Toastmasters Biography

Reid Walley - 2nd-Place Winner 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinals Speech Contest – Aug 2013, Cincinnati, OHTop 1% Toastmasters International Speech Contest Winners in 2013

Out of 30,000 contestants from 122 countries, Reid finished in the top 18 after winning 2nd place in Semifinals at the 2013 Toastmasters International Speech Contest in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, on Aug 24, 2013.


Download Reid’s Toastmasters Bio (2-page PDF)


The Toastmasters Journey

2013 Toastmaster International Convention with Ryan & Chelsea Avery

Chelsea Avery, Me, Ryan Avery (2012 World Champion of Public Speaking)

From being too nervous to attend his first Toastmasters meeting; to forgetting his lines for 30 seconds; to competing on stage in front of 500 people at International, Reid Walley has gone from fear to confidence by embracing every new mistake!

After joining Capital City Toastmasters in Jan 2010, Reid blasted through his Competent Communicator manual in 6 months – videotaping every mistake along the way!

Reid is a Keynote presenter and workshop instructor for the District 39 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) and District 39 Conferences. Presentations include: “Take the Fear Out of Competing”, “Why Toastmasters?”, and “Being Yourself On Stage.”

Toastmasters International Speech Contests

2nd-place Winner 2016 “District 39”, Stockton, CA
1st-place Winner 2016 “Division H”, Sacramento, CA
1st-place Winner 2016 “Area 82”, Sacramento, CA
1st-place Winner 2015 “Division H”, Sacramento, CA
1st-place Winner 2015 “Area 82”, Sacramento, CA
1st-place Winner 2014 “Division E”, Sacramento, CA
1st-place Winner 2014 “Area 51”, Sacramento, CA
2nd-place 2013 “Semifinals”, Cincinnati, OH
1st-place Winner 2013 “District 39”, Sacramento, CA
1st-place Winner 2013 “Division E”, Sacramento, CA
1st-place Winner 2013 “Area 51”, Sacramento, CA
1st-place Winner 2012 “Area 51”, Sacramento, CA

Toastmasters Competent Communicator Certification

Reid joined Capital City Toastmasters #142 in Sacramento, CA, in January 2010 and blazed through all 10 speeches in the Competent Communicator manual within 6 months, completing certification on June 28, 2010. Reid belongs to District 39, Division H (formerly Division E), Area 82 (formerly Area 51).

Keynotes

2014 Sacramento Toastmasters Leadership Institute
Keynote: Why Toastmasters
Date: Feb 15, 2014
Location: Sacramento County Administration Building, 700 H St, Sacramento, CA

Workshops

2015 Sacramento Toastmasters Leadership Institute
Enrichment Session: Delivering A Championship Speech
Date: Feb 21, 2015
Location: University of Phoenix – Sacramento Valley Campus, 2860 Gateway Oaks Dr., Suite 131, Sacramento, CA, 95833

2014 Sacramento Toastmasters Leadership Institute
Enrichment Session: Take The Fear Out Of Competing
Date: July 19, 2014
Location: University of Phoenix – Sacramento Valley Campus, 2860 Gateway Oaks Dr., Suite 131, Sacramento, CA, 95833

2013 Toastmasters District 39 Fall Conference
Workshop: Being Yourself on Stage
Date: Nov 2, 2013
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Sacramento, CA

Speaking Appearances

Event: Mother Lode Toastmasters
Title: Public Speaking – Turning Your Fear Into Fuel
Date: Nov 3, 2014
Location: Grass Valley, CA

Event: Division E Award Celebration
Title: Lessons in Competition
Date: June 26, 2014
Location: Sacramento Resources Building, Sacramento, CA

Speaking

Event: Association of Environmental Professionals – Annual Board of Directors Summit
Title: Joomla website design
Date: Aug 16, 2014
Location: Omni Hotel, San Diego, CA
Audience: Board of Directors for all chapters of the California AEP

Event: North Franklin District Business Association – 25th Annual Meeting
Title: This Economy Needs You (To Stick With It!)
Date: Sept 16, 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Executive Director: Kathy Tescher
Audience: Small business owners

Speakers and honorees in attendance:

  • Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson
  • Senator, Darrell Steinberg
  • Sacramento City Council Member, Jay Schenirer
  • Sacramento County Board of Supervisor, Phil Serna

Awards & Certificates