Summit Education Sessions
“7 Habits of Mindful Meditation”
Many people exercise the practice of meditation as a method to reduce stress and develop concentration. People also use the skill to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns, and even increased pain tolerance. In my presentation I would like to discuss the 12 health benefits of meditation and 7 methods by which it can be practiced.
Karen Coleman describes herself as an Author, Public Speaker, and Entrepreneur. After over thirty-three years of working for the Irving Public Library system, she has retired to spend more time doing the things she is most passionate about. Those would include publishing children’s books, leading her Teen CEO Leadership Development Company, being an active member in her two Toastmaster clubs, and spoiling her 6 grandchildren.
“Want To Be a Leader?”
There is a Welsh proverb that says “A fo ben, bid bont.” It literally translates to “he would be a leader, let him be a bridge.” The best leaders understand how important it is to create connection between themselves and their team. This session explores the importance of building those connections, identifying the barriers and obstacles that impede those connections, and ways to identify their own actions and thoughts that may destroy those connections.
Robi Ley is a published author, freelance editor, and professional speaker. She is a 12-year veteran of Toastmasters and has earned 3 DTM awards. Her leadership journey through Toastmasters has taught her that leadership is often a construction job. Building bridges that cross a variety of barriers and obstacles in order to reach a mutual goal can be difficult but can also be highly rewarding. Drawing from her own success and failures, she brings her unique take on leadership to others so they can become bridge builders instead of bridge burners.
Have you ever tried to learn HOW to do something — without really understanding WHAT you were trying to do, or WHY? Focusing on the mechanics of Pathways navigation before fully understanding foundational concepts like paths and projects has left some Toastmasters rather overwhelmed. So let’s unplug — no websites will be shown as we look at how Pathways really works and how you can customize your journey to meet your Toastmasters goals!
Jim Jameson first joined Toastmasters in 1997 in a newly formed company club in Virginia, where he served as charter President. His most recent career was in the field of Organizational Effectiveness and Change, and his Toastmasters experience in several clubs has been invaluable to his success in that profession. He currently volunteers as program coordinator for the DFW Organization Development Network, a professional association.
After moving to Keller in 2006 and retiring in 2017 Jim has been an active member of Keller Communicators, where he is currently Vice President of Education. He is also currently serving as Area 31 Director. He enjoys training, and as a Pathways Guide he frequently presents the Pathways 101 program at TLI and in clubs.
Are you interested to understand yourself more deeply & identify what empowers the INNER YOU? Keen to know how to use the unique skills residing with in you to not only live a happy successful life but lead others to live one? If you’ve answered yes, this session is for YOU! Come to Become Unstoppable!!
Bindu Chintha is a certified Project Management Professional & certified Scrum Professional and has been working in the fields of technology and leadership for more than 20 years. She is certified Yoga & Mindfulness Trainer teaching yoga and mindfulness for more than 10 years.
“Pull Up a CHAIR!”
Come to inspire members to take on leadership roles outside of their home club. Many members are unaware of the all the leadership opportunities available to Toastmasters. Pull Up a Chair is intended to lessen one’s anxiety and soar to a new leader level.
Born and raised in Texas! Tammy earned her college degree from the University of North Texas in Denton. While Tammy is retired, she stays active in Toastmasters. Serving many leadership roles through her Toastmasters’ tenure, she is currently the Division E Director.
“Brain Mapping for Success”
Cover key aspects of speech development such as timing, level of detail, and how to add interesting flavor while demonstrating how to use a brain map to quickly organize information for an effective speech.
Les has been a Toastmaster for 8 years. He has 14 years of service driving submarines and operating nuclear reactors in the United States Navy and has worked in engineering, quality, and project management in manufacturing companies since leaving the Navy. He uses the brain mapping method when writing speeches to ensure the proper level of detail and to be able to write speeches more quickly and effectively. He also enjoys hiking, genealogy and baking and can make a speech out of just about anything.
“Success Starts with GRATITUDE”
Learn the science behind why gratitude works, ways to apply it and how your life will change exponentially once you do.
Gregory Rutledge; Father of 5 teenagers, UX Designer, Confidence Coach, Motivational Speaker and host of the Question Everything podcast, came to Toastmasters for the food and stayed for the growth because it was not happening around his midsection!
The role of Club Vice President of PR can be a daunting role to take on. Applying digital marketing processes, tools, and tactics can make this role far easier to manage. These techniques can help you to improve overall club growth, expand your club’s reach, and make you more efficient.
Scotty Smith has over 25 years of corporate marketing experience and has managed several global software product launches.
He now runs his own agency, CycleWerx Marketing, which provides marketing, sales enablement, and HubSpot solutions for B2B software- and information technology-based companies.
Scotty is married with 3 kids, two now in college. He is an endurance cyclist, averaging over 2,500 miles each year on his bike. He is also an avid reader, a huge fan of comic books, and loves playing video games.
Do you find the evaluation role intimidating? Do you find it challenging to give feedback in your role as a manager, spouse, friend, or parent? Would you simply like to improve your skills in giving meaningful feedback? In this interactive session, we will address the challenges and provide the tools to make “PERFECT Evaluations” a way of life.
Public speaking has always been a passion for Kim. As early as high school, she competed in speech, poetry, and debate tournaments. A graduate of Texas A&M University, she received her degree in Speech Communication, then went on to teach Public Speaking as a graduate student at Wake Forest. She has performed stand-up comedy at venues such as the Addison Improv, Backdoor Comedy club, and Hyenas. Since joining Toastmasters in 2014, she has used her speaking expertise to compete in district contests and mentor fellow members. Recently, she was a guest on fellow Toastmaster Bindu Chintha’s Inspire & Empower podcast. Her career in private education and as a presenter has allowed her to become not only a master of speechcraft, but a teacher of it.