2022-2023

Sallie Jett
TLI Coordinator

Les Condit
TLI Coordinator

TLI training dates and details can be found on calendar below. Registration is required. If virtual meeting – Zoom link will be provided. Dates/Times and Details with Eventbrite registration links are on calendar events below..

Below are the supplemental sessions for the district TLIs, register for free for as many as you’d like, we’ll look forward to seeing you there!

    • Friday, June 24th at 5pm VIRTUAL
      1. “How to Write a Speech in 5 Minutes” by Jamie Pickering. “I’m giving a speech and I have no idea what to speak on!”  Sound familiar?  Come join me in this fun interactive session to learn how to quickly generate ideas, flesh them out, and present a well-rounded speech.
      2.  “New Club Mentor Training” by Elicia Cook. Mentoring a new club takes a particular set of knowledge. Come learn how to effectively set new clubs up for success.
      3. “Ethics Panel” by Les Condit. Our values and our ethics guide the small decisions and the big decisions that we make every day. Join a discussion panel and find out what a lawyer, a parliamentarian and past district directors feel about ethical dilemmas and ethical solutions to things that come up in Toastmasters and in life. Les is presenting this for a Pathways project.
    • Thursday, July 14th at 5pm VIRTUAL
      1. “Chief Judge Training” by Denise McConnell, District Chief Judge. Being a Chief Judge is administrative, not difficult. Expand your leadership capabilities by learning to be one of our District Chief Judges.
      2. “1 Weird Trick to Get 30 Members in your Corporate Club” by Leigh Gilliam. You will learn how corporate clubs are different, how to co-opt your company, receive resources to take back to your company and what actions to take.
      3. “Mindful Leadership” by Bindu Chintha. With a passion for self-growth, Bindu brings concepts of Mindful Leadership and gives these concepts to her audience in simple terms.
    • Saturday, July 16th at 8am IN-PERSON (TX Wesleyan University)
      • “Canva Creations” By Michelle Debenport District PR Manager. This introduction to Canva workshop will teach you how to make exciting flyers for club events on Canva.
      • “Successful Club Contests” by Jerod Blackman, District Contest Coordinator. It’s never too early to start thinking about your club contest – get your club set for success by attending Jerod’s how-to session.
      • “Club Coach Training” by Alex Conrad, Club Retention Chair. Club coaches are required to have been trained, and we always need more club coaches. Please come to this training so you can be ready to help others.
    • Sunday, July 17th at 1pm VIRTUAL
      1. “How to Host a Speechcraft” by Kelley Rene. What’s a Speechcraft? It’s a fantastic opportunity to utilize your public speaking skills and draw non-Toastmasters to your club. Come learn how to host a Speechcraft and bolster your club’s membership.
      2. “Personal Branding: Personal Growth Using Social Media” by Katie Britt. It’s important to understand that your personal brand is simply what others say about you when you’re not in the room. In this presentation, you’ll focus on what personal branding is and how it affects your life – both personally and professionally.
      3. “Making Pathways Work for You, Part 1” by Jim Jameson, Pathways Coordinator. This session will be tailored to the needs of the attendees. It is not a Pathways 101, but rather helps members understand how to leverage Pathways projects effectively to achieve personal and professional growth and goals.
    • Friday, July 22nd at 5pm VIRTUAL
      1. “Zoom Meeting Master” As the world emerges from the pandemic lockdown, video meetings are here and in our future. Are you ready to take on the challenge to run your virtual meeting? What equipment and knowledge are needed for this role? Alex Conrad and Joyce Trimble DTM will teach you all the tricks and tips to be an effective zoom and chat master for any meeting.
      2. “How to Write a Speech in 5 Minutes” by Jamie Pickering. “I’m giving a speech and I have no idea what to speak on!”  Sound familiar?  Come join me in this fun interactive session to learn how to quickly generate ideas, flesh them out, and present a well-rounded speech.
      3. “Navigating the New District Website” by the District 25 Web Team. Did you notice that in May the District website suddenly had a fresh look? It’s actually a whole new site! In this session, the district web team will show you around and help you learn to navigate it quickly and effectively.
    • Monday, August 1st at 5pm VIRTUAL
      1. “Club Central, DCP points, and the Club Success Plan- how to make it all work for your club” by Greg Pick. This session will cover practicalities like inputting new members, payments, educational achievements, and other things into club central, as well as foundational knowledge to build stronger clubs like understanding and implementing DCP points effectively via a club success plan.
      2. “Adding Value to your e-VALUE-ations” by Leigh Gilliam. This interactive workshop will help you learn new tips and techniques to take your evaluations to an exciting new level of impact.
      3. “Making Pathways Work for You, Part 2” by Jim Jameson, Pathways Coordinator. This session will be tailored to the needs of the attendees. It is not a Pathways 101, but helps members understand how to leverage Pathways projects effectively to achieve personal and professional growth and goals.
    • Saturday, August 6th at 8am IN PERSON (TX Wesleyan University)
      1. “Expand Your Horizons” by Tessie Kau. In this presentation, the audience will take away what can be learned through travel experiences, how those travel experiences can provide you knowledge about diverse cultures and relationships, and how they can impact your personal life, your Toastmasters life, and professional life. Tessie is presenting this for a Pathways project.
      2. “Jazz up your Presentations” by Wayne Lewis. Attendees will be challenged to bring their best presentation skills anywhere they are going to present. They will be asked to perform several exercises to complement any given presentation. The take-away for each member is to recognize that there is always energy in a room and their role is to electrify it by leaving everything on the table during their presentations. Wayne is presenting this for a Pathways project.
      3. “Judge’s Training” by Denise McConnell, District Chief Judge. District 25 will need over 150 judges for our upcoming contest season. Have you been a member for 6 months? Learn to be a contest judge! Planning on competing? Get a leg up on your competition by understanding what judges are looking for.