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Fall 2014 Conference
Keynotes, Workshops & Contests

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Boulevard
East Elmhurst, NY 11369

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2014 Fall Conference Schedule

7:00 AM 7:00 PM Registration Desk will be open
7:30 AM 1:30 PM Credentials Desk will be open
7:30 AM 4:00 PM Hospitality Room will be open
7:30 AM 8:00 AM First Timers Welcome
8:00 AM 8:25 AM Conference Opening – Conference Chair, Trio
Richard Peck, DTM, International Director, Region 9
8:30 AM 9:15 AM Education Workshop: Session #1
Brian Robinson, ACS - Humor and Heart: How to Use the 2 Greatest Emotions in Every Speech (Personal Development)
Ivan Farkas, ACB,ALB – Make an Indelible Impression (Communication)
Brian Cohen, DTM – Toastmasters in Real Life (Leadership)
9:15 AM 9:30 AM Break
9:30 AM 10:15 AM Education Workshop: Session #2
Bob Bowes, ACB,ALB – Blockbuster Leadership: The Dimensions of a Spectacular Achievement (Leadership)
Penny Wood, ACS,ALB – Project Management For Your Life – How to Plan an Event or Activity in Your Life with No Stress and with Lots of Fun (Personal Development)
Walter Beveridge, DTM – The Joy of Speech Preparation (Communication)
10:15 AM 10:30 AM Lineup for Parade of Banners
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Parade of Banners
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Hall of Fame
12:00 PM 12:45 PM Panel Discussion with District 46 Winners in International Speech Contest
Panelists: Marc Williams, Mark Goldberg, Mario Lewis, and Mark LaVergne
Facilitator: Mark Baker, DTM
12:45 PM 1:45 PM Buffet Lunch
1:45 PM 3:30 PM Business Meeting
1:45 PM 3:30 PM Networking (for guests not attending the Business Meeting)
3:30 PM 3:45 PM Break
3:30 PM 3:45 PM Briefing for Table Topics Contest – Contestants
Briefing for Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests – Contest Officials
3:45 PM 5:00 PM Table Topics Contest
5:00 PM 5:45 PM Keynote Address: Richard Peck, DTM, International Director, Region 9
“Achieve Your Goals… Using Snowballs!”
5:45 PM 6:45 PM Buffet Dinner
6:30 PM 6:45 PM Contest Briefing for Humorous Speech Contest – Contestants
6:50 PM 8:35 PM Humorous Speech Contest
8:35 PM 8:50 PM Closing Events
9:00 PM Fun Night including Toastmasters Got Talent Show and much more

Richard Peck, DTM - Fall Conference Keynote Speaker

“Achieve Your Goals… Using Snowballs!”

Richard Peck, DTM

Oftentimes if our goals can feeling like pushing a boulder up a hill. A slow, arduous process that over time can wear us down. Eventually we get overwhelmed, give up, and let go of the boulder. As it rolls back down the hill another goal slips away.

In his keynote, “Achieve Your Goals… Using Snowballs!”, Richard will explain how we can change our boulders into snowballs. And, by using snowballs our goals will be more manageable, easier to push up the hill, and allow us to achieve more.


Lessons from the Top

District 46 Champion Marc Williams tells:
What It’s Like to be in World’s Top 9

Marc Williams

In August, Toastmaster Marc Williams jetted to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to represent District 46 in the World Championship of Public Speaking. By the end of the conference he had captured a spot at the finals, becoming one of the world’s top 9 public speakers and earning a place in Toastmasters history.

Marc said he learned 4 main lessons from his experience:

  1. Show them something they will remember.
    Marc joked that he is now famous around the world as the contestant who took off his pants. He explained that this idea started out as a gimmick. “But gimmicks don’t work. They distract from your message. As it turned out, taking off my pants illustrated my point and became a powerful metaphor for my message. If you can find a strong visual metaphor for your message, it becomes something the audience will remember.”
  2.

Ready to travel at a moment’s notice?
Traveling Toastmaster Water Bottle You’re on your way to becoming a Traveling Toastmaster!”

Are you rising up to the core values of Toastmaster International – “Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence?”

Are you “Paying it Forward” by visiting and participating other Toastmaster’s Club meetings, taking part in District trainings and events, competing in or attending contests?

If you answered “Yes!” and “Yes!” then you’re on your way to becoming a Traveling Toastmaster!


Role of the Club Sponsor, Mentor or Coach

Why YOU want to be a club sponsor/mentor/coach!

Successful mentors and sponsors consider themselves a personal coach. Coaching involves a variety of skills which includes assessing, demonstrating, motivating, and tutoring. Successful mentors and sponsors are counselors and leaders and become role models to their mentees. By being willing to try your skills as a mentor/sponsor/coach, you are challenging yourself to higher leadership potential and acquiring leadership skills for any and all your future endeavors – in your community, church, non-profits, your workplace and your home.


The Traveling Gavel is making the rounds.

Bay Ridge Toastmasters captured it on October 22nd.

Grab the Gavel for Your Club.

Fall 2014 Conference

Saturday, November 8, 2014 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

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Welcome New Clubs

10-09-2014 - Club #4293827
The Cambria Heights Toastmasters Club
Cambria Heights, NY  -  Area 75

07-11-2014 - Club #4089768
New York, NY  -  Area 45

This Week in 46

Area Governor

Friday, 31st - Area Governor Visits Complete

Club Activities

Saturday, 1st - Semi Annual Elections of Club Officer Elections (11/1-12/31)

The Big Picture

Area Governor Visits

Now – Oct 31

Area Governor Visits Complete

Oct 31

Club Excellence Awards & Dinner with DTMs

Nov 7

District Fall Conference; District Council Meeting

Nov 8

Semi Annual Elections of Club Officer Elections

Nov 1 – Dec 31

Upcoming Club Events

Tuesday, November 4th
Global Pride Toastmasters
Dale Blagrove
Manhattan, NY

Tuesday, November 11th
Global Pride Toastmasters
Dale Blagrove
Manhattan, NY

Tuesday, November 18th
Global Pride Toastmasters
Dale Blagrove
Manhattan, NY

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Open Meeting Roles

No speaker or evaluator invitations are pending.

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