Let’s get serious, and talk about why leading with humor is highly beneficial.
Yet finding our funny bone may be a challenge when things get tough and painful. By playing with his own pain and that of the underdog, Charlie Chaplin created legendary comedy. In doing so, he offered hope and joy to thousands during some of Europe’s darkest hours. Join this workshop, and explore how we can find humour in challenging situations to pave the way for new perspectives, solutions and a lot more.
In her school leaving report, Aleen's headmaster predicted that she would do well in anything requiring communication skills. Almost in defiance of that, Aleen went on to read Mathematics in the UK and became a Maths teacher. However opportunities for communication kept coming up. She joined PeopleAchieve three decades ago, and trained to become a coach and facilitator. She works both in Cyprus and the Middle East, in the areas of business communication, presentation skills, leadership and stress management. Away from work, Aleen has been a keen Toastmaster, and YLP leader. She loves theatre, and has acted in several plays and a few films. She is the co-founder of 2 improv groups and has recently tried her hand at stand-up-comedy.
Workshop Title: Friends: The Collective Leaders of Yesteryear
Workshop Description: Delving into the theory that says, “You’re only as good as the sum of your parts” (David Schwimmer), this workshop promotes the idea of collectivity in leadership, veering away from an authoritarianist ideal and towards a humanistic approach to success.
Biography: An avid communicator, I take every opportunity to explore myself and others, whether it be verbally, emotionally, or intuitively. I have been a teacher for over 10 years, specialising in improving students’ linguistic and creative skills via English and inspiring them via Global Perspectives, a subject that encourages students to think critically about current affairs. A part-time poet and full-time mother, I spend my waking and sleeping hours creating my realities.
Workshop Title: To go where no one has gone before
To be able to go "out of a box", we need to understand the box, its boundaries, and how to go beyond. This workshop will help those explorations, and better understand and motivate ourselves.
Silvana Wasitova DTM2 is the first Double-DTM in Continental Europe, who has been with Toastmasters since 2002, and over this period has helped charter over 35 clubs. Silvana was key to working with TM HQ to make Online TM Clubs a valid model of meetings. Professionally, Silvana is an Executive Coach who helps Managers and organizations become more effective.
Workshop Title: Where it all begins!
Workshop Description: The workshop will provide a space and exercises for participants to connect with each other, to be playful, to envision and to dream. To understand their own true human leadership story and meaning. Walid’s mission and that of the workshop is to expand minds, one extraordinary experience at a time. And to connect participant’s true essence in a trusted space for a shared inspirational purpose.
Biography: Business and personal consultant | Winner of the John McFarlane (Barclays) Cranfield Leadership Award 2015 | Chartered Certified Accountant - Walid is passionate about fitness, nutrition and guiding family and friends towards healthy lifestyles. Walid believes that improving people’s holistic well-being - physical, mental and spiritual is the greatest social purpose of all. Walid’s keen interest and immersion in self growth - especially in the areas of mindfulness, awareness, leadership, power of thought and emotions - led him to start sharing through speeches and writings. He went on to create mindX - ‘expanding minds… one extraordinary experience at a time’. An inspirational event whose purpose is to bring mind expanding value from speakers, add this value to people’s lives in a fun way and ultimately passing this value on by donating to charities that are close to his heart.
Workshop Title: Youth Leadership Program
Workshop Description: The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) Workshop is a bite-sized version of the YLP program offered by Toastmasters International. The traditional YLP program is typically packed over a period of 8-12 to weeks with each session between 1 to 1.5 hours. That’s a total of 10 to 16 hours of training. With this workshop we aim to bring all that YLP offers squeezed within a span of 2-3 hours! So, you can be sure that there will be a lot to cover. Although the time is limited the FUN will be unlimited! You will learn a range of public speaking and leadership skills at the workshop. You will get tips and ideas on a variety of topics starting from “How to choose your topic”, body language, vocal skills and advanced skills around how to effectively build and deliver your speeches. Towards the end of the workshop you will also get an opportunity to practice what you learnt and present your own speech to other participants. What’s more, you will also receive feedback from experienced Toastmasters on your speeches and areas for improvement. Last but not the least you will learn about a very powerful and effective tool which will give you the ability to speak with confidence in any situation. We won’t tell you now what that is. You have to come to the workshop to find out!
Biography: Vipin is a management professional with close to 20 years of experience in various management and leadership roles. He is currently the Director, Business System at TSYS, a Fortune 1000 company where he has enjoyed a successful and illustrious career as one of the youngest management professionals at his level. His career has spanned numerous business functions including sales, business account management, pre-sales, business analysis, consulting and customer services. Vipin has been a Toastmaster for close to 6 years and was the winner at the Cyprus Toastmasters Public Speaking Competition in 2017. He is also a TEDx speaker and has spoken at 2 TEDx events in Cyprus. He is a published author of the book "My Work My Way", (www.myworkmywaybook.com) a book written to help young professionals to excel and thrive in the early stages of their careers. He writes about career development, personal development and spirituality on his blog www.vipinramdas.com.
Workshop Title: Youth Leadership Program
The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) Workshop is a bite-sized version of the YLP program offered by Toastmasters International. The traditional YLP program is typically packed over a period of 8-12 to weeks with each session between 1 to 1.5 hours. That’s a total of 10 to 16 hours of training. With this workshop we aim to bring all that YLP offers squeezed within a span of 2-3 hours! So, you can be sure that there will be a lot to cover. Although the time is limited the FUN will be unlimited!
You will learn a range of public speaking and leadership skills at the workshop. You will get tips and ideas on a variety of topics starting from “How to choose your topic”, body language, vocal skills and advanced skills around how to effectively build and deliver your speeches. Towards the end of the workshop you will also get an opportunity to practice what you learnt and present your own speech to other participants. What’s more, you will also receive feedback from experienced Toastmasters on your speeches and areas for improvement. Last but not the least you will learn about a very powerful and effective tool which will give you the ability to speak with confidence in any situation. We won’t tell you now what that is. You have to come to the workshop to find out!
Born and raised in Nicosia. Attended the English school and studied French language and international trade in France. Worked for Cyprus airways as a flight attendant and resigned after the birth of her second child. Joined the real estate sector in 2007 and has been working as a property consultant since…Miranda speaks French and Russian, in addition to English and Greek. She holds a brown belt in Karate and loves playing the piano in her free time. Joined Toastmasters 16 years ago; won first and second place prizes in division and district speech contests. Has been running the Youth Leadership Program for the last 5 years. Passionate about coaching and mentoring teenagers!
Workshop Title: The First Step in Finding True Love
The workshop's aim is to get you a step closer to finding and/or keeping your 'True Love'. It will be an interactive workshop with a blend of both snippets of theories and powerful exercises in which participants can take and apply daily to transform their love lives as well as their lives.
By dancing between his heart and his mind, George Araman has created a 50-year vision of spreading some much-needed love around the world. George was blessed to have been “friend-zoned” by his ex-best friend, as this allowed him to discover his life’s purpose. Since then, he has dedicated himself to researching, experimenting, and writing. He wrote The Grey Dance of Love to show singles, “friend-zoned” individuals, and couples how to create sparks-- and how to be and grow in a magical relationship. George believes that all the world’s problems can be solved if we never give up. His message to you: “Your greatest treasure lies in your greatest struggle. If you never give up, even life itself will want to help you and make everything possible for you.” George is a proud member of Loudspeakers Toastmasters Club. He is also an avid reader of personal development books. Meet George and discover your Relationship Character Type at www.greydanceoflove.com.
COT Workshop Title: Acquainting Members with Toastmasters
Does your company have values, a board of directors, policies?
Do you have training opportunities for advancement at your company?
These same topics exist in Toastmasters.
Do you know where to find the information?
The objective of this information seminar is to give you knowledge about the organization structure of Toastmasters.
Knowledge is empowerment.
This knowledge could improve your club’s member retention.
It will improve member involvement of your club’s activities.
Despite her 20 years 3000 meters above earth as a flight attendant, Colleen brings us back to important basics of Toastmasters - its structure, how to retain members, the reasons for becoming more involved in your club’s activities. She has held most club officer roles; this year as VP of Education, & Community Relations with the Youth Leadership Program, and last year as Program Quality Director at the District level. Previously Area Governor and many other Division related roles since joining TM in March 2010.
In 2015 she achieved Distinguished Toastmaster Integrity. Respect. Service. Excellence are her core values. Her moto is "Enjoy the moment; it only happens once."
District 59 Community Relations Coordinator for Youth Leadership Program and Speechcraft in the community (2019-2020) Coordinated first YLP in France 2016; now in its fourth year with new coordinators each year. (2019-2020) D59 Community Relations Coordinator; (2019-2020) Vice President Education Toastmasters 75; (2018-2019 ) D59 Program Quality Director; (2017-2018) D59 YLP Coordinator; (2017-2018) DLC member; (2016 to 2018) VPPR (2 terms); (2014 to 2018) Pathways (REP) Ambassador; (2015-2016) Editor Division A Newsletter; (2015-2016) TM75 Club SAA; (2014-June 2015) Area Governor (1 1/2 terms); (2013-2014) Ass't Div Governor; (2014-2015) Editor Area A4 and A5 Newsletter; (2014-2015) TM75 Club Secretary; (2011-2013) TM75 Club President (2 terms) (2018-2019) TI’s Excellence in Program Quality (Smedley Distinguished Clubs) D59; (2016-2017) Outstanding Toastmaster Division A (2015-2016) District's Best Division Newsletter (2012-2013, 2013-2014) TM75 Club Toastmaster of the Year; (2013-2014) Best Video of the year-District 59; 1st Place Table Topics; 2nd Place Humorous Speech Contests Division A; "Speak Basics"
Master of Ceremonies- Workshops
How much l.e.a.d. do you need to L.E.A.D? Laugh and Love, Eat and Exercise, Aspire and Accelerate, Dare and Dream!
Frank Kaiser will be our workshop MC and he will dress up as one of the most uncommon leaders you can think of. You want to know, who he will be and how he will moderate? Come and join us in Cyprus to get to know.