I have been a member since 2012. I joined to help improve my speaking skills but what I did not expect was the leadership development as well as the many friends I would make. I have held many leadership positions and have also been fortunate to represent the club in the 2013 state humorous contest where I placed 2nd. I have also finished first in the 2015 and 2018 District 16 Evaluation contest. Since joining I have experienced many professional and personal successes which I credit Toastmasters for but even after multiple years I still discover areas where I need to continue to improve. I call our meetings my weekly dose of self-confidence. I highly recommend Toastmasters as a way to help improve oneself.
20 years experience in public speaking. This includes providing a briefing to military members up to United States Navy Admiral level,USAF Colonel and their civilian equivalent.
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.
Daniel Hanttula is known as "The Masonic Tour Guide," and his written works have been recognized by the Masonic Service Association, The Scottish Rite Journal, Freemasonry for Dummies, the Whence Came You podcast and many others. On the Masonic speaking circuit, Daniel has traveled from Delaware to Hawaii, speaking to lodges on leadership, technical and esoteric topics (See partial list, provided below). Most recently, Daniel was tapped by the MW Grand Lodge of the State of Oklahoma to give a 1-hour presentation on Masonic Social Media, and by the South Central Conference of the York Rite to speak on "Protecting Masonic Information." By day, Hanttula is a Virtual CIO and Managing Partner of Decision Forward LLC, and is contracted by schools and financial institutions to speak on 21st century Internet safety.
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.
I grew up in Sweden in northern Europe and have traveled to 79 countries for business, humanitarian aid work, and adventure travel. I have extensive Search Engine Optimization (SEO) knowledge.
The enthusiastic communicator! José is an accomplished speaker and leader, he has served in multiple leadership roles and participated in all levels of competition. He enjoys mentoring and helping others grow.
A Toastmaster since 2015
I am just a guy who likes to see others succeed. I have worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. I have a intelligent and beautiful wife along with a sneaky strategic daughter. I also have two cats.