Saturday Dinner and International Speech Contest Premiere

Schedule of Events

Friday 5 May 2023

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 3-Ring Networking Lounge Open

Network with your fellow Toastmasters

3-Ring Networking Lounge Open

River Room

Come network with your fellow Toastmasters

Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Events

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Raffle Room Open

Raffle Room

Surf Room

Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Raffle and 50/50

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration

Registration Desk Open

Bill France Hallway

One of your first stops should be the Registration Booth, where you will get your name tag, program book, and SWAG BAG (lots of goodies in there!) and also find helpful Toastmasters who can help orient you to the conference.

Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Events

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Banner Parade Setup

Banner Parade Setup

Richard Petty

Friday

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday Dinner

Doors Open at 5:00 PM, Program Starts at 5:15 PM

  • Dinner and Evening Program
  • Banner Parade
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Keynote
  • Keynote Address
  • Tall Tales Contest

Friday Dinner

Bill France Ballroom

Time Event
5:00 PM Ballroom Doors Open
5:15 PM Call to Order
Banner Parade
6:15 PM Opening Ceremonies

Pledge & Honor Guard
Salute to Veterans
National Anthem
Welcome Remarks

6:05 PM Recess for Dinner
6:35 PM Hall of Fame Awards
6:55 PM Circus Parade
7:15 PM Keynote Address: Natania Walker, DTM
8:05 PM D84 Tall Tales Contest Video
9:15 PM Tall Tales Contest Awards
9:55 PM Closing Announcements

Fri 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, Main Events

Friday Keynote Speaker

Netania Walker, DTMBill France Ballroom

Netania Walker, DTM has 25+ years of experience as a consultant, Chief of Staff, master trainer, certified executive coach, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. She specializes in developing “people leaders” within organizations. She transforms team cultures through leadership development programs that broaden communication and collaboration skills, and sharpen mental agility.

For 20 years, Netania has served Toastmasters International in several roles. As District Director, she oversaw operations of a Georgia District consisting of 210 clubs and 4,000 members. At Region 8, she advised top District leaders in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the US. However, Netania is most proud of being honored as the 2015 Toastmaster of the Year.

Fri 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM Hospitality

Hospitality

River Room

Fri 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Hospitality

Saturday 6 May 2023

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 3-Ring Networking Lounge Open

Network with your fellow Toastmasters

3-Ring Networking Lounge Open

River Room

Come network with your fellow Toastmasters

Sat 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration

Registration Desk Open

Bill France Hallway

One of your first stops should be the Registration Booth, where you will get your name tag, program book, and SWAG BAG (lots of goodies in there!) and also find helpful Toastmasters who can help orient you to the conference.

Sat 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Main Events

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM First Timers Session

First Timers, Make the Best of the Time You Have

River Room

First Timers session is your chance to get all your questions answered about what to expect from your Conference Experience, meet other First Timers and meet the District Trio. It will be short, informative and fun. It's all for YOU! Hope to see you there!

Sat 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
General Workshop Sessions

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Raffle Room Open

Raffle Room

Surf Room

Sat 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Raffle and 50/50

8:30 AM - 11:20 AM Workshops

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Session 1

13 Things Your Uncle Floyd Never Taught You About the Essential “Little” Details That Will Take You to the Big Top

Jordan CamenkerAtlantic Room

Success lies in mastering the details. This workshop will arm you with a roadmap to small details that one must master after writing the first draft, which can lead to greatness. This is the grunt work that leads to greatness!

Sat 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Saturday, Workshops

How to sell a chair and whip to a Lion Tamer in just 5 easy steps

Amy Anne Fischer, DTM, PDDCoastal Room

We are always selling. Sometimes a product, a service, an idea, or even ourselves…How to close that sale in 5 easy steps.

Sat 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Saturday, Workshops

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM Session 2

Encouragement and Appreciation: Peanuts Aren’t Always Enough

Amanda Cross, DTMAtlantic Room

Motivating others is HARD. Encouraging them isn't. Speak their "love language" to help them feel motivated to succeed!

Sat 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Saturday, Workshops

Intentional Storytelling: Big bold steps toward more relevant and relatable presentations

Debby Kerr-Henry, DTM and James Robinson, DTMCoastal Room

In this interactive session, you will learn the importance of embracing stories and how to intentionally use them to connect with an audience in a BIGGER BOLDER way. You'll learn 3 reasons for sharing your own stories and 3 reasons for not sharing.

Sat 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Saturday, Workshops

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Session 3

Social Media Strategies and Digital Marketing Ideas for amplifying your Brand, Business, and Clubs

DeeJae DuRanteAtlantic Room

How can we create curiosity, expand our message and engage others by using digital marketing and social media for the growth of our brand and clubs? In this workshop, we will explore strategies and actionable plans to create, increase visibility, captivate, and generate leads for growth.

Sat 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Saturday, Workshops

Stop Clowning Around—Make Pathways Work For You

Becky McGilton, DTM, PDDCoastal Room

Do you struggle with applying speech project to ordinary life? Do you sometimes feel like the speech projects don't relate to the path? This session will provide you a couple of approaches to make Pathways work for you.

Sat 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Saturday, Workshops

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Luncheon and Awards

Doors Open at 11:30 AM, Event

  • Premiere: D84 Evaluation Contest
  • Recognitions and Awards
  • Evaluation Speech Contest Winners

Luncheon and Awards

Bill France Ballroom

Time Event
11:30 AM Ballroom Doors Open
11:45 AM D84 Evaluation Contest Video
12:30 PM Recess for Lunch
1:00 PM Recognitions & Awards
1:30 PM Evaluation Speech Contest Winners
1:45 PM Transition to Education Area

Sat 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Events

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Keynote Workshop

Keynote Workshop—Conversational Agility: Unlocking Transformational Skills

Edith Tiencken, DTMAtlantic Room

In our fast-paced world, having meaningful conversations is a skill that can transform our personal and professional lives. In this workshop, you will dive into the true meaning of the concept of conversation; you will hone the art of Asking Powerful Questions and develop the skills of Disciplined Listening.

Through hands-on activities and engaging discussions, you'll learn how to transform everyday conversations into meaningful and impactful exchanges that unlock personal and professional growth. Be ready to gain practical insights on how to turn ordinary conversations into transformational experiences. Get ready to step Under the Big Top to unlock your Conversational Agility!

Edith Tiencken, DTM

Sat 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
General Workshop Sessions

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Panel Discussion

A Circus-Inspired Approach to Professional Speaking

Panel Discussion: Unleashing Your Inner Performer

A Circus-Inspired Approach to Professional Speaking

Moderated by: Ramdeo Seepaul, DTM

Panelists:

  • Bobby Blackmon, DTM
  • Beth Ramsay, DTM
  • Maria Martinez, DTM

This panel discussion brings together experienced Toastmasters and professional speakers. They will share insights to master the art of professional speaking, discussing a range of topics related to:

  • Finding your niche
  • Identifying the right opportunities
  • Tailoring your message to different audiences
  • Personal branding
  • Offering additional services

Expect to gain insightful knowledge about the world of professional speaking as well as the skills and strategies required to succeed in this competitive field.

Sat 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Workshops

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Raffle Drawing

Posting of Auction Winners

Pick-up: 4:00-5:00 PM and 10:00 - 11:00 PM

Raffle Drawing

Surf Room

Pick-up: 4:00-5:00 PM and 10:00 - 11:00 PM

Sat 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Raffle and 50/50

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Line up Dignitaries

Line up Dignitaries

Richard Petty

Sat 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday Dinner

Doors Open at 5:00 PM, Program Starts at 5:15 PM

Saturday Dinner

Bill France Ballroom

Time Event
5:00 PM Doors Open
5:15 PM Dignitary Procession
5:30 PM Recess for Dinner
6:20 PM First Timers Winner
6:30 PM Conference Chair Address
6:40 PM Keynote Address
7:10 PM D84 International Contest Video
8:20 PM Awards for International Contest
8:30 PM DTM Walk
8:45 PM Installation of Officers
9:00 PM District Director Farewell Address
9:10 PM District Director Incoming Address
9:20 PM Conference 2024 Reveal
9:50 PM Announcement of 50/50 Winners
9:55 PM Closing Announcements & Adjourn

Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday Keynote Speaker

Bill France Ballroom

Edith Tiencken, DTM is the President of Smart Brain Insights, Managing Director of Neuro-Link for Las Americas, and a Vistage Florida Chair. She is an International Advisor providing business insights, innovative strategies, and tools for personal and business growth to Senior Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Consultants. She led and managed organizations in the US, Latin America, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Edith is an active thought leader and public speaker for private corporations, educational institutions, social and professional organizations such as ATD, SHRM, and Vistage CEOs.

She is past Division E Director, Area Director, Club Coaching Chair and Education Chair for District 84. Currently Edith is serving as the Speakers’ Bureau Chair in District 84.

Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM Hospitality

Hospitality

River Room

Sat 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Hospitality

Sunday 7 May 2023

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM DEC Meeting

DEC Meeting

TBD

Sun 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Sunday

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