Toastmasters International District 57 of Northern California is featuring Ed Tate, successful trainer, author and international speaker at the Oakland Airport Hilton Friday May 3 and Saturday, May 4.
Tate won Toastmasters International’s “World Championship of Public Speaking” in 2000. He is one of two keynote speakers at the conference He will also speak at the Friday Night Showcase, at the Hilton. His books and DVDs will be available for sale both days.
The other keynote speaker is Chris Finn, head coach of the U.S. National Power Soccer Team. He is a motivational speaker, author, coach, and advocate for people with disabilities while living with quadriplegia himself.
The two-day event is capped off with the District’s Table Topics and International Speech Contests. Local Toastmasters competing in the International Speech Contest include Patrick Lee, and Charles Gibson. Competing in the Table Topics contest will be Tonie Flores. Jasper Smith will be competing in both contests.
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. To find a local Toastmaster club, visit www.arpbtoastmasters.org or www.toastmasters.org.