Workshop Bureau

District 60 is blazing new ground with the creation of a Workshop Bureau where clubs, areas, divisions and other organizations can source experienced workshop presenters on a range of topics.

Here’s what the bureau offers:

Workshop Library:  A comprehensive library of workshops.

Message Centre:  A list of topics requested by members, but not yet available. Are you interested in developing a workshop for one of these topics or one that you are passionate about?  We would love to hear from you!

Evaluation:  Evaluation is part of the Toastmasters experience. All workshops available in the Workshop Library have been practiced and evaluated by experienced Toastmasters. If you are interested in evaluating workshops or having your workshop evaluated, please contact Andrew Mertens.

Learn to present:  Are you interested in learning how to how to become an effective workshop presenter? Talk to Andrew and learn what it takes to put together a workshop.

Andrew Mertens, Workshop Bureau Chair workshops@toastmasters60.com

 

Workshop Library

 

Inquires about booking a workshop should be sent to Andrew Mertens at workshops@toastmasters60.com

Speaker success

 

From Speaker to Trainer

Part of the Success Communication Series, ‘From Speaker to Trainer’ is a 4-hour workshop designed to help participants move from being a speaker to an effective trainer. You will learn and practice the five steps to prepare and present a training program using adult learning principles, and you will come away understanding the roles of trainers and the differences between public speaking and training. Plus you will gain practical experience in facilitating discussion and conducting exercises. Maximum 20 participants.

Facilitated by Dawn Frail, DTM and 2017-18 Club Growth Director. As an award-winning speaker, trainer and author, Dawn has inspired audiences in Canada and USA to realize their potential. She has a Masters degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph and a diploma in Adult Training and Development from the University of Toronto. Dawn is a recipient of the prestigious George Keenan Award in recognition of her longstanding commitment to the club and member success.

 

Facilitated by Randie Jacobs, DTM. Randie is a past District Governor and Regional Advisor. A veteran Toastmaster leader and seasoned workshop presenter, in 2017 Randie was recognized for her longstanding commitment to the club and member success with the Toastmasters International President’s Citation and prestigious George Keenan Awards.

 

 

 

Facilitated by Ross Mackay, DTM, AS. Ross is a past District Governor and past International Director. A dedicated Toastmaster for 26 years, he has delivered numerous presentations at district events, conferences and training sessions, as well as at regional and international conventions. Ross is a recipient of the prestigious George Keenan Award in recognition of his longstanding commitment to the club and member success.

 

 

Just talk to me – A conversational style of speaking

Learn a practical technique to transition from memorizing your script to a conversational style of speaking. Justin proposes to change the way you write, practice and present a speech.  With practice, his technique reduces preparation time, improves the quality of your speech and reduces word-for-word memorization.

Facilitated by Justin Edenbaum, P Eng., ACB ALB. Justin is a 15-year plus veteran of Toastmasters. He has competed in district-level speech contests and is in demand by clubs and district conferences as a workshop presenter.

 

Your gift: Delivering effective evaluations

Learn how to develop the sensitivity necessary to prepare and deliver effective speech evaluations, plus how to offer specific suggestions of improvement and healthy doses of encouragement to build courage and self-esteem. 1-hour workshop

Facilitated by Karen Goodyear, a Distinguished Toastmaster, and 22-year and award-winning Toastmasters veteran.  Karen is a dedicated servant leader who has supported clubs, areas, divisions and District 60 in numerous capacities.  She is an accomplished speaker, trainer and workshop presenter.  In 2016, Karen received the prestigious George Keenan Award in honour of her longstanding commitment to the club and member success.

 

Creating a speech introduction

Part of The Better Speaker Series, great introductions set up the speaker for success and build anticipation in the audience. Learn a fool-proof method for crafting an effective introduction that connects you with the audience, establishes your credibility on the speech topic and conveys how the audience will benefit from your message. 1-hour workshop

Facilitated by Karen Goodyear, a Distinguished Toastmaster, and 22-year and award-winning Toastmasters veteran.  Karen is a dedicated servant leader who has supported clubs, areas, divisions and District 60 in numerous capacities.  She is an accomplished speaker, trainer and workshop presenter.  In 2016, Karen received the prestigious George Keenan Award in honour of her longstanding commitment to the club and member success.

 

Successful storytelling using the “Skeletal Story Structure”

Do you realize that storytelling is the most powerful tool you can use in speaking? People are moved to action both intellectually and emotionally.  Facts only tell but stories sell.  Are you telling personal stories? Are they hooking audiences at the start and holding their interest throughout? Are they memorable? Discover the Skeletal Story Structure so you can readily use and become a masterful storyteller. Hear the mistakes most speakers make, understand what’s missing and how to fix them by breathing life into your stories making them remembered and repeated.

Facilitated by Kathryn MacKenzie, a presentation skills instructor/ a certified world class speaking coach, keynote speaker, author of “Speeches That Will Leave Them Speechless.”  She trains in Canada, the US and now in Malta, Europe.  A toastmaster since 2003, Kathryn is continually updating her learning of speaking by attending professional seminars and studying resources.

 

5-Part formula to create compelling, connecting content

Do you want to raise the bar of your speaking and be a highly esteemed speaker? Discover a five-part proven formula that will help you understand what to 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. Create compelling content that connects with all audiences. Discover and immediately apply parts of an essential key to create and deliver engaging speeches that have audiences buy into your message.

Facilitated by Kathryn MacKenzie, a presentation skills instructor/ a certified world class speaking coach, keynote speaker, author of “Speeches That Will Leave Them Speechless.”  She trains in Canada, the US and now in Malta, Europe.  A toastmaster since 2003, Kathryn is continually updating her learning of speaking by attending professional seminars and studying resources.

 

How to bring your audience to you and keep them with you

Have you ever heard a speaker go on about himself or herself, and you thought: SO WHAT? WHO CARES? WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? Do you realize, and rightly so, that audiences are selfish? They want to know what’s in it for them. A speech is like a journey and you want your audience to join you on this journey, so you can help them reach a more enlightened place. Discover a slight edge, yet profound principle of the 4T’s using the most important word in speaking, so you will connect with them at the start and keep them connected throughout.

Facilitated by Kathryn MacKenzie, a presentation skills instructor/ a certified world class speaking coach, keynote speaker, author of “Speeches That Will Leave Them Speechless.”  She trains in Canada, the US and now in Malta, Europe.  A toastmaster since 2003, Kathryn is continually updating her learning of speaking by attending professional seminars and studying resources.

 

Body is language. It speaks volumes.

Do you work hard at creating compelling content and setting up solid structures for your speeches?  It’s not only what you say that matters, it is how and where you say it that matter.  Do you realize that planning appropriate delivery techniques are also equally important?  Discover a few of the most common delivery mistakes and how to remedy or avoid them in order to connect with your audience and make your speech memorable.

Facilitated by Kathryn MacKenzie, a presentation skills instructor/ a certified world class speaking coach, keynote speaker, author of “Speeches That Will Leave Them Speechless.”  She trains in Canada, the US and now in Malta, Europe.  A toastmaster since 2003, Kathryn is continually updating her learning of speaking by attending professional seminars and studying resources.

 

How to accomplished absolutely nothing in your speech!

There are three essential components to a presentation. As a speaker, you may already know how to create compelling content and have dynamic delivery, but if you don’t pay attention to the third essential speech component, your speech will come tumbling down and your message soon forgotten. In this interactive workshop, discover the third essential component and create a memorable message.

Facilitated by Kathryn MacKenzie, a presentation skills instructor/ a certified world class speaking coach, keynote speaker, author of “Speeches That Will Leave Them Speechless.”  She trains in Canada, the US and now in Malta, Europe.  A toastmaster since 2003, Kathryn is continually updating her learning of speaking by attending professional seminars and studying resources.

 

Leadership

 

Facilitate Business Meetings

Learn how to lead a business meeting that accomplishes goals and effectively uses participants’ time and energy; how to properly prepare for a meeting; how to facilitate a meeting; and how to prepare meeting notes.  The focus is leading a business meeting, not a Toastmasters meeting.

Facilitated by Justin M. Edenbaum, an engineer and 16-year Toastmaster.  Over the years he has attended and led many meetings.  Out of total frustration from sitting through – maybe even leading – too many boring meetings that lacked purpose and control, Justin researched how to conduct meetings properly.

 

The Neuroscience of Goal Achievement

Start achieving your personal, professional and Toastmasters goals today with this dramatic system that will propel you to higher levels of personal and professional accomplishment.  Ross used this system to create his own record-setting sales career and to coach others to the same level of achievement.

Facilitated by Ross Mackay, DTM, AS. Ross is a past District Governor and past International Director. A dedicated Toastmaster for 26 years, he has delivered numerous presentations at district events, conferences and training sessions, as well as at regional and international conventions. Ross is a recipient of the prestigious George Keenan Award in recognition of his longstanding commitment to the club and member success.

 

The Joy of Leadership

Does leadership excite and scare you at the same time?  You’re not alone.  Even the best intentions face an external challenge and internal resistance.  Share in a discussion about the common barriers to personal and Club achievements. Learn how to create engagement and ways to implement team-driven strategies.

Facilitated by Roman Smolak, DTM.  Roman joined Toastmasters in 2006 and is the Past President of Speaking From Experience Advanced TM club.  He is an active trainer and workshop presenter.  For 22 years, Roman was an account manager selling software technology to Fortune 500 companies in Canada and the USA.

 

“I Love Working With You!”  The Leadership Trinity Applied

Learn crucial leadership techniques that will help your team work more effectively together.  Your team will learn, grow and perform at their best … leading to outstanding results.

Facilitated by George Anastasopoulos, a 20-year business veteran in senior sales, marketing, and general management.  His experience includes developing superior employees and empowered teams in high-profile roles with Pepsi-Cola, General Mills, and Bausch & Lomb.

 

Lead well. Lead right.

Leadership is not about you. It’s about us.  It’s about dreams and achievements.  It’s about direction and progression.  A leader must know the way, go the way and show the way.

Facilitated by Shukla Datta, DTM.  Shukla is a coach, trainer and motivational speaker with over 20 years’ experience in conducting workshops in various countries.  She has authored three books, obtained a master’s degree from Sheffield University, U.K and taught Economics, Business Studies, and Life Skills.

 

Club success

 

I won my club officer position … now what?

Learn the key concepts in leadership to ensure you have a great experience as a club officer.  Discuss key qualities, practices, and intangibles that will encourage your club members to embrace communication both inside and outside your meeting.

Facilitated by Allan Madonik, DTM. Allan has been a Toastmaster for 14 years, serving District 60 as Area Governor, Division Governor, Public Relations Officer, Alignment Chair, Leadership Chair, and District 60 Governor.  He has also held the club officer positions of President three times, VP Education, VP Membership and Secretary.

 

Resources for promoting your club events

Discover online tools to promote important club events to maximize guest attendance.  Promote your club within your professional organization, workplace, and community.

Facilitated by Emilio Morales, DTM. Emilio joined Toastmasters in the early 2000s as a University student.  He moved from Montreal 3 years ago and started a business in social media and digital marketing.  He has presented a TEDx Talk on the importance of developing human connections.

 

 

Workshop        –  The Art of Win-Win Negotiating
Presenter         –  David Bachan, DTM

  • Explore key points related to negotiation, encourage the use of research and empathy to understand the competing viewpoints and demonstrate effective methods of coming up with alternate solutions when negotiations come to a stand-still.
  • District 60’s 2016/17 Public Relations Manager, David is a member of the FRMT team negotiating use of domed spaces within Toronto.  As a Riverdale resident, he is negotiating with Metrolinx to add new train lines along the east-west corridor.

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Workshop Topics:

Members have requested workshops on the topics below.  Please consider developing one of these workshops and submitting a proposal (Workshop Template) to the Workshop Bureau at workshops@toastmasters60.com.

  • Better Speaker series developed into a workshop format
  • How to judge a speech contest
  • Moments of Truth
  • Conflict resolution in a Toastmasters club
  • Creating a club success plan
  • Motivating members and recognizing their achievements
  • First impressions and converting guests to members
  • How to write a club blog
  • Social media marketing
  • Build a club mentor program
  • Planning an open house or membership drive

Have a workshop that isn’t on the list above, but is near and dear to you?  Please submit your proposal (Workshop Template) to the Workshop Bureau at workshops@toastmasters60.com.