Spring Convention 2018
May 4 – 6, 2018
World Champion of Public Speaking
Lance Miller is an award-winning public speaker and trainer. When he is on stage or behind a podium, he brings his distinctive talent and views on life that has shaped his philosophy and understanding of the world.
Lance graduated from Michigan State University with a Degree in Food Systems, Economics and Management. He began working as a teenager in his family’s milk and ice cream company, where he learned real life lessons. Working in the processing plant, running delivery routes, and managing retail stores instilled in him the values of hard work and importance of interpersonal communication when handling employees and customers.
His unique perspective is that of someone who has lived life. He has an extensive background in business. He has sat atop 14,000 ft. peaks. He has rafted some of the roughest whitewater in the U.S, sailed across the Atlantic from the Virgin Islands to Norway, and piloted his own aircraft for hundreds of hours. Lance has scuba dived under frozen lakes in the middle of winter and hitchhiked through Europe. He is a philanthropist who has worked in numerous humanitarian causes around the world.
Monique Levesque-Pharoah DTM
International Director for Region 4
Monique Levesque-Pharoah, DTM of Winnipeg, Canada, is manager, sponsorship and events at Health Sciences Centre Foundation in Winnipeg, Canada where she has worked since 2015. Levesque-Pharoah is responsible for identifying and implementing individual and corporate sponsor strategies to meet her organization’s strategic, operational and fundraising goals.
Levesque-Pharoah holds a diploma in Human Resources Management with Honours from Red River College in Winnipeg. She was a selected profile leader in the book, Why Winnipeg? A Profile of Community Leadership with Leadership Winnipeg in June 2015. She is a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals.
“A Toastmaster since 1994, Levesque-Pharoah is a charter member of her home club, Vital Words, in Winnipeg. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization. She was also the recipient of the Presidential Citation award in 2015.
She says, “Whether it is giving an effective media interview for a charity I represent, using the High Performance Leadership Module to successfully launch a new event or recruiting and working effectively with volunteers, I have to credit Toastmasters.”
As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Levesque-Pharoah is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.
|Spring 2018 Convention At-A-Glance “REACH FOR THE STARS”|
|Friday, May 4th|
|3:30 – 6:00 PM||Credentials Desk Open||Jubilee Foyer|
|3:30 – 6:30 PM||Registration Desk Open||Jubilee Foyer|
|5:00 – 6:00 PM||Cocktails||Jubilee Foyer|
|5:45 PM||Welcome Supper, Seating Begins||Jubilee A/B|
|6:00 – 7:15 PM||Opening Ceremonies, Banner Parade & Buffet Supper||Jubilee A/B|
|7:30 – 8:00 PM||1st Timers Welcome||Jubilee A/B|
|8:00 – 8:45 PM||Campaign Speeches for elected offices||Jubilee A/B|
|8:45 – 10:00 PM||Credentials Desk Open||Jubilee Foyer|
|9:00 – 9:45 PM||Contestant Briefing||Jubilee C|
|10:00 – 10:45 PM||Judges Briefing||Jubilee C|
|9:00 – 10:30 PM||Past District Directors Meeting||Gallery 1|
|9:00 – 11:59 PM||Hospitality and Evening Entertainment||Jubilee A/B and Foyer|
|Satuday, May 5th|
|6:45 – 7:45 AM||Credentials Desk Open||Jubilee Foyer|
|6:45 – 8:00 AM||Registration Desk Open||Jubilee Foyer|
|6:45 AM||Keynote Breakfast, Seating Begins||Jubilee A/B|
|7:00 – 7:45 AM||Club Sponsors, Mentors, Coaches and New Club Charters||Jubilee A/B|
|7:45 – 8:45 AM||Keynote Address – Lance Miller
Building a Championship Club
|9:00 – 9:45 AM||Sound check for International Speech Contestants||Imperial Foyer|
|9:00 – 10:00 AM||Credentials Desk Open||Jubilee Foyer|
|9:00 – 9:55 Concurrent Education Sessions Part A|
|Fake News Around Meeting Procedures||Traditional Education Program Planning||Reach For Your Teamwork Stars||The Accredited Speaker Program|
|Gallery 1||Gallery 2||Gallery 3||Jubilee C|
|10:00 – 10:55 Concurrent Education Sessions Part B|
|Help I’m Birthing a Book? I sure hope it’s a Kindle version.||How to Stage a Dynamic Promotional Booth to Attract Members||Special Events That Work – It’s Not all About You||Did you know…?|
|Gallery 1||Gallery 2||Gallery 3||Jubilee C|
|10:45 – 11:00 AM||Credentials Desk Open||Imperial Foyer|
|11:00 – 12:15 PM||District Council/Business Meeting||Imperial Foyer|
|12:15 PM||Communication & Leadership Luncheon, Seating Begins||Jubilee A/B|
|12:30 – 2:00 PM||Buffet Lunch
DTM & Triple Crown Recognition
|2:00 – 3:00 PM||Plenary Session with International Director, Monique Levesque-Pharoah||Jubilee A/B|
|3:15 – 5:00 PM||International Speech Contest||Imperial Foyer|
|5:30 – 6:00 PM||Cocktails||Jubilee Foyer|
|6:00 PM||Doors Open for Banquet||Jubilee A/B|
|6:15 PM Sharp||Reserved and Head Table Guests Assemble||Jubilee C|
|6:30 – 9:00 PM||District Directors Banquet||Jubilee A/B|
|6:30 PM||Piper & Leaders Entrance||Jubilee A/B|
|6:40 – 9:00 PM||Evening Program
|9:00 – 1:00 AM||Evening Entertainment & Dance||Jubilee A/B|
|Sunday, May 6th|
|7:00 – 8:00 AM||District Executive Committee (DEC) Meeting||Gallery 1|
|7:00 – 8:00 AM||Sound check for Evaluation Contestants||Jubilee A/B|
|8:00 – 9:00 AM||RISE & Shine! with the International Director, Monique Levesque‐Pharoah and 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking Lance Miller||Jubilee C|
|9:15 – 10:30 AM||Evaluation Contest||Jubilee A/B|
|10:45 – 11:30 AM||Farewell Buffet Brunch
|11:30 – 12:30 PM||Keynote Speaker Lance Miller – Internship for Success||Jubilee A/B|
|12:30 – 1:00 PM||Closing Ceremonies||Jubilee A/B|
|After Convention Events|
|1:00 – 3:00 PM||District Leadership Training – District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director & Division Directors||Gallery 1 & 2|
|1:00 – 3:00 PM||Pathways – Sign Up for Pathways, Information Session (FREE)||Jubilee C|
|3:00 – 5:00 PM||Rebuilding Clubs – Workshop by Lance Miller (By invitation only)||Jubilee C|
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