Toastmasters D47

2019
DISTRICT 47
CONFERENCE 

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Save the Date
May 17 - 19

Westin Hotel
400 Corporate Dr
Fort Lauderdale
FL 33334

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exclusive First Timers Orientation

  • Conference App

  • Hall of Fame

  • DTM Walk

  • Dynamic Educational Workshops

  • Pathways Workshop

  • Inspiring Keynotes includes: Jana Barnhill, DTM (Accredited Speaker 2008 – 2009, Toastmasters International President) and Dwayne G. Smith (2002 World Champion of Public Speaking)

  • Networking with Fellow Toastmasters, Officers, and District Leaders

  • Chef's prepared meals includes breakfast Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Friday, Saturday & Lunch on Saturday

  • Best of the Best Speech Evaluation, Humorous Speech, Table Topics, and International Speech Contests

  • Evening Entertainment

  • Hospitality Suite

Our Keynote Speakers

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Dwayne G Smith

Minister, Writer, Speaker Coach, and WINNER!

Dwayne G. Smith has traveled and lived in numerous places, from Atlanta to Afghanistan. Yet, no matter the environment, three things remained constant: his faith in God, faith in self and his compulsion to help others.

Delivering dynamic messages about personal achievement, about love of self and love of others, this self-made winner shares his captivating life story, from the government projects where he grew up shy and quiet.

Though Dwayne led a comfortable life as an information technology professional, he couldn’t escape the feeling that his real talent was inspiring others to achieve success. And then he found Toastmasters, or Toastmasters found him. Whatever the case, he soon became a star pupil, entering and winning numerous speech contests. In 2002 he reached the top and was crowned World Champion of Public Speaking.

He has spoken to international audiences where he helps people achieve personal development and professional improvement and challenges organizations and individuals to be better than their situation.

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Jana Barnhill, DTM

Jana Barnhill, DTM, Accredited Speaker was elected Toastmasters International President at the 77th annual International Convention held August 13-16, 2008, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She was only the fourth woman to serve as the top officer of the organization.

An active Toastmaster for 24 years, Jana has been named Outstanding Club President, Division Governor and District Toastmaster of the Year. She is a Past District 44 Governor, having worked with a team that led D44 to the #10 District in the world and she served as International Director from 2002-2004.

Jana has been recognized for her speaking skills as well, being a five-time winner of the District 44 International Speech Contest, and going on to place 3rd in the World Championship of Public Speaking in 1993 and 2nd in 1996. In 1997, she became only the fifth woman in the organization to earn the coveted Accredited Speaker designation.

Professionally, Jana is a speaker/trainer for L.I.V.E. Speakers, Inc., a company she owns with her husband. She conducts seminars throughout the United States on management topics; including communication and leadership, team building, managing change and personality traits. She delivers keynotes and also serves as a speech writer and coach to other professionals. She has written for different magazines and was quoted in the Wall Street Journal following President Obama’s first inaugural address.

Jana is active in the community with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, has served on several Boards including the Lubbock Community Theater, Lubbock Women’s Club and is active in her church. She loves spending time with friends, theater, shopping, Christmas, shopping, movies, travel, anything fast, Disneyland (has gone at least once, sometimes three times a year since 1991), entertaining and… shopping!

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Download the official flier here.

Any other questions? Email conference@toastmastersd47.org.