The Five Partnerships Every Toastmaster Needs - Ellie Kay
According to this presentation, every Toastmaster can become a better leader and communicator by developing five key partnerships: The Fun Friend - Someone who will make our step lighter and give us the right perspective when we need it the most The Encourager - The person who gives you support, confidence or hope The Adventurer – A person who forces you to push the envelope, dream the big dream, and get out of your comfort zone The Artist - A person who exhibits exceptional skill and creativity The Prophet - A person who advocates or speaks in a visionary way
Stimulated Not Stir-Crazy: How to Stay Motivated While Living in Uncertainty - Katie Rigsby
Working and living in isolation can be a major "buzzkill," says Katie Rigsby. During times of uncertainty, many people find themselves depressed, anxious, or even angry, while others have nervous energy and seem to be bursting at the seams. In this session, Katie will guide you through the steps of transferring your anxieties or nervous energy into motivation to help you be more creative and productive, all while keeping a distance.
The 8-Carat Communicator - Dawn Frail
This presentation uses the four factors in determining the value of a precious gemstone to create a formula that any speaker can use as a blueprint for delivering a highly engaging message.
2020 Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Presentation
Watch the highly anticipated convention kickoff, featuring the popular Parade of Flags, our inspiring keynote speaker, Dan Clark, and an introduction to candidates for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors.
Humanity will Rise as a Force, Stronger than a Disease - Dineshrie Pillay
In 2020, humanity has faced unprecedented times in the wake of COVID-19. Our personal lives, professional lives, and every facet of our daily routine has been interrupted, leaving many of us demotivated.
Design Thinking—A Way of Life - Saveen Hegde
In this presentation, discover how Design Thinking helps us develop an open, flexible mindset that is important in today’s changing world. Learn how Design Thinking combines creative and critical thinking that allows information and ideas to be organized, decisions to be made, situations to be improved, and knowledge to be gained.
The Power of Story - Kelly Swanson
The intent of this session is to teach you why stories have more impact than facts, figures, and data when it comes to influencing people. As speakers, we sometimes think that the key to giving a good presentation is relaying the information in a clear, structured manner without a single “um” or “so.” While this may make for a well-presented lecture, this, alone, will not allow you to persuade and convince your audience. Persuasion is emotional and there is a big difference in telling people what they should do and encouraging them to want to do it.