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.
I was born in Waukegan, IL. I moved to Oklahoma in 1991. Worked in Cosmetology for a long time. I married my husband, Ron Olsen 27 years ago. I have 3 kids, Matt, Danielle, and Jeremiah. I joined Toastmasters in 2012 after my husband registered me. My Toastmaster Home club is Tulsa Club 148, where I have served as various club officers. I have coached 2 clubs to President Distinguished. I did my first tour as an Area Governor for the 2014-2015 year and helped the area reach President Distinguished. I was also awarded the Area Governor of the Year. I was voted as a Division Director the 2015-2016 where we became a Select Distinguished Division. During this time , I created the newsletter "Wanda's Wednesday Whit" I was awarded my first DTM in 2015 and received my second in 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Ray D. Willis, MBA, DTM, is a highly versatile, innovative management professional emphasizing innovation and creativity in solving complex problems.
As a Training and Development Consultant and Contract Trainer, Walt Hansmann designs and delivers training and development solutions to meet business needs. He helps organizations solve employee development needs by aligning training solutions to their business requirements.
Joined Toastmasters to develop Public Speaking and Leadership Skills. Developed skills to direct meetings, hold team members accountable, and gain collaboration across multiple backgrounds. Built successful Toastmaster Officer teams to delegate authority as needed. Led club officers to become experts in their area of service, i.e. Sargent at Arms, Educational Vice-President, Vice-President of membership. I have mentored numerous new Toastmasters to ensure they developed the skills needed to successfully speak and lead in public
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