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

Workshops Session #1: Friday Nov 13, 5:00 pm

Julia Katsivo, CC, CL

How To Turn Nervous Energy Into Star Power

Julia Katsivo, CC, CL

Improve Your Speaking Skills

Algonquin

Tired of freezing up on stage, listening to your voice wobble, and forgetting your hard practiced speech when you stand on stage? Learn how to turn that paralyzing fear into star power every time you stand on stage.

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ASK for Direction: Mentoring

Carolyn R. Wilker, ACG, ALB

Personal Professional Development

Nipissing

As Michelangelo learned sculpting from a guild master, similarly the new Toastmaster builds on leadership and speaking skills through the mentoring program. The new member asks questions and progresses through dedicated practice.

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Thriving Within a Corporate Club (The Corporate Buy-In)

Claude Bilodeau, CC, CL

Club Excellence

Petun 1 & 4

Overcome some of the challenges that new and existing clubs have in growing their clubs and gaining acceptance from their employers. *The corporate buy-in *The win-win *The trained employee *Aligning values *The new leader

Hariharan Iyer, ACB

Goal Setting and Achieving Process

Hariharan Iyer, ACB

Leadership

Petun 2 & 3

Have you ever failed in achieving your set goal? Is it that you failed because your goal was too big? If you answered YES to any of the above, then you have to be in this workshop and find out why you are failing in achieving your Goal so that you don't do what you are doing now.

 

Workshops Session #2: Saturday Nov 14, 9:00 am

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Connect To Communicate

Harry Ansara, DTM

Improve your Speaking Skills

Algonquin

When you speak to an audience, are you "connecting" or merely communicating? Learn how to project confidence and radiate warmth; discover the importance of an "audience analysis" and see how this approach can enhance your speeches and bring you success.

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The Big 5 (Goal Setting)

Cody Novak - ACB ALB
Connor Novak - CC ALB

Personal Professional Development

Nipissing

Have you ever fallen short on an important goal? In this 40 minute workshop you will be setting your own purposeful goals. You will learn how to convert your dreams into goals and goals into actual achievements. If personal development is important to you, this workshop is a must see!

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Marvelous Mentoring

Hulda Mullings, ACB, CL
Tracey Harding, CC, CL

Club Excellence

Petun 1 & 4

Have you thought about mentoring someone, but weren't sure how to go about it? This workshop is for you! You will learn the "how to’s” to mentoring which will increase member engagement and club growth. Added bonus - the mentee will become more confident in their role.

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Inspiration - it's in you to give!

Sandra Sharpe, ACB, CL

Leadership

Petun 2 & 3

We are entering a new age of leadership. We look to today's leaders to inspire and motivate us to achieve our full potential. In this workshop we will explore and examine various leadership qualities, develop a better understanding of our leadership traits and learn how to be inspirational leaders.

 

Workshops Session #3: Saturday Nov 14, 10:15 am

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Speech Competition Lessons from a Veteran and Novice Perspective

Brian Brennan, DTM
Carolyn Smith, CC

Improve your Speaking Skills

Algonquin

In this session you will meet Brian a veteran Toastmaster and DTM and Carolyn a new CC. Together they will illustrate how mentorship and active participation in competitions can accelerate your Toastmaster learning curve, increase your confidence and make you a better leader and speaker.

By competing against each other in both of the last two District 86 competition cycles Brian and Carolyn pushed each other to improve their skills and to do their best. Brian leads by example and sets the bar high at the Towns of York Club 1609. Carolyn dared to reach for the bar and has reaped the rewards of participation.

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Tough Topics: Preparing Yourself for Difficult Conversations

Rebecca Castelino, ACB, ALB
Michael Greenlee, ACB

Personal Professional Development

Nipissing

Performance reviews at work? Budget troubles at home? Life is full of difficult, high-stakes conversations, and leaders learn to face them head on and navigate them successfully. In this workshop, gain concrete tools you can use at work or home to keep things constructive when talking about tough topics.

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Marvelous Mentoring

Brian Patton, DTM

Club Excellence

Petun 1 & 4

Participants will gain an understanding of why mentoring matters - they will understand the benefits of mentoring for the mentee, the mentor, and the club. Real life examples and a participatory format will engage the participants to understand best practices in mentoring from around the district. They will leave the workshop excited about mentoring and eager to apply what they have learned to create a strong mentoring program that will have lasting benefits in their club.

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The New Club Creation

Julie Whitely, ACG, ALS

Leadership

Petun 2 & 3

Club Creation can be a very long and tedious time ranging from just days or weeks to months but one thing is sure, the reward and legacy will last years. Members wanting to mentor or sponsor a new club will appreciate the preliminaries, paperwork, preparation and promotion to successfully bring a new club to full delivery.