Spring Conference Agenda

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Spring Conference Agenda 2017-12-18T22:43:37-05:00

District 46 Spring Conference Agenda

Westchester Marriott
670 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591

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7:30 AM9:00 AMCredential Desk will be open
9:00 AM11:00 AMBusiness Meeting
10:00 AM4:00 PMHospitality Room will be open
7:30 AM7:00 PMRegistration Desk will be open
11:00 AM11:30 AMConference Opening – First Timers Welcome, Conference Chair, DD, PQD, CGD, Steve Chen
11:35 AM12:15 PMEducation Workshop: Session #1
Eye On The Prize – Peter Bossio
The world is becoming increasingly visual, increasingly technical and visceral but few public speakers know how to capitalize on this and can quickly get left behind. Take the fear out of presentation design.
Personal Magnetism – Emilio Ron
Have you ever wanted to light up a room and captivate an audience before speaking your first word? Do you want to be a leader that commands devotion, respect and understanding? The answer lies in your charisma and emotional intelligence. And, the best part is these are skills you can acquire!
Become a CEO: Customer Experience Originator – Kevin Thompson
Discover the communication secrets that will set you apart from the crowd, position you as an expert that people flock to and provide value that exceeds customer expectations. This entertaining, interactive and highly engaging presentation will get you out of your seats, learning, laughing and collaborating together.
12:15 PM1:00 PMBuffet Lunch and Virtual Parade of Banners
1:00 PM1:45 PMGeneral Session: Steve Chen, ID, DTM – Purposeful Leadership
Leaders, by definition, lead. To lead effectively, it is paramount that we share a clear vision and lead purposefully to achieve the envisioned team goal.  In this fun and interactive session, we will explore several best kept secrets of effective leadership. Come explore how simple it is to lead teams (at work and in Toastmasters) to achieve and exceed goals – while earning the respect, love and loyalty of your team members.
1:45 PM3:15 PMHall of Fame (Awards / DTM Bridge)
3:15 PM4:00 PMEducation Workshop: Session #2
Storytelling Secrets of a Master – Isaak Gelbinovich
We will simplify and demystify the art of storytelling. By attending this workshop you will learn:
• Where to find stories • How to structure your stories • How to build curiosity • How to build conflict in your stories • Making points in your stories • Role playing in your stories • Using dialog and narration • Take away message • Theatrical choices in storytelling • How to set the stage.
The 5-Way System to Living a Balanced Life – Dr. Dinelly Holder
The goal of the presentation will be on the 5 ways in which the audience can live a balanced life. The presenter will go into detail about the important of the 5 facets of one’s life in ensuring that he/she is living a balanced life. The presenter will discuss how to be balanced emotionally, mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. Each facet will be described as to how one can be stable as well as balanced in all these areas.
Winning the World, Starts with Winning Yourself – Ravindra Perera
Have you ever wondered why only certain people succeed and gain happiness in life while other just get by or struggle in life? Would you like to know some of the techniques you could use the next minute to drastically change your life’s goal attainment and success?
4:00 PM4:30 PMNetworking
4:00 PM4:30 PMBriefing for Contest – Contestants in Both Contests
4:00 PM4:30 PMBriefing for Contests – Contest Officials in Both Contests
4:30 PM5:30 PMEvaluation Contest
5:30 PM6:30 PMBuffet Dinner and Raffle
6:30 PM7:00 PMKeynote: Steve Chen, ID, DTM – Members, Members, Members
As International President Mike Storkey often reminds us: “Remember The Member!” Ours is a successful organization with over 345,000 members and over 15,900 clubs in 142 countries – and growing rapidly. The success of Toastmasters, besides its wonderful communication and leadership program, is in its diverse membership. Let us journey through some surprising opportunities available to you to engage other members – whether you are an officer or a brand-new member – to get the most out your Toastmasters experience.
7:00 PM8:55 PMInternational Speech Contest & Interviews
8:55 PM9:00 PMClosing Events/Awards
9:00 PM11:00 PMFun Night including Toastmasters Got Talent Show and much more

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Conference Location

Westchester Marriott
670 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Hotel Website


Driving Directions

The hotel is conveniently located close to exits from the New York State Thruway (I-87), Route 287, and the Saw Mill River Parkway. Complimentary on-site parking.

Google Map to Hotel
Bing Map to Hotel

Metro-North Railroad

The Westchester Marriott is 2.3 miles from the Tarrytown Station and 4.4 miles from the White Plains Station. There are several taxi services serving Tarrytown and White Plains stations (more at White Plains) so you should have no trouble getting a cab from the train to the hotel.

The hotel recommends Americas Taxi & Limo Service 914-631-6400 for service to or from Tarrytown or White Plains station. For either station, they charge $10 for a single rider and $2 for each additional rider.

Metro-North Railroad to Tarrytown Station. Trains depart from Grand Central Terminal and stop to pick up passengers at 125th Street Station. Purchase your tickets before boarding as fares are higher on the train.
Tarrytown Station Web Page

Metro-North Railroad to White Plains Station. Trains depart from Grand Central Terminal and stop to pick up passengers at 125th Street Station. Purchase your tickets before boarding as fares are higher on the train.
White Plains Station Web Page

Metro-North Map
Metro-North Train Schedule
Harlem and Hudson Line Fares from Grand Central

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