Toastcaster 82 Reformation: When Districts Get Too Big - Ken Tanner DTM, PID

May 19, 2017
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[31:07] When Toastmasters Districts experience tremendous growth, approaching 300 clubs, they get a little too big to manage, often resulting in reduced quality of service to the members, so around that time, Toastmasters International encourages Districts to consider Reformation, i.e. splitting into two or more Districts.
 
In this episode we speak with Toastmasters Past International Director Ken Tanner, DTM from Edmonton, Canada, a Toastmasters since 1975, who chaired the D42 Reformation committee and oversaw the reformation of D42 into D42 and D99 starting with the idea phase in 2014  to completion July 2016 and beyond.
 
Ken shares with us how the process of this huge undertaking works and why it’s necessary. He illustrates the benefits to members, enlightening us with many of the tasks that need to be done, who is involved, what they need to do and how everyone is affected by them.
 
Of course, as a Toastmaster Ken also shares some of the skills necessary to complete the project, but also what communication and leadership skills can be gained and what he learned from participating and leading this high performance project. Ken can be reached at Ken.Tanner@d99tm.org.
 

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Toastcaster 70 Russ Dantu Road to World Championship Part 2

July 21, 2016


[27:32] Russ Dantu, District 42, Calgary, Canada continues his journey to the World Championship of Public Speaking semi-final and then on to the finals in Las Vegas. He takes us through his experience after winning at District and on to the finals and all his exciting trials and tribulations along the way. This is a continuation of Episode 57.

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Toastcaster 57 - Russ Dantu: Road to the World Championship - Las Vegas

July 19, 2015

[11:24] Greg speaks with Russ Dantu of Calgary, Alberta Canada and winner of the District 42 International Speech Contest, as he shares his experience in preparation for the road to Las Vegas for the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking semi-final a possibly the finals at the Toastmasters International Convention. (Photo credit: Rhys Davies)


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Toastcaster 49 - Humorous Speech Contest: Much Ado About Gadgets

December 29, 2014

After almost a decade on the District 42 Executive, I decided, ok, maybe shamed, into competing in our District's Humorous Speech Contest. We have almost 290 clubs. After winning at the Club, Area and Division levels, I didn't win, but placed 3rd at District.

I won't give too much away as to what it is about, but it involves Gadgets, Shakespeare and Frustration.

Nevertheless, if you've never competed, I encourage you all to do so. In a future podcast, I will talk about the exercise I went through, but for now, enjoy the next 7 1/2 minutes or so. You can also find this video on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbH_xbhFwSCiPaC7JZ1GS_A



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Toastcaster 48 - Marta Munoz interviews Toastmasters Intl President Mohammed Murad

November 19, 2014

Guest Post: Toastmasters International President Mohammed Murad, DTM visited District 42 (Alberta/Saskatchewan, Canada). Rookie Toastmaster Marta Munoz, CC had an opportunity to sit down with President Murad for a few minutes at the D42 Fall Conference, held in Calgary, Nov 7-9, 2014.



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Toastcaster 34 - Event Announcement: Jim Key Live

September 21, 2010

jim_2006.jpgHave you ever heard a speaker deliver an entertaining and captivating address that you felt was incredibly relevant to you?  Have you ever wanted to be able to have the same effect? If you're wondering how to practically incorporate that to a higher degree of effectiveness, this session is for you!  Join the 2003 World Champion of Public Speaking in examining ways to select, cultivate, and utilize stories that add the maximum impact to your speech.

When: Thursday, September 30, 2010.  6 pm sharp, Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre.  Dinner, Speech Contest & Keynote. Listen or click for details.

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Toastcaster 30 - Chris Molineux Keynotes D42 Spring Convention

March 14, 2010

chrismolineux.jpg Chris Molineux, World Renowned Comedian and Public Speaking coach, who worked with talents like Jerry Seinfeld & Ellen DeGeneres will keynote the Toastmasters District 42 Spring Convention in Edmonton Alberta, April 30 - May 2, 2010. In this podcast we get introduced to Chris; He tells us a little about what he does, including his recent yet somewhat unusual participation in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics as well as what we can expect from him during the convention.

Chris will also enlighten us today with a few little tips about humor and how to deal with writer's/speaker's block. We hope to see you all at the convention we have quite an extensive program and a lot of great food. We we also be presenting the 2010 Communication and Leadership Award to University of Alberta Chancellor Linda Hughes.   Please visit our District 42 Spring Convention website for more details.

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Toastcaster 25 - D42 Conference Features World Champ Lance Miller

September 28, 2009

One of the benefits of Toastmasters conferences and conventions is the ability to hear incredible speakers. D42 Fall Conference "PitStop in the Peace" is featuring keynote speaker - 2005 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking - Lance Miller. This episode, Lance talks about what he'll presenting Nov 6-8,09 in Grande Prairie, AB Canada.  After you watch the video, check out all the other incredible things you'll be able to see hear do and of course eat the incredible food.  One feature of Toastmasters conferences is that they are affordable.

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Toastcaster 20 - Region IV Lipsync- D42 Canadian Bohemian Rhapsody

April 11, 2009

2009-04-11_1956.jpgRegional Conferences are typically about District Executive Training and International Speech Contests. But while there is plenty of hard work, a fun time can also be had. But staying in the vein of contests – the duty for the evening was to participate in a lipsync contest and our District  42 Quartet decided that we would pay homage to Queen at the Region IV Conference, June 2008 Rapid City, South Dakota.

The Toastmasters in the video are the District 42 Executives.  Joan-Saskatoon, SK (DG), Tim-Regina, SK (LGET), Greg-Edmonton, AB (LGM) and Keith-Calgary, AB (PRO). A part of the choreography was inspired by a video was saw on YouTube What's interesting is that all 4 are from 4 different cities in 2 provinces in Western Canada. The performance took 1st Place!  The things we do for Toastmasters.  :)   Sit back and Enjoy! You can also view this video in larger format on YouTube.

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Toastcaster 17 - The Truth Behind TLI- Toastmasters Leadership Institute

January 21, 2009

alice.jpg The Truth Behind TLI - Toastmasters Leadership Institute.  Guest - Alice Elliott, ACG. It's more than just Club Officer Training and more than just for leaders. Listen and find out.

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Toastcaster 13 Striving for the World Championship Pt. 1

September 29, 2008

martin1.jpg  Photo of Martin Presse, From District 42 after Winning the Region IV International Speech Contest in Rapid City South Dakota.

Martin Speaks to Karen Tober, Editor Prairie Horizons about his experience as one of the 10 finalists at the International Speech Contest, held in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Aug 2008.   Part 1 of 2.  Produced by Greg Gazin

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Toastcaster 12 Avoid the Dues Blues

September 4, 2008

Toastcaster QuickTip  April/October is not too far away and here's how your club can avoid the dues blues

- Toastmasters Semi Annual Dues Deadline April 1 & Oct 1     - Get Dues in Early    - Offer Annual Payment/ Discounts/ Incentives for early payment - Create Fee Structure list customized or your club - Don’t wait for all payments, submit at least 8.

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Toastcaster 10 - Toastmasters for the Holidays

July 3, 2008

Going on Holidays? Why not check out a Toastmasters Club. I did and here are my stories. Listen and you'll want to visit one of the 11,500 Toastmasters clubs too.

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D42 2008 Spring Convention - Edmonton

March 11, 2008

If you've never been to a Conference or Convention you don't know what you're missing. Get a sneak-peak and hear all about the D42 2008 Spring Convention to be held May 2-4 in Edmonton, as we chat with Toastmaster and Convention PR chair Kerrianne Koehler-Munro. [Toastcaster #8].   Watch for Volume 9 coming soon, where you will hear from a first timer a third timer and a 60th time conference attendee and get their take on what Conferences & Conventions are all about!

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Toastcaster Celebrates 1st Birthday

January 5, 2008

Toastcaster Celebrates 1st Birthday. It was Jan 4, 2007 that the Toastcast was conceived - originally a High Performance Leadership Project as I worked towards my DTM, Distinguished Toastmaster designation. ( Volume 7A). Thanks for the feedback, support and of course for watching and listening. (2:55)

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District 42 Gets Distinguished & What It Means!

October 22, 2007

mona.jpg District 42 Distinguished in 2007

Interview with Immediate Past District Governor Mona Cooley, DTM

• Mona Cooley, Larry Verbitsky, Joan McAulay accept the Award

• Congratulates the Team and Members • What is a Distinguished District? What are the Numbers?

• What does it mean to the Clubs and Members? • A Toastmasters District is like a corporation of 4000

• How Mona sees Toastmasters – more than just Public Speaking

• From Reluctance to Leadership

• Final Words of Wisdom   time: 17:17

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Weave Way to Web -

September 30, 2007

We want to encourage every Toastmasters Club in District 42 to have a website - or at least a web page. Grand Prizes for Best Original Website are a 2 Minute Promotional Video Courtesy of Revovideo.Com and a Digital Video Camera for your club, courtesy of Canon Canada. In the secondary category, the Best FREETOASTHOST website will also receive a Canon Digital Video camera. Visit D42 website for details.

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Toastmasters Sample PR Video

September 11, 2007

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Weave your Way to the Web Promotion. Here is a sample promotional video for the New Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Club.

Video is courtesy Joe  MacKay of Revovideo.com

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Toastcasters #2 10JAN07 TLI/COT

January 10, 2007

Toastmasters Podcast - Special Guest Alice Elliot.

Discussion is regarding the upcoming TLI - Toastmasters Leadership Institute and Club Officer Training in Edmonton Jan 27, 2007.

Also go to www.d42.org

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