Integrating Theatre Techniques for Innovative Speech Intros
Barbara Abbate, ACB, ALB
The purpose of the presentation is to demonstrate theatrical directorial principles that are used to coach actors on stage. These same principles can be applied in the preparation of any speech introduction to capture the audience. Staging, timing, and voice production techniques will be discussed and then applied to volunteers wishing to enhance their intros.
Part I - Principles for creating a strong Introduction
The value of capturing an audience in the first 2 minutes
Part II - Introduction to directorial theatre principles used to coach actors Including
Part III - Demonstration and practice in applying these principles in the development of a speech introduction, or in the portion of a speech where there may be two people speaking.
The Theory of Everything for 10% More Success
Cathy Huang, DTM, Ian Muth, DTM, Shawn Thomas CC/CL
Do you feel stuck? Would you like to heighten your focus? No matter what step you are taking in your career – looking for a job, finding a new job, or making a career transition, we can help you get there! In this session, you’ll be introduced to our Theory of Everything. Backed by social theory and scientific research, come learn and practice successful habits and how to operate your brain at max efficiency.
Guiding Your Club Through Social Media
Christopher Johnson, DTM
Help Toastmasters develop stronger skills in promoting their club. Present to Toastmasters ways to better promote themselves and their clubs to maximize their reach, in the most cost-effective way possible. Identify and understand effective vs. ineffective social media.
Do you ever feel like you are spinning your wheels when it comes to reaching more people outside of your club? Do you have the basics when it comes to Social Media promotion for your club but wish you could take it to the ‘next level’? DTM Chris Johnson will share with you the tips and tricks to not only get your club seen by a broader audience, but, how to also increase your own personal visibility. He will also work with you on figuring out what kinds of social media work best, and for whom!
Evaluate to Motivate
Cora Lonning, DTM
Participants will walk away with:
This session will outline the purpose and intention of evaluation in the Toastmaster program; and how it is essential to all we do in Toastmasters. In this session attendees will learn how to craft and deliver evaluations that support the speaker and the specific skill they are currently developing. This session also presents attendees insight as to the greater role evaluating can play in skill development for all club members-not just speakers!
Improv for your LIFE!
Desmond Calloway ACS, ALB
In this session we will examine how to add improvisation to daily activities that one may encounter. This may range from a job interview to a simple elevator pitch. We will explore how even these moments of interaction can benefit from improved improvisation and extemporaneous speaking skills.
This program is geared so that you’ll have new skills to help you in work, and life. More effective communication, less self-consciousness about in speaking in public, an easier access to thinking on your feet, and the ability to listen without an agenda. The benefits are limitless.
Doug Kelly, DTM, PDDG
Members will be inspired to choose a path and begin their Pathways journey.
Pathways is alive in district 55! If you’ve taken your assessment and selected your path, come and have your questions answered. If you haven’t entered Pathways, come and find out why you should. The clock is ticking. On June 30, 2020 our familiar Traditional educational program will end. Our transition to Pathways will be completed. Since February many of you have taken your assessment and selected your first path and have “how to” questions. Many of you have not begun your Pathways journey and may not know what questions you should ask. District 55’s Chief Pathways Ambassador is here to explain the Pathways Learning Experience and to answer your questions. Tick-tock tick-tock
Meetings to Motivate
Hettie Allsup, DTM
The focus of planning meetings is to decide the purpose of the meeting, select the participants for the committee meeting, arrange for a meeting location to accommodate all attendees and notify the participants in the best method for that group. Develop the agenda to cover all material to be discussed in the correct order and the desired conclusion of the meeting.
Toastmasters the Next Generation, To bravely go where many Toastmasters have not gone in quite a long time
Humberto Vela, DTM
Introduce audience to the Modified Youth Leadership Program for High Schools.
Recruit Toastmasters to support the District’s ongoing efforts to bring Public Speaking sessions to ALL Northside Independent School District High Schools
Provide testimony from eight Toastmasters who have participated in the program and know the benefits of the program for Students and Toastmasters alike.
I and a team of 5 to 7 Toastmasters familiar with the Modified Youth Leadership Program will present a description of the program as implemented this year in six local high schools in San Antonio. Presenters will describe the nuts and bolts of running the different programs. And will address the demographics of the students and their projects which are supported by the skills they learn from the program. Presenters will also expose the dramatic need for volunteers to help spread the program to ALL the high schools in Northside Independent School District
Cold Call Potential Clubs Like a Pro
Kathy Moore, DTM
Help members overcome their fear of cold calling Potential Toastmaster clubs.
Help members learn how to do the research first.
Provide hands on experience through role play exercises.
How to Cold Call Potential Clubs Like a Pro is designed to teach attendees step-by-step how to find, research and call on potential clubs. Presenter will share experiences of her own and give attendees the chance to practice while role playing various scenarios.
Real Leaders Wear Boots
Robi Ley, DTM
The objective of the presentation is to provide the audience with a foundation of five leadership concepts.
Using the BOOTS acronym, the program walks the audience through 5 leadership concepts; Believe, Overcome, Own, Trust, Serve. These foundational concepts are key to being a successful leader.
Professional Development: Why Continuing Learning Matters and How You Can Get it For Free from the Pros!
Teresa Brinson, ALB
In this presentation, participants will be able to:
You’re in Toastmasters or interested in the program because you want to grow professionally and personally. In this presentation, participants will receive information on affordable and mostly free options, including receiving certificates or degrees from Ivy League schools, to help you move up the career ladder. You’ll also learn tips and tricks to improve your brand to help you get recognized and you’ll learn to create an action plan to help you meet your goals.
Raise Your Happiness Quotient
Tina Renee D’Souza, ACB, ALB
I will teach the attendees how to influence their own level of happiness so that, regardless of where they are now, they can lead a happier life.
Do you sometimes wonder why you are never quite as happy as you’d like to be? Many of us struggle with finding happiness. We believe that happiness is innate or that we simply haven’t achieved THE thing that will make us happy. Research on happiness has shown that we often subvert our own happiness. In this session, Tina will teach you some fundamental concepts to start you on a journey toward a happier life.