Learning from the Past; Crafting the Future

Through stories from the past, let us consider the many benefits that Toastmasters has provided for our D21 members. Reflecting on the past, how have leadership and public speaking impacted our lives? Where are we today as  we review our present club experiences? And finally, what might be some possible directions for our future growth?

Alan Warburton, DTM

Alan Warburton, DTM, has been a Toastmaster for over 21 years. He has twice represented District 21 at the semi-finals of the World Championships of Public Speaking and is a two-time winner of the District 21 Humorous Speech Contest. He was the District 21 Director in 2016-2017. Alan is the Founder, Licensee, and Curator for TEDxSurrey which was established over 6 years ago and attracts audiences of 1,000+ people. TEDxSurrey is widely recognized as one of the premier TEDx events in Canada.

Alan has thoroughly enjoyed his Toastmasters journey and believes that in the year of Toastmasters International’s Centenary, it is a good time for us to learn from the past as we plan for the future.