Toastmasters Workshops

Duration: 15-20 minutes

Details: Perfect for your Open House guests (and club members), showcasing the superhero benefits of Toastmasters in the real world. Audience participation and hands-on examples.

Best for: Open House; Guest Speaker

Four people said they wanted to join.

Reid spoke at an Open House for my club, Capital Communicators Toastmasters, and did such a great job that 4 people said they want to join. I have had the pleasure of being coached by Reid when I was competing for the International Speech contest a few years ago. He is a great coach who taught me a variety of techniques that I use on a regular basis.

Duration: 45 minute workshop

Details: Club members & guests participate in a hands-on public speaking workshop that focuses on eye contact, using the stage, and overcoming butterflies.

Best for: Open House; Guest Speaker

Everyone walked out of the workshop with a lot more confidence!

Reid’s energy and enthusiasm were contagious and everyone walked out of the workshop with a lot more confidence and excitement than we could’ve ever imagined! Reid was able to get 100% participation during the “Make Eye Contact” and “Use Body Language” portion of his ‘Be Yourself On Stage’ workshop and he even brought I Love Lucy back to life, providing us with that sitcom’s entire stage set-up and how you can effectively “Use Your Stage” while you speak!

Duration: 45 minute workshop

Details: Open discussion & demonstration of using body language to relieve butterflies before a speech, as well as during a speech.

Best for: Open House; Guest Speaker

A very useful perspective for our members.

Reid presented a 45-minute session on using body language in speeches at my club. He put an unusual spin on the topic and approached it from a very useful perspective for our members by discussing not just how to use body language to illustrate your points, but also how to use body language to overcome anxiety about speaking. Reid gave a professional presentation, engaged the audience, and handled questions well. We would absolutely recommend and invite him back!

Duration: 50 minutes

Details: This 50-minute workshop covers my journey to International Semifinals in 2013, lessons learned, and techniques for eye contact, stage usage, and overcoming butteflies.

Best for: District Conference Education Session

Great insight; A friendly, informative format.

Reid’s interactive talk on addressing fear in public speaking offered great insight into specific tactics and practices that speakers can introduce into their speeches at Toastmasters. He covered some of the physical aspects that get us sometime — from addressing the butterflies, managing a comfortable stance, and the dealing with the shakes. He used examples from his own experience and showed us what to do by having audience members come up and share. A great perspective on public speaking and a friendly, informative format.