Join District 13 Toastmasters in a Day to Share Our Stories!
This will be our first ever fully Hybrid Fall Symposium and Award Celebration! We have not had the opportunity to be united together in-person in 3 years at our Fall Symposium, and we are excited to share our stories together and celebrate! Please clear your schedule and attend in-person at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center! It will be a fun and engaging day! Come visit us in-person or online!
Pres Vasilev, the 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking, presents an interactive storytelling workshop that will reveal the most powerful storytelling secrets. Watch Pres Vasilev’s winning World Championship speech, engage in a dynamic discussion to explore its storytelling secrets, and learn how to craft your own compelling stories.
Betsy Johnsen, District 13 Public Relations Manager, will present tips to tell your story in a way that spurs people to take action. Your story can magically attract the right people who want what you have to offer. Attract people to your business or your club using social media!
District 13 will honor Clubs and Toastmasters who are the recipients of the end-of-year 2021-2022 Awards! Find out who will be the Toastmaster of the Year for 2022-2023! We will also recognize early award achievers of 2022-2023.
Chris Bondi, District 13 Toastmaster, presents a workshop that will focus on how we as speakers can move our audiences to listen, laugh, think, and cry without words. Through a series of fun examples and exercises, participants shall practice the subtle (and not-so-subtle) art of nonverbal communication that is crucial to effective speaking. And, remember… nonverbal doesn’t mean non-vocal!
Hold your seat… Session to be announced soon! [Leadership and Professional Development focused]
Pres rose above 30,000 contestants from 122 countries to become the 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking. He is the author of the popular online training program “How to Master Compelling Storytelling.” For over a decade, Pres has studied, researched, and spoken on self-improvement, speaking, and storytelling. Pres has coached hundreds of speakers from around the world to craft compelling stories, deliver powerful presentations, and win speech contests.
Gain Free Access to Pres Vasilev’s “Speaking Secrets” at PresSays.com/3
Betsy spent her career moving up the corporate ladder and when she thought she had reached the pinnacle of her journey, discovered it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. She is now a program/project manager, still in the corporate world and also runs two side businesses with aspirations of leaving the corporate world in the near future. One business is jointly making and selling stained glass suncatchers with her husband and another is helping families gain financial independence even with the economy the way it is now. She has been a Toastmaster since 2011 (ACS, ALS), has filled many leadership roles both at the club, Area, Division and now District level as the current Public Relations Manager for District 13.
Chris holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Duquesne University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Carlow University, and a B.A. in Theatre & Communications from Slippery Rock University. He is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Butler County Community College and has 25-years’ experience as a theatre, film, commercial, and improvisational comedy performer.
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Marci’s journey in Toastmasters began seven years ago with a simple desire to overcome the fear of public speaking. On the way toward that goal, she discovered so much more! She found a community, fellowship, mentoring, and personal growth. She was fortunate to have this quality experience, and says that “it is something that every Toastmaster, experienced and new, should expect to benefit from every year in D13.” As our Program Quality Director, she is committed to bringing the highest caliber Toastmaster experience to all.