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ENGLEWOOD, Colorado., August 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Toastmasters International announced an exciting and diverse array of educational events for its 2022 International Convention to be held 17-20 August as a hybrid event. With 18 inspiring lectures, the International Convention 2022 will present speakers from all over the world.

Speakers at the Toastmasters 2022 International Convention

Speakers at the Toastmasters 2022 International Convention

“We are pleased to offer an illustrious and diverse panel of speakers at this year’s International Convention,” he says Matt Kinsey, International President-elect of Toastmasters. “Whether with personal participation in Nashvilleor virtual, this year’s convention attendees will be treated to a host of world-class presenters who will entertain and inform audiences throughout the convention.”

Presenters on the main stage include Jim Catcartwho will give the keynote presentation during the opening ceremony Wednesday 17 August. Cathcart is a lifelong professional speaker, author of 23 books, university professor, entrepreneur and leader in the field of success motivation and personal development. Starting out as a prospective government official dreaming of a more meaningful life, he eventually befriended the greats of his field: Og Mandino, Zig Ziglar, Count Nightingale, Jeanne Robertson, Patricia Fripp, Les BraunNido Qubein and many more.

Cathcart is a past President of the National Speakers Association and a 2001 Toastmasters’ recipient Golden Hammer Forgive. He has spoken in 23 major cities Chinaall 50 states in The United States, Canada, South America, Asia, Europeand Australia. He was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and the Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame.

Shirley DavisPh.D is the recipient of the 2022 Toastmasters Golden Gavel Award. Davis is an award-winning global human resources professional with over 30 years of human resources and business experience and the recipient of the organization’s 2022 Golden Gavel Award. Davis has worked in various senior positions for several Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. As an international speaker, she has worked in more than 30 countries on five continents and delivers more than 100 lectures a year.

Davis is President and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, a full-service firm that works with organizations around the world to provide strategies and solutions to foster high-performing and inclusive workplace cultures.
Further educational events:

  • Engaging the post-COVID audience through real human connections: In this session damon moon shares his experiences with distracted college students at all stages of hybrid interaction. Learn how his Toastmasters experience inspired him to encourage his students to speak up during class and get involved in both online and face-to-face classes.

  • The phenomenon of impostor syndrome and mental health: Struggling with Impostor Syndrome? Do you sometimes doubt your success? Do you have negative self-talk? Do you find excuses for your success? Do you feel like your mistakes define you? You are not alone. This is the classic imposter syndrome at work, explained Kevin Cokley, who invites you to join him and learn how to conquer it. You deserve your success, he insists.

  • Tongue Fu!: It’s ironic, isn’t it? We are taught math, science and history, but we don’t learn how to deal with people who are unfair or unkind. The good news is that you can learn to keep your cool – even when others aren’t – and react diplomatically in sticky situations, relay SamHorn in this session.

  • The three Cs for dealing with unconscious bias: Presented/streamed live from the stage at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Dima Ghawi dives into the intricacies of unconscious bias, uncovers the root of predispositions, and shares methods for dealing with invisible bias. The dialogue focuses on three key messages related to curiosity, courage and commitment.

  • speechwriter panel: Join Toastmasters International’s esteemed panel of world champions in public speaking as they discuss their speechwriting process and the importance of their craft. Led by the founder of the European Speechwriter Network, BrianJennerthis session will help you understand the important elements that make a speech stand out and how to tell your story more effectively.

  • Opportunities in the Great Resignation: In this session Toastmasters Past International Director Susan Zhou will discuss how The Great Resignation relates to leadership development and organizational strategy, and how individuals and organizations can be developed to reach their potential in these changing times.

  • mic drop: How storytelling can take your business and career to new heights in a hybrid world: Who doesn’t love a good story? This session will raise awareness of the importance of storytelling in all aspects of life but especially business and career. Learn from a dynamic motivational speaker Kazim Deptthat engages its audience, including the hybrid, with vivid, powerful and thought-provoking stories.

  • Embrace your culture, accelerate your career: In this session, learn and be inspired by the story and real-life example of a middle-class Indian girl who became a ‘circuit breaker’ and defined the new normal for her community by embracing her culture and quickly pursuing her career .

  • Your story: Made to order: Learn what it takes to build structure and skills when telling a story. In this session Caren S NeilePhD, explains the philosophy of storytelling and gives you proven tips on how to build and share your story.

  • The internal combustion engine of the leadership: We make decisions about 35,000 times a day. In this session Mo Barrett will explain how to dissect the important ones and learn to do them more effectively, consciously and powerfully. The idea is to slow down now so we can speed up later.

  • Situational Leadership: Meet your teammates where they are: Leading diverse teams and personalities in today’s changing working world is both a challenge and a constant. Situational leadership — recognizing the willingness of your teammates and adjusting your leadership style accordingly — can make a difference. In this session, you will learn the six leadership styles that make the most impact, as well as how and when to use them.

  • The impact of inclusive leadership: Inclusive leadership promotes diversity and has been proven to make teams more successful. A leader who practices inclusivity reaches out to and responds to a larger team and ensures teams are heard, respected, valued and retained. In this session, you will learn the importance of being an inclusive leader and how it can positively impact the team experience.

  • Improve your storytelling game: Ever wanted to communicate more confidently when communicating in the moment? You can – with short storytelling embedded in improvisational practices. Connect Kymberlee WeilStoryteller in short form as she walks you through the key components of this skill and provides you with applicable tools.

  • Aim higher, do more and become more – through mentoring: In this session, Dr. Stanley Mwenda Aruyaru explaining the origin of mentorship, highlighting mentorship in relation to surgery and highlighting the aspirations of mentees who look up to mentors – this is the Aim Higher portion of his presentation. He will then share his personal mentoring experience, the ABCDs of mentoring and the benefits of mentoring in a professional career.

  • Is leadership something for you?: This panel discussion offers personal accounts of the lessons learned through leadership. The moderator and panelists who served as leaders inside and outside of Toastmasters share what they learned as leaders. Be inspired by their stories as they reflect on successes, failures, and the pivotal moments that led to personal growth.

  • Inclusion of disabilities in the inclusion and diversity conversation: Connect Lesa Bradshaw She shares insights and ideas from a personal and professional perspective on how to include disability in the conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion. This session approaches diversity training from a unique perspective, using disability as a form of diversity to show how common stereotypes, unconscious biases and beliefs about all different forms of diversity shape our behavior and judgments in life and in social settings influence

To learn more about the 2022 Toastmasters International Convention, 17-20 August, and for a full schedule of events, including opening ceremonies, educational sessions, and the World Championship of Public Speaking®, visit The International Convention will be a hybrid event and the public is invited to attend in person or online.

About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a global non-profit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. headquarters in Engelwood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from all backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information on local Toastmasters clubs, visit consequences @Toastmasters on twitter.



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