Spring 2017 Conference

Education Sessions

 

 

Your club can sponsor an
education session, keynote speaker or
other events!


For $50, the club will be listed on the D25 website and the conference program.
For more information about this and other sponsorship opportunities,
contact Brenda Daniels - click here

 

Candidates' Showcase

 

 

At the Spring Conference, a Candidates’ Showcase will occur immediately before the district council’s annual meeting. Each nominated and floor candidate for elected district office is given equal time to be interviewed based on questions related to the achievement of the district mission. All members are encouraged to attend, particularly those carrying votes to the district council meeting.

 

 

Philip Bendeich

Philip Bendeich

 

Sponsored by:

TBA

Toastmasters & Concrete:
An Unlikely Mix



Everyone needs the skill of effective oral communication. Yet most people don’t know the relationship between the Toastmasters education program and the concrete buildings that many of us work in. Until today, that is!

 

By comparing the properties of concrete strength development over time to our simple yet effective programs, Philip will show you how to get the most from your Toastmasters experience and save yourself years of time, bringing forward the true advantages of Toastmasters – confidence and personal growth.



Bio:

 

Philip Bendeich speaks to audiences about delegation, mentoring and self-esteem. He leads groups of business and management professionals towards teamwork success with these proven techniques in south-east Asia, Southern Africa, Australia, the Middle East and North America.

 

Philip was Region Advisor in 2014-2016 for Region 12 (Australia), and served as District 70 Governor in 2010-2011. Philip is dedicated to bringing the value of mentorship to Toastmasters worldwide and has created a Facebook Group for this purpose called: Toastmasters Mentoring Program.

 

 

Susan Gardner

Susan Gardner

Sponsored by:
TBA

 

Your Path to DTM Before Pathways

In this session, Susan Gardner will provide you with the tools you can use to obtain your DTM before we go live with Pathways in 2020.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to bring your questions and concerns and obtain the answers and tools you need to succeed!



Bio:

Susan Gardner, DTM, PDG is the District 25 Pathways Chief Ambassador who has the inside scoop on the new Pathways program in Toastmasters. But she is also keenly aware of the need for our members who want to achieve their DTM before Pathways launches.

Jack Landry

Jack Landry

 

Sponsored by:
TBA

You Can Be a Sand Salesman!



Unleash the power of passion in everything you do! In this highly interactive session you will learn the secrets of uncovering your higher purpose and using your natural passions to fire up your Toastmasters, personal and work lives. You will discover how to apply these lessons to become happier, more energetic, and more fulfilled.


Bio:

Jack Landry is a professional trainer with more than 20 years of experience. He leads Master Trainer certification courses for Fortune 1000 companies and also consults as a professional speaking coach. Jack earned a Master's Degree in Communication and Public Address from the University of North Texas and has a Master's Degree in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University. In his spare time, Jack enjoys writing, being a Toastmaster (18 years!), and working out.

 

 

Dr. Joy Macci

Dr. Joy Macci

 

Sponsored by:
TBA

 

Inner Winner Leadership 



WINNING in Leadership and in the Sport of Life is an Inside Job! How’d you like to learn and implement the Superstars’ Secrets to SUCCESS in Sports, Fitness, Business and Life in 2017?  Plus, discover Your "Inner Winner Success Blueprint” - your road map and keys to elevating your SUCCESS in Leadership and Life? In this workshop, Dr. Joy Macci takes you on a fun, enlightening and interactive journey through your personal and professional keys to SUCCESS from the Inside/Out.

 

Bio:

For 25 years, Dr. Joy Macci has spanned the globe coaching and consulting for corporate and sports superstars. She is a highly sought after Inner Winner Leadership Speaker * Strategist * Success Coach with a proven track record of successfully helping Fortune 500 Corporate Leaders, Executives & Elite Athletes increase their Productivity, Performance & "Gold Medal" Results!

Dr. Joy is the creator of Innergetic IntelligenceTM and the Inner Winner Leadership Training which strategically combines the best of Emotional, Energetic, Intuitive & Infinite Intelligences.  

 

 

David McCallister

David McCallister

Sponsored by:
TBA


Creating Sustainable Members



Members are the heart of our organization. Membership growth and retention are key to sustaining a successful club. In this interactive session, learn best practices of identifying the prospective member, transforming them into a member and keeping them as a member for life.

Bio:

David McCallister works in Agency Administration at the North Central Texas Council of Governments. In his career, McCallister has managed multi-million dollar government defense contracts and provided budget oversight for charitable fundraising events for a number of international organizations.

 

A dedicated Toastmaster since 2004, McCallister is a member of Cowtown Toastmasters and NCTCOG Toastmasters. He has held a number of prominent leadership positions within the organization and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation. His leadership at the division and district levels led to recognition as Division Governor of the Year and President’s Distinguished District.

 

McCallister is passionate about the Toastmasters program. “There are different types of leaders, some who want to be someone great and others who want to do something great. By doing great things we become great leaders,” he says. “Toastmasters helped me find my voice not only as a leader but as an individual.”

 

As a Director of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, McCallister is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide the organization in fulfilling its mission.

 

 

TK O'Geary


TK O'Geary

Sponsored by:
TBA

 

Think Inside the Box



"Let's just add an on-line option for people to join the meeting" is a concept that is becoming more common. But is it as easy as scheduling a meeting and just connecting?   This session contains tips to ensure your on-line/in-room meeting experience is a positive one. Whether you're a speaker, a listener, or the tech-person working the software, these tips of 'thinking inside the box' will help your next on-line/in-room meeting be the best possible.

Bio:

TK O’Geary is a motivator, sought after consultant, and creator of Make Your Vision Stick – a system with strategies to help leaders engage teams for excellence.

 

Years ago, as a young technical professional, TK was fortunate to have mentors and leaders help her see the value of improving her communication and leadership skills. After a while, she was invited to lead projects, facilitate / train groups, be a company transition leader, join boards, and mentor new leaders & interns.

 

A performance excellence professional with a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, TK has a history of leading productive, engaged teams that deliver results. She advises organizations and leaders on strategic planning, communications, and the human side of process.

 

TK is dedicated to helping people bring a voice to their talent and vision. Her passion led to being recruited as a TED speaker coach, where she has worked with numerous people, helping find ways to most powerfully share their idea worth spreading.

 

TK is on the Board of Directors for a STEM organization, a lifelong fan of excellence, and a lousy cook.

 

 

Tracy Thomason

Tracy Thomason

 

Developing Servant Leadership



Would more servant leaders improve your club? Your workplace? Your world? Are you ready to develop those leaders? Are you ready to develop yourself?

 

During this interactive workshop, we will uncover the keys of servant leadership and build strategies for creating effective servant leaders. Be ready to think and talk, this will be a full participation presentation.

 

Bio:

In 2005, Tracy Thomason saw that he needed help with the future of his career. While proficient in the technical details of his job, he lacked the ability to express himself and, thereby, lead. At the suggestion of a friend, he joined the Downtown Toastmasters Club in Lubbock, Texas. The mission of that club – the mission of our whole organization – became reality for him.

 

The past twelve years have been a whirlwind of change in his career and life. Leadership opportunities presented themselves in both work and Toastmasters. He is currently a Product Development Manager for Tyler Technologies and the Immediate Past District Director for District 23. The servant leadership approach used by his mentors inspired him to study the leadership philosophy through reading and taking courses at the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. 

 

Tracy also leads a coaching organization for Scrum Masters, a project management-like occupation which is steeped in this style of leadership. As Tracy strives to further the reach of servant leadership he also works at furthering the mission of Toastmasters International.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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