Schedule

This is a partial, preliminary schedule of events. Register now!

Saturday June 26, 2021

12:00 PM EDT1:00 PM EDT Warmup and Networking

VTM June 2021

1:10 PM EDT2:00 PM EDT Mark Brown: “SHINE! On Stage…and Online!”

About Mark Brown

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown immigrated to the United States at the age of 18 with only $40 in his pocket and a dream for a better life. He spent 15 years working as a computer analyst before choosing to develop his public speaking skills. After recovering from a life-threatening illness in the summer of 1993, he made a commitment to excel as a communicator, earning a 1995 Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry Award in the process.

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VTM June 2021, Workshop

2:00 PM EDT2:30 PM EDT Breakout Rooms

3 parallel sessions, including a chance to meet the presenter and events hosted by the participating online clubs

Program, VTM June 2021

2:30 PM EDT3:30 PM EDT 3-5 Minute Webinar Contest

Speakers from participating clubs will compete to show who can make a big impression in a small amount of time.

The webinar contest is an unofficial contest format invented by online #Toastmasters specifically to test the speaker’s ability to create audience engagement in the online environment.

VTM June 2021

3:30 PM EDT3:50 PM EDT Intermission

VTM June 2021

3:50 PM EDT4:40 PM EDT Fursey Gotuaco, "The KEY to Finding Your Voice"

Fursey Gotuaco

Fursey Gotuaco, a crowd favorite at the VTM CON in December 2020, is back to share more about how to add drama to your speeches.

Fursey Gotuaco has been an educator his entire life. He has been an administrator and Theatre teacher for over 25 years both in Texas and China.

Now speaking on the VTM platform for the 3rd time, Fursey has spoken to audiences of all ages both in person and online. His messages have reached people in India, Kenya, China, France, Mauritius, and around the United States.

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VTM June 2021, Workshop

4:40 PM EDT5:10 PM EDT Breakout Rooms

3 parallel sessions, including a chance to meet the presenter and events hosted by the participating online clubs

VTM June 2021

5:10 PM EDT6:00 PM EDT Sean D'Souza, "The Power of Stories—How to Turn Average Stories into Cliff-Hangers"

Sean D’Souza started out his career as a cartoonist, before starting Psychotactics.com.

He speaks several languages, is an accomplished photographer, writer and speaker.

Sean lives in New Zealand with his wife and 64 million sheep (give or take a few million).

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VTM June 2021, Workshop

6:00 PM EDT6:30 PM EDT Breakout Rooms

3 parallel sessions, including a chance to meet the presenter and events hosted by the participating online clubs

VTM June 2021

6:30 PM EDT7:00 PM EDT Conclusion

VTM June 2021

7:00 PM EDT8:00 PM EDT After Party!

VTM June 2021

Sunday June 27, 2021

7:00 AM EDT8:00 AM EDT Warmup and Networking

VTM June 2021

8:10 AM EDT9:00 AM EDT David Beckett, "The Pitch Story Framework"

You’ve got an idea, and want to bring people along to support you or buy your product and service. You feel the need to tell them all about it, so they understand your proposition – and yet, they have no time to hear the details, and want a short pitch. How do you manage the time pressure? What should you tell, and what should you leave out? How do you get them to take the next step? 

In this practical, actionable workshop, David Beckett will walk you through the seven simple steps you need to create and deliver your winning pitch. Whether you are a solopreneur, startup or working in a larger company, the Pitch Story© Framework will help you sell your ideas and get action from your audience – and they will remember you.

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VTM June 2021, Workshop

9:00 AM EDT9:30 AM EDT Breakout Rooms

3 parallel sessions, including a chance to meet the presenter and events hosted by the participating online clubs

VTM June 2021

9:30 AM EDT10:30 AM EDT Tech Tips for Presenters

Experts from participating online Toastmasters clubs share their favorite tech tips in 3-5 minutes.

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VTM June 2021

10:30 AM EDT10:50 AM EDT Intermission

VTM June 2021

10:50 AM EDT11:40 AM EDT Patricia Fripp: "Stand Out with Energetic Intimacy"

Patricia Fripp

Companies hire Patricia Fripp to help them drive sales by perfecting their important conversations and presentations.

A true presentation skills expert, Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, is a Hall of Fame award-winning speaker, a sales trainer, and an in-demand executive speech coach. For over 30 years, she has been focusing on how professionals from all industries can communicate their ideas more effectively.

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VTM June 2021, Workshop

11:40 AM EDT12:10 PM EDT Breakout Rooms

3 parallel sessions, including a chance to meet the presenter and events hosted by the participating online clubs

VTM June 2021

12:10 PM EDT1:00 PM EDT Darren LaCroix: "Unforgettable Presentations"

Darren LaCroix

Anyone can stand up and give a presentation, but how do you stand out from other presenters? How can you create a presentation that is truly unforgettable? If people don’t remember your message 3 months, or even 3
days later, you may have wasted both your time and theirs.

With the right process, you can develop and convey a message that really impacts lives, whether you speak to one person sitting across from you in your office, a few hundred people online, or thousands of people at a corporate event. You can wow the crowd, and not just maintain your professional reputation, but advance it. If you are going to spend time and energy putting together a presentation that could make or break your career, why not follow a world-class process?

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VTM June 2021, Workshop

1:00 PM EDT1:30 PM EDT Breakout Rooms

3 parallel sessions, including a chance to meet the presenter and events hosted by the participating online clubs

VTM June 2021

1:30 PM EDT2:00 PM EDT Conclusion

Program, VTM June 2021

2:00 PM EDT3:00 PM EDT After Party

VTM June 2021