Unleash Potential

Toastmasters International-Unleash Your Potential: How Toastmasters Empowers You to Build Your Dreams

Unleash Your Potential: How Toastmasters Empowers You to Build Your Dreams

Live and Livestreamed: Wednesday, August 16, 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)/Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -4

Speaker Showcase in-person: Wednesday, August 16, 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)/Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -4

Session Description

What does it take for you to achieve greatness? Join Carlos Palacious, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), in this inspiring session to find out how Toastmasters can improve your public speaking skills, develop your leadership abilities, and enhance your communication so that you can unleash your full potential.

Drawing examples from his personal journey, Palacious will explain how Toastmasters helped him find mentors and improve his communication skills, which led to him climbing the corporate ladder, branding himself as a subject expert, and expanding his international business through speaking platforms.

Top 3 Takeaways

  • Learn the value of finding mentors at Toastmasters.
  • Discover how improved communication skills can help build strong employee and peer relationships.
  • Explore how branding yourself as a subject expert and using speaking platforms can grow your business.


Carlos Palacious

Carlos Palacious Engineer, environmentalist, entrepreneur, executive

Carlos Palacious was the first Bahamian Coastal Engineer and is a licensed Professional Engineer in The Bahamas, Canada, and the U.S. He also holds a global certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

In 2021, Project Y Bahamas recognized Palacious as one of the top 48 millennials for his work in the environment, media, service, business, and as a change maker. In 2018, he was named on the prestigious “Top 40 Under 40” list by Professional Services Bahamas.

He is the founder and managing principal of several engineering and technical-related businesses, including Bron Ltd. (development consulting), Eeden Farms (climate-resilient farming), and BluTerra (sustainable manufacturing).

In addition to his professional achievements, Palacious holds numerous leadership roles in professional, civic, and religious organizations, and is a regular presenter at national and regional forums on hurricane preparedness and response, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development.

At Toastmasters, he earned the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award, which represents the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters. He has been a member of the First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters Club 1600 since 2010, where he served in various leadership roles and was the 2013 District 47 Evaluation Contest Champion.

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