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Fall Conference 2016 | Marriott Gateway on the Niagara | November 25 to 27, 2016 | Niagara Falls, ON

Communication is an intrinsic part of everyday life and interaction, it is your identity.
There are many forms of communication. Communication matters in your personal, business and Toastmaster life,
come see how you can improve in your communication skills.

Fall Conference 2016 - Speakers

Keynote

World Champion of Public Speaking
  Jim Key

Conference Keynote Speaker | Saturday & Sunday Morning

 

Jim Key comes from a background in computer technology, sports, music, leadership, and public speaking. After entering the world of Information Technologies in 1987, Jim developed an IT consulting practice, working with leaders and managers from national non-profit organizations, manufacturing companies, and service companies across the United States. Additionally, he has volunteered for many years in his community and church, working with children and teenagers in various capacities for 20+ years.

Jim’s volunteerism and information technologies background converged in 1996, as he brought much needed automation to a national youth development program. His efforts led to an invited position of serving 6 years on the national steering committee for this youth program, and to a cutting edge computerized solution that is still in use today. Additionally, participation in the program more than quadrupled during those 6 years of Jim’s influence and involvement. Simply put, Jim is a difference maker. He believes in pursuing excellence unapologetically, and without reservation. This passion for excellence enabled and drove him to become an award-winning speaker. Reaching the finals of the World Championships of Public Speaking an unprecedented three consecutive times, Jim set an unparalleled mark for continued presentation excellence on his way to becoming the 2003 World Champion of Public Speaking. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of communications at West Coast Bible College and Seminary. Though Jim speaks to a variety of audiences, he always speaks from his heart directly to the hearts of the audience members. His presentations include examples to which everyone can relate, as he blends everyday humor with messages of gravitas to produce programs that yield results. You can expect his uplifting message to inspire your people to higher levels of achievement in your organization. On a personal note, Jim is a devoted husband and father. He has three children: Jay (30), Michael (26), and Veronica (19). He has been very active in coaching soccer, baseball, and basketball with kids in the YMCA sports program.

 

ROGER CAESAR

2016 District 86 International Speech Champion 
Roger Caesar - ACS, ALB - THEY WALK AMONGST US!

 District Keynote | Sunday Afternoon

Roger Caesar is the 2014 District 86 Humorous speech champion, the 2015 and 2016 District 86 International speech champion and is a 2 time semi finalist at the World Championships of public speaking. Roger joined Brampton Toastmasters in February 2011. He is an avid believer of giving back to this community. He is a huge contributor to the Youth leadership and Gavel club programs. Today, Roger tries to give back all that he has learned, motivating and helping others develop their speaking and leadership skills to maximize their greatness. 

 

 

 

 

Fall Conference 2016 - Agenda Overview

Fall Conference 2016 Full Conference Agenda Overview  Option 1: Friday/Saturday Events  Option 2: Saturday/Sunday Events

Opt  Friday November 25
1 2 Workshops #1
    First Timers and all Distinguished Toastmasters Meet & Greet 
    Line up for Banner Parade
    Opening Ceremonies
    Parade of Banners
    DTM Recognition Dinner
    Dance 
Opt  Saturday November 26
1 2 Breakfast    
    Conference Keynote - Speaker
    Workshops #2
    Workshops #3
    Communication & Leadership (C&L) Luncheon  
    Members Making A Difference (MMAD) award presentations
    Humorous Speech Contest
    Business Meeting (4:00pm)   
    Directors Banquet
    Directors Ball
Opt  Sunday November 27
1 2 Breakfast Buffet 
    Conference keynote
    Table Topics Contest
    Champion Luncheon
    Conference Keynote - Speaker
     Close
 

Fall Conference 2016 - Workshops

Workshops for the conference are in four tracks: Speaking Skills, Professional Development, Club Excellence, and Leadership Skills.

Workshops Session #1: Friday November 25 - 5pm

 

MIKE PROUDLOCK

How to Win a Table Topics Contest

MIKE PROUDLOCK

Speaking Skills

Room: Hennepin South (2)

Can you prepare for an unprepared speech? Absolutely! Learn strategies and simple techniques that will give you the best chance to be successful at Table Topics competitions from the 2009 District 86 Table Topics Champion.
BIO: Mike Proudlock joined Toastmasters in 2003 and since that time has been active in speech contests, both as a contest official and competitor, winning the 2009 District 86 Table Topics Championship. Mike has also served as Club President, Area Governor, Division Governor, District Conference Keynote Speaker, District Conference Chair, District Lt-Gov Marketing, and District Program Quality Director.

MATHIAS SSENABULYA

The Art of Failure: Turning Your Losses into Wins

MATHIAS SSENABULYA

Professional Development

Room: Peninsula (3) 

Have you ever tried really hard to accomplish a goal, only to result in failure?  In this workshop, we will explore our failures and discover how we can convert them into our greatest successes.
BIO: Mathias is a first-time presenter with a love of speaking. He first discovered speaking at an early age when he was invited to join a Dale Carnegie course.  But he didn't not fully commit to bettering his skills until 2015 when he re-joined Toastmasters.  Traveling extensively for work allowed him to participate in many clubs in the area from Toronto, to Waterloo, and as far as Hamilton.  Today Mathias helps companies around the world to use technology and improve their business.  He is constantly looking for opportunities to speak and hopes to one day create an additional stream of income from speaking.

JOHN RIBEIRO

5 Steps to Leading Your Team to Success

JOHN RIBEIRO

Club Excellence

Room: Hennepin North (1)

It can be intimidating when you try to lead a team. As a leader, it’s your job to motivate your team.  How do you do lead a team when you’re not quite sure what it takes? In this workshop, you will learn how to connect quickly and effectively with to your team to success.
BIO: John is a committed and passionate Toastmaster; he has been a member since December 2007. He has a great passion for leading teams. His goal as a speaker is to share his process on how to lead your team to success.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  

Workshops Session #2: Saturday November 26, 9:00 am

How to Lower the Fear & Increase Education Awards!

LEONA WILSON

Club Excellence

Room:  Salon A (12) 

Many speakers unknowingly let fear and anxiety limit them. Club leadership and mentors can reduce this avoidance so members move through their manuals more quickly. Strategies, tips and suggestions will be plentiful! Learn new ways to help your members deal with fear, set education goals and achieve awards.
BIO: Leona presents regularly on a variety of topics. She uses an interactive style sharing theory and personal experience. Leona is Immediate Past President of Meadowvale Toastmasters, the club with the highest number of education awards for 2015-2016 in the District! Professionally she is a Human Resources consultant.

Humour Matters

ROSS MACKAY

Speaking Skills

Room: Hennepin South (2)

In this highly interactive presentation, attendees will learn the various ways they can use humour in their presentations; the different types of humour that can be used, and where to source that information. They will also learn the 7 rules of humour that will help them deliver an enjoyable presentation.
BIO: A professional speaker who has delighted audiences in 34 countries, Ross Mackay is a 25 year Toastmaster who has served as a District Governor and International Director. The only Accredited Speaker in District 86, he has placed 3rd in the World Championship of Professional Speakers.

LOU ANN REDDON

Say It With Music

LOU ANN REDDON

Speaking Skills

Room: Peninsula (3)

Learn how basic music principles relate to vocal variety and how you can incorporate new techniques into your speeches to captivate your audience and make every word sing.  Participants will hear how each technique adds a sonic layer that takes a string of notes - or a speech - from bland to grand.
BIO: Professional copywriter, translator and amateur musician, Lou Anne Reddon, enjoys combining her love of music and language to make her words sing. She and her brother, Frank, self-published a book about Led Zeppelin that's in the Curatorial Library of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Flex Unto Others

CLIFFORD GRAHAM

Leadership

Room: Hennepin North (1)

Participants will learn how to quickly identify behavioural types of others through simple observations. Once identified, participant will learn how to flex their communications to their types.
BIO: Cliff spent 20 years working in various fields before finding a home in the IT industry. When not at work, he can be found enjoying his extensive collection of books, music and DVDs.

 

Workshops Session #3: Saturday November 26, 10:45 am

Coaching, Mentoring, Evaluating: It’s Not About You!

GEMMA DULEY

Professional Development

Room: Peninsula (3)

Coaching and mentoring is a key component of any Toastmaster’s journey. This workshop will explore such tools as AID, GROW, Skill/Will and Instant Payoff to maximize participant’s own growth as well as the growth of Toastmasters and other colleagues they will mentor.
BIO: As an engineer and a consultant, Gemma has embraced continuous improvement in many aspects of her life. One of those areas has been in her interactions with co-workers and clients. She is often called upon to coach and mentor fellow adults in their projects and day-to-day work.

Power Presenting

KWESI MILLINGTON

Speaking Skills

Room: Hennepin South (2)

Do you struggle with being seen and heard in a crowd? Would you like the skills to be able to present with power and confidence whether on stage or in the boardroom? Attend this workshop and you will pick up the 5 steps to presenting with power and projecting a charismatic presence.
BIO: Kwesi Millington is a Speaker, Coach, Youth Mentor, and founder of the speaking coaching company Communicate To Create and Youth Empowerment organization Towering Teens.

Motivation is most important

MADAN CHAUHAN

Leadership

Room: Hennepin North (1)

Everyone needs motivation to do whatever they want to do. It will give directions to achieve whatever they want to achieve. Everyone gains.
BIO: Madan has been a Toastmaster since 2010, financial advisor and teacher in the past. Madan enjoys motivating himself and others in achieving goals.

Magnificent Membership

AVIS BRODIE

Club Excellence

Room: Salon A (12)

We all want vibrant, strong clubs; clubs that invigorate us and keep us coming back. Having enough members is key to strength, and building membership is the first step. In this session, we’ll look at practical ways to attract new members and keep them engaged
BIO: Avis joined Toastmasters in April 2005. A month later she was elected her club’s Vice President Membership and has been on a leadership journey ever since. She has served in club leadership and district leadership in both District 60 and District 86.

 

Fall Conference 2016 - Communication Matters

2016 Fall Conference Chair

2016 Fall Conference Chair

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As your District 86 Fall Conference Chair I am not only honoured, I also feel very privileged to get to work with a great group of Toastmasters.  I sense pride in everything that is done, hopefully you will sense that when you attend this 3 day conference. The Marriott Gateway on the Niagara offers a great location to run this spectacular event, it is one of our Great Wonders of the World. Communication is a wonder in itself Communication matters to everyone, there are many ways to communicate to get your point across and to connect with other. Communication and Leadership are the Toastmasters specialties. There will not be one person who would not benefit from attending this conference. I would like extend an invitation to all first timers, to see what a Toastmasters Conference is all about. I guarantee you will want to come back. The regular attenders, these conferences would not be successful if you were not there. Looking forward to the WONDER! Hope to see there.

Fall Conference 2016 - Accommodations

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General Information

Hotel: Marriott Gateway on the Niagara 
Address: 6755 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, On L2G 3W7 Map and Directions

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