Category Archives: English

Episode 11 Kailey Peng, John Zimmer, Hans Peterson, and the Antwerp Team

Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we…

  • We have several interviews from Antwerp about the District 59 2013 Spring Confernce
  • Interview Kailey Peng, who was the International Speech Contest winner for Division F in 2013
  • Talk to John Zimmer, who won the D59 International Speech Contest and will be represent District 59 at the International Convention in Cincinnati in August
  • Have a conversation with Hans Peterson about the D59 2013 Fall Conference in Budapest
  • Do a round table with some of the Antwerp team at the end of the conference

 

Look for the next episode, coming in the next few weeks.

Bye for now.

Darryl

Episode 10 Kees Broos and Darmstadt Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we…

  • Interview Kees Broos, who is the District 59  Lt. Governor of Marketing in the current Toastmasters year and who I first came to know as the Division F Governor
  • We celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Dartmstadt Toastmasters club with an interview  with Matthias Lehmann and a round table discussion with some of the more experienced Toastmasters there talking about 10 years at the club
  • We have a big update from Antwerp about the District 59 2013 Spring Confernce
  • We’re looking for a theme song for the podcast, we’ve included snippets  from the new club theme for the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany

I’ll be at the District 59 2013 Spring Conference in Antwerp, Belgium, I hope to see you there.

Bye for now.

Darryl

Episode 09- The Birthday Show

 

Welcome to the podcast, believe it or not, the podcast has been around for a whole year now, so this is our birthday episode.  We wrap of the interviews from the District 59 2012 Fall Conference in Bonn, Germany.

In this episode we…

  • Interview Peter Kent, who has 20+ years experience in Toastmasters
  • Talk to Barbara Hoerger, who was the District 59 Governor for 2011-2012 Toastmasters year
  • Talk to Morag Mathieson, who is the current District 59 Governor for the 2012-2013 Toastmaster year
  • We have a big update from Antwerp about the District 59 2013 Spring Confernce
  • D59 has beens promoting Open Houses at clubs in February and March, be sure to let your Area Governor know when you’re holding yours and about the results
  • We’re looking for a theme song for the podcast, we’ve included snippets  from the new club theme for the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Look for the next Toastmasters Podcast Europe coming in the next few weeks.

 

Bye for now.

Darryl

Episode 08- D59 2012 Fall Conference Part 02

Welcome to the podcast, this is the second of a series of podcasts with interviews from the District 59 2012 Fall Conference in Bonn, Germany.

In this episode we…

  • Interview João de Mendonça who is the D59 Lt. Governor for Education for the 2012-2013 Toastmaster year and was the D59 Lt. Governor for Marketing last year
  • Talk to Rudy Moralez, who is the Area Governor for D59 Division F Area 2
  • Talk to Bill Monsour, who was the English Humorous Speech Contest Toastmaster for the finals and for one of the semifinals in Bonn, some of you might know him for his work with EasySpeak
  • District 59 2013 Spring Confernce link
  • D59 is promoting Open Houses at clubs in February and March, be sure to let your Area Governor know when you’re holding yours
  • Don’t forget that we’re looking for the  best club theme song in Europe, so send us yours today
  • We’re also looking for a theme song for the podcast, we’ve included snippets  from the new club theme for the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Look for the next Toastmasters Podcast Europe coming in the weeks.

 

Bye for now.

Darryl

Episode 07- D59 2012 Fall Conference Part 01

Welcome to the podcast, this is the first of a series of podcasts with interviews from the District 59 2012 Fall Conference in Bonn, Germany.

In this episode we…

  • Interview Earl Taylor, Toastmaster contest enthusist from Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Talk to George Thomas, who is currently service a two year term as a Director on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors and he was the keynote speaker in Bonn
  • Egwin Gonthier tells us about the District 59 2013 Spring Conference being held in Antwerp, Belgium on May 10-12th
  • District 59 2013 Spring Confernce link
  • Don’t forget that we’re looking for the  best club theme song in Europe, so send us yours today
  • We’re also looking for a theme song for the podcast, we’ve included snippets  from the new club theme for the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Look for the next Toastmasters Podcast Europe coming in the next couple of weeks.

 

Bye for now.

 

Darryl

Interview with Morag Mathieson – Lt Gov. Edu and upcoming Governor District 59

During the District 59 Spring conference I talked to Morag Mathison, Lt. Governor  in the Toastmasters year 2011/2012. Like Barbara also Morag was heavily involved in man yactivities around the conference, hence, it was difficult to get time for an interview as well 😉

We wish her all the best for her new role as Governor of District 59!

Episode 005 Interview with Ivan Aksenov

Welcome to the podcast, in this episode we interview Ivan Aksenov, Acting Governor of D59 Divsion F.  Ivan is the Immediate Past President of the Darmstadt Toastmasters club.  He is also a driving force behind setting up a new advanced club in Division F.

In this episode we…

  • Interview Ivan Aksenov
  • Announce a contest to find a podcast theme song
  • Announce a contest to find the best club theme song in Europe
  • Play the new club theme for the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany

 

Bye for now.

 

Darryl

P.S. I’ll be at the D59 Fall Conference in Bonn from November 16th to 18th.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Interview with Barbara Hoerger – Governor of District 59 in 2011/2012

During the District 59 Spring conference I talked to Barbara Hoerger, District Governor in the Toastmasters year 2011/2012. Barbara was heavily involved in man yactivities around the conference, hence, it was difficult to get time for an interview 😉

She talks about her personal highlights of the year, expectations and challenges she had to master during her role as District governor.

 

Interview with Mark Hunter – World Champion in Public Speaking of 2009

During the District 59 Spring conference I talked to Mark Hunter, World Champion in Public Speaking of 2009. Mark gave the two keynote speeches at the conference and was the main reason why so many participants got up early after short nights. He talked about how to handle adversity, challenges and gave advice how to prepare for the upcoming speech contests in fall.

 

Olivia Schofield

Last week we spoke with our Champion Olivia Schofield in Berlin. She is in last minute preparations for her
speaking-tour through the United States.  She promised to keep Toastmasters Podcast Europe posted on
her voyage and she will send videos as she progresses. Thanks Olivia!  Lots of success for  your trip!!

Helen

For our readers wanting to know more about her:

Olivia Schofield is a Londoner, living in Berlin. She studied dance and choreography at The London School of Contemporary Dance, and voice and stage at Arts Educational. Olivia however, had a speech impediment, which
hindered her stage career.

She retrained, and armed with a first-class honours degree in Communication and Linguistics, joined the BBC,
behind the camera. Olivia went on to work for some of the great broadcasters in a variety of organisational and
business roles, ITN, Granada Television, British Pathe and Ikono TV. In her role as Business Development
Manager at ITN Source, one of the large archive houses, Olivia looked after Key accounts including ZDF.
WDR and NDR. Still 20 years after giving up dance, her anxiety for speaking had not lessened her passion for performing.

In 2010 a friend introduced Olivia to Toastmasters. The nurturing environment immediately appealed to her;
a nurturing environment that would unlock her voice.
18 months after joining Toastmasters, Olivia went on to place first at the District level in the international
speech competition. She competed in The World Championship of Public Speaking in Las Vegas in 2011 and
out of 35,000 contestants; she placed as the top women and the first District 59er ever to reach the finals.

Olivia says “giving a speech is just like creating a piece of choreography: it should have unexpected twists and
turns that leave the audience inspired.”  “It took me 25 years to find my voice and another 25 to realise I had
something to say!”