Table Topics Speech Speech Contest Winners
1st Place Scott Goering, San Francisco Club
2nd Place Chris Yonge, Santa Cruz Downtown
3rd Place Patty Tijerina, Classy Toasters
Toastmaster of the Year Mehrnaz Mehr, CC, CL, Saratoga Toastmasters
(with District leadership team)
Platinum Page Award for Best Club Website
Jill Tallmer and Bernard Arias accepting on behalf of club
Diamond Director Award for Best Club Video
San Francisco Club
International Speech Contest Winners
1st Place Nancy Coulter, Fair Oaks Toastmasters
2nd Place Cecile Arsan, Now You Are Talk[In]
3rd Place Jason Nelson, Aptos Club
New Club All Stars
Mandarin English Toastmasters Silicon Valley
Golden Quill Award for Best Newsletter
Periyannan Kirubakaran accepting on behalf of club
Golden Gate Award
Ken Cawley, DTM, PID, High Spirits of Toastmasters and San Carlos-Belmont Club
7:30 AM Sign-in, Breakfast
8:00 AM Contest Participants Briefings
8:30 AM Opening Ceremonies
8:45 AM Table Topics Contest
10:00 AM Keynote Address and
12:45 PM Luncheon with Hall of Fame Recognition
2:30 PM District Council Business Meeting
4:30 PM Contest Participants Briefings
5:00 PM International Speech Contest
7:00 PM Conference Adjourns and
Opportunity Drawing winners posted
7:30 PM Evening Leadership Reception with
Ed Tate. Hors d'oeuvres served.
(Cash bar available)
8:30 PM Reception Program Adjourns
Optional Event - "Breakfast with a Champion"
Sunday May 13th – Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara
9:00 AM Sign-in, Breakfast
9:30 AM Presentation: Ed Tate Answers
12:00 PM Program Adjourns
Energize, Educate & Entertain
Take the 'E' Train to the Spring 2012 Conference
Saturday May 12th – Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara
Ever met a World Champion of Publ ic Speaking? The District 4 Toastmasters Spring
Conference brings you Ed Tate, 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking. Ed will
present a keynote workshop on communicating with stories, an evening session on
leadership educational and a special breakfast session. You will have many
opportunities to sharpen your speaking and leadership skills by listening to what Ed
Tate has to say.
The agenda includes educational sessions by professional speakers and Toastmasters
in District 4. Winners from the eight Divisions in District 4 will compete to win
the District Table Topics and International Speech Contests.
Club officers (President & VP Education) are requested to attend the District Council
Business Meeting to vote on important district matters such as the election of
District Leaders 2012-13. Come prepared to visit the Bookstore, the opportunity
drawing and the Marketing table!
Get to your Toastmasters destination by Taking the Energize, Educate & Entertain Train to the Spring Conference!
Look for a train ticket at an upcoming Division Contest. When you bring your
train ticket to the conference you get one free entry into the opportunity drawing.
Call for Sponsors and Donations
Interested in promoting your business at the conference?
Place an advertisement in the conference program for the following rates
• Business card sized advertisement for a donation of $90.
• Half page advertisement for $400
• Full page advertisement for $700
• Sponsor a table of ten and have your logo positioned
as the table centerpiece for a donation of $90.
Donate any of the following items for the opportunity drawing and be acknowledged in
• Gift certificates of any amount
• Gift baskets
• Free services
Donations are tax deductible. The Toastmaster’s non-profit tax identification # is
Please make checks payable to District 4 Toastmasters and send to
Soloman Salimi, 4950 Cherry Ave. #85, San Jose, CA 95118.
Anthony will present Championship Table Topics: Techniques, Truisms & Tips
for Impromptu and Extemporaneous Speaking.
In this interactive session you will learn 5 Techniques, 4 True-isms, and 3
Tips 2 be #1 at Table Topics…and more importantly to give the best
responses to the impromptu and extemporaneous situations, which are the
most numerous speaking opportunities in our daily life. Techniques will
include “Decide & Declare” and P.R.E.P strategies. Truisms are basic rules
to successful impromptu speaking. The presentation will include 10 minutes
for questions, so come armed with specific and useful inquiries.
Additionally come ready to answer a few Table Topic questions yourself!
The session will conducted by D4 Area Governor Anthony Hogan, Founder and
President of Ivolution Communications, Director of Training for Rhino
Business Club Toastmaster, and the Toastmasters District 4 Table Topics
Champion for 2010-11
Rita will enlighten us with YOU, Inc: 7 Pathways to Create Your Career
You are more than a resume, so why only use a resume to find the job of
your dreams? In this lively interactive session, Rita Barber will share the
latest on what the best job search tool kit contains and how you can easily
create your own. Included will be defining your target opportunities,
developing and maintaining a deep network, negotiating a winning job offer,
and more. Email your questions in advance to Rita () and she’ll
be sure to include your areas of concern in the session. Whether you’re in
the midst of changing jobs or thinking about a career change down the road,
this session is a can’t miss!
Paul will explain Roller Coaster Evaluations - Evaluations that make people
want to line up immediately to speak again!
The speaking role is the roller coaster - scary to approach and sometimes
to get back on. We will refine our definition of the role of evaluator in
terms of outcome and 'come from'. We can shift within so that we 'come
from' a place of simple attention and good will rather than a place of
expertise. Then we will practice two skills that benefit enormously from
that shift - acknowledgement and requests. Done well, these will have the
outcome we all desire when we step up to speak in our clubs - a renewed
urge to do it again only better!
Ed, the 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking, will teach the Four
Elements of Effective Storytelling. In this Communication Keynote, you
will be able to create new stories in TEN minutes or less! In this session,
participants will learn how to be remarkable with their own material.
We'll also have the delight of hearing Ed's Leadership Keynote: Manage
Things Lead People - Leadership Lessons Learned the Hardway. As a former
executive, Ed’s success in business spans over two decades. Strong
leadership is critical during times of change and chaos. Ed Tate has
witnessed it firsthand. On September 11th , he was there…watching the
master, Rudy Giuliani. In 2001 he led a transition team to merge two
100-year-old rivals… The Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post. Ed will
share valuable lessons learned about leadership during turbulent times, the
actions which leaders must take when implementing or responding to change,
and show you how to cope with the everyday turbulence in your lives.
Join this phenominal Toastmaster on Sunday morning for an unscripted and
unplugged session. Ask anything. No question will go unanswered. Ed will
share his insight on how he came to be a WOrld Champion and will respond to
all your questions about how you can get there too!
District 4 sponsors two conferences per year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Each conference includes the culmination of District-wide speech contests, educational presentations, keynote addresses by professional speakers and the District Council Meeting.
The district conference is an exciting educational and networking event for a district's clubs. It serves
To conduct district business through the District Council Meeting
To provide communication and leadership training opportunities in support of the district mission
To provide opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas
To recognize and celebrate district accomplishments
The conferences are rotated through each of the divisions in District 4 to provide hosting opportunities to the members of each division. The order of rotation is shown here. District 4 is included to allow each division both spring and fall conference hosting opportunities.
District Council Meeting (Adapted from the District Administrative Bylaws)
The District Administrative Bylaws state that each district must hold two regular District Council meetings. Both meetings are held in conjunction with a district conference. The first meeting and district conference must be held anytime after the International
Convention but no later than December 1. (typically held mid-November in District 4). The second conference must be held between March 15 and June 1 (typically held mid-May in District 4). A quorum, which is one third of the club representatives, must be present at the District Council Meetings to conduct business.
The District Council is the district's governing body, subject to the general supervision of the Toastmasaters International Board of Directors. It conducts the entire district's business; however, it cannot impose any financial obligations on clubs. The councils voting members are the District Executive Committee, the club president, and vice president education of each club.
The club president and VPE each have one vote on the council. Either may designate any member of their club to act as proxy. No other proxies are allowed. A written proxy, to be valid at a district council meeting,
must be delivered personally, by mail, by fax, by e-mail, by electronic transmission,
or by other reasonable means to the club member who will hold the proxy. The
proxy holder must present the proxy in paper form (i.e., print out an e-mail) to the
credentials desk. In the event a member carries both proxies (from the president and VPE), he or she is entitled to two votes. If the member is also a district officer, he or she is entitled to a maximum of three votes. Belonging to more than one club doesn't give a member any additional votes.
Committee chairs, and others whose participation the council requires, may attend its meetings. Toastmasters attending a district conference, who are not voting members of the council, or their proxies, may attend but not participate in council deliberations.
In the event that any business is
transacted at any district council meeting at which a quorum (one third of the club representatives) is not present, the
action shall be deemed as valid as if a quorum were present if it thereafter is
expressly approved in writing, personally, by mail, fax, e-mail, electronic
transmission or other reasonable means, by the affirmative vote of a majority of the
member clubs in the district on the basis of two (2) votes per club.