D25 Speakers Bureau-What’s It All About?

D25 Speakers Bureau-What’s It All About?

By Calvin Dorsey, DTM, Speakers Bureau Chair


Calvin Dorsey is Chair of the District 25 Toastmasters Speakers Bureau for the 2020-2021 Club Year. He is a DTM who recently served as an Area Director. Calvin is a former College Professor with 28 years of experience as a professional speaker. In addition to Toastmasters, he is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Association for Talent Development, and the Registry of CPE Sponsors for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA). By the time you read this article, Calvin will have completed 7 unique paths in the Pathways curriculum.

Question: Calvin, what is your vision for the Speakers Bureau this year?

Answer: First, I am very excited to serve in this role because of the opportunity to build relationships and help others learn and grow professionally. There is a lot of talent in District 25. Second, I have observed that there is a need to inform Toastmasters about the opportunity to join the Speakers Bureau, market our services to organizations, and to build a foundation which is sustainable far into the future.

Question: How are you going to get the word out?

Answer: Club Visits are a crucial first step. I will visit as many Clubs as possible to spread the word about the Speakers Bureau and its advantages for their members, District 25, and the community. It’s a trifecta representing a win-win-win situation for everyone involved in the process. Contact me at SpeakersBureau@d25toastmasters.org to schedule a visit to your Club.

Question: How Can I join the Speakers Bureau?

Answer: Members of District 25 in good standing (dues are paid) who have completed either the Competent Communicator Manual or Levels 1 & 2 in Pathways are eligible to audition with a 10 minute speech. For more information, contact me at SpeakersBureau@d25toastmasters.org

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