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Region VII 2006 Conference Workshops



Energize, Educate, and Entertain Your Audience
Evaluate with Excellence
Developing Your Leadership Skills in Toastmasters
YOU Can Make A Difference - The Power Of The Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program
What Every Trainer Should Know-"A Train The Trainer" Workshop
Goal Setting: Finding the Direct Line from Point A to point B
Leadership and You
Using Improv Techniques to Help You Become a Better Speaker
Toastmasters and You
The Five Personalities You Hope to Meet on Your Team ---and the Five That Can Make Being Team Leader a Real Challenge!
Table Topics That Tick!
Tricks of the Trade, Getting a Million Dollar Wardrobe on a Shoe String Budget
Three W's of Humor
The Symphony of a Dynamic Speech
A Winning Speech


* * Energize, Educate, and Entertain Your Audience

Presenter: Ed Tate, ATMB, Toastmasters International 2000 WORLD CHAMPION OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

Title of Workshop: Energize, Educate, and Entertain Your Audience

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* * Evaluate with Excellence

Presenter: Jim Heeren, DTM, PDG-45

Title of Workshop: Evaluate with Excellence

Description:
Great evaluations build better communicators. Learn the essentials of providing productive feedback that cultivates speaking skills while developing your ability to provide evaluation that motivates speakers. Learn the 3 P’s for expressing evaluations. Learn structured approaches for analyzing presentations. Develop appreciation of evaluation speech organization. Learn tips for winning the Evaluation Speech Contest.

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* Developing Your Leadership Skills in Toastmasters



Presenter: Jim Kokocki, DTM - Past International Director 2002-2004

Title: Developing Your Leadership Skills in Toastmasters

Workshop Description: Our world needs leaders. Your Toastmasters membership offers you the opportunity to develop and refine your leadership skills. This seminar will enable you to recognize and employ the behaviors of effective leaders, enable you to identify opportunities for your leadership development, and help you to maximize your leadership opportunities in Toastmasters.

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* * YOU Can Make A Difference - The Power Of The Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program



Presenter: Heike Estey, DTM

Title of Workshop: YOU Can Make A Difference - The Power Of The Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program

Description: Toastmasters is about making a difference! One of the most rewarding programs Toastmasters International offers is the Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program. Leading a program which helps young people develop their potential and prepare them to succeed in their chosen careers is not only making a difference in young peoples' lives but also a priceless learning experience for every Toastmaster. Conducting a Youth Leadership program fulfills one of the requirements to earn the Advanced Toastmasters Gold (ATM-G) awards.

Learn how to set up a Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program, about the tools available from Toastmasters International, and what it takes to work with today's youth.

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* * What Every Trainer Should Know-"A Train The Trainer" Workshop



Presenter: Sandy Schussel, CTM

Title of Workshop: What Every Trainer Should Know-"A Train The Trainer" Workshop
Description: You've been asked to train some new people in your area of expertise. But how do you train adults? They don't learn the same way kids in school do. What's the best way to approach training? In this Workshop, we'll talk about the way adults learn and what you need to do to keep them interested and listening. How do you handle technical material? How do you handle audio-visuals? Handouts? What works best? We'll explore a simple training structure that can be used in any training situation and discuss any specific situations raised by the attendees.

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* catina-photo Goal Setting: Finding the Direct Line from Point A to point B



Presenter: Catina Payne, ATM-S/CL

Title of Workshop: Goal Setting: Finding the Direct Line from Point A to point B
Description:
Go from Where you are in life to Where you would like to be. In this Interactive workshop, you will learn how to:
A. Get off the Slow Track.
B. Find the Fast, Fun, and direct line to accomplishing your Personal, Professional, and Toastmaster goals.
C. And More.

Come to this workshop Prepared to make a Positive change!

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* * LEADERSHIP AND YOU



Presenter: Fran Gedra Greene, DTM Past International Director

Title of Workshop: LEADERSHIP AND YOU

Description: : Why leadership? What’s in it for me? This educational session will look at the skills you will acquire when assuming leadership positions – skills that are applicable in the work place, skills that you can use in your community, in professional, community, civic, and fraternal organizations, skills that you can also use in your family life, social life AND even in your own personal life. So come and find out what’s in it for you!

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* “Using Improv Techniques to Help You Become a Better Speaker”



Presenters: World Class Indifference is an improv comedy team presenting this interactive workshop. Team: James Jorasch, ATMS/ AL, Nancy Follis Wilms, DTM, Melanie Szlucha, ATMS/CL, Jamie Gerelli, CTM, Chris Noel-Bentley, Chris Harwood.

Title of Workshop: “Using Improv Techniques to Help You Become a Better Speaker”

Description: Our team conducts a hands-on interactive workshop in which we use improv comedy games to improve the speaking skills of the audience. Team members demonstrate improv techniques on stage, facilitate audience members trying out these skills from their seats and bring audience members onstage to participate with the team members. The emphasis is on the learning of practical skills that can be used to improve public speaking skills. Unlike many workshops, audience members here will get a chance to try out their new skills during the workshop. Although educational, this workshop is high energy and will have audience members laughing throughout.

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* Toastmasters and You



Presenter: Jon Greiner, DTM Immediate Past President of Toastmasters International

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* The Five Personalities You Hope to Meet on Your Team ---and the Five That Can Make Being Team Leader a Real Challenge!



Presenter: Kathy Miles, DTM, Past International Director

Title of Workshop: The Five Personalities You Hope to Meet on Your Team ---and the Five That Can Make Being Team Leader a Real Challenge!

Description: We can't always choose the members of our teams. The members we do have come with a variety of characteristics and skills - some essential to the success of the team and some that can get in the way. Come explore some of these "characters" you're likely to encounter on your team, and learn a few techniques to enable your WHOLE team to be a successful one!

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* dorri-photo Table Topics That Tick!



Presenter: Dorri Zarr, CTM

Title of Workshop: Table Topics That Tick!

Description: Want to improve your ability to speak on your feet? Want to serve as an exemplary table topics master? Then this participatory workshop is for you! Upon completion, you will be able to develop topics that will enrich & enliven your Toastmaster's group. You will be able to speak effectively using our easy formula. You will be able to 'open' with a grabber, develop your story-telling ability & much more in our fun-loving & supportive environment.

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* shel-taylor Tricks of the trade, getting a million dollar wardrobe on a shoe string budget



Presenter: Shel Taylor, DTM

Title of Workshop: Tricks of the trade, getting a million dollar wardrobe on a shoe string budget

Description: Learn action steps to updating, sprucing-up, and energizing your wardrobe to improve your appearance, boost your confidence and having you look the part of a polished, captivating and knowledgeable speaker - even before your open your mouth. "Good clothes are not everything, but they do rank up there with food, money and oxygen". - Learn trade secrets from Shel Taylor who has dressed National speakers for the stage, authors on tour and savvy business leaders. Good clothes can definitely help you on your road to success. This session for Men and Women who want to dress the "part" of a polished speaker, while staying within a shoestring budget.

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* Terry-photo Three W's of Humor



Presenter: Terry Schutt, DTM, Past International Director

Title of Workshop: Three W's of Humor

Description: Humor is not "a must" in a presentation, but it sure adds spark to it. Join Terry as he shows you how the 3 W's will add that spark to your presentation. With humor added you will see how attaching humor to important facts make them easier to recall. Remember: Humor is Good.

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* sharon-photo The Symphony of a Dynamic Speech



Presenter: Sharon A. Joseph, DTM, District 46 Fall Conference Chair and Member of Miny Toastmasters


Title of Workshop: The Symphony of a Dynamic Speech

Description: Participants will learn about the dramatic similarities between a well-crafted speech and a musical symphony. You will be given tips, tools and insights on how to merge the different parts of a speech into a successful, captivating symphony of words. At the end of this workshop participants will leave with an outline of a dynamic speech. This is an interactive workshop that will challenge you to reach within, to reach beyond yourself for your next speech masterpiece.

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* mark_brown A Winning Speech



Presenter: Mark Brown, Toastmasters International 1995 World Champion of Public Speaking

Title of Workshop: A Winning Speech

Description: So you have been a Toastmaster for a while, or maybe you are new to public speaking. In any case, you want every speech to be a 'winner.' Join the 1995 World Champion of Public Speaking, Region VII's own Mark Brown, as he shares simple techniques for the PLANNING, PREPARATION, and PRESENTATION of a winning speech.

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