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Kerry Austin has been a Toastmaster for over 16 years. He is a member of Distinguished Toastmasters in Norman and has won numerous speaking-awards but his most noted award is being selected as the 2018 Toastmasters International Speech Contest winner for the state of Oklahoma and 2008 Winner of the Humorous Speech Contest winner for the state of Oklahoma. Kerry is the recipient of the 2007 Dale Carnegie Leadership “Highest Award for Achievement”. He is also the creator and developer of Picture Perfect Memory Training and has authored 2 books, “Picture Perfect Memory” and “i Motivate”. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University. Although he has had many successes his proudest moments have been as a veteran of the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country for over 12-years.
I am so excited to be a part of Toastmasters and the leadership team in District 16. I joined Toastmasters when I realized all the potential that is available through the support of the members and the monthly meetings. I have learned so much from fellow Toastmasters and continue to learn with each encounter. So many have jumped in to help me as I set goals and strive to become a stronger leader and better communicator.
I have been with Toastmasters since 2017. Toastmasters has changed my life. It helped me rise back from adversity and focus on achievements. I have achieved the Distinguished Toastmasters award, Triple Crown award, and 2 Pathways path. I have been giving back to Toastmasters by serving in every leadership opportunity. I have over 15 years of IT experience working with the customer across 5 continents. Successful as a Club President, Area Director, Club Coach, and Division Director. I look forward to serving as your District 16 WebMaster.
Education: North Salem High, Salem, Oregon 1973; University of Oklahoma Bachelors of Business Administration Major in Accounting 1978; University of Oklahoma College of Law, Juris Doctorate 1985; Charter member of Distinguished Toastmasters and Boomer Nooners. Current member of Distinguished Toastmasters and Boomer Storytellers; received Presidents Distinguished Award as Area Governor; Toastmaster of the Year for Distinguished Toastmasters 2017/2018; Toastmaster of the Year for Area K-3 2017/2018; second place in the District 16 International Speech Contest in 2009; earned the highest award in Toastmasters, DTM, in 5 1/2 years