We are currently booking speakers for our educational sessions for the year. Book mark this page and come back often to see who will be our guest speaker and the topic.
Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings however the educational sessions are limited to members only.
Do you want to take your speaking to a professional level? Contact Michael Bayer at 204-237-9257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and learn how easy it is to join and reap the benefits of Keystone Speakers.
Meeting Dates 2021
Until further notice, all Keystone Speakers meetings will be conducted online. Members and guests can join us via Zoom.
August 16, 2021
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, Accredited Speaker
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, Accredited Speaker presents “Roadmap to AS Success”
As CEO of Dynamic Vision International Inc., Eldonna Lewis Fernandez provides negotiation, leadership, and communication training to corporate clients and small business owners internationally. Her business is built on a 23-year career as a contract specialist in the Air Force, where she negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of domestic and international contracts – everything from pens and paper to office machines, automotive parts and aircraft maintenance.
After retiring from the Air Force, Eldonna spent 10 years as a contracts administrator, negotiator and systems analyst for aerospace companies such as Raytheon, Sparta and Parsons. She worked with Raytheon and the U.S. Navy on the F-18 Radar program, and with Sparta and Parsons on satellite launch programs for the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base.
The award-winning speaker and author is one of 88 Toastmaster Accredited Speakers worldwide. She animates every keynote, workshop or breakout session with experiential participation, games or simulations. “You remember it because you’re experiencing the information rather than passively listening to it,” she says.
Among her many media credits, she has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Business, Fox News and CNN, and been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes and The Huffington Post.
July 19, 2021
Anne Barab, Accredited Speaker
Anne Barab, Accredited Speaker
Anne Barab is a personal excellence expert who helps people adapt to change in a positive and productive way. Positivity breeds happiness, creativity, adaptability, plus it increases teamwork and corporate success. She’s been spreading the positive psychology good news to Fortune 500 companies, associations and nonprofits worldwide for twenty years.
Her best-selling book The Sooner You Laugh The Faster You Heal is a humorous look at how people create their own job dissatisfaction with absurd expectations about how the world “ought to be.” Her second book 7 Secrets to Speaking So People Will Listen is an inspiring and authoritative primer on communication and presentation skills.
A compelling motivational speaker, Anne teaches people how to retrain your brain to move into the future with success and optimism.
Anne has walked her personal excellence talk. She’s the former Chief Operating Officer of a $1.5 billion mortgage bank, a recovering politician and a cancer thriver. She’s been married to the same engineer for 46 years and raised three tax-paying adult children who have produced five of the cutest grandchildren in the history of the universe. But her greatest claim to fame is being voted Best-Smelling Mom by her son’s first grade class.
June 21, 2021
Ellie Kay – The Hero’s Journey: AS to AS (Acutely Shy to Accredited Speaker)
Ellie Kay, Accredited Speaker
CEO Ellie Kay and Company, LLC
The high energy and enigmatic Ellie Kay is an award winning international speaker and best-selling author of fifteen books including Heroes at Home, Living Rich for Less (Random House) and Lean Body, Fat Wallet (Harper Collins).
Ellie is a gifted arena speaker who has keynoted at over 100 large-scale corporate events with as many as 8,000 in attendance. She has taken the non-profit “Heroes at Home Financial Event” (sponsored by USAA) to all branches of the military in the United States, as well as Europe and Asia. In these presentations, she and her team educate military members regarding financial readiness issues.
As “America’s Family Financial Expert”® and “America’s Military Family Expert,”™ she is a media veteran and has appeared on over 1800 media interviews, including regular appearances on Fox News, ABC News, CNBC, and CNN. She is also a brand spokesperson for Fortune 500 companies, as well as a frequent corporate speaker, and corporate wellness educator. Her 100+ spokesperson clients include Procter and Gamble, Wal-Mart, USAA, Visa, Sears, Mastercard, Sprint, Progressive, OnStar, TaxAct and American Express.
Ellie Kay, the CEO of Ellie Kay and Company, LLC, holds a bachelor’s degree in the management of Human Resources from CCU and is an AFTB Master Trainer. She is married to Bob, a current test pilot and retired Air Force fighter pilot. She is the mom of seven children, with active duty sons in the Navy (USNA 2011), the Air Force (USAFA 2015), and the Army (USMA 2017).
May 17, 2021
Rochelle Rice presents “POW! Using Your Speaking to Elevate Your Business”
Rochelle Rice, Accredited Speaker
Rochelle Rice, MA, is a nationally recognized speaker, author and educator. She is President of In Fitness & In Health and creator of Plus-Size Exercise Technique.
Rochelle is the FIRST woman in the world to hold both the Accredited Speaker (AS) designation from Toastmasters International and the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association. A member of Bryant Park Toastmasters (NYC since 2001), she achieved her Accredited Speaker designation (2010). Rochelle is a past president of the National Speakers Association NYC Chapter and served as Vice Chair of the Chapter Leadership Committee. In her speeches and presentations for Toastmasters, she is masterful at teaching people how to use their body to create impact and authenticity.
April 19, 2021
Tammy Miller presents her highly applauded and original OREO Speech Cookie© to help you organize your speech.
Tammy Miller, Accredited Speaker
Author, Auctioneer, Coach
From her highly applauded and original OREO Speech Cookie© to help you organize your thoughts, to her unique structure set-up in presentations, Tammy can help you develop and deliver a more effective message in a group or one on one.
Tammy Miller is a professional speaker from State College, Pennsylvania. Her subject area expertise includes:
Business and dining etiquette
Communication and presentation skills
Humour and healing
Miller offers workshops, keynotes and seminars to businesses, women’s groups, schools, Toastmasters audiences and communities.
Over the past 25 years, Miller trained, instructed and entertained a wide array of audiences. She has written five books, including “My Life is Just Speech Material, and So is Yours,” which is designed to help people become better presenters.
An Accredited Speaker since 2013, Miller graduated from Penn State University with a Master of Arts in speech communication. On top of being a professional speaker, Miller is an auctioneer who graduated from the Certified Auction Institute and has won several awards in the field.
The Huffington Post named Miller one of 15 women over the age of 50 to watch in 2015. Her alma matter, Penn State, awarded her the Barash Award for Human Services. She was nominated as one of the top 50 women in business in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania by the Small Business Development Center.
March 15, 2021
Katherine M. Bayer – Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Legal Issues for Speakers
Katherine has been practicing corporate and commercial law since 2014 at Taylor McCaffrey in Winnipeg. In this session she will discuss Canadian copyright law, trademarks and other issues and how it pertains to speakers.
February 15, 2021
Sima Dahl, CSP & Accredited Speaker – Personal Branding for Emerging Speakers: How to Generate Demand for You & Your Expertise
In this energizing program, international keynote speaker and fellow Toastmaster Sima Dahl, CSP, AS, and MBA will show you how to increase your visibility, improve your memorability, and create more opportunities to share your expertise. Sima has shown thousands of go-getters around the world how to increase what she calls your Sway Factor™, the degree to which your behavior, online and off, generates demand for who you are and what you do. In this session, you’ll learn three simple personal branding hacks every emerging speaker must practice to open doors, increase referrals, and put yourself on the fast-track to earning the Accredited Speaker designation.
Key Takeaways: – as a participant you will learn how to:
- Apply the Sway Factor™ personal branding model to achieve your speaking aspirations
- Create personal brand champions from the moment you say hello
- Use your digital footprint to stay top of mind with everyone you meet
January 18, 2021
Accredited Speaker Greg Van Borssum presents “Remastermind – Master your Mindset – Remaster your Life”
A failed school kid who turned adversities into opportunities, from Martial Arts to Movies. Over the years Greg has accomplished an incredible level of achievement…the worlds youngest professional Natural Bodybuilder, a multiple black belt martial artist, and award winning Hollywood film maker. But the successes aren’t what made him.
It was forging his pathway to those achievements that taught Greg the value of the true Warriors Code. Battling through failure and loss, it was his resilience as a warrior that gave him the strength to turn setbacks into comebacks that have made him the mentor and speaker he is today.
December 21, 2020
Accredited Speaker Joe Grondin, DTM, AS
Joe Grondin has been a member of Toastmasters since 2002. He has been a District International Speech Champion six times, has been a World Championship of Public Speaking Finalist not once, but twice, and will be a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) by July 2018.
A teacher/administrator since 1983 who has taught every single school grade level (K-12), Joe is the author of the book, Living in Harmony With Our Children.
Speaking professionally since 2002, Joe instantly captivates audiences with his energizing and entertaining style, is a sought-after keynote speaker, and is currently working on his next book, Speak to Reach.
Having presented at Toastmasters District Conferences year after year, Joe has several time-tested presentations ready to be shared with fellow Toastmasters.
Joe Grondin is a professional speaker from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. His subject area expertise includes:
- Communication skills
Grondin delivers keynote addresses and workshops for educators, corporations, students ranging from elementary school to college-aged and Toastmasters.
Before becoming a professional speaker, Grondin served as a teacher and administrator, dating back to 1983. He worked with students of all age and worked with “at-risk” students for a decade. As an author, Grondin wrote books titled “Living in Harmony with our Children” and “Speak to Reach,” as well as creating “Developing Your Signature,” an audio book. He is a two-time World Championship of Public Speaking® finalist and has delivered TEDx talks.
An Accredited Speaker since 2017, Grondin holds a master’s in teaching and administration from Springfield College.
On top of being an Accredited Speaker, Grondin is a Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters. He also has won Toastmaster of the year twice.
November 16, 2020
Accredited Speaker Freddi Dogterom DTM AS
Audiences have dubbed this award winning speaker, leader and personality trainer “The Tundra Lady”. Freddi Dogterom’s popular keynotes showcase the amazing stories of her adventures while working in the High Arctic. Can you imagine a young woman driving a huge truck full of high explosive up the Mackenzie River ice road to the Arctic Ocean? Apply the lessons from this adventure and others to your workplace challenges.
In addition to being an accomplished Toastmaster, double District Champion, and Professional Speaker, Freddi is a great mentor, coach and encourager of Toastmasters around the world!
Great Content! Lots of Fun! laugh and learn!
“Freddi brings the stories of her high energy life and unusual endeavors as she entertains and instructs her fellow Toastmasters. Be engaged, learn while having fun and develop your expertise through her presentations.
“I have attended Freddi Dogterom’s session previously. The method has really changed the way I present, it is so simple and so effective. It has increased the value I can give to my audiences, I am more effective in delivering my key messages, I have cut down my prep time and it has helped me prepare for any speaking opportunity thrown my way, as a District Director in Toastmasters and as a presenter/trainer at my workplace. I highly recommend you attend! It is life-changing!” Cathryn Secundiak District Director D42.
Adding Humour to Your Speech
Presented by Roland Kirouac DTM
Rolande lifts the spirits of audiences and inspires people to move forward. Her careful attention to individual needs allows Rolande to deliver tailor-made presentations infused with powerful stories and contagious laughter.
These presentations teach participants how to lighten up and stand out in a crowded market!
The One-Sheet Makeover
Presented by Kim Hruba
A one-sheet needs to sell your services. But before it can do that, it needs to be read.
The difference between creating a document and creating a document that gets read is huge. See how Kim took a one-sheet from informational to an attractive document that will be read. Kim and Greg Wood will share what should be included on a one-sheet and how to put it together.
Kim Hruba provides personalized service, tailoring your project to the energy and vocabulary you require to reach your audience.
The Red Shoes can help you:
Clarify your message
Create energetic text
Engage your audience
Write clean copy
Save you time
Where are you in your AS Journey and where do you want to be in a year?
Greg Wood AS & Michael Bayer AS will lead us through this strategy session.
We will be preparing a goal worksheet and desired outcomes for each one of us. Attendees will:
- Be able to identify the AS requirements
- Define the must-haves for the Speaking Business
- Identify where they are in the process
- Create a one-year goal
- Develop interim milestones to gauge progress
Presented by Anders Boulanger CSP, Founder and CEO of The Infotainers
Learn how to engage and create high impact online meetings on zoom. Take your sales, your presentations and webinars to new levels by learning tried and true engagement principles and tactics to hold your audiences spellbound.
Working remotely is the new normal, but many out there are not putting their best foot forward. If you are in sales or working in any customer-facing capacity, it’s mission-critical that your virtual meetings are positive touchpoints for your company and your personal brand.
So how do we go from being a boring talking head to creating a high impact online meeting? In many ways it’s the same way you create live engagement, but the problem is that most people don’t know how to do that, and a virtual meeting just magnifies that lack of understanding.
As the Founder and CEO of The Infotainers, Anders leads a team of elite trade show presenters who capture and hold attention, communicate the client’s mission-critical messaging and motivate attendees to action. All of that in one of the most distracting environments imaginable, a trade show.
Companies such as Microsoft, Siemens and Veeam Software have relied on The Infotainers to create engagement and customer interaction. Harness their techniques and tactics to take your engagement to the next level!
Tips & Technology for Online Presentations
In this session we will review some ideas to make your online presentations better.
- Do’s and Don’ts
- And more!
Presented by Greg Wood, Accredited Speaker
Greg Wood works with organizations that want to Magically grow their Leadership so they can: Levitate their effectiveness, make problems Vanish, and watch profits Appear!
Greg has been speaking professionally for over 25 years. He has presented in 10 countries on 5 continents. Wood recently earned the Accredited Speaker designation – the prestigious designation recognizing excellence in professional-level public speaking skills and subject matter expertise awarded by Toastmasters International. He is the first member of District 64 to earn this designation and only the 11th in Canada.
May 25, 2020 – Club Elections
Apr 20, 2020 – Build It – Greg Wood
Mar 16, 2020 – Prepare Your Talk – Michael Bayer
Feb 24, 2020 – I Want to Speak Professionally But Where Do I Start? – Greg Wood