Deepak Manchanda Workshop Presenter at the Spring Conference

8 Abilities & 8 Motivations. What Would You Like to Be?

Deepak-ManchandaAre you looking for a way to transform your life and achieve higher levels of success, happiness and peace?

Deepak Manchanda is a transformational speaker and personal coach for celebrities. Deepak’s message is powerful, as he taps into his own life experiences to help people gain new heights in their own career and personal endeavors. His methods are effective and easy to implement, and he connects with each member of the audience to encourage them to discover the power within themselves.

Each person walks away with the knowledge they need to succeed, as well as a workbook and a certificate of participation of 'Being Empowered' at the end of each session and workshop. As someone who has experienced difficulties in his own life and has pulled himself out of the darkness, Deepak has developed the tools and techniques that can empower you to quickly achieve your desired success!

Deepak shares the concept of the 7 Levels of Consciousness or Thresholds, Emotional Incubation Time (EIT), 8 abilities and 8 motivations, 20 Ladders through storytelling to improve chances of his audience's faster success. He also shares F-SENT (Focus on Sound in Ear, Nose and Tongue), an old Himalayan meditation technique to empower your mind to enhance choices for your success, happiness and peace. As a member of Toastmasters, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), and ex MC of MoMondays Brampton, Deepak strongly believes that there is a need to change the way people have perceived speakers and through his shows, he wants to bring a new entertaining approach to sharing his knowledge and wisdom.

Remember, 'Life is Beautiful' but it is necessary for each person to make it beautiful with complete intelligence in their own life – Deepak Manchanda, The Stress Buster

More About Deepak

In 2007, Deepak explained to his mother that he wanted to make the world a happy place. His mother said, “The world wants to be successful and rich, not just happy.” It took Deepak seven long years to figure out that success, happiness and peace are three different things, and he uncovered a secret formula for each of these elements and he decided that he will be sharing this information as a form of “HOPE” with the goal to see others redefine their success, happiness and peace.

Deepak has 21 years of middle and upper management experience in global franchising with companies like NIIT, Aptech, Informatics and Academy of Learning. Some of these organizations had more than 4,000 career colleges worldwide, making him pioneer in franchising and in post-secondary education.

In the last three years Deepak has conducted seminars at Toronto University, York University, several provincial government employment hubs, career college alumni's and graduations. His organization, CCBES, has also conducted seminars at Indo Canadian Chamber of Commerce!, Canadian IIT Alumni, corporations like Sun Life Insurance, Desjardin Insurance, Home Life Reality and several others.

Over the years, he has received hundreds of professional recommendations, newspaper articles, coverage and interviews worldwide including Toronto Sun, 24/7, and Metro. He has also had several radio and TV interviews in Canadian main stream broadcast media, and has made several short videos which are extremely popular on YouTube. Deepak is a story teller, and has been empowering people to redefine their success, happiness and peace as stress buster since 2012. Deepak`s sessions are contagious and passionatly entertaining shows with his most talented team members, like Dave La Fame, Dusko Jocic, David Barnwell, Sudhir Pawar and others with years of experience working together for Deepak`s mission and vision.

Contact Deepak to learn more about his workshops and 90 minute transformational sessions and shows. He is a great speaker for your next conference or lunch meeting, and his message will empower your staff, clients, students and every person in attendance. Deepak also provides personal coaching to celebrities and authorities, who are going through stressful time in their career or life or wants to redefine their success, happiness and peace. Deepak supports the Canadian Sick Kids Foundation, Deepu Di Gaushala in India and 5% of total sales are and will be donated to these foundations.



Talk Up Toastmasters

talk up toastmastersProgram Dates: February 1 – March 31

Toastmasters love to connect, so take advantage of it. The "Talk Up Toastmasters" membership program is the chance to encourage your members to invite guests to a special meeting where prospective members can learn about Toastmasters' many benefits. Then add five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between February 1 and March 31, and you’ll receive a special "Talk up Toastmasters" ribbon to display on your club’s banner. Qualifying clubs can also earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)

Applications and payments for members with a join date between February 1 and March 31 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than March 31. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count for credit toward “Talk Up Toastmasters” credit. 

The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the submission deadline. Winning clubs should allow up to 10 business days to receive their award if they are located in the United States, and up to 21 business days if they are outside of the United States.

Volunteering Opens Many Doors Workshop

Workshop Educators Joanne Houston, ALB, ACS & Patricia James, ALB, ACB at the 2015 Spring Conference


Patricia James has been a Toastmaster for 5 Years and currently holds ACB and ALB designations. Her experiences include various Club Officer Roles, participating in Contests, most recently competing at Division level and volunteering on various committees within Toastmasters and the community. As a Registered Early Childhood Educator, Patricia is passionate about enhancing leadership skills and building confidence in her group. Patricia's new found confidence demonstrates the ability of a Leader.

Joanne Houston has been a Toastmaster for 6 years and currently holds ACS and ALB designations. Her experiences include taking on various roles such as Area Governor and Division Governor, various Club Officer roles, and volunteering on various committees and currently volunteering for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games of 2015. She has competed in the International Speech Contest at District Level in 2012. Joanne's motto is her winning speech - Yes You Can and hopes to motivate others to do the same.

Patricia and Joanne have experienced many aspects of the Toastmaster Journey including volunteering to be active members on past conference committees. Through these experiences, we have built Stepping Stones of Knowledge to improve our skills, in turn, enhancing our PSI - Personal Skill Inventory. Have you discovered your PSI? Don't miss our interactive workshop - Volunteering Opens Many Doors on April 25th at 9am.

Remember: Volunteering Today could lead you to Surprising Adventures Tomorrow!

Joanne and Patricia

Improve your Speaking Skills

Saturday April 25th 10:15am Workshop Education Presenter Kathryn MacKenzie, DTM

Katherine MacKenzie

Transform Your 1 Dimensional Text Into a 3D Experience!

Do you work hard at creating compelling content and setting up solid structures for your speeches? Do you realize that planning dynamic delivery devices is also equally important?
Discover the 10 most common delivery mistakes and how to remedy them, in order to connect with audiences and make your speeches more memorable!

Find out more about Katheryn's workshop on youTube!

News from Division M Governor – Leizyl Sobrinho

Division M International Speech and Evaluation Contest - March 28, 2015

Division M strikes again in providing another Memorable event. Our contestants were spectacular and our winners stand a very good chance to win at the District level. Good luck to Brian Brennan (Evaluation contest) and Renaud Durand (International Speech contest).

A true example of leadership and communication skills. As our Division Governor, Leizyl Sobrinho so nicely described, all yet again flourished in their own ways as flowers do naturally.

Special thanks to all contestants and volunteers that made this event a brilliant success.

Thank you, Robert Laurin Area 11 Governor and Event Organizer for Division M International Speech and Evaluation Contest


Congratulations to all the winners and the contestants!

This is a great milestone in your Toastmasters journey.
Division M successfully delivered all the Area contests for Spring 2015. It was a great team planning and team collaboration that produced excellent results! Together we achieve greatness and success!
As Aristotle once said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Please continue to support the winners at the Division M contest on March 28 @ 9:00am-1:00pm at the Council Chamber, Town of Newmarket.
Winners at the Division level will advanced to the District competition at the District Spring Conference on April 24-26, Sheraton Hotel, RIchmond Hill.

Area 11 Winners!



Area 12 Winners & Participants!



Area 13 Winners!


Area 14 Participants and Winners!



Time To Check Your Pulse – Will Your Club Achieve Distinguished Status?


Time To Review Your Club Success Plan.  Will your club and your members be able to achieve the goals set out at the beginning of the year?  How many members are on track to achieve their goals?  Do they need help?

On June 30 - the Distinguished Club Program is finalized for the year - just 8 weeks left.  Will your club be:

  • a distinguished club with 5 points?
  • a select distinguished club with 7 points?
  • a presidents distinguished club with 9 or more points?

We've put together a number of ideas to help you achieve distinguished status and make your club a winner! The three easiest goals to get?  Competent Leader, Advanced Leader Bronze, and a membership goal.  If you have any questions on these, please discuss with your Area Governor.

Goals 1+2:  Four Competent Communicator (CC) Awards

Look for members that have at least 7 speeches done.  3 more speeches by June is attainable.  Here are some ideas to help them reach that goal.

  • Schedule the speeches once a month from now till early June
  • Support those members in completing this task by encouragement and being available if they need help.
    • Have the member discuss their next speeches with their mentor or a few senior members. 
    • Help the member brainstorm ideas for the speeches.
    • Run a speech creation workshop - sometimes members just need that spark to help them move forward

Not enough room in your speaker schedule? 

  • Do 4 speeches a night instead of 3
  • Have a speechathon meeting with six speeches
  • Have an open house or extra meeting just for speeches to showcase your club.
  • Encourage the member to give a speech at another club.

Goals 3+4: Two Advanced Communicator (ACB, ACS, ACG) Awards

Look for members that have at least 7 speeches done.  3 more speeches by June is attainable.  Here are some ideas to help them reach that goal.

  • Since Advanced speeches can be longer - scheduling may become challenging - so schedule them in first.
  • Support those members in completing this task by encouragement and being available if they need help.

Not enough room in your speaker schedule? 

  • Have a special meeting to promote and showcase only Advanced speakers.
  • Encourage the member to give a speech at another club that is looking for speakers.

Goals 5+6:  Two Leadership (CL, ALB, ALS or DTM) Awards

Competent Leader

  • Look for members that have at least 7 projects done and signed off.
  • Projects related to meeting roles  - get them scheduled in your weekly roster as soon as possible.
  • Projects related to items outside of regular club meetings include:

Advanced Leader Bronze

  • Every Club Officer that already has served for at least six months, has their Competent Communicator, Competent Leader, and has attended Club Officer Training is a prime candidate to get this designation.
  • Encourage them to do two education presentations from from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series  These are free downloads.
  • Discuss what presentations make sense for the club.  After delivering the presentations, they will get their designation

Goals 7+8: Eight New Members

Growing your membership by at least 8 members each year is the right thing to do because: no one member is overburdened with responsibilities; meetings are more fun, because more people are involved; more people can fill meeting and officer roles; and it’s easier for a club to help members meet their educational needs.

If your club has not attracted at leas 8 new members this year, here is a great list of resources and ideas to help you: Blog Post - Grow Your Membership This Fall

Goal 9 - Club Officers Trained June-August AND In December-February

If your club was not able to get at least 4 club officers trained during each training cycle - then please make sure you make this a priority in the the upcoming club elections.  Discuss the need to attend both training sessions with nominees so they know what is expected before they run.

Goal 10 - Membership-Renewal Dues On Time AND Club Officer List On Time

If your club got your renewal dues in on time and your officers lists in on time – Congratulations!  If your club has not renewed, please do so IMMEDIATELY.

Workshops in our District 86 Spring Conference


Hot Opportunities in 2015 by Charlotte King, DTM

Are you a professional speaker? Are you a writer? Do you want to stay up on what is current? Do you just want to write and deliver interesting speeches?

You will not want to miss the Workshop given by Charlotte King on Saturday April 25th. You will learn WHAT IS HOT in 2015 but you will also come away with what is GOING TO BE HOT and how you will be able to always stay ahead of the curve no matter if you are a writer, a speaker or simply someone who wants to always stay in touch with the what is going on out there. Check out the Spring Conference website this workshop and so many others.

The Question

What Do I Wear to the Friday night “Let’s go Fly a Kite” Dance?

kit hat

This is the question that people have been asking and I have some ideas that you can start crafting your outfit. We will be giving away prizes for best outfit or headpiece and for the best dance moves with our DJ Peter O’Desse “ENJOY THE MUSIC”.

Here are just a few ideas we have to dress up that favorite hat. My favorite pink Panama Jack hat can be decorated however you like. A tail can be easily attached to the back using colourful ribbon, rope or whatever you can find around the house to make tail or string for your kite. You are the kite. You don’t have to glue a kite to your hat but if you want to be really creative paper kites can be easily made and attached to your hat. In the picture I made little pink kite earings to accent my outfit. The tail for my hat is my pony tail that I might braid with some ribbons. I might even get a pony tail extension from the dollar store to make it long and beautiful.

Your favourite hat might be tied up with a beautiful silky scarf and ribbons tied to it as your tail. Make sure it’s colourful!

For the men, step outside the box like one Toastmaster who will be unravelling part of his turban down his back as the tail for his headpiece. Or maybe grab that party fedora and tie a colourful necktie around it and have it hanging down the back.

Spring is the opportunity to take out our spring and summer clothes with some colour to dress up in. My favourite happy colour is ‘PINK’ obviously. If you have an idea you would like to share with us feel free to go our D86 blog page and submit a blog post of your idea.

Toastmasters International Values:  Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence
Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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