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Fall Conference 2016 | Marriott Gateway on the Niagara | November 25 to 27, 2016 | Niagara Falls, ON

Communication is an intrinsic part of everyday life and interaction, it is your identity.
There are many forms of communication. Communication matters in your personal, business and Toastmaster life,
come see how you can improve in your communication skills.

Workshops for the conference are in four tracks: Speaking Skills, Professional Development, Club Excellence, and Leadership Skills.

Workshops Session #1: Friday November 25 - 5pm

 

MIKE PROUDLOCK

How to Win a Table Topics Contest

MIKE PROUDLOCK

Speaking Skills

Room: Hennepin South (2)

Can you prepare for an unprepared speech? Absolutely! Learn strategies and simple techniques that will give you the best chance to be successful at Table Topics competitions from the 2009 District 86 Table Topics Champion.
BIO: Mike Proudlock joined Toastmasters in 2003 and since that time has been active in speech contests, both as a contest official and competitor, winning the 2009 District 86 Table Topics Championship. Mike has also served as Club President, Area Governor, Division Governor, District Conference Keynote Speaker, District Conference Chair, District Lt-Gov Marketing, and District Program Quality Director.

MATHIAS SSENABULYA

The Art of Failure: Turning Your Losses into Wins

MATHIAS SSENABULYA

Professional Development

Room: Peninsula (3) 

Have you ever tried really hard to accomplish a goal, only to result in failure?  In this workshop, we will explore our failures and discover how we can convert them into our greatest successes.
BIO: Mathias is a first-time presenter with a love of speaking. He first discovered speaking at an early age when he was invited to join a Dale Carnegie course.  But he didn't not fully commit to bettering his skills until 2015 when he re-joined Toastmasters.  Traveling extensively for work allowed him to participate in many clubs in the area from Toronto, to Waterloo, and as far as Hamilton.  Today Mathias helps companies around the world to use technology and improve their business.  He is constantly looking for opportunities to speak and hopes to one day create an additional stream of income from speaking.

JOHN RIBEIRO

5 Steps to Leading Your Team to Success

JOHN RIBEIRO

Club Excellence

Room: Hennepin North (1)

It can be intimidating when you try to lead a team. As a leader, it’s your job to motivate your team.  How do you do lead a team when you’re not quite sure what it takes? In this workshop, you will learn how to connect quickly and effectively with to your team to success.
BIO: John is a committed and passionate Toastmaster; he has been a member since December 2007. He has a great passion for leading teams. His goal as a speaker is to share his process on how to lead your team to success.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  

Workshops Session #2: Saturday November 26, 9:00 am

How to Lower the Fear & Increase Education Awards!

LEONA WILSON

Club Excellence

Room:  Salon A (12) 

Many speakers unknowingly let fear and anxiety limit them. Club leadership and mentors can reduce this avoidance so members move through their manuals more quickly. Strategies, tips and suggestions will be plentiful! Learn new ways to help your members deal with fear, set education goals and achieve awards.
BIO: Leona presents regularly on a variety of topics. She uses an interactive style sharing theory and personal experience. Leona is Immediate Past President of Meadowvale Toastmasters, the club with the highest number of education awards for 2015-2016 in the District! Professionally she is a Human Resources consultant.

Humour Matters

ROSS MACKAY

Speaking Skills

Room: Hennepin South (2)

In this highly interactive presentation, attendees will learn the various ways they can use humour in their presentations; the different types of humour that can be used, and where to source that information. They will also learn the 7 rules of humour that will help them deliver an enjoyable presentation.
BIO: A professional speaker who has delighted audiences in 34 countries, Ross Mackay is a 25 year Toastmaster who has served as a District Governor and International Director. The only Accredited Speaker in District 86, he has placed 3rd in the World Championship of Professional Speakers.

LOU ANN REDDON

Say It With Music

LOU ANN REDDON

Speaking Skills

Room: Peninsula (3)

Learn how basic music principles relate to vocal variety and how you can incorporate new techniques into your speeches to captivate your audience and make every word sing.  Participants will hear how each technique adds a sonic layer that takes a string of notes - or a speech - from bland to grand.
BIO: Professional copywriter, translator and amateur musician, Lou Anne Reddon, enjoys combining her love of music and language to make her words sing. She and her brother, Frank, self-published a book about Led Zeppelin that's in the Curatorial Library of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Flex Unto Others

CLIFFORD GRAHAM

Leadership

Room: Hennepin North (1)

Participants will learn how to quickly identify behavioural types of others through simple observations. Once identified, participant will learn how to flex their communications to their types.
BIO: Cliff spent 20 years working in various fields before finding a home in the IT industry. When not at work, he can be found enjoying his extensive collection of books, music and DVDs.

 

Workshops Session #3: Saturday November 26, 10:45 am

Coaching, Mentoring, Evaluating: It’s Not About You!

GEMMA DULEY

Professional Development

Room: Peninsula (3)

Coaching and mentoring is a key component of any Toastmaster’s journey. This workshop will explore such tools as AID, GROW, Skill/Will and Instant Payoff to maximize participant’s own growth as well as the growth of Toastmasters and other colleagues they will mentor.
BIO: As an engineer and a consultant, Gemma has embraced continuous improvement in many aspects of her life. One of those areas has been in her interactions with co-workers and clients. She is often called upon to coach and mentor fellow adults in their projects and day-to-day work.

Power Presenting

KWESI MILLINGTON

Speaking Skills

Room: Hennepin South (2)

Do you struggle with being seen and heard in a crowd? Would you like the skills to be able to present with power and confidence whether on stage or in the boardroom? Attend this workshop and you will pick up the 5 steps to presenting with power and projecting a charismatic presence.
BIO: Kwesi Millington is a Speaker, Coach, Youth Mentor, and founder of the speaking coaching company Communicate To Create and Youth Empowerment organization Towering Teens.

Motivation is most important

MADAN CHAUHAN

Leadership

Room: Hennepin North (1)

Everyone needs motivation to do whatever they want to do. It will give directions to achieve whatever they want to achieve. Everyone gains.
BIO: Madan has been a Toastmaster since 2010, financial advisor and teacher in the past. Madan enjoys motivating himself and others in achieving goals.

Magnificent Membership

AVIS BRODIE

Club Excellence

Room: Salon A (12)

We all want vibrant, strong clubs; clubs that invigorate us and keep us coming back. Having enough members is key to strength, and building membership is the first step. In this session, we’ll look at practical ways to attract new members and keep them engaged
BIO: Avis joined Toastmasters in April 2005. A month later she was elected her club’s Vice President Membership and has been on a leadership journey ever since. She has served in club leadership and district leadership in both District 60 and District 86.

 

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