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
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.
George Yen DTMTaiwan Toastmasters, Taiwan
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.
Lars Sudmann DTMBrussels 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.
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!
Michał Grześkowiak ACG, ALBVerbal 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.
Amy S. Hamilton ACS, ALBStuttgart 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.
Jorie Wu DTMLeadership 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!
Kai-Jürgen Lietz ACG, ALBTaunus 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.
Lukas Liebich ACG, ALBPrague 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.
Kristin Kluck CC, ALBLeipziger 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.