World Champion of Public Speaking
The 2008 World Champion of Public Speaking, LaShunda Rundles, the first African American woman to be World Champion, will give the Keynote address at the Toastmasters District 12 Spring Conference at the Doral Princess Resort, 67987 Vista Chino in Cathedral City beginning at 9:00 a.m. on May 12, 2012. Ms. Rundles from Dallas, Texas, will speak on “Authenticity and Truth!” and conduct a workshop on “Storytelling: how to deliver a powerful message, while connecting with the audience.” Ms. Rundles believes that “competing makes us challenge ourselves. That energy keeps us alive. The greatest victories, however, come in the form of changed lives. Trophies come on the big stage, but the reward of changing lives daily can transform a generation. Every speech you give in a club or competition has the power to do that.” Toastmasters District 12, covering both Riverside and San Bernardino counties with more than 2000 members and 129 clubs, will also hold its own annual contest to determine its “International Speech” contestant to compete in this year’s World Championship in August in Orlando, Florida at the annual Toastmasters Convention. All are welcome to attend the Spring Conference. Prices for the conference start as low as $45, information available at www.d12toastmasters.org. Toastmasters is a global leader in public speaking and leadership skills building and is the place Where Leaders Are Made. About Toastmasters International Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org.
Doral Desert Princess Resort
67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, CA 92234