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Speakers Showcase – Unmute Me 2021

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International Director, Region 12

Lesley Storkey DTM

International Director, Region 12, Lesley Storkey, DTM

About the Speaker

Lesley Storkey, of Peregian Beach, Queensland, Australia, is the Region 12 International Director of Toastmasters International, the world’s leading organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development. Storkey was elected to the 2020–2022 two-year term at the organization’s 89th annual International Convention, held virtually 24-29 August.

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Storkey is a “working ambassador” for the organisation. She works with the Board to develop and support the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

Storkey is a trainer and facilitator, working in project management, facilitation, and training. She is the owner of Storkeys’ Team, a company that was founded in 2005.

She earned a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from Melbourne University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. During the 1970s and 1980s, she worked as State President of the Australian Breastfeeding Association, where she helped drive change towards the acceptance of breastfeeding in society. She was a founding member of the Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce.

A Toastmaster since 1990, Storkey’s home club is The Comedy Club in Alexandra Headland. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organisation.

“Knowledge is only valuable if you share it,” she said. “Through the Toastmasters diverse educational programs and the opportunity to mentor others, anyone can play a role in ensuring others reach their full potential.”

About the keynote speech

The title for Storkey’s speech will be “Who’s Responsible?” which was chosen because it resonates with “your (very apt) theme” – UNMUTE Me.

About the workshop

The workshop “R U a TEAM” explores the fundamental basics of a team and particularly the importance of not just a team leader but also the team members in achieving a result.

Program Quality Director, District 80

Jackson Chua DTM

About the Speaker Jackson Chua DTM

About the Session Goliath must fall!

About the Speaker
A Toastmaster since 2002, Jackson Chua DTM is currently District 80s Program Quality Director for Term 2020-2021.

With 32 years of experience in banking, infocomms, logistics, education and public relations in MNCs as well as a serial entrepreneur, Jackson is currently founder/owner of Phoenix Consulting Group (PXCG), ByDezign Studio & Gatsby International Ventures Inc. Jackson consults in Corporate and Individual Transformation, speaking, facilitating and executing with client teams.

Toastmasters aside, Jackson has also served with Team Nila (Sports Volunteer Training & Mobilization for Youth Olympics & the South East Asia Games), the Marketing Institute of Singapore (member of Asia Marketing Federation) and the Singapore Polytechnic Graduates’ Guild Endowment Fund Committee – raising funds for bursaries to students experiencing financial hardship.

Jackson is an avid student of culture, music, and travel.

About the Session
Inspired by the title of Louie Giglio’s book, I thought of having a fireside chat with the good people of D112 during the Annual Conference.

We are all different yet the same.
There are “Goliaths” in our lives – formidable challenges, maybe even threats – in the form of people or situations.

Who can help? How to overcome?

There are no “5 secret of or 3 steps to” here.
The how-to possibilities are endless and even then, there are no guarantees.

But let me show you why Goliath must fall.

Understanding the gives you BELIEF, HOPE & QUIET JOY.

#overcomeadversity #problemsolving #beliefisatthecore

Click here to register for “UNMUTE Me,” our 2021 District 112 Conference.

Workshops on SUNDAY, 2 MAY 2021

Workshop – 9:00 am

Presenter – Anne-Marie Andrews

Anne-Marie joined Tauranga Toastmasters in Oct 2016. She is one of only three financial members that remain from the time she joined. Anne-Marie chose TGA over another club because she thought she could help becoming Secretary almost immediately followed by VP Ed then President/VP Ed. She has remained engaged as IPP and currently isQ3 area director. Anne-Marie has thrived in Toastmasters herself and is a strong believer in the value Toastmaster Clubs can offer our local communities.

About the workshop 

Anne-Marie will share ideas based on her experience at Tauranga which has grown to become one of the biggest clubs in NZ in the past couple of years, has achieved Presidents distinguished for two years in a row, has a full current and incoming committee and continues to have a steady flow of visitors through the door and new members being inducted.

Click here for the workshop handout: Word (immediate download) or PDF (online)


Building Clubs – 9:30 am

Presenter – Sherman Wang DTM

Sherman joined Toastmasters in 2010. While he was the Division L Director from 2018 to 2019 for D112, he built the Toastmasters at Kristin club with other members. Outside Toastmasters, Sherman teaches business communication skills and helps people living the dream as a coach certified by the International Coaching Federation.

About the workshop 

Building a Toastmasters club has many benefits, but the journey is not an easy one. The workshop offers insights on club building, including the requirements, recommended process and key learnings from those who have been there and done that.


“R U a TEAM” – 1:15 pm

Presenter – Lesley Storkey DTM, Region 12 International Director

See above for more information about our International Director.

About the workshop 

The workshop “R U a TEAM” explores the fundamental basics of a team and particularly the importance of not just a team leader but also the team members in achieving a result.

Documents with useful tips from our ESTEEMED presenter:


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