FREE Public Speaking Masterclass - by Toastmasters International District 17
About this Event
What will I learn at the Toastmasters Public Speaking Masterclass:
- Writing a speech - find the purpose, design an outline and create a structure to make your presentations more meaningful;
- Storytelling - how to incorporate characters and dialogue to make your presentations more relatable;
- Delivery - using movement and voice to make your presentations more memorable;
- Persuasion and influence - how to encourage your audience to act on your presentation;
- Feedback - how to give and receive constructive feedback and improve your presentations;
- Master anxiety - how to deal with nerves and find a place to practice and improve your public speaking.
This workshop is presented by Toastmasters International District 17 (Western Australia). At Toastmasters, we empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.
There are 80 Toastmasters clubs across our District in WA, each providing a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
About the Presenters
Tom Bielski has been a public speaker for nine years. He has reached the District Finals in all Toastmasters contest each of the last five years, placing third three times, and finally becoming the State Champion in 2021.
Tom has coached and mentored many speakers, including the 2017 District 17 International Speech Champion who went to on compete at the World Championship of Public Speaking in Vancouver, Canada.
He also sponsored and mentored four clubs, including Curtin Toastmasters, driving their performance towards President's Distinguished.
Tom currently provides corporate and private training in public speaking, leadership and relationship management, with clients from the private, public and non-profit sectors.
Tom is also passionate about comedy, and if you search hard you might find him on one of Perth's many comedy stages.
Vijay has been a Toastmaster since 1993 joining District 51, consisting of clubs in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, before joining District 17 Western Australia in 2012.
He served as an officer in various roles including President and led clubs to Distinguished success.
Vijay was the Division champion in the Evaluation and Impromptu Speech Contests and contested at the District Level International Contest twice - getting the 3rd place once and runner-up once. He was the District Humorous Speech Champion in 2000 at the contest held in Bangkok.
Vijay continued on his journey in Perth and in 2015 became the District International Speech champion. He represented Western Australia (District 17) at the semi-final of the International Speech Competition held at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. He then pursued a leadership journey taking on senior District leadership roles.
Vijay is a Distinguished Toastmaster; he contributes to the community in developing essential communication skills especially for those who speak English as a second language. He also provides coaching and mentoring for those who wish to build on their Leadership potential.
Maree Pickens has a passion for helping people communicate with confidence. During her 17 years with Toastmasters she has had many roles including President of several clubs, district leader positions and contest judge. She has also reached the District Finals for impromptu, humorous and evaluation speech contests showing you can stretch outside your comfort zone and accelerate your personal growth.
For more than nine years she ran the District's premier public speaking workshop program, Speechcraft, helping over 1000 people become more effective and influential speakers. Maree has used this training experience and contest experience to also assist schools with judging their public speaking competitions and has been the public speaking guest coach for Prefects at Perth Modern School for several years.
As a leader and passionate spokesperson for a not-for-profit community organisation, Maree has honed the persuasive speaking and influence skills she learnt through Toastmasters to represent people who need medical assistance to have a family on national boards and government committees. Most recently Maree was a co-speaker with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and Senator Stirling Griff at a press conference in Canberra.
Maree achieved her Distinguished Toastmasters Award (DTM) in 2018 and regularly gives back to Toastmasters through helping form both community and corporate clubs including at her workplace, Chevron Australia as well as being a guest presenter at public events.
Peter has been a competitive speaker for 12 years and is a two time District Champion representing District 17 at the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2012 and 2014. Peter believes Storytelling is part of our DNA and it helps us to engage and connect with our audience and get our message across. He uses story telling as a key part of his delivery when speaking competitively.
Peter is an executive Commonwealth Public Servant who originally joined Toastmasters to enhance his communication skills and be more influential in the workplace.
Peter has used his speaking skills in all aspects of his work and private life talking on leadership at public and private workshops and using stories to enhance his messaging.