WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY, MAY 2

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Kim Krajci DTM

Room: Appalachian

Move the Mic Off the Stage and Reach the World:  Podcasting (http://www.toastmasters101.net/)

Is it time to get your message off the stage and into the rest of the world?  Podcasting opens doors and creates the opportunity for you and your message to move from local to global. Do the steps look complicated? Is recording yourself awkward? What about editing?  These questions and others will be answered to help you step up to the mic and into the world of podcasting.

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Eileen James, DTM

Room: Kanawha

Building Clubs That Thrive

This workshop will cover the ins and outs of building a new club from scratch and also how to rebuild a club that is faltering.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ray Poole

Room: Blue Ridge       

Lessons in practical leadership

This workshop will walk through common leadership challenges and discuss ways to overcome them. It underscores the fact that anyone can learn to be a better leader and focuses on four specific areas.

- Emotional intelligence in practice

- Tackling difficult conversations

- Developing trust

- Projecting confidence

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Robert "Lee" Kennedy DTM

Room: Allegheny

Lateral Thinking

Lateral Thinking is the exercise of thinking in a different direction rather than a linear progression approach to problem-solving. This is one area I have tried to crack for many years in an attempt to see the world in an everchanging dynamic. The approach during this session would be a general overview of the concept, general picture and word exercises, a group exercise, and an attendee review.

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

David Jones, DTM

Room: Appalachian

Beyond Toastmasters

I would like to talk about my HPL project to put in solar-powered water pumps in a village in Uganda. This was done as a Rotary International Global Grant project with a budget of 90,000. I would like to inspire Toastmasters to not limit their projects their club but to do a project that will truly make a difference. My project will save 30 to 40 lives a year, allow hundreds of women to work at jobs instead of waiting in line all day to pump water and allow hundreds of children to attend school instead of helping get water for their families.

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Kay Fittes, ACG, CL

Room: Kanawha

Women Kicking Fears to the Curb for Success

Fear is that monster that often lurks under the surface of career and leadership advancement. You want a new job; you want to go for promotion; you want to expand your business, BUT, you are afraid. The "what if's" are rampant. Fear can cause paralysis! You can learn to fight your fears and win. You will leave armed with: Fear truths that will shift your view of fear.

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Sandy Vogele, DTM PID

Room: Blue Ridge       

Mentoring Inside and Outside of Toastmasters

Mentoring is important both inside Toastmasters and outside. In this workshop, you will learn how to mentor someone so that they can grow into their potential as a communicator, as a leader, and as a person.

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Tammy York CC

Room: Allegheny

WHAT SHOULD I WRITE!

Every day millions of writers stare at blank pages and silently scream, “WHAT SHOULD I WRITE!” Don’t be one of them, learn how to sidestep dreaded writer’s block.  Whether you are crafting your next speech, writing a blog post, or book, the techniques you’ll learn in Wrangling Writer’s Block will help you produce material.   You’ll learn:  

• How to master the way your brain works

• Ways you are sabotaging your work before you even start

• Tricks the pros use to step into the flow

• How to never run out of story ideas.  

This workshop will be hands-on learning and training your brain to think creatively! Plus, you’ll leave this workshop with a list of ideas and outlines for your future writing projects!

SUNDAY, MAY 3

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8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Billien McCowan DTM
Room: Kanawha

The ABCs of Effective Feedback

Often called the ‘secret sauce’ of Toastmasters and the necessary ingredient great leaders use to transform, inspire, and propel others!  This is true regardless if you are leading a workforce of thousands, influencing one friend/ family member,  providing guidance to a child,  competing to win a Toastmaster contest,  or simply persuading a significant other to select your favorite dining location.  In this workshop, you will learn a methodology of how to give effective feedback.  Do not miss the exciting opportunity to attend this workshop with our presenter who has led fortune 50 corporate teams, winner of the 2014 District 40 Evaluation Contest and 2015 Toastmaster of the year;  Join Billien McCowan, presenting ‘The ABCs of Effective Feedback’!  

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8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Rachel Brueggen DTM
Room: Blue Ridge       

Golden Circle - Start With Why

Have you ever wondered why there are leaders and then those who lead? How do leaders inspire to move people to want to [you fill this in].
This session will reflect on "Start with Why" by Simon Sinek. Come to learn how to use Simon's Golden Circle to figure out your "Why". In this session, you will be inspired to reflect on the way you think and challenge yourself to understand your "why.

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Renee Vidor
Room: Allegheny

How to Win in this World of Comparisons

They say that the fear of public speaking is one of the top fears, but if we break it down to a deeper level, it's not that we are afraid to talk, it's that we are afraid that we won't be 'good enough.' If we can get to the bottom of the comparison conundrum (whether it be comparing ourselves to other people, our own expectations, or the expectations of others), we will become free to speak and share our message with the world. In this workshop, I will teach a proven method of how to WIN in this world of comparison so that we are able to continue to grow and articulate our important messages to the world.

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