Your Workshops & Keynotes
We have received some fantastic proposals for workshops, and are pleased to publish the 6 workshops we have selected for the 2015 Annual Convention.
Keynote – Charlie Starrett
Charlie Starrett, International Director, untangles the thread that he believes connects each step of that journey and has enabled him to discover his voice. Just as we learn to walk through falling over, so we learn to lead through our stumbles. A healthy attitude, a mindset that focuses on learning and people to help you along the way are the essential fibres of the thread of leadership.
A. Finding Your Voice – From the Page to Stage – Bruce Penn
Get ready to explore areas of creative writing and editing, memorising and performance, using breathing and posture, gesture, rhyme, rhythm, humour and self-confidence. Create and share new work and ideas.
B. The Professional Speakers Game Plan – Darren Fleming
Find your voice as a professional speaker. Get ready to take your skills and message beyond the club into the world of paid professional speaking. Learn three key areas of focus to become a professional speaker and get the exact game plan to follow so you are ready to become a paid speaker while minimising risk. Walk out with the theme of your message. Start your career today
C. You Can Hear A Smile! – Kevin Broughton and Robert Williams
The use of emotions is how we persuade people that we are genuine and can be believed. Identify basic emotions on a spectrum from Love to Fear – Love, Happiness, Joy, Sadness, Anger, Misery, Fear Explore simple approaches to emotional congruency and bring these emotions into your voice Start a journey toward discovering your emotional authenticity. Let people hear you SMILE!
Newbies workshop (during Council Meeting)
For people who are new to Toastmasters, as members or as guests. Discover what Toastmasters can do for you. Learn about the leadership opportunities. Build strategies to be able to speak confidently. If you are not a member yet you will wonder why.
D. Why are you here? Look within to find your unique voice – Kara Towner
Understand the importance of backing yourself FIRST and the motto “Be Yourself to Free Yourself”. Understand and embrace your “YOUniqueness”. Improve your speaking and other areas of your life. BE HEARD as you embark on this unique experiential workshop.
E. Interactive Improv Comedy PlayShop – Henk Van Den Bergen
Have you ever noticed that the best speakers are relaxed, conversational and in the moment? To do this, you need to be your own, unique, interesting and authentic self. Discover your Voice. Get you out of your head and into the moment and spontaneity and fun will follow.
F. Discover your Badass Voice: When and how to say “No” – Travis Finlayson & Keith Isaacs
Sometimes we say “Yes” because we think it will make us more liked, more respected, or more indispensable. We become bogged down with too much work and can suffer from stress and burnout, leaving us unable to give our best. Saying “yes” all the time can have the opposite effect of what we intended. Discover your badass voice and say No!
Sunday Masterclass – Mind the Gap – Charlie Starrett
Inspired by Golden Gavel recipient, Susan Cain at the 2013 International Convention and her book ‘Quiet,’ Charlie has developed the ideas on introversion and extroversion so that we better understand where we fit on the spectrum and how we can relate to others more effectively.
With practical examples, Charlie demonstrates how the Toastmasters program and leadership track offer powerful opportunities to develop both our own strengths and our soft spots.
Increase your self-awareness and understand how to communicate better with others.