2021 District 38 Virtual Conference

2021 District 38 Virtual Conference


HEROes SOAR! - District 38SOAR to new heights through communicating, learning, leading and helping others.

All events are FREE! Each event requires separate registration. After registration you will be emailed your personal Zoom link. Please do not share the link with others.

Saturday, April 17, 9:00 AM

District 38 Business Meeting

Club Presidents, Vice Presidents Education, and Directors will receive further information via email.

Saturday, April 17, 2:00 PM

Michele Salomon

Toastmaster, Author, Researcher

Data as Communication

Michele Salomon is Managing Partner at M&A Consulting and a local Toastmaster here in District 38. She consults with corporate, nonprofit, academic and government clients to provide a full range – qualitative and quantitative – of marketing research services across a range of topics. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at the Fox School of Business at Temple University where she has taught courses on Marketing Research and Consumer Buyer Behavior to undergraduate and graduate students.

Darren LaCroix

2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

Unforgettable Presentations

Click to watch Darren LaCroix provide a taste of the 3 secrets he will reveal in his full conference presentation.

Darren is currently the only speaker in the world who is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), an AS (Accredited Speaker), and a World Champion of Public Speaking. In 2001, he won the World Champion of Public Speaking title with a very funny speech. Since then, he has traveled the world with his message “Never turn down stage time.” He is passionate about showing people that if you are a sponge and have the right mentors, anything is possible.

Wednesday, April 21, 6:00 PM

Danielle Lacy

Author, Speaker, Career Coach

The Skeleton of Your Story

Listen to a podcast interview with Danielle Lacy

Danielle is an author, certified educator, and career coach from District 38. Having published four books, she is going to be featured at the conference with a session entitled The Skelton of Your Story. Get to know her a little better and hear how her presentation at the conference can help you get your story on paper when you think you don’t have a topic. Danielle will discuss tips how to stay on task and handle self-doubt.

Ed Tate

2000 World Champion of Public Speaking

The Story-Finder: How to Create Stories in Minutes

Watch Ed’s special video inviting you to his presentation.

Ed is an award-winning international keynote speaker, trainer, author, executive, and motivational movie star. He is known as “The Speaker Who Energizes, Educates and Entertains.” Ed won the “American Idol of Public Speaking,” becoming the 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking – Toastmasters International’s most prestigious speaking award among its 352,000+ Global members.

Saturday, April 24, 9:00 AM

Table Topics Contest & International Speech Contest

Sunday, April 25, 2:00 PM

Morag Mathieson

Toastmasters International Second Vice President

People Stepping Up for Leadership

Also:  Installation of 2021-2022 District 38 Officers

Morag Mathieson has served Toastmasters members from around the world in many different roles, going from Club Officer to International Director. She is currently the Second Vice President. Morag says she’s “had the opportunity to serve and to grow as a leader through serving. We are a learning-by-doing organization and the more I’ve done, the more I’ve learned.” She pairs vision with openness, power with humility, fortitude with wisdom, and will speak on May 25 about People Stepping Up for Leadership before she installs the 2021-2022 District Officers.

@ 4:00 PM
Networking Opportunities

Linda Reed Friedman

Distinguished Toastmaster, Speaker, Author

Ignite the Fire Within!

Linda is a strategic executive coach to business men and women, giving them renewed excitement about their careers, along with a toolkit of skills that will help them bring greater focus on expanding their businesses. She is the founder of Advanta Strategies, where her slogan is “because strategies are your advantage.” Prior to that, she was president of The LRF Design Group, Inc, working with several Fortune 500 companies and building a million-dollar business.

Taiba Mahmood

Toastmaster, Author, YouTuber

Unleash Your Spark

Author of the book Unleash your spark, a YouTuber, Toastmaster, TCSer and Passionpreneur coach. Tabia helps people transform their passion into a lucrative venture while forming a champion mindset, create a course on their passion and sell it on or offline.


Orate in style with this year’s District 38 Virtual Conference official tee shirt. This year’s conference will be like no other. Remember it forever with this 100% cotton, 100% comfortable tee.

Your 2021 District 38 Virtual Conference Co-Chairs

Erin Bailey, SR2
Conference Co-Chair
Christopher Hulse, DTM
Conference Co-Chair

Listen as our Conference Co-chairs describe all you need to know about the conference during their interview with the District 38 Public Relations Manager. Click for the podcast page…