshop will show how we get into ruts in our life and also how to get out and continue moving forward on the road to success. Learn about these intellectual faculties and find out how the process of change governs our thinking and our behavior. Our lives are impacted greatly by our paradigms. Our thoughts create our actions and our actions create our results. As we increase our awareness it becomes clear that success starts from within. If we want to change what is going on on the outside, we have to change what is going on on the inside. “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” (Leonardo da Vinci)
Sunday, 10:10 h, Room Bonn
Speeches That Stick by Bob Mohl (WS16)
For most of his career Bob Mohl has been a professor, consultant and designer in the field of multimedia. He is the author of several award winning educational multimedia programs for children. Bob lives on a houseboat on the Seine since he moved there 30 years ago for a job with a couple of his professors from MIT. Bob won the District 59 International Speech Contest in 2008, was runner-up in 2010 and chief judge in 2011. He is also a Certified World Class Speaking Coach, studying with World Champ Craig Valentine. Bob was the coach of District Champion, Olivia Schofield, as she advanced to the Finals of the International Speech Contest last year. He has been invited to give public speaking creativity workshops and keynotes in 14 countries. Bob is the European Champion of Disc Golf (Frisbee) in the Senior Grandmaster Division and Time Magazine‘s Person of the Year in 2006 (along with 6 billion other people on this planet). He‘s also a legend in his own mind for inventing a floating garden next to his houseboat and rowing down the Seine on a weeping willow tree. Bob hosts a monthly Full Moon Picnic on a footbridge in the center of Paris. Contact: email@example.com
Speeches That Stick
Does your speech stay in the room when the audience leaves? Or does it stick to the audience so they take your points home with them? How would you like to make your speech so sticky that your audience remembers it – and tells others about it: a week later, a month later, even a year later? You will walk out of this workshop with tools for building your speeches with memorable moments and messages that stick. It is based on an innovative research project that Bob conducted, and some of you participated in at the District 59 contest in Lisbon last year. Your three takeaways from this memorable workshop:
- The key to becoming a memorable speaker!
- The technique for evolving your speech from good to better to spectacular!
- A universal tool to analyze any aspect of speech craft on any speech!
Sunday, 11:25 h, Churfürstensaal I
How to Be a Super Table Topics Master by Vera Orac (WS17)
Since joining Toastmasters 6 years ago, Vera Orac has served as club VPE (twice) and
president; she is now a member of 3 Prague clubs, and is a mentor for the first Czech-language club. As VPE of a club that was losing members and momentum, she used table topics to revive energy, drawing on games and improvisational exercises from the theater. Vera has competed in speech contests at district level several times, with various results ranging from first place to disqualification for speaking too long and going over the time lim-…
How to Be a Super Table Topics Master
When it’s time for table topics, do your club members suddenly shrink and slide under the table? You, the masterful table topics master, can change that – you can create lively, entertaining table topics sessions that your club members look forward to. This workshop will give you tips for raising energy, getting people to relax, and making table topics fun. Vera used these techniques, which draw on improvisational theater games, to revive a club that was losing members and momentum. You can use the same techniques to make your table topics sessions more fun, or, if your club already loves table topics, to add laughs to your upcoming holiday parties.
Sunday, 11:25 h, Churfürstensaal II
Make Their Day by Rui Henriques (WS18)
Rui Henriques has participated as a speaker and presenter at national and international English-language teaching and coaching conferences. He has also been a speaker at Division level Toastmasters conferences. As a trainer, teacher, coach and motivational speaker he is always “presenting before an audience”.
Make Their Day
Motivation through “carrot and stick” methods are increasingly more difficult to implement due to austerity cutbacks and also because they by and large belong to the past. Motivating staff in the 21st century requires new approaches. Combining the working knowledge of world experts in the field you will leave this workshop with a bag full of “free” tools that you can apply immediately in the workplace, as well as start to enjoy a better work-life balance yourself. Learn new tools that will benefit you, your family and friends, your work colleagues, and society at large.
Sunday, 11:25 h, Room Bonn