Twice a year,  Toastmasters holds a district-wide training for all the executive club officers called TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute). The goal is to train, inspire and motivate the officers so they can in turn go back and use the knowledge and information to run successful clubs.

They tried out a new format this time. It was a “Ted Talks” style day. There were 11 speakers all speaking 18 minutes each on various subjects. I was the kick-off speaker. I talked about teamwork and why it’s critical.

The day was amazing. There were so many wonderful speakers…Ryan Avery, Cleon Cox, Carl Cottingham, Jen Anderson, Bruce Rottink and many others.