2021 Winter LACE - Saturday January 16, 2021

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Julie Broady, DTM, PDD

Leading in a Non-Profit Organization

10:00 am - 11:25 am
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Leadership in a non-profit organization is significantyly different than leading in a business that is responsible to its shareholders. To be successful - to move an entire group of volunteers toward a single Vision - the leadership skills require a more deftly managed deployment. These leadership skills demand a more focused effort on maintaining the value each volunteer finds for himself/herself.

Julie Broady is on the executive board of Project Echo. In this workshop she will give us examples of the power to influence using the leadership skills found in Toastmasters.

Julie Broady, DTM, IPDD, first joined Toastmasters in 2001 as a financial advisor with a notable Wall Street firm that struggled to present investment seminars in high net worth communities in Southern California. She stuttered when communicating in front of an audience and in high pressure situations.  She visited Professional Women Toastmasters in Marina Del Rey, CA in District 1 at the invitation of her coworkers.  
18 years later, she has served in every club officer role and in every elected district officer role.   She has empowered over 5,000 individuals to find their voice and develop the skill sets needed to transform their lives.
She is a Regional Vice President in Wealth Management with a background in public accounting and auditing of large global multi-nationals. As an alumnus of Inroads, Inc, she has continued to develop college students for their transition from academia to the corporate arena since 1995.  


Cliff Shimizu

Speech Contest Leadership

11:30 am - 12:55 pm
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Many people know that speech contests help members develop their communication and presentation skills. But not everyone is aware of the leadership opportunities that contests provide.

In this seminar, Cliff will share how Toastmaster members can put their skills to practical use by helping with the organization and conduct of speech contests.

When it comes to Toastmaster speech contests, Cliff is familiar with both sides of the coin. He has competed at the club, area, division, and district levels and has participated in the Humorous, Tall Tales, Evaluations, Table Topics, and International Speech contests. He has also organized speech contests at these same levels, in both the traditional, in-person and online settings.

Cliff Shimizu is a Distinguished Toastmaster with over 20 years of experience as a member of both community and corporate clubs. He has served as an area director and was named the 2016-2017 Division Director of the Year. In 2020, he was the recipient of the Lawrence Gregory Mentorship Award.



Charlotte Drake

Pathways Leaders Guide

11:30 am - 12:55 pm
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03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
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This workshop delivers a ground level view of Pathways and the innovative ways you can harness the power of leadership to drive your Club Members’ success in their personal journey. Learn about the new skills Pathways helps you develop; understand the concept of contextual learning; take time to look ahead and see how the advanced levels focus on project management.

Step into The Basics – clarify the Paths, the Levels, and test the new idea of grouping some of the Paths together to better understand what they deliver to the Member. Understanding this will guide you in helping each Club Member find the Value they seek in Toastmasters.

Move on to The Experience: this is where you will learn how each Path connects to our real life, whether in business, with your family, or engaging in your hobbies… Pathways will take you there.

Charlotte Drake, DTM was the Founder's District Toastmaster of the Year in 2017-2018. She earned that award from her continuous work on creating the Pathways Reference Guide, and other Pathways learning manuals. Charlotte is one of the District Pathways Education Chairs and teaches other district leaders and club members about Pathways. She has completed four paths and is on Level 5 on two more paths. In August she earned the Founder's District Pioneer award for earning the first Pathways DTM Award. She also has served as an Area Director three times, and won Area Director of the Year. 



Ken Spears

Club Meetings are where Success Happens

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
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Club leadership drives member value, helping members getting the most from their club experience.

  • How can you, as a club officer, drive your club to Distinguished Club Status?
  • What does it take to be a dynamic club leader?
  • As a club leader, how do you help members succeed?
  • What are the measurements of member and leadership success?

Dynamic, successful clubs thrive and grow.

This session will show you key actions that will make "Success Happen" in your club. Learn what it takes to be an agent of change.

Ken Spears is the immediate past Club Growth Director and is well versed in helping officers guide their clubs to Distinguished or better. He has attained two DTMs and has served as a club officer for many years in Toastmasters. He is a former President’s Distinguished Division Director, Select Distinguished Area Director and is currently the Area Director for G1. Ken knows the biggest issue facing clubs is new members and member engagement. He looks forward to offering training that will help address these and other needs of a successful Toastmasters club.