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Spring Conference 2016 - April 22 to 24, 2016 | Hilton Mississauga, ON

Thank You for a Great Conference! Recap and Photos Below

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Evaluation Speech Contest

1st place Brian Brennan
2nd place Andrew Mertens
3rd place Steve Elliot

International Speech Contest

1st place Roger Caesar
2nd place Chris OBrien
3rd place Joe Vanderkooi

 

Team Energy Achieves Magic

Teamwork is about more than just putting together a team. Effective teamwork can create energy which enhances project quality, morale and retention. This can create a successful outcome on any project as powerful as magic. Learn all you can about effective teamwork to ensure your success.

Meal and Ticket Details

Read More And See Pictures - Links to Blog

Meet The 2016 / 2017 District 86 Team
New Distinguished Toastmasters
Spring 2016 District 86 Evaluation & International Speech Contests

 

 

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

Workshops Session #1: Friday April 22 - 5pm

Lisa Lounsbury

How to Keep Your Audience Engaged

Lisa Lounsbury

Speaking Skills

Hazel D

Up to trying new strategies to keep your audience more engaged? Regardless of their age, gender or your topic, these fun and unique techniques will bring vitality to your presentation and your audience. Join Lisa Lounsbury as she takes you through an energized workshop you will not soon forget.

Wayne Fowler

So Who's Really in Control

Wayne Fowler

Professional Development

South Studio 3

Today’s Executive faces more challenges than ever before to deliver success. Faster changing environments, financial pressures, and where Managers are expected to be Leaders of teams which for the first time in history, may include team members from up to 5 generations. With leadership development typically focussed on skills development, Wayne will infuse new insights into Leadership & Business Development that will place you on the road to increased profits and professional and personal success.

Jennifer Aucoin

The Welcoming Club: Creating Inclusive Clubs

Jennifer Aucoin

Club Excellence

Garden Studio 3

Picture your first meeting as a member. Were you nervous, confused, shy? What if you were nervous but couldn't read the agenda, or hear the speeches? What if some of the elements of the meeting and the atmosphere were too loud, or too bright, or scents made it difficult for you to concentrate? In this workshop, Jennifer will introduce strategies that will make any member feel welcome and confident.

Hariharan Iyer

How to Program Your Mind to Achieve Anything You Want

Hariharan Iyer

Leadership Skills

Club Studio 1

Do you have a Dream ? Is your Dream bigger than you ? Does it scare you or excite you? Do you have the FEAR to work towards your Goal ? If you answered YES, then, this Workshop is for you.

 

Workshops Session #2: Saturday April 23, 9:00 am

John Wang

Prepare a Speech in 15 Minutes

John Wang

Speaking Skills

Hazel D

No matter how prepared you normally are, there will be occasions in which you will need to deliver a speech at the last moment. This interactive workshop will teach you how to deliver a 5-7 minute speech with 15 minutes of preparation.

Bhronny Hill

Learn More About Yourself with 4 Simple Colours

Bhronny Hill

Professional Development

South Studio 3

Who AM I? Using the colour methodology you will find practical and usefulness in both your professional and personal lives. Understanding the similarities and differences of all people leads to improved communication skills, a greater appreciation for the uniqueness of self and others. This workshop will introduce everyone to an easy and highly effective personality and communication tool. Come and experience this energizing workshop and it will change your life. Sounds to good to be true? It's not!

John Ribeiro

Learn How to Build a Successful Team Quickly!

John Ribeiro

Club Excellence

Garden Studio 3

It can be intimidating trying to lead a team for the first time. As a new leader, it’s your job to motivate. How do you do that when you’re not quite sure what it takes? In this workshop, you’ll be learning tools to help you connect quickly and effectively.

Kathy Keyi Jia-Jones

Impact of Cultural Differences on Leadership and Communication

Kathy Keyi Jia-Jones

Leadership Skills

Club Studio 1

Our cultural environment can have a profound influence on us. To succeed in today's international and multicultural work environment, it is essential to develop cross-cultural competency, no more so than at Toastmasters. This workshop takes a fun and practical approach to exlore the impact of cultural differences on communication and leadership.

 

Workshops Session #3: Saturday April 23, 10:15 am

Kathryn MacKenzie, DTM

5 Part Proven Formula to Create Compelling, Connecting Content!

Kathryn MacKenzie

Speaking Skills

Hazel D

Do you want to raise the bar of your speaking and consequently, be a highly esteemed speaker? Discover a 5 part proven formula that you must include in your speeches. Knowing and using the PARTS formula will separate you from the average speaker since your content will be compelling, engaging, and memorable.

Louise Harnett

Exploring High Performance Teams Through Play

Louise Harnett

Professional Development

South Studio 3

Good-bye humdrum meeting introductions. Hello jumping, shouting, drawing and creating. Join us as we use games to investigate various aspects of what makes some teams…magical. Take these ideas back to your workplace to invigorate meetings, stimulate deeper connections and strengthen teamwork amongst your colleagues.

Mary Wang

Growing Your Club Using Social Media

Mary Wang

Club Excellence

Garden Studio 3

Is Social Media confusing to you, not sure how it can help you? This exciting workshop will help you to develop social media strategy and action plan to grow Toastmasters clubs, optimize your club website for search engine and social media to attract more target audience, provide you with effective ways to promote your club on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Meet up, etc.

Ven Virah

Inspiring Leadership Using Emotional Intelligence

Ven Virah

Leadership Skills

Club Studio 1

When was the last time you felt inspired, lifted, excited? Using emotional intelligence, great leaders create and nurture vibrant relationships based on mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness. Join this workshop if you wish to learn and experience positive emotional attractors that are essential to establishing inspiring leadership.

 

 

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