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AGENDA

Friday Evening - April 27, 2018

  • Workshops
  • First Timers DTM  Meet & Greet 
  • Keynote or Workshop
  • Banner Parade
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • DTM Recognition Dinner
  • Evaluation Contest

Saturday - April 28, 2018

  • Breakfast Buffet 
  • Workshops
  • C & L Luncheon
  • District Keynote 
  • Members Making A Difference
    (MMAD) Award
  • Business Meeting 
  • District Elections
  • Directors Ball

Sunday - April 29, 2018

  • Breakfast Buffet 
  • International Speech Contest
  • Champion Luncheon and Awards
  • Douglas Barclay Award
  • Conference Keynote

Jonathan Siegel

Speaking Skills
Jonathan Siegel DTM – Find the Funny!

Wouldn’t it be great to know how to uncover humour in any of your speeches? In this workshop you will learn the ten basic principles and four `attitudes’ for building your bit of comedy. Come to laugh and learn! You will pinpoint your premise and discover how to mine the underlying magic for finding the funny.
Friday, April 27/18

Mallika Sothinathan

Professional Development
Mallika Sothinathan DTM – Communicating Through Video

Video is a powerful medium of communication. It is the most effective way to communicate in today’s very visual world. Technology has made this easy and simple. A cell phone, a tripod and a lapel microphone can do wonders for a video presentation. This is also an effective tool to evaluate one’s own speech. With the International Speech Contest requiring video submissions at the Regional level, now is a great time to learn how to video tape your presentations like a pro.
Friday, April 27/18

Dennis Bartel2

Club Excellence
Dennis Bartel DTM – Meaningful Meetings

Been to a meeting where the Chairperson stumbled through; where there was no order, respect for rules, time, or members? This interactive workshop will give you tools to make meetings meaningful through knowing and using Parliamentary Procedures and dispelling the myth that rules mean less fun, less productivity and less confusion.
Unfortunately, clubs tend to shy away from following and using Parliamentary Procedure. This can cause ineffective meetings, misuse of power by the President or Chairperson and lack of respect to the member. Dennis will explore the responsibilities of the Chairperson/Presiding Officer and of the member. The members have an obligation to help and direct the Chairperson throughout the meeting. This workshop is about how to do this with respect, order and fun.
Friday, April 27/18

Shawn Salkokannel

Leadership Workshops
Shawn Salokannel DTM – Eating the Elephant

Can you eat an Elephant? Have you wanted to take on a leadership challenge that seems too big to sink your teeth into? Don’t let that stop you. Shawn recently took on the challenge of Conference Chair, a role that petrified him but through which he grew in ways he had not anticipated. Shawn is here to share his personal leadership journey with the conference (and work) and to inspire you to overcome your own fear and face your own elephant!
Friday, April 27/18

Gina Kennedy

Speaking Skills
Gina Kennedy DTM – Lost in Translation

“Communication gone wrong – what was the message?”
The world is wired for miscommunication and it’s especially problematic when we cross cultures or use shorthand social media and e-mail to communicate. But this is not a new problem. Every time we meet someone and every time we talk or write, we must ensure we communicate positive intent to build trust and understanding. Through sharing anecdotes from the trenches, the group will discuss communication challenges and how to overcome them. Participants will get into the shoes and the mindset of the person opposite them.
Saturday, April 28/18

Zlata and Mike Proudlock4

Professional Development
Zlata CC and Mike Proudlock DTM – From Speaker to Author

Want your message to reach thousands? – write a book. Self-Publishing your work can be very intimidating, but the rewards in the end are worth it. Give yourself he best chance at succeeding by attending this workshop. Here you will not only learn 'one way' to self-publish a book but, also, how to set attainable goals, the process of working with an online publisher, marketing your book, use of social media and more... By publishing your own book, you can empower hundreds, even thousands of readers with your inspirational message; achieve your goal of becoming an author; and publish on your own terms and on your own schedule. Who said you can't have it all?
Saturday, April 28/18

Carol Todd Skuce

Club Excellence
Carol Todd-Skuce DTM – Excellence is a Choice

Do you look forward to Toastmasters every week? Do you feel pumped after a meeting? A Toastmasters meeting should have friendship, laughter, ideas, helpful suggestions and a sense and purpose. Let’s share ideas to improve our clubs, our collective experiences and, with fresh eyes, explore what works.
Saturday, April 28/18

John Wang

Leadership Workshops
John Wang DTM – Mentor So You Both Win

So, you are now a mentor. So what do you do next? Mentoring can provide a lifetime of rewarding experiences. Through a series of anecdotal stories, John will share both his successes and failures as a mentor. The stories will provide lessons on both what to do as well as, what not to do as a mentor. This interactive workshop will provide you with tips and secrets to build a relationship that is fruitful to your mentee and satisfying to you.
Saturday, April 28/18

John Macdonald

Speaking Skills
John MacDonald DTM, PDG – Authenticity

Authentic communicators are in high demand today. Their ability to project open-mindedness, understanding and confidence helps them create worthwhile ideas by being true to their principles and involving others. They are powerful listeners. Authentic communicators understand themselves and know that you have to be believed to be heard. Discover the joy in uncovering your own authentic voice and the difference it will make in both your Toastmasters and professional path. Speaking authentically is a trait of excellence.
Saturday, April 28/18

Penny Tremblay2

Professional Development
Penny Tremblay ACG, CL – Give and Be Rich in Workplace Relationships - Tapping the Human Side of Business

Workplace and business culture rooted in human connection is more challenged than ever in this digital era. With millennials tipping the workplace population scale, relationship strategies to build productive, peaceful and profitable teams that are engaged with their corporate purpose are critical.
Penny’s message is backed by her best-selling book, Give and Be Rich, which invites us to look deeper into our own authentic inventory, and find more within to give. Suitable for all who work with people, this inspiring workshop helps the audience reach new potential, realizing that relationships are the most valuable asset for business. When we leverage the power of connection and relationships, we earn loyalty from our members, clients and work teams.
Saturday, April 28/18

Diane Gordon

Club Excellence
Diane Gordon ACS, ALS – The Pathway to Excellence

This workshop will motivate and empower you in your life’s path to be your personal and professional best in all your opportunities inside and outside of Toastmasters. Through role-play, “incorrect way - better way - best way”, experience the difference as we all learn by doing. Be inspired to take your Club meetings, using professional practices, from ordinary to extraordinary in the pursuit of club, personal and professional excellence. Through the interactive workshop Diane will use practical examples and breakout sessions to reinforce a path to excellence in club meetings, careers and personal development. In the words of Diane, “Excellence is not an option; it is a way of life – a path. Elevate with Excellence.”
Saturday, April 28/18

Bob Moore2

Leadership Workshops
Bob Moore DTM – Getting to Yes

Bob Moore credits his success in Leadership to understanding the role of influence. His early International business experience taught him the value of influence in developing cohesive teams. Today he will share the critical lessons learned in leadership that serve him today as Country Manager with Axis Communications.
The workshop will feature highlights of wisdom gained from an international business career. Complete with discoveries and lessons as Bob developed his teams goals and strategies, he will interject how these same approaches can work for you.
Saturday, April 28/18