Keynote Speaker Matt Kinsey (1st Vice President)
A Toastmaster since 2003, Kinsey is a charter member of his home club, Outspoken Toastmasters, in Coral Springs. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.
“I have learned that to be most successful, you need to lead with your heart and not your head,” he says. “There is no finer program than Toastmasters for helping people build their self-confidence, communication, and leadership skills.”
As an officer of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Kinsey is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support, and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.
Keynote Speaker Luisa Montalvo (2nd place World Champion)
We are pleased to welcome Luisa Montalvo from Austin, Texas as the keynote speaker for the District 42 Success Summit. Her humorous, engaging manner is sure to elevate us.
Luisa originally joined Toastmasters in 1989. In 2019, she competed in the International Speech Contest with over 33,000 participants from 143 countries. She advanced to the finals, where she placed 2nd. She is the first Hispanic to achieve this level. She has hopes to one day win first place.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: How To Increase Club Membership
Is your club membership sluggish? Having a hard time attracting new members with online meetings? Area Directors – need some fresh ideas on how to motivate your clubs? Membership is the core of your club’s success. Without the ability to attract and retain members, clubs struggle and fail to reach their potential. Join the Calgary Pace Setters to learn how we went from being on life support to over 30 members.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: Pathways - No Limits!
We want to help all members get their heads and hearts into Pathways. Your club is the classroom, Pathways is the textbook.
- A roadmap to follow? Pathways can do that!
- Learn new skills? Pathways can do that
- Build relationships? Pathways can do that!
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: Career Development, Mental Health and Toastmasters
Empowerment through Skills Development
How can Toastmasters be an effective form of career development?
Based on the research by Dave Redekopp and Michael Huston into effective practices to strengthen the mental health of clients, this presentation will review models of mental health, the benefits of career development practices, and methods to manage stress.
We’ll discover with personal examples, how Toastmasters is an effective form of career development.