Workshops

The conference weekend is not all fun and games. There will be also ample opportunity to learn a thing or two. We'll have several educational workshops led by top-tier Toastmasters from our District, and a world-class Keynote Speaker.

Keynote: Unbox Yourself—embracing the emerging you

George Yen DTM

George Yen DTM

Our keynote speaker will be George Yen DTM, Toastmasters International President in the years 2013–14, coming in straight from Taipei, Taiwan.

George is Chairman of the Board of Great Sequoia Corporation, an international management and trading company. He also serves as the CEO of five international joint ventures with Japanese, Canadian and American corporations in the fields of machinery and industrial products. He speaks four languages and holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

He's been with our organization for over 28 years now and remains an active member of two Toastmasters clubs in Taiwan, including Taiwan Toastmasters, a bilingual Chinese and English club in Taipei.

Be, Do, Have—Unbox Yourself through toastmasters

This workshop seeks to illustrate how the Toastmasters program puts us firmly on a journey of "unboxing ourselves". Prepare your personal stories to share and help others see the power of experiential learning.

Leadership

George Yen DTM

Taiwan Toastmasters, Taiwan

Key to effective social media strategy—How to master your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles?

Successfully promoting a Toastmasters club, or any other organization, depends nowadays on your skilfull handling of social media. This workshop will provide the tools for establishing a solid presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You'll learn how to design and a profile and manage communication to reach more customers, followers or club members.

Leadership
Elena Pawęta ACB, ALB

Elena Pawęta ACB, ALB

The Leader Ship, Poland

Curator of TEDx events in Łódź, Poland and current Area J1 Director. By profession, a PhD researcher and university lecturer in the field of entrepreneurship. With her experience in managing multiple social media channels for organizations and events, she is currently handling District 95's official Instagram profile.

The leadership map

Discover a unique way to grow your leadership skills. Grounded in practical experience, together with Lars, you'll build your personal leadership map, define a set of metrics and learn some practical strategies on how to advance towards leadership success.

Leadership
Lars Sudmann DTM

Lars Sudmann DTM

Brussels Club, Belgium

Former CFO of P&G Belgium turned change management advisor and executive coach. Lecturer at the universities of Aachen and Braunschweig and was featured on BBC, Manager Magazin, Fast Company and many more. One of the few European toastmasters who gave a workshop at the Toastmasters International Convention.

PATHWAYS—Toastmasters educational program coming 2017

Information session about the new PATHWAYS educational program, formerly called the Revitalized Education Program (REP), which will be rolled out internationally by Toastmasters International in 2017.

General
Ellen Hermens DTM

Ellen Hermens DTM

Speaker´s Corner Munich, Germany

Ellen Hermens is the Chief Ambassador leading the rollout of the PATHWAYS program for District 95 and responsible for spreading information about the upcoming changes.

Perfect sense of humor

You made a really funny joke and... you’re left the only one laughing. Your speeches are correct, on time, but somehow don't quite click. If you’re addressing only five senses that’s not enough. Your audience needs one more: the sense of humor—a talent you already have by virtue of being human!

Communication
Michał Grześkowiak ACG, ALB

Michał Grześkowiak ACG, ALB

Verbal Victory Poznań, Poland

A lawyer who gave up his legal career to live a life of excitement. Communication lover, creativity unlocker and simplicity practitioner. Musician, minimalist and coffee addict. Too modest to make this description any longer, but too confident not to offer it at all.

Projectize your public speaking

This workshop is how to use simple project management techniques to improve your public speaking. The presentation will assist speakers with preparing speeches and planning their next speaking engagement. Speakers will walk away with the next steps for a successful speaking engagement.

Communication
Amy S. Hamilton ACS, ALB

Amy S. Hamilton ACS, ALB

Stuttgart International Toastmasters, Germany

Originally from the United States of America, but has spent time working internationally in Europe and Asia. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP). A member of Toastmasters for almost ten years in three Districts. Amy uses basic project management techniques to plan and organize her speeches and to organize her public speaking engagements.

RISE with Toastmasters

Toastmasters’ core values are Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence. The better we understand these values, the more congruent our behaviors and the stronger the organization's or club's culture will be. The session is highly interactive and participatory. We will explore the challenges of RISE implement them in personal life and the Toastmasters community.

Leadership
Jorie Wu DTM

Jorie Wu DTM

Leadership Village, Taiwan

A toastmaster since 1990. Past District 67 Governor, awarded President’s Distinguished District #3; received Presidential citation 2013. Jorie strongly believes Toastmasters is about people building people to RISE to a better world. Professionally, Jorie is the Executive Director, CP Yen Foundation and an Internationally Certified Professional Facilitator & Assessor.

Storytelling made easy—master the emotional rollercoaster with the Story Matrix

Stories are exciting. Stories are boring. Which it'll be doesn't depend on the story, but on how it is told. Master the emotional rollercoaster—a new tool for your storytelling toolbox—and you'll never tell a boring story again. Make your audience care, because your stories matter!

Communication
Kai-Jürgen Lietz

Kai-Jürgen Lietz ACG, ALB

Taunus Toastmasters, Germany

Professional speaker and author of several books on decision making. Storytelling is an integral part of his speeches. For years, he studied the art of storytelling, worked with experts and read countless books about it. Last summer, he wrote a book for advanced speakers about his experiences.

Teams on steroids—How to make them achieve more than ever

We'll walk through a few simple concepts that will help you understand some basic theory behind creating successful teams. We'll look at a few case studies that will prove it. And we'll do a couple of exercises that will help you build it all into how you manage your teams.

Leadership
Lukas Liebich ACG, ALB

Lukas Liebich ACG, ALB

Prague Business Toastmasters, Czech Republic

Project manager with a past in management consulting and a hobby of organizing events where Toastmasters go wild. Experienced workshopper, leading sessions for Toastmasters, his colleagues in IT as well as future leaders among university students. Sometimes takes himself too seriously—luckily, life keeps reminding him to do better than that.

Die unbewusste Macht von Stimme und Außenwirkung

Wir benutzen unsere Stimme täglich, doch nur die wenigsten Menschen haben überhaupt eine Ahnung davon, wie sie dabei auf andere wirken. Stimme wirkt unbewusst... und hat dabei doch eine so große Macht. Durch praktische Beispiele und schnell umsetzbare Übungen wird deutlich, wie leicht man durch den optimalen Einsatz von Stimme seine Außenwirkung verändern kann.

Communication
Kristin Kluck CC, ALB

Kristin Kluck CC, ALB

Leipziger Redefreiheit, Germany

Seit dem Jahr 2009 arbeitet Kristin als freiberuflicher Coach und Speaker zum Thema „Stimme und Außenwirkung“ und ist außerdem Gründungsmitglied der Leipziger Redefreiheit, dem deutschen Toastmasters Club in Leipzig. Sie hat ihre Leidenschaft zum Beruf gemacht und freut sich, wenn sie andere Menschen mit ihrem Wissen und Fähigkeiten inspirieren und begeistern kann.