Speakers Bureau

Ann McDowall

Ann McDowall is an engineer, a parent, a diver and a textile artist, currently working in physical asset ma

Topics
Mentoring
Evaluation for motivation
Standing up for what is right
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Charito Kaay

Charito Kaay's Toastmasters journey started in June 2019.

Topics
Setting effective goals
Positive reinforcement
Reliability
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Charles Lai

Charles Lai is a business owner for over 8 years, Charles has:
-Speaking and presenting from small groups to large businesses of 4 digits audience

Topics
Sergeant at Arms Training
VP of Education Training
VP of Membership Training
VP of Public Relations Training
Evaluations
Moral compass
Pathways Training
Speaker at Panel Discussions
Setting & Defining expectations
Imaginative
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Dai Manuel

Dai Manuel is a super dad of two teen daughters, dating his wife for over 20 years, with a lead by example way of living and a contagious personality.

Topics
How to Use Social Media to build your brand
Align the 3 P's (Passion, Purpose, Process) to get anything you want out of life
How to Develop Your Vulnerability
Forget about motivation, find your inspiration!
Life Setting vs Goal Setting
Setting effective goals
Evaluation for motivation
7 Steps to Social Media Awesomeness
Public speaking
Profile

Dawn Miller, DTM PID

Introducing Dawn Miller, DTM PID

Topics
Mentoring for growth
Evaluations for encouragement and growth
Parliamentary Procedures - Robert's Rules
Effective listening for understanding
Grab audience's attention and keep it
How to prepare a speech
Organizing and chairing successful meetings
Tailoring Your Speech to Your Audience
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Daya Wimalasuriya

Daya Wimalasuriya

Daya is an Information Technology and Project Management leader w

Topics
Community Radio
Denting
Radio Broadcasting and TV
Technology and Innovation
Politics
Motivation
Team-building
Project Management
Setting & Defining expectations
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Devon Downie DTM

Devon Downie, DTM

Devon Downie has been a Toastmaster since May 2008. She first joined Rogers Communicators corporate club in Toronto and 8 months later joined Eden-Epsom Toastmasters in Auckland, New Zealand.

Topics
Problem solving
Conflict management
Happiness
Mental health
Resiliency
Developing rapport
Empathetic
Respect
Interpersonal
Humor
Asking for input
SMART goals setting
Understanding differences
Recognizing others
Accountability
Empathy
Emotional intelligence
Facilitating group conversations
Expression
Articulating
Active Listening
Nonverbal communication
Presentation
Public speaking
Reading body language
Assessing strengths and weaknesses
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Eva Li

Eva Li, DTM

Eva is an associate real estate broker for a long time. She is results-oriented and thorough with a sharp analytical ability is balanced with a warm sense of humor and a down to earth approach.  Ev

Topics
Evaluation for motivation
Emotional intelligence
Business storytelling
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Geoff Peters

As a software developer at SAP Labs Canada based in Vancouver, Geoff Peters, 39, has contributed to several SAP products over the years including SAP Analytics Cloud.

Topics
Problem solving
Working with teams
Written communication
Innovative
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Hector Wong

Having spent over 20 years in the information technology field, Hector Wong has discovered that it's not just about the technology, rather it's about the people.

Topics
Problem solving
Working with teams
Facilitating group conversations
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Henry Vis, DTM

I have been in Toastmasters since the last millennium. I joined in 1991. I am the Area director of Area 92 currently. I am a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and I am working on the second one.

Topics
Culture Building in Corporations
Dealing with Blind and Disabilities
Mentoring
Confidence in Communication
Effective Communication
Organizing and chairing successful meetings
Public speaking
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Jawad Aarji

Father & Husband, Brother & Friend, I live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. I am a business development, sales, and marketing professional with over 10 years of experience, spannin

Topics
Using Social Media platform to promote
Conceptualization
Thoughtful
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Kerry Deschamps, Immediate Past District Director

Kerry Deschamps, DTM PDD

Kerry has been a Toastmasters for 21 years, lives in Prince George and is currently our District 96 Director overseeing 145+ clubs.

Topics
Business storytelling
Visionary
Teamwork
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Lily Laverton

Lily Laverton, DTM

Lily is committed to lifelong learning, professional development and personal growth and is passionate about the Toastmasters program and the value it brings especially when one takes on a leadersh

Topics
Working with teams
Club Coaching
The Toastmaster Education Program
Gratitude
Empathetic
Active Listening
Profile

Lise Minovitz, DTM

Lise Minovitz, has been a Toastmaster since 2000. She joined Toastmasters while working in the publishing industry in the New York City area.

Topics
Starting your own business
Working with teams
Club Officer Trainings General
Growing your membership
Setting effective goals
Evaluation for motivation
Editing
Facilitating group conversations
Writing
Project Management
Time management
Setting & Defining expectations
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Lucy De Pieri

Lucy De Pieri Ph.D., DCH., is a classical homeopath and a teacher of homeopathy. In the past she used to be a research scientist and a lecture.

Topics
Curiosity
Foresight
Humor
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Maureen McBeath, DTM

I am a strong advocate of the spoken word and feel we need to start these skills in the early years of education.

Topics
Working with Rotary
Engaging Your Audience
Finding Great Topics
FreeToastHoast (FTH) Websites
Getting Kids Speaking
Ice Breakers
Demystifying Pathways
Speech Structure
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Nethasha Fernando, ACB, ALB

Public speaking and Training has been my passion since I joined Toastmasters International in 2012.

Topics
Embracing different cultural perspectives
Persuasive
Evaluation for motivation
Effective Communication
Presentation Delivery
Public speaking
Profile
Sharookh Daroowala DTM

Sharookh Daroowala DTM

Topics
Emotional Intelligence
Overcoming Fear
Humor
Persuasive
Mentoring
Evaluations
Excelling at contests
Purpose driven storytelling
Profile
Stefano Cossalter DTM

Stefano Cossalter, DTM

Stefano Cossalter is a serial entrepreneur and professional speaker.  Stefano is a two-time Distinguished Toastmaster, a fo

Topics
Confidence in Communication
Excelling at contests
How to prepare a speech
Business storytelling
Presentation
Public speaking
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Veronica Armstrong

Veronica Armstrong is an effective communications consultant and lawyer.  

Topics
Interpersonal Conversations
Effective Communication
Presentation Delivery
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Vladimira (Vladi) Horvathova, DTM, Club Growth Director

Vladimira Horvathova, DTM

Topics
Public speaking
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Warren Braithwaite

Life is an interesting path. While balancing all that happens in daily life, I am lucky to have an exceptional family that is supportive of each other.

Topics
Safety
Goal Setting
Team-building
Accountability
Standing up for what is right
Active Listening
Leadership
Innovative
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