“The Spirit of Smedley” Division B Workshops & Contests
Event on 2013-10-19 09:30:00
Toastmasters International was founded in 1924 to empower young people to develop their confidence, communication and leadership skills.
Today's event will pay tribute to the organisation's founder, Ralph Smedley, many of whose ideas and tenets still infuse the activities of over 13000 Toastmasters clubs throughout the world.
The day will have two parts – workshops in the morning, and in the afternoon the Humorous Speech and Table Topics contests between winners of contests at five Areas, representing many clubs throughout London.
9:30 Welcome, and live presentation, "If Ralph were here today, what would he say?"
9:40 Keynote Presentations (all present)
The Power of Television – Dr Robin Walker – London TV
How I Became a TV Presenter – Suzanne Parker
Attendees can choose two of the following workshops which will commence at 10:15 and be repeated at 11:20
Joanna Yates, Connect through True Stories,
Come and experience the power of personal storytelling. Identify how you can tell your stories in a way that connect and sticks with your audience. Find out how storytelling can make dry and abstract content come to life.
Andrew Bennett, With Body and Voice
An interactive workshop to help you explore your vocal potential and body language. The workshop has been given with great success at District and Division events, also the Aissec Redefining Success Youth Conference.Andrew P Bennett is a fully qualified teacher of voice and public speaking with 25 years international experience on the professional stage. He is President of Excalibur Advanced Speakers club.
Freddie Daniells, 7 Insights into Winning International Speeches.Freddie has attended the last 4 World Championship finals, acting as a judge in one and helping coach a finalist in another. He has also attended 6 District International Speech finals. In attending these he has spotted that many of winning speeches share a number of common elements. In this workshop he will share those insights so that you can apply them to your entries for the 2014 International Speech Contest. Who knows…with this knowledge maybe it will be you holding the trophy aloft in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 2014!
What does it take to get to the world finals of the International Speech contest, and win?
Freddie shares his observations, gathered over years of attending, judging and competing.
Chris Howell, At the Service of your Audience
When we stand in front of an audience, what ever we say, it is our connection with the audience which will make or break our speech. How do you get a connection and maintain it? Is it just eye contact, or is there something more? We will be exploring how to get a connection with an audience, how to know that we have one, how to keep it, and how to play with it to make your speech the one they remember.
11:00 Break for Tea or Coffee
12:05 Break for Lunch
13:35 Introduction to Contest – Contest Chair, Dorothea Stuart
Humorous Speech Contest
14:35 Break for Tea or Coffee
14:55 Welcome from Division B Governor, Jacqueline Purcell
14:50 Introduction to Contest – Contest Chair, Amanda Zwarts
Table Topics Contest
15:30 Speakers Trust, "Winner with Humour", www.speakerstrust.org
15:40 News from District 71, Lt Governor Marketing, Hilary Briggs
15:50 Presentation of Certificates of Participation by Hilary Briggs and Jacqueline Purcell
15:55 Presentation of Winners' Certificates by Chief Judge
16:30 Afternoon session close – continue networking in "The Hercules Pillars"
To cover venue costs we are requesting the following payments per person to be made on line through EventBrite.
FULL DAY ATTENDANCE £9 + EventBrite Fee
CONTESTS ONLY (from 13:15) £5 + EventBrite Fee
There will also be an option to pay on the day – £15 irrespective of arrival time.
ABOUT OUR WORKSHOP PRESENTERS
Joanna Yates is founder of Spark London. Joanna started producing true storytelling shows in 2007 ("Spark London is Britain's first true storytelling club night," The Guardian). Since then she has worked with hundreds of people helping them to tell stories in a way that engages audiences.
Connecting people through stories
Andrew P Bennett is a fully qualified teacher of voice and public speaking with 25 years international experience on the professional stage. He is President of Excalibur Advanced Speakers club.
Christopher Howell has over 30 years experience of consulting and coaching. He has consulted on numerous successful information technology and business organisation changes. He has managed up to senior level within global business critical change programmes, and now coaches leaders and teams internationally. His past and previous clients include central and local government, finance, manufacturing, oil, pharmaceutical, insurance and ‘Top 100’ corporations.
Christopher has a background in Psychology, Organisation Development and NLP. Chris’s specialist research area is the influence of leaders in aligning organisations on vision and values. He is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Project Manager (ISEB) and has the internationally accredited Organisation and Relationship Systems Coach Certification (ORSCC).
In Toastmasters International Christopher has been a member since 1991 in Grosvenor Square Club, and transferred to Bromley Toastmasters when that club was formed in 1992. Chris is also a member of Lewisham Speakers Club.
Freddie Daniells is Immediate Past District Governor for Great Britain and Ireland and the Chief Ambassador for the new learning programme to be introduced in July 2014. He is also a professional speaking coach, having worked with organisations such as Google and the Association of Certified Accountants.
Suzanne presents "The Today Show" on internet TV station, Croydon TV, covering news and stories relevant to the local area and surrounding boroughs.
She considers herself very lucky to be able to interview people from all different walks of life, all with their own stories to tell. One day she can be interviewing a person campaigning to save their local library and the next, the Mayor of London!
As she interviews so many different people, some in the public eye and some not, her ability to build a rapport and help them feel at ease in front of the camera is crucial in getting the story across and making appearing on Croydon TV an enjoyable and positive experience.
Her style is lighthearted and warm, and when covering difficult subject matter she is always respectful of that and adjusts her approach.
For Suzanneme, the best part of being a presenter is meeting people she would not otherwise meet, finding out about what they are doing and being able to help them get their stories out to a wider audience.
Dr Robin Walker
Robin is a TV producer.
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