For all toastmaster members, no matter your level of experience.

District 11 is excited to offer fun, educational sessions that will help you take your speech to the next level, enhance your technical skills, and more to increase your personal development.


Zoom links are in the agenda below, and will be available on the day of the meeting.  Subscribe to this website to get the the latest information. 

Member Fall Education Event - 2021

Laugh, Grow, Learn Week of November 8 -13, 2021


                                                          All times are on EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Weekday Wisdom 

Doors open at 7:30, for networking, actual content session starts at 8:00 pm.

     Monday, Nov 8,  8:00 – 9:00 pm  click here to join

         “Technically Speaking ESL”


     Tuesday, Nov 9,  8:00 – 9:00 pm  click here to join

           “Intro to Zoom 101″


     Wednesday, Nov 10,  8:00 – 9:00 pm click here to join 

            “Online Presentation Options with OBS Studio”

     Thursday, Nov 11, 8:00 – 9:00 pm   click here to join

           “More Zoom 102″ 

     Friday, Nov 12,  8:00 – 9:00 pm   click here to join

          “Lightning in a Bottle: Find Electric Moments in your Speech”

Super Saturday

    9:30 – 10:00 am Networking and Community with other Club Officers 

  10:00 – 11:00 am  Town Hall for Club Officers

                             Click here to join Zoom

     11 – 11:30 am  Networking and Community with other members 

  11:30 – 12:30 pm  Session 1

              Topic 1:  Growth and Development   Join Zoom

              Topic 2: Up your Fun Factor  Join Zoom

     12:30 – 1:00 pm  Speed Table Topics  Join Zoom

   1:00 – 2: 00 pm   Session 2 

               Getting into Character  Join Zoom

       2:00 – 2:30 pm  The Good, the Bad, and Poor jokes (bring your jokes to share and Join Zoom)

   2:30 – 3:30 pm   Session 3

               Tell Me a Story, Please!   Join Zoom


Featured Speakers

Geeta Nain, Eppie Bang, Jan Kaiser and Sopuru

Technically Speaking, ESL

Whether you are speaking English as a second language, or know someone who is, this session will help with tips to overcome and enhance your speaking skills and help others improve too.

Rickea Bacon

Intro to Zoom 101

Terrified by technology? Does Zoom make you mad? This session is for you.  Guided by our talented zoom masters, you will learn the basics of Zoom from start to finish.  You will be able to navigate zoom with ease in this user-friendly session.

Patty Pick-Franke

 Online Presentation Options

Creating impactful and interactive presentations are more challenging in a zoom environment.  If you want to take your presentations to the next level, come to this workshop to learn about software solutions that are fairly simple and free to use that give you options and interactivity.

Lori Haynes, DTM

More Zoom 102

This session delves deeper into the power of zoom which is perfectly suited for success with speech contests! (Coming in January) Learn how you can keep your Zoom meetings safe from those pesky Zoom Bombers, find out what you can do when you have the superpowers of a Zoom co-host, and get an introduction to Breakout Rooms. In this hands-on session, you’ll receive secrets and tips from the Zoom Master to help keep your meetings under control and flowing so everyone can have fun.

Joe Shaw

Lightening in A Bottle: Find the Electric Moments in Your Speech

Have you ever heard a speech that was electric? Whether funny or serious, some speeches just seem ELECTRIC while others fall a bit flat.  In this session, a two time TECx speaker will talk about finding those electric moments in your speeches, and how you can use them to create a message that will stick with your audience long after you’ve finished speaking.

John Petersen

Growth and Development

Patty Pick-Franke

Up Your Fun Factor

Who doesn’t like to have fun? 85% of people say they want to have more fun.  There are several ways to up your fun factor, to be more fun and have more fun! If you want to have some serious fun.

Join us, if it’s not fun, I don’t want to do it! 


Sam Bristol, DTM

Getting Into Character

Longtime Toastmaster Sam Bristol will share some ideas for you to add another dimension to your speeches by getting into character. Speeches become more memorable when touching the emotions of the audience and getting into character helps connect to the emotions.  This presentation will be in a format used by the host in the Leadership Outreach Club.

Jerry Smith, DTM

Tell Me a Story, Please!

Listen to Distinguished Toastmaster and President of his local storytellers guild tell us why stories are powerful and indispensable to the competent speaker.  A professional and experienced storyteller, especially in areas of business, entertainment, community and faith, this subject is near and dear to his heart. Sharing his experiences taken from his upcoming book. you are sure to learn and be entertained.

Mark Walton, DTM

Jokes, the Good, the Bad, and the Appropriate

Be prepared to share a joke that is toastmaster meeting appropriate.  Take home jokes to share at your next meeting, or incorporate into your next speech.  Always the jokester, this session is guaranteed to keep you laughing!

Scott Brown, DTM

Scott will be facilitating the townhall session and networking session with speed Table Topics on Saturday.  Participation in any of the Fall Education sessions will give you credit for club officer training when you put your name, club # and office held in the chat.

OnLine Training


Yes, they will be recorded.  

Recordings will be posted in our Video Library.  Make sure you are subscribed to this website to get notifications when new videos or other content becomes available.

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Yes, you will get credit for the winter Club Officer Training when you attend an online session and put your name, club name, club # and title of your officer position in the chat.

You should be planning on attending the Club Officer Townhall, and will get credit for that as well.