Influencer is a Verb - Chris Thompson
When you ask young people what they want to be when they grow up, a popular response is “content creator.” Now, with the world gone virtual, everyone is trying to create a digital footprint. After 15 years of content creation, Chris Thompson is excited to teach you how, while remaining authentic.
Move Them Without Seeing Them - Richard L. Hardon
The year 2020 has brought on unprecedented challenges: COVID-19 uncertainty, record unemployment, social distancing, and more. Richard Hardon reminds us that amid chaos is the seed of opportunity. He explains that as speakers, our normal burden is to move people without touching them, but now in 2020, virtual meetings, events, and even international conventions are being delivered to audiences we can’t even see.
This presentation provides proven principles to turn adversity to our advantage to benefit millions of people that need to hear our messages even though we can’t see them.
I Have Something to Say: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking in an Age of Disconnection - John Bowe
John Bowe’s message, new as it is profound, is that now as much as ever before, speech matters. Love, jobs, promotions, trust, money, friendship, family relations, and advancement in every area of life depend on our ability to use words competently. He believes there is no area of inquiry more profitable or fascinating than language and words. He will illustrate how we use them and how we can use them better.
The Art of the Elevator Pitch - Simon Bucknall
You may be interviewing for a new role, wanting to make a good impression at a networking event or seeking buy-in from customers, colleagues, or clients. Many professionals/leaders struggle to ‘sell’ either themselves or their ideas because they are pitched in the wrong way. When the pressure is on, how do you get people to really listen to you? In this practical session, experience a simple, powerful process for structuring value in a clear and compelling way. This is perfect for developing your skills as a networker or business developer.
Win Hearts with Humor - Suhail Nasir
Humor is gold in life. That is especially true when it comes to public speaking. Although humor is an important skill that can help a public speaker leave a lasting impression, many speakers believe it is a talent that one is born with. In this education session, Nasir will bust that myth and present fellow public speakers with some techniques he has learned through writing humorous speeches and observing other public speakers and comedians over the years. He will explore what makes a speaker or a speech humorous and provide patterns that he frequently uses in his speeches and stand-up comedy shows.
The Art of Not Motivating - Bob Mason
How to motivate the team is a common concern, but in fact, a leader cannot motivate anyone, believes Bob Mason. He says the secret to success is creating a motivational environment for team members. That means understanding what does motivate team members and then helping them achieve those needs. Fortunately, that is not as difficult as it sounds because most people have common needs that motivate them. This session will provide leaders with knowledge and techniques to create the motivational environment that makes teams more productive, cohesive, and successful.
Club Officers: Keep Your Club on Track with Online Meetings
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has had a major impact on Toastmasters clubs that meet in person. Club officers should help ensure their club can still meet by transitioning the club to online meetings. In this video, you will find helpful tips for a smooth transition.