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District 16 Toastmasters Annual Conference

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Northwest

3233 Northwest Expressway

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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Be a part of a fun and inspiring Tonight Show style broadcast!

About this Event

The District 16 Toastmasters annual conference takes on a new look to rise above the challenges of this moment in world history. All events can be attended in person and online.

Friday is about the future: We will cast vision, elect officers, approve a budget, and set in motion a plan for continued success in 2021-2022. The president and VPM of each club can vote and anyone else may attend.

Saturday is about personal growth: The headline event will be presented in a "Tonight Show style" broadcast hosted by your district director, Kathleen O'Toole. Premier attractions will include...

  • Keynote speaker Chris Stevens (see below)
  • Exhibitions by state level public speaking champions
  • Inspiring Power Lessons

In person attendees will be part of the "live studio audience" and online attendees will be able to interact with the broadcast from the comfort of their own homes using Zoom.

Prior to the headline event Saturday, online attendees may log on to see all the competition speeches as well as participate in virtual networking mixers.

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Chris Stevens, Keynote Speaker, Bio

Chris boasts “ground up” experience in three areas: First, education, where he has instructed in classrooms at every level from elementary school to college undergraduates and executive professionals since 1981. Next, communication, where he has radio broadcast and management experience, served as a police agency public information officer, and worked in handling crisis communications in a variety of circumstances. He has served not only in crisis response and recovery, but also as a crisis/hostage negotiator – training and mentoring negotiators and novices in the deliberate practice of communicating with the goal of both understanding and ensuring they are understood. Finally, Chris is a student, practitioner and instructor of the art and science of leadership, from leading groups of people via influence and authority, to assisting executives in forging paths for organizational success, to mentoring individuals as they learn to lead themselves in analyzing and executing personal life choices.

Chris has over twenty-five years’ experience as a consultant, course developer, instructor, and seminar presenter in management science and has provided leadership and management training to government officials, municipal agency managers, and private industry managers/supervisors in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and (virtually) Australia.

Chris is a past board member of the California Association of Hostage Negotiators and is the immediate past president of the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He holds an MA in Leadership Studies from St. Mary’s College of California and is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.

Chris lives in Stockton California with his wife, daughter and way too many housecats.

Conference Agenda

Saturday, April 17, 2021

09:00 District Speech Competitions

Friday, April 30, 2021

05:00 Registration table open

05:30 Dinner service begins

07:00 Business meeting

Saturday, May 1, 2021

10:30 Taped re-broadcast of all district level competition speeches, online only

11:30 Registration table open

12:00 District wide networking event, online only

12:00 Lunch service begins

Conference Pre-Show

01:00 Individual and dignitary check in for online participants, online only

01:10 Virtual banner parade, online only

01:20 Invocation, pledge, and TM Mission Statement

01:25 Introduction of dignitaries

Conference Main Event

01:30 Opening festivities

Kathleen O'Toole's opening monologue

Charades with the contest champions

01:45 Contest winners and Power Lessons

Humorous speech contest winner

Knock-knock jokes – Audience Participation Event!

Power lesson #1: Rachel Mathew, Co-owner of Poston Tax

Stump the Table Topics champ – Audience Participation Event!

Power Lesson #2: Dan Mahoney, VP of Broadcasting for the OKC Thunder

International speech contest winner

One member’s testimonial: Lindsey Williams Jr.

02:30 Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Chris Stevens

Audience reactions – Audience Participation Event!

03:15 Closing Festivities

Meet the new district officers

New district director’s speech

Final thank you

05:00 Dinner service begins

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3233 Northwest Expressway

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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