2021 Conference – Keynote Speakers
Patricia Fripp keynotes District 60’s conference
Patricia Fripp is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, executive speech coach, sales presentation skills and online training expert. She first joined Cable Car Toastmasters when she was 30, and was the second women ever to keynote a Toastmasters International convention. The 3,500-member National Speakers Association elected her their first woman president. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote that one of the best ways to invest in your success is to learn presentation skills from Patricia Fripp. Meetings and Conventions named her “One of the 10 Most Electrifying Speakers in North America.”
Pre-conference warm up: Saturday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Under the Magnifying Glass in Action!
This is a roll-up-your-sleeves, virtual, interactive session where audience members have the opportunity to participate. Willing volunteers will be invited to deliver a small portion of their presentations, and Patricia Fripp will add her laser-focused mini-coaching.
You will learn specific techniques to guarantee that both you and your presentations are more effective.
You will come to appreciate the focus on word choices, the amount of specificity, emotional connection, and clarity of your message.
Conference keynote: Friday, April 16 at 7:25 p.m.
Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to Great Presentations
We have invited the perfect speaker to kick off our 2021 celebration. Patricia Fripp will help us move toward upgrading out skills to helping us excel in the future. In fact, every novice and seasoned Toastmaster will find Patricia’s presentations entertaining, thought-provoking, and content-rich. After listening to this keynote, you will learn how to do the following better:
- Connect to every audience
- Open with impact
- Improve your stories
- Build credibility with specificity
There is no way to listen to this presentation without becoming more excited about speaking. You benefit by learning from a true presentation expert with decades of experience. Patricia has delivered well over 3,500 paid presentations and hundreds of virtual programs.
Conference Keynote: Saturday, April 17 at 9:00 a.m
Melissa McGavick, DTM, ID
Build a Better You: Translating Toastmasters Into Your Personal and Professional Life
Why did you join Toastmasters? Was it because you wanted to be a little bit better at something? Maybe it was speaking, leading or connecting?
How has Toastmasters improved your life? Do you know how to highlight what you’ve learned to improve your personal or professional life?
Do you know what your fellow club members are working on to improve? Would you like a way to attract more members to your club?
Every one of the 300,000 plus members join for their own reasons. In this session, you will learn how to:
• Maximize your Toastmasters experience to build a better version of you
• Help the members of your club, new or long term, find their motivating “MyWhy”
• Attract more visitors to your club by showcasing personal and professional growth!
Join us for this powerful presentation where you will be introduced to a system that will help you to be a more authentic, focused and productive member and leader.
About the speaker: Melissa McGavick, DTM, PRA, ID, is a professional speaker and trainer. She is the owner of McGavick Interactive Training, which was founded in 2004. McGavick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and media studies from Pennsylvania State University. In 2008, she was awarded Business Woman of the Year by the Women’s Business Network of Western Pennsylvania for her excellence and leadership in her profession. The following year, she served as president of the Board of Directors for the same organization.
A Toastmaster since 2004, McGavick’s home club is Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.
As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, McGavick is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support, and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.