District 95
Conference

Duisburg
/ Germany

MAY 10-12
2024

Program

Look forward to it!

Highlights

Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson – World Champion of Public Speaking 2023 (will be joining Toastmasters District 95 Conference 2024 in Duisburg)

Meet Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson – 2023 World Champion of Public Speaking®!

Image of Kyle P Bullus.

Meet Kyle P Bullus – CEO Coach and Business Communication Trainer.

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Experience a top-class speech competition in six categories.

Experience personal growth through outstanding workshops and networking.

What takes place when?

Agenda

You can find the agenda as a convenient PDF download, as well as clearly laid out with further information below.

Friday

To get you motivated and fresh for the morning, we offer our “Move Your Body” or alternatively “Free Your Mind”. Simply choose what you need at the moment – to activate your body or relax a little before the competitions, for example.

Breakfast – for all overnight guests at the sports school.

Register for the day and use the time to network.

All Toastmasters who are attending a District Conference for the first time can meet here and receive information, exchange ideas and more.

Recharge your batteries.

Ceremonial opening of the conference followed by the keynote speech by Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson.

 


 

Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson
World Champion of Public Speaking 2023

Keynote title:
Burn The Couch

 


 

By attending the District 95 Conference 2024, you will have the unique opportunity to meet this world-class speaker – who won against over 30,000 competitors in 2023 – and exchange ideas with her face to face. Jocelyn is a big-hearted and impressive speaker. That’s why we are particularly pleased that we were able to win her for the program at the District 95 conference. In her inspiring opening keynote, she will share the personal insights that have helped her grow along the way.

Recharge your batteries.

Contest “Evaluation Speech” (German)


English workshop – Room München:

  • Speak Like An Executive
    Mithun A. Sridharan

English workshop – Room Hamburg:

  • Beyond Bullet Points: The Art of Storytelling in Business Communication
    Abishek Vyas and Patience Chisanga-Mayer

We will use the time after the competition to present the first awards.

  • Education Award
  • Phoenix Award
  • Membership Award

We will meet for a relaxed lunch (probably divided into two groups).

Please go to the contest or workshop room.

Contest “Evaluation Speech” (English)


Deutscher Workshop – Raum München:

  • Enfalte Dein Potenzial für ein souveränes Freireden
    Corinne Simonet

Deutscher Workshop – Raum Hamburg:

  • Den inneren Champion entfesseln und stärken
    Viktoriya Sokolova

We will use the time after the competition to celebrate the second round of the award ceremony.

  • Best of 5 Award
  • PR Award
  • Club Builder Award

Recharge your batteries.

Contest “Deutsche Rede” (Deutsch)


English workshop –  Room München:

  • Crafting the right business pitch for your company
    Paul Salazar

English workshop –  Room Hamburg:

  • Voice of the Future: Leveraging AI for better presentation
    Ivan Sunnam & Christiane Reichwein

We will use the time after the competition to celebrate the third round of the award ceremony.

  • First 10 DCP Award
  • Magnificent 7 Award
  • Club Explorer Award

We review the first day and get in the mood for the evening and the second day.

At around 7:20 p.m. we officially conclude the first day of the conference. Now there is plenty of time to network, relax or get ready for the optional self-pay dinner.

We meet for our optional self-pay dinner at New Garden Restaurant. In a relaxed atmosphere, we enjoy a varied and delicious meal and have the opportunity to share our impressions of the first day, to network and, of course, to toast.

Saturday

Move Your Body

Even though originally we all have full capacity of body movements, in our daily lives, we only us limited range of motion. The CIRCL Mobility™ program is designed to help you move your body the way it’s intended to. A full wellness experience based on the science of functional movement with focus on flexibility, breath work and mobility exercises. Wether you are a pure beginner or fitness enthusiast, Circl Mobility helps you release stress, reduce stiffness and tension. Stimulate your body’s nervous system as a speaker you benefit from a higher body awareness and renewing your ability to move more complete. This „move your body and free your mind“ session has similarities with concepts like Yoga and Pilates. Biggest differences are that movement patterns are being repeated and synced to stimulating music, we stay in a constant flow and our actions don’t have spiritual meanings. No previous experience needed, no certain skills required, just be open minded to get your body loose. Come in comfortable clothes. Bring a bottle of water and a towel (to place on the mat, we’re not going to sweat 🙂 This session is best wearing socks or exercising bare foot.

Breakfast – for all overnight guests at the sports school.

Register for the day and use the time to network.

Opening of the second day.

Contest “Stegreifrede” (Deutsch)


English workshop – Room München:

  • The Fundamentals to Dynamic Delivery
    Jocelyn B. Tyson
    (World Champion of Public Speaking® 2023)

Recharge your batteries.

Contest “Table Topics” (English)


Deutscher Workshop – Raum München:

  • Warum Toastmasters Zwiebeln züchten
    Johann Schmidt

Deutscher Workshop – Raum Hamburg:

  • Die Spaßfaktor-Formel
    Mylgia van Uytrecht

We will meet for a relaxed lunch (1 1/2 hours in total – probably divided into two groups).

Please go to the contest or workshop room.

Contest “International Speech” (English)


Deutscher Workshop – Raum München:

  • Überwinde die Angst vor dem Scheitern
    Jan Behling

Deutscher Workshop – Raum Hamburg:

  • Personal Branding – vereinfacht wie nie zuvor
    Luise Schnelting

Recharge your batteries.

Keynote title:
Cross That Bridge


Kyle P Bullus
CEO Coach + Business Communication Trainer


 

By attending the Toastmasters District 95 Conference 2024 in Duisburg, you will have the valuable opportunity to meet Kyle P Bullus live and network with him. Kyle is a CEO Coach (DIKT – Deutsches Institut für Kommunikations- & MedienTraining) and Business Communication Trainer (kibu Consulting). His clients include well-known companies and corporations worldwide – including BP, Abbott, Roche, KPMG, Swiss Re, Credit Suisse, Siemens and senior managers in finance, insurance and pharma. English and Swiss, Kyle started his Toastmasters adventures over two decades ago. It’s a journey that has taken many twists and turns. He enjoys the international mix and experiences from engaging with new audiences. As with his sports, open-water swimming and forest biking, “Risk” and “Fun” are two words he often uses. Kyle coaches, sharing insights from his stories, and inspires audiences to embrace their own fears and embark on transformative adventures.

We review the second day and get in the mood for the evening and the third day.

The official program of the Toastmasters District 95 Conference 2024 comes to an end at around 5:30 p.m. But the day is far from over. Now we have time to network and prepare for the big gala dinner and the subsequent party in the evening.

A highlight of every Toastmasters District 95 conference is the festive gala dinner. There is delicious food, great conversations and other exciting program items.

Whether you want to practise body language for your next speech, network via dance moves or just have a good time. You’re guaranteed to be in the right place – when we turn night into day! Look forward to danceable beats and a great atmosphere.

Sunday

To get you motivated and fresh for the morning, we offer our “Move Your Body” or alternatively “Free Your Mind”. Simply choose what you need at the moment – to activate your body or relax a little before the competitions, for example.

Breakfast – for all overnight guests at the sports school.

English Workshop – Room München:

  • Bridge the Gap from Inspiration to Application
    Kyle P Bullus

German Workshop – Room Hamburg:

  • Improtheater und seine Techniken, um bei Redewettbewerben zu glänzen
    Oliver Grytzmann

One last time to relax and recharge your batteries for those who want to stay a little longer to take part in a few self-organized social activities or for those who will be attending the District Officers Training. Please note: Lunch is optional and at extra cost.

If you want to do something with new acquaintances, old club friends or simply for yourself, you have the opportunity to do so here. Let your imagination run wild and see what highlights Duisburg has to offer.

The District Officers still have an important part of the program to complete: District Officers Training (DOT). This is where knowledge and skills are imparted once again.

The Road to The World Championship of Public Speaking®

The Contest

We are expecting a top-class contest in which we will crown the German public speaking champion. We will also determine the quarter-finalists for the World Championships of Public Speaking®. Workshops will be held parallel to the individual competitions.

German Contest

Friday, 10.05.2024, at 11:40

German competition “Evaluation Speech”

Saturday, 11.05.2024, at 10:00

German competition “Table Topics Speech”

Friday, 10.05.2024, at 17:15

German competition “German Speech”

English Contest

Friday, 10.05.2024, at 15:00

English competition “Evaluation Speech”

Saturday, 11.05.2024, at 11:30

English competition “Table Topics Speech”

Saturday, 11.05.2024, at 14:15

English competition “International Speech”

Contest Resources

Please find the official Toastmasters rulebook, which is also the basis for competition at the 2024 Toastmasters District 95 Conference, via the following link on the official Toastmasters website.

Speech Contest Rulebook 2023-2024 (PDF, English)

World-class input

Speakers

We are thrilled to have the reigning World Champion in Public Speaking® – Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson – to help shape the program of the 2024 Toastmasters District 95 Conference. In addition to the opening keynote, you will have the opportunity to experience her personally in an inspiring workshop and enjoy her moderation of the gala dinner on Saturday evening.

We are also very much looking forward to the participation of Kyle P Bullus. Kyle – a globally active CEO Coach and Business Communication Trainer from Zurich, Switzerland – will also be giving an exciting keynote speech as well as a content-rich and captivating workshop.

Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson – World Champion of Public Speaking 2023 (will be joining Toastmasters District 95 Conference 2024 in Duisburg)

Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson

World Champion of Public Speaking 2023
By attending the District 95 Conference 2024, you will have the unique opportunity to meet this world-class speaker – who won against over 30,000 competitors in 2023 – and exchange ideas with her face to face. Jocelyn is a big-hearted and impressive speaker. That's why we are particularly pleased that we were able to win her for the program at the District 95 conference. In her inspiring opening keynote, she will share the personal insights that have helped her grow along the way. In her exclusive workshop, she will provide professional tips to help you grow as a speaker and answer your questions so you can reach your full potential. In the spirit of the conference motto: "Ignite Your Potential". Jocelyn will be also hosting the gala dinner to provide the appropriate festive setting.

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Kyle P Bullus

CEO Coach + Business Communication Trainer
By attending the Toastmasters District 95 Conference 2024 in Duisburg, you will have the valuable opportunity to meet Kyle P Bullus live and network with him. Kyle is a CEO Coach (DIKT - Deutsches Institut für Kommunikations- & MedienTraining) and Business Communication Trainer (kibu Consulting). His clients include well-known companies and corporations worldwide – including BP, Abbott, Roche, KPMG, Swiss Re, Credit Suisse, Siemens and senior managers in finance, insurance and pharma. English and Swiss, Kyle started his Toastmasters adventures over two decades ago. It’s a journey that has taken many twists and turns. He enjoys the international mix and experiences from engaging with new audiences. As with his sports, open-water swimming and forest biking, “Risk” and “Fun” are two words he often uses. Kyle coaches, sharing insights from his stories, and inspires audiences to embrace their own fears and embark on transformative adventures.

Life changing keynotes

Keynotes

A good keynote is characterized by the fact that there is a “before” and an “after”. This is because it provides food for thought and reveals new ideas that make you look at life differently.

Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson – World Champion of Public Speaking 2023 (will be joining Toastmasters District 95 Conference 2024 in Duisburg)

  • Title: Burn The Couch
  • Fr. (May 10th) – 10:35 h
  • Our first keynote will be given by Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson – reigning World Champion of Public Speaking®. She will talk about her experiences on the road to becoming a world-class speaker and will share the key lessons she has learned along the way.

Image of Kyle P Bullus.

  • Title: Burn The Bridge
  • Sa. (May 11th) – 16:25 h
  • The second keynote will be held by Kyle P Bullus. Kyle will share exciting information and invaluable impulses with stories from his life that have made him a sought-after international CEO Coach and Business Communication Trainer for well-known companies and that will also help you to grow. Rhetorically, but also beyond.

World-class input

Workshops

Experience world-class input, as well as personal growth in workshops with special personalities! Look forward to the following speakers, among others.

Sa.:
07:00 h

(30 Min.)

CIRCL MobilityTM Class – Unlock your body’s potential

Mylgia van Uytrecht

Photo of Mylgia van Uytrecht – Move Your Body at 2024 Toastmasters District Conference in Duisburg

Session summary:
Even though originally we all have full capacity of body movements, in our daily lives, we only us limited range of motion. The CIRCL Mobility™ program is designed to help you move your body the way it’s intended to. A full wellness experience based on the science of functional movement with focus on flexibility, breath work and mobility exercises. Wether you are a pure beginner or fitness enthusiast, Circl Mobility helps you release stress, reduce stiffness and tension. Stimulate your body’s nervous system as a speaker you benefit from a higher body awareness and renewing your ability to move more complete. This „move your body and free your mind“ session has similarities with concepts like Yoga and Pilates. Biggest differences are that movement patterns are being repeated and synced to stimulating music, we stay in a constant flow and our actions don’t have spiritual meanings. No previous experience needed, no certain skills required, just be open minded to get your body loose. Come in comfortable clothes. Bring a bottle of water and a towel (to place on the mat, we’re not going to sweat 🙂 This session is best wearing socks or exercising bare foot.

Level of Difficulty:
Beginners

Speaker introduction:
Mylgia is a professional speaker, a Zumba Education Specialist and a certified Mobility Coach. She is presenter for the company Zumba Fitness LLC. who also developed the CIRCL Mobility™ program. Since 2010 she licensed many thousand Zumba instructors in Germany and other countries. She is also coach for empowerment, humor and stage presence. Mylgia is a member of the Cologne Toastmasters for 5 years now and served as VP educations, president and area director and besides that she is an active member of the German Speakers Association.

Fr.:
11:40 h

Mithun A. Sridharan

Mithun A. Sridharan

Session summary:
Ecutives are extremely busy people, who expect succinct communication. With its origins in the Management Consulting industry, the Pyramid Principle is a hypothesis-driven methodology for structured thinking and crisp communication. Top-down communications is a counter-intuitive approach that starts with the answer or solutions before detailing the supporting arguments. The Pyramid Principle approach is well suited for high-stakes contexts where the speakers need to engage in concise communication, drive home their key messages, and garner support from busy professionals, such as executives, key decision makers or wider stakeholders within a short time window.

 

Learning outcomes:

  1. Challenges in executive communications
  2. Our mental models and thinking in patterns
  3. Introduction to top-down communications
  4. Origins of the Pyramid Principle
  5. Structuring thinking and communications in Pyramids
  6. Ordering ideas using horizontal and vertical logic
  7. Storytelling using the SCQA approach
  8. Bottom-line Upfront (BLUF) framework
  9. Communication using the Rule of Three

 

Learning outcomes:
Presentation with Q&A and activities interspersed through the presentation flow

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Fr.:
11:40 h

 

Abhishek Vyas & Patience Chisanga-Mayer

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Session summary:
Discover the art of storytelling and its
profound impact on business  communication during our interactive workshop. We’ll delve into the following topics:

  • Why Stories Connect
  • Identifying Why Business Messages Fail
  • Key Ingredients of an Impactful Story
  • Effective Story Delivery Techniques
  • Tailoring Stories for Various Business Scenarios

 

Learning outcomes:
By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • a. Understand the psychological underpinnings of storytelling and its
    efficacy in business communication.
  • b. Identify common reasons for the failure of business messages and how
    storytelling addresses these shortcomings.
  • c. Acquire practical skills to craft compelling narratives by incorporating key
    storytelling elements.

 

Session delivery:
Our workshop is designed to engage participants through a blend of theory and hands-on practice. We’ll kick off with an attention-grabbing experiment showcasing the impact of storytelling. Interactive exercises, group discussions, and real-life examples will facilitate learning throughout the session. Participants will be equipped with actionable insights and techniques to apply storytelling effectively in their professional endeavors.

 

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Fr.:
15:00 h

Corinne Simonet

Corinne Simonet

 

Zusammenfassung des Workshops:
Wir lernen bei Toastmasters eine Rede vorzubereiten, aufzubauen, zu üben und zu sprechen. Da sind es Tools und Techniken. Wir konzentrieren uns in diesem Workshop auf die Redner Innen: Welche Soft Skills, d.h. persönlichen Kompetenzen und Ressourcen können wir aktivieren, um noch souveräner vor Publikum sprechen?

Wir werden Hauptressourcen bei 3 wichtigen Etappen identifizieren und beschreiben: bei der Vorbereitung einer Rede, der Durchführung und der Selbstreflexion danach. Dieser Workshop ist interaktiv.

 

Lernergebnisse:
Durch die erste Übung können die Teilnehmer erlernen, wie sie Ihre Soft Skills identifizieren. Sie können die Übungsblatt für weiteren Situationen verwenden und somit, sich selbst besser kennenlernen. Es erhöht Ihre  Selbsterkenntnis und vor allem Ihr Selbstvertrauen dank der Diskussion über die Soft Skills in Freireden, können die Teilnehmer ihre Kompetenzen und Ressource bewusster aktivieren und verwenden, und somit Ihre Rede verbessern und authentischer wirken den Erfahrungsschatz befüllen und bereichern ist sehr nützlich, um sich bewusst zu machen, was wir alles gut machen können. Jede Erfahrung verbessert uns und erhöht unser Selbstvertrauen

 

Durchführung der Sitzung:

  • Soft Skills Definition (Überlegung in der Gruppe; Nutzung eines Flipcharts)
  • Übung allein und dann Austausch in einer 2er Gruppe und im Plenum: anhand einer Situation,
    lernen, Soft Skills zu identifizieren. Diese Übung ist auf unterschiedliche Situation übertragbar
    (Verteilen eines Übungsblatt; Feedback auf ein Flipchart)
  • Welche Soft Skills helfen uns besser zu werden? Warum sind sie wichtig? Worauf sollten wir
    achten? Wie können wir es trainieren? (Austausch in 3 Gruppe; Ergebnisse in Plenum; Notizen
    auf Flipchart; Verteilung einer Übersichttabelle)
  • Übung: Selbstreflexion über die eigene Soft Skills (Ausfüllen dieser Übersichttabelle und
    Austausch im Plenum)
  • Übung für zu Hause: Erfahrungsschatz bereichern

 

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Fr.:
15:00 h

Viktoriya Sokolova

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Zusammenfassung des Workshops:
Hast du dich jemals in Momenten der Unsicherheit oder Ziellosigkeit verloren gefühlt und sehnst dich danach, dein  schlummerndes Potenzial zu entfachen? Wie oft denkst du darüber nach, was dich antreibt und wie dieser innere Antrieb dein berufliches Leben, deine Beziehungen und tägliche Interaktionen formt? Dieser Workshop ist speziell für dich gestaltet und lädt dich ein, tief in das Wesen deiner Motivation einzutauchen. Was macht sie  unverzichtbar? Wie können wir sie erkennen, kultivieren und dauerhaft nutzen, um Hindernisse zu überwinden, unsere Anstrengungen zu verstärken,  Herausforderungen zu meistern und bisher unerreichte Erfolge zu erzielen? Nimm in diesem Workshop teil, um diese Fragen zu erkunden und dein verborgenes Potenzial in eine Kraft zu verwandeln, die du nie für möglich gehalten hättest.

 

Lernergebnisse:
Nachdem du den Workshop “Deinen inneren Champion kultivieren” absolviert hast, wirst du mit einem tiefgreifenden  Selbstbewusstsein  hervorgehen, deine Stärken, Motivationen und dein Wachstumspotenzial  verstehen und in der Lage  sein, deine einzigartigen  Eigenschaften effektiv einzusetzen. Du wirst  Techniken zur strategischen Zielsetzung und -erreichung meistern, lernen, Motivation und  Widerstandsfähigkeit gegen Herausforderungen  aufrechtzuerhalten und so einen Weg zu deinen Zielen mit einer auf Erfolg  ausgerichteten Denkweise ebnen.

 

Durchführung der Sitzung:
In meinem Workshop lade ich euch durch eine  Mischung aus mitreißenden Präsentationen, persönlichen Erzählungen und interaktiven  Diskussionen ein, eure Kernstärken und  Motivationen zu erkennen und zu stärken. Wie könnt ihr eure Ziele klar  definieren und strategisch darauf hinarbeiten? Gemeinsam werden wir uns in Übungen und  praktischen Aktivitäten engagieren, die euch herausfordern, Hindernisse zu überwinden und  Resilienz zu entwickeln.  Seid ihr bereit, eure Grenzen zu testen und eure innere Stärke zu entfesseln?

 

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Fr.:
17:15 h

Paul Salazar

Paul Salazar

Session summary:
The classic elevator pitch is critical for anyone in business, and Toastmasters have a builtin advantage if they practice Table Topics. Every day when you are out and about, you never know when you will get the perfect chance to pitch your idea to your ideal customer. But pitches come in many shapes and sizes. In this hands-on, interactive workshop, we will focus on business pitches specifically tied to a company, product or service, with a clear vision toward the desired action and outcome.

 

Learning outcomes:
Learn how to tailor a pitch to the audience. Practice storytelling as a part of a pitch. Learn how to drive a clear call to action.

 

Session delivery:
The session is interactive, starting with actual examples and moving into a focused, best practices session. The participants will then be divided into break-out groups where they can practice and tune their pitches. We will finish the hour with three pitch presentations followed by a short feedback and evaluation.

 

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Fr.:
17:15 h

Ivan Sunnam & Christiane Reichwein

Ivan Sunnam  Christiane Reichmann

 

Session summary:

Workshop aims to enhance the quality of speech content by utilizing AI tools.

  • AI in Public Speaking Intro
  • AI’s Role in Writing Speeches
  • Benefits of AI Tools like Yoodli and more
  • Interactive Demonstrations
  • Q&A Session
  • Conclusion and Resources

 

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how AI can enhance public speaking, from content creation to delivery.
  • Become familiar with various AI tools available in the market and their functionalities.
  • Develop practical skills in utilizing AI for real-time speech analysis and feedback.
  • Learn techniques for creating more engaging and impactful speech content with the help of AI.
  • Build greater confidence in public speaking through practice and AI-assisted improvement.

 

Session delivery:

We would like to divide the session into 3 parts – 20 min each

  • Writing a speech
  • Receiving Feedback on the Content
  • Tips and QnA

Sa.:
10:00 h

Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson

Dr. Jocelyn B. Tyson – World Champion of Public Speaking 2023 (will be joining Toastmasters District 95 Conference 2024 in Duisburg)

 

Session summary:
Participants will be asked to comment and participate in giving feed back on major speech criteria, such as how to give a powerful introduction, staying authentic when telling a story, what to do with nervousness?, and etc. The Moderator will lead group discussions and allow for participants to give comment and share top best practices. There will also be contest gems (top do’s and do nots) distributed throughout the workshop.

 

Learning outcomes:
Participants will review the necessary preplanning questions to ask before giving a speech. There will be open discussion on how to structure a speech to captivate the audience and keep their attention. And participants will be able to review the ever important non-verbal actions that change a speech from good to great.

Sa.:
11:30 h

 

Johann Schmidt

Johann Schmidt

Zusammenfassung des Workshops:
Tauche mit uns ein in die Welt des Gärtnerns und entdecke, wie du deinen Toastmasters-Club zum Blühen bringst! Unser Workshop bietet praktische Einblicke und bewährte Strategien, um Gäste anzulocken, neue Mitglieder zu gewinnen und deinen Club in eine mitgliedsstarke und erfolgreiche Zukunft zu führen.

 

Lernergebnisse:
In diesem dynamischen Workshop lernst du:

  • Wie du den Boden für ein florierendes Clubwachstum vorbereitest, indem du gezieltes Marketing und kreative Werbemaßnahmen einsetzt.
  • Wie du neue Mitglieder wie zarte Sprossen hegst und pflegst, damit sie sich in deinem Club verwurzeln und gedeihen.
  • Wie du bereits bestehende Mitglieder wie reife Früchte erntest, indem du sie kontinuierlich engagierst und motivierst, am Clubleben teilzunehmen.

 

Durchführung der Sitzung:

Johann ist ein vielseitiger Profi mit Erfahrung in Wirtschafts- und Finanzberatung sowie Unternehmensentwicklung. Er kombiniert Erfahrung in Kundenbetreuung mit strategischem Denken und Expertise in der Gründung und Führung von Unternehmen. Seine Leidenschaft für Innovation und Geschäftssinn treiben ihn an, immer wieder neue Herausforderungen anzunehmen und Lösungen zu entwickeln. Seine fundierten Kenntnisse im Bereich Business Development, Produkt- und Marktanalyse sowie in der Navigation der Produktentwicklung und des Vertriebs stellt er nun in den Dienst der Toastmasters, um die Leidenschaft für Kommunikation und Rhetorik weiter zu tragen.

Sa.:
11:30 h

Mylgia van Uytrecht

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Zusammenfassung des Workshops:
Die klügste Lösung, um langweilige Sitzungen und schläfrige Reden zu vermeiden, ist, sie mit Humor zu bereichern!

  • Er sorgt für Abwechslung und Atmosphäre.
  • Gemeinsames Lachen schafft Vertrauen und sorgt dafür, dass wir uns wohlfühlen.
  • Humor macht uns emotional involviert und verbindet uns mehr mit dem Thema, dem Redner und den anderen um uns herum.

In diesem Workshop erfährst du drei Elemente der Spaßfaktor-Formel.

  • Klangliche Effekte
  • Widersprüchliche Oxymorone
  • Dreier-Regel

 

Lernergebnisse:
Oft ist es eine Frage des Glücks oder des Zufalls, eine verrückte Geschichte oder einen passenden Witz zu finden, um eine Rede unterhaltsamer zu gestalten. In diesem Workshop erhältst du effektive Werkzeuge, um deine Reden humorvoll zu gestalten und neues Material zu generieren. Drei Techniken werden in praktische Elemente zerlegt, so dass du deine eigenen Beispiele kreieren kannst.

 

Durchführung der Sitzung:
Der Workshop ist eine Mischung aus Frontalunterricht, Einzelarbeit, Gruppenarbeit und Erfahrungsaustausch.

 
Empfehlungen für Teilnehmer:
  • Stift und Papier oder einen Laptop mitbringen, um Notizen zu machen und Übungen durchzuführen.
  • ⁠Bring gerne 2-3 Minuten Redematerial mit, das nicht lustig ist … noch nicht. Es kann auch eine kurze Geschichte, eine Anekdote oder eine Recherche sein, die in eine Rede integriert werden soll.
  • ⁠Es kann in der Sprache deiner Wahl kommuniziert und gearbeitet werden.

 

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Sa.:
14:15 h

Jan Behling

Jan Behling

 

Zusammenfassung des Workshops:

Der Umgang mit Rückschlägen und Misserfolgen ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil des persönlichen Wachstums und der Widerstandsfähigkeit. Wir lernen erfolgreiche Strategien, die uns helfen, effektiv damit umzugehen. Wir betrachten Rückschläge nicht als unüberwindbare Hindernisse, sondern als Gelegenheiten zum Lernen und Wachsen. Denn Rückschläge sind Teil der Reise eines jeden. Wie wir darauf reagieren, prägt unsere Widerstandsfähigkeit und unseren letztendlichen Erfolg.

 

Lernergebnisse:

  • Lerne, eine Wachtumsmentalität anzunehmen, die dir hilft, Rückschläge als Sprungbrett zu betrachten.
  • Lerne, innezuhalten und nachzudenken, wenn du mit einem Rückschlag konfrontiert wirst, alternative Wege zu erwägen und deinen Ansatz anzupassen.
  • Lerne zu vermeiden, über vergangene Fehler oder negative Gedanken zu grübeln.
  • Nach dem Workshop kennst du Techniken, dich auf zukünftige Ziele zu konzentrieren und Rückschläge als Motivation zu nutzen, noch mehr zu pushen.

Sa.:
14:15 h

Luise Schnelting

Luise Schnelting

 

Zusammenfassung des Workshops:

Hier lernst du mittels einfacher, alltäglicher Beispiele, wie man die eigene Marke definiert und sie richtig an verschiedene soziale Interaktionen anpasst, um die eigenen Ziele erreichen zu können. Diese Branding-Tipps helfen, das eigene und geschäftliches Branding sowie für Produkte oder Dienstleistungen und sogar des Toastmasters Clubs-Profil zu stärken. Ausgestattet mit leistungsstarken Branding-Tipps kannst du in jeder Situation effektiv kommunizieren: bei der Arbeit, mit Freunden, in sozialen Netzwerken … oder im Rahmen des nächsten Toastmasters-Projekts! Denke daran: Es geht darum, die eigene Marke zu festigen und die richtige Strategie zu entwickeln. Erfahre noch heute, wie man die eigene Marke erfolgreich gestaltet!

 

Lernergebnisse:

Lerne noch heute, wie man eine starke persönliche Marke aufbauen kann! Diese Sitzung beantwortet drei zentrale Fragen:

  • Was ist Branding und warum braucht man es?
  • Wie definiert, etabliert und festigt man die eigene Marke?
  • Wie nutzt man das Branding und setzt es um, um die Kommunikationsziele zu erreichen?

Sun.:
09:00 h

 

Kyle P Bullus

Image of Kyle P Bullus.

Session summary:

Do your ideas inspire others? What actions do you take when you are inspired? This session will give you an ideal opportunity to discuss your ideas, see how others react and move towards inspired action. Will you go ahead with your ‘big idea’? Or will you discover something new? What will you learn about yourself in the process? Workshop leader, Kyle P Bullus, has been inspired and crashed to earth; has been inspired and flown high. He likes “doing” because it’s MOTION. “Trying” is about thinking … and fear. Fears often stop us doing. He shows us how to embrace our fears and achieve more. Rather than anything overly deep and heavy on a Sunday morning, this will involve participants in storytelling, experimenting and, hopefully, fewer tears than laughter. And decisions to take you forward in life.

 

Learning outcomes:

  • How does inspiration become your next ‘big idea’? And how will you turn that into inspired action?
  • Is it an idea for a speech or a presentation? Or some other personal challenge? How easy is that for you to write up or plan?
  • This workshop will give you simple ideas to make your speech writing easier and to have more fun with the process. We will then dive deeper and apply similar techniques elsewhere in life – to help us realise and achieve ‘big ideas’ that can stretch us. To dream big. And reach high. Are you ready to let go, even to embrace your fears, and enjoy adventure?

Sun.:
09:00 h

 

Oliver Grytzmann

Oliver Grytzmann

 

Zusammenfassung des Workshops:

Stellt euch vor, ihr habt kein Skript, müsst aber zwei Stunden lang auf der Bühne performen. Habt ihr Angst? Willkommen in der Welt des professionellen Improvisationstheaters, wo Schauspieler aus dem Nichts ganze Welten erschaffen, allein mit ihrer Selbstsicherheit, Bühnenpräsenz und den unsichtbaren Fäden, die das Publikum fesseln. Glaubt ihr, dass diese Fähigkeiten auch wichtig sind, um „die großen Wettbewerbe“ bei Toastmasters zu gewinnen? Ja, das sind sie! Deshalb wird Toastmaster Oliver Grytzmann, der über 4.700 Stunden Bühnenerfahrung hat, mit dir den Geheimnissen des Improtheaters nachgehen:

  • Wie man selbstbewusst bleibt, wenn viel auf dem Spiel steht
  • Was jeder Schauspieler über fesselndes Storytelling weiß, es aber nicht immer verrät
  • Wie man das Publikum „gewinnt“ und „hält“
  • Und wie man die mächtigste Fähigkeit von allen nutzt: Humor

 

Lernergebnisse:

  • Learning 1:
    Eine fünfstufige Anleitung, wie man Geschichten findet und erzählt, die das Publikum hören möchte.
  • Learning 2:
    Drei Wege, Geschichten humorvoll zu erzählen – und eine Methode, den Humor sofort zu ruinieren.
  • Learning 3:
    Der Schlüssel für Impro-Schauspieler, um Lampenfieber zu bekämpfen.

Enjoy your meal

Gala dinner

A traditional highlight of every District Conference awaits you on Saturday evening. We invite you to the big gala dinner. Look forward to delicious food, a varied program, awards for great people from the Toastmasters cosmos and more.

Afterwards we will open the dance floor and offer you the opportunity to work on your body language for your next speech. The gala dinner concludes the official program of the conference and closes the day in the most festive way.

Fun on site

Activities

You want to spend some quality time in the City of Duisburg while attending the District 95 Conference?

We have some great suggestions for you:

Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

The City of Duisburg has a huge industrial heritage which can best be explored at Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord. Former industrial buildings have been remodelled to host corporate and cultural events, Europe’s largest artificial diving centre has been created in an old gasometer. Former ore storage bunkers have been transformed into an alpine climbing garden, a high ropes course has been set up in a casthouse and a disused blast furnace has been equipped with a viewing tower.

Inner Harbour

A major part of the Duisburg’s industrial heritage is the Inner Harbour. Once known as the Ruhr region’s breadbasket due to the large quantities of grain that were handled here, the harbor feeds visitors today with a variety of bistros, cafés and restaurants.  

Rheinorange and Tiger and Turtle

The City of Duisburg is also famous for its sculptures like Rheinorange or the walkable sculpture “Tiger and Turtle”.

Marina Market

If you like to explore and experience a very special farmers market right at the water front, you are lucky. The Marina Market opens every second Sunday of a month between April and October only. So take the chance and pay a visit on Sunday, May 12th 2024.

You will find further information and inspiration on what to do while in Duisburg here.

How to get about in Duisburg

To tour the Duisburg Sights we recommend to use the public transportation network. You can easily check your ride and purchase your ticket here.