“Empowering Your Team” – Bill Kirby, DTM

Friday June 12, 2026 3:00 PM
 
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If you believe that the most important leadership instrument you have in life and work is You, how about spending some time on transforming yourself?

Becoming a more conscious leader enables us to observe the bigger picture while at the same time making choices to align our behaviors with who we want to be.

This course will cover differences in leadership styles, offer insights into what being a leader really means and practices that will help you get the most out of your team.”

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“Elements of Storytelling” – Kip Barkley, DTM

Friday June 12, 2026 4:00 PM
 

Kip will present a one-hour workshop on what makes for a good story. There is you the Teller, your audience, and the Story. There are characters, setting, plot, and some conflict to liven things up. Kip will demonstrate classic tales and then pick them apart.

How does Kip go about being creative? What about ethics: whose story is this? How to apply Toastmaster skills like gestures, face, voice within ZOOM.

DTM Barkley has been a Toastmaster for 30+ years and is a member of the Florida Storytelling Association. Come, be entertained, and tell a better story. See www.KipBarkley.net.”

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“13 Ways to Be Joyful in Everything” – Nina Obier, DTM

Saturday June 13, 2026 9:00 AM
 

Do you find yourself constantly on the go with a calendar filled of events that are time wasters? Or maybe you are consistently looking to others for answers on achieving your goals? Has anyone every called you a “people pleaser”? If you can relate to one or all these statements, then this workshop is for you. As a recovering people pleaser who said yes to all the things and was always asking permission or looking for validation, I have discovered another way to look at leadership, self-leadership to be exact, because who are we with the most? 24/7? Ourselves. Join me as we explore 13 Ways to Be Joyful in Everything.

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“COMMAND with Your Virtual Presence” – Lois Margolin, DTM

Saturday June 13, 2026 4:00 PM
 

DTM Lois Margolin, President of Online Presenters, spent 3+ years meeting week after week in the Zoom platform so she can COMMAND with her presence.  Now she is ready to share her secrets with YOU!

Have you discovered how to engage your audience with emoticons, breakout rooms and Zoom polling tools?  Do you understand when you should sit close vs stand?  Does the camera love you? Wondering how to make that Power Point presentation keep your audience on the edge of their seat?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then let “Just” Lois help you COMMAND Your Virtual Presence.”

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“Educational Moments for Toastmasters & Beyond” – Marlene Smith

Sunday June 14, 2026 8:00 AM
 

“What is a “Moment of Education” role?

This role, “Moment of Education” or MOE, is a public speaking tip, given in 1-2 minutes at a club meeting.  This workshop reviews this role. Several public speaking tips in the format of a picture quote will be shared.

Why is it on the agenda? These questions and more will be addressed in this workshop. Engage, educate, and empower with “Educational Moments for Toastmasters and Beyond”.

The full PDF version of “Educational Moments and Beyond” is available upon request for use at Toastmaster clubs.”

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“Pro Speaking After COVID-19” – Jim Barber

Sunday June 14, 2026 1:00 PM
 

The past few months have seen many industries turned upside down, and professional speaking is no exception. “Pro Speaking After COVID-19” explores what the speaking industry looks like right now (hint: it’s in shambles), how and when the experts expect it to reemerge to profitability, and how professional speakers (or aspiring pros) can not only survive but eventually thrive during this unprecedented crisis. If you have ever had the urge to enjoy a successful career as a speaking professional, you need to attend this eye-opening examination of an industry in chaos.

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