Speakers Bureau

The District 48 Speakers Bureau can connect you with dynamic Toastmaster Speakers to enliven your meetings and brighten every occasion!
Our mission is to make effective communication a worldwide reality.

The Speakers Bureau provides speaking services to Toastmaster Clubs, organizations and other groups, such as local schools, churches, businesses, social clubs, and civic and community groups. We promote effective communication and leadership skills by providing presentations and educational programs.

The Bureau features Toastmaster Speakers who are knowledgeable in a range of topics:

  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership
  • Building Successful Teams
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Motivation
  • Inspiration
  • Coaching
  • Management Skills
  • Time Management
  • Special Occasions, and many more
Speaker's Bureau Chair:
Brenda Alloco[email protected]
Speaker's Bureau Selection Committee:
Rene Enfield
Daniel Cruz
Christopher Pritchard
Gale West
John Christ
Joe Wietecha

Our Speakers have completed the basic Toastmasters program and many have advanced designations. Speakers are available for both day and evening engagements, and presentations vary in length and style as agreed between you and the speaker.

By Toastmasters International Rules, our speakers do not charge for speeches arranged through the District 48 Speakers Bureau. However, they can accept an honorarium or gift, meals and being compensated for reasonable travel expenses.
The Speakers Bureau is here to work with you and to make sure your next event is a success.
Whether it is a lecture, keynote address, business meeting, presentation, or even an office party, let the District 48 Toastmasters Speakers Bureau help you.

Why Join?
  • You enjoy meeting new people
  • You find informing and inspiring audiences rewarding
  • You want to become a professional speaker and or trainer
  • You would like more opportunities to speak to audiences about topics that you have expertise or are concerned about
  • You joined Toastmasters and you are ready to expand beyond your comfort zone
  • You have a burning desire to share your story
  • You enjoy sharing and have expertise in an important message and are interested in making a difference
  • You feel ready to take your speaking experience to a higher level
Qualifications
  • Current member of an active District 48 Toastmasters Club
  • Attend an Orientation and Audition Session
  • Educational Achievement of Competent Communicator in Traditional or Level 2 in Pathways
  • Complete online application
Auditions
  • Will be held in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Sarasota, Port Charlotte and Ft Myers areas TBA
What To Gather So We Can Create Your Profile
  • Head Shot-less than 5 years old
  • Introduction to your course – area of experience – concise up to 50 words
  • Title of 1-3 of your 30-minute presentations
  • Subject areas you can speak about
  • Contact information – including website if you have one

Download a copy of the Handbook – as you will be asked to sign a confirmation of understanding.

*Keep in mind that an incomplete profile may cause an event planner to pass you up. If you have everything ready before you start the process, you will create a complete profile and have the best chance of getting noticed by someone looking for your expertise.

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