Primary Contact

Jack Landry


Fall 2017 Conference
Keynote Speakers


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 Joseph Barron - click here

Keynote Speakers

Friday Evening

Inka Nisinbaum

Sponsored by:
World Renowned
Grand Prairie









It takes Partnership to Build a Bridge


In this keynote Inka Nisinbaum, Psychologist and International Public Speaker, shares her personal experience, and professional knowledge on why it takes partnership to build a bridge. Being originally from Germany, married to a Mediterranean, and mother of a Texan son she knows a lot about building bridges. Learn, how to resolve social injustices and not let them limit your communication abilities, a culturally intelligent way to respond to awkward cross-cultural encounters, and how a helping hand is sometimes all you need to build a bridge.


Inka Nisinbaum is originally from Germany, holds a MS in Psychology, International Public Speaker, published author, double lung and liver transplant recipient since 2002, and the only woman worldwide who gave birth to a child after receiving a double lung and liver transplant.










Saturday Breakfast

Charity Finch


Sponsored by:
Out On The Town










Charity Finch

Social Connections


Humans are hardwired to work in groups, so why is it so hard to fit in to a tribe? Charity outlines how to use verbal and non verbal communication as a means to connect with the people around you, improving mental and physical well being.



In her roles as business owner and Licensed Professional Counselor, Charity Finch brings her passion for building resilient, empowered people into fruition by combining counseling skills with state of the art neuroscience technology as a neurocounselor. Charity has extensive experience educating individuals on building healthy connections with on another in order to develop strong families and strong communities. She works with her clients to remove the obstacles standing in the way of a fulfilled life; bringing them closer to the social networks that support and encourage personal growth. Her profound belief is that through our bonds with others, we can achieve amazing results.


Saturday Lunch
Communication & Leadership Award Recipient

Dana Dillard

Sponsored by:
First Rate


Dana Dillard

Strength Through Diversity

Diversity is a key factor in producing high quality work as a team. Along with differences come a variety of perspectives, which give a richer base for understanding situations and coming up with successful solutions. Learn how appreciating and leveraging diversity can build stronger organizations and relationships. Learn best practices used by successful organizations to create inclusive high-performance teams.


Ms. Dillard has been a leader in the financial services industry for nearly 30 years. She was recognized for her efforts in the aftermath of the mortgage crisis for crisscrossing the country working directly with homeowners to help save their homes. She had delivered numerous keynote addresses on diversity and responsibility in the housing industry. Additionally, Dana is a champion for Toastmasters – having been instrumental in forming three company clubs. Dana is an Executive Vice President for Mr. Cooper (formerly Nationstar Mortgage) and has been named as one of the Top 40 Most Influential Women in Housing.




Saturday Evening

Pauline Shirley, PIP

Sponsored by:
Executive Leadership
ARBOR Toastmasters





Pauline Shirley

Where is Toastmasters Taking You?

Think About it! Where Is Toastmasters Taking You? Or Are You Taking Toastmasters?

In this keynote presentation, Past District 50 Governor, Past International President Pauline Shirley, DTM, shares her experiences and insight into where Toastmasters has been and where it is going and how each of us share in affecting the success Toastmasters continues to experience locally and internationally.


Pauline Shirley, President of LeadersOnFire and Partner/Chairman of Women of Visionary Influence.

An internationally respected expert, she has been a guest on radio and television programs in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and is cited in newspapers and magazines such as Success, Ladies Home Journal, The Washingtonian, The Chicago Tribune, and Cosmopolitan. In addition to being a contributing author to The Productivity Path published in 2001 by MaroCom Publishing Company, she is published in various magazine

Pauline is a past District 25 Governor. In 1994-1995 she served as President of Toastmasters International. As the organization’s top executive, she led an organization with more than 170,000 members in over 8,000 clubs in sixty-five countries, Pauline reached the pinnacle of leadership in the leadership building business and was the just the second woman to be elected to that position since its establishment in 1924.


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