District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska

Fall Training Expo October 20, 2018 9 am -8 pm

We look forward to seeing you at our inaugural Fall Training Expo! Our training sessions are focused on Club Excellence topics in support of the 2015 Toastmasters Strategic Plan and our District Mission

Online Registration:


Mail-in  or Walk-in Registration:

No Mail In Registration

Walk-ins accepted for Training, (5) lunches and (5) dinners. Please pay at the door until they’re gone!

Educational Speakers:

Proposals Complete

Keynote Speaker:  Sheryl Roush Sheryl Roush, DTM, Past District Governor, Accredited Speaker is CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., based in San Diego. She is a conference presenter, a top-rated international trainer, a 17-time published author and a professional coach. Visit for more information

Keynote Flier -Click HERE

Sheryl Roush Promo Video CLICK HERE

What is it? A Training Expo focused on Club Excellence

Why should people attend? To hear ideas from fellow TMs and Sheryl Roush, network, Hall-of Fame awards

How is this different from a Fall Conference? One condensed day, lower cost

What won’t it have? Speech contests, business meeting, high expenses

What will it have? Detailed training to improve club, Pathways

What’s In It For Me? Training, Learning, Friends, Awards, Celebration, Fun, Fun, Fun!

Check out these these TWO Special Keynotes Sheryl Roush with be sharing with us!!

Keynote Sessions:

Sheryl Roush, DTM, PDG, AS :

10 am Morning Keynote:

Are your promotional efforts producing results? Setting the tone for our Expo on Club Excellence, discover proven tips you can use for promoting your club, area, division (or your own business)… with this how-to” session on marketing made easy! Print and on-line, social media, plus FUN on creative club meeting themes that attract guests and retain members! Learn from a 40-year seasoned pro and multi-author on the topic and owner of 5 graphic design studios!

Sheryl Roush, DTM, PDG, AS :

6 pm Evening Keynote:

Heart of a Toastmaster. Bringing this Expo to a close, let’s celebrate Our History, Our Future and Our Promise. Sheryl Roush is the author of the award-winning “Heart of a Toastmaster” anthology, sanctioned by WHQs. Be inspired to take away with you the great ideas and insights from the day! This interactive and inspirational message will rekindle the spirit, raise the bar… and touch your heart!

Hotel Info:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver

3203 Quebec Street Denver, Colorado 80207

Tel: +1-303-321-3333 Fax: +1-303-329-5233 

Maps and Directions CLICK HERE

Free parking; please use Ballroom entrance on East side

Group Rates: Although we tried to minimize hotel needs with late start/early finish, the Double Tree is holding a small room block Friday and Saturday nights at $126 plus taxes. Please call 303-321-3333 and use code (TOA).

Group Rates end soon!! Call or follow link below NOW to reserve your room.

Reservation Phone: 303-321-3333

Online registration: Double Tree Reservation Link Note: if you are told rooms are not available, please advise the Registration Chair. We will do our best to increase the number of reserved rooms.

  • Code TOA
  • Cutoff for discount price: Sept 27
  • Choice of king bed or two doubles now available
  • Discount price $126 per night does not include breakfast.
  • Link to register and receive special discount

Contacts for Fall Training Expo:

To Volunteer to help at the Expo please contact Kyle Wilson Attire/Dress Code for Events: Business Casual All Day

Listen and watch Kyle Wilson, our Fabulous Event Chair share with us why we should attend the Fall Training Expo

Expo Activities

Tentative Agenda

9am        Registration

10am      Opening Session with Sheryl Roush

11am      Training Breakout Sessions (x3)

12pm       Buffet lunch

12:20pm  Rhea Thompson Roast

1:30pm    Training Breakout Sessions (x3)

2:30pm    Pathways Training Please click HERE to submit your Pathways question

4pm         Training Breakout Sessions (x3)

5pm         Networking time, cash bar

6pm         Buffet dinner starts

6:20pm    Sheryl Roush Keynote “Heart of a Toastmaster”                

70th Anniversary Celebration

7pm         Hall-of-Fame Awards Please register above for FREE so we may plan

8pm         Adjourn to the bar

Food Menu

View the amazing menu the DoubleTree has arranged for us!

  • $25 lunch buffet – includes build-your-own gourmet deli sandwich, mixed greens salad, pasta salad with tomatoes, artichokes and feta cheese, chocolate chunk brownies
  • $35 dinner buffet – includes salmon with roasted vegetables, chicken with mushroom ragout, mixed greens salad, creamy polenta, German potato salad, roasted vegetables, chocolate torte, cheesecake
  • Dietary restrictions will be accommodated (Please state restrictions on your registration form)
  • Meals may not be available for walk-ins

Ticket Options:

  • $20 training only
  • $25 lunch buffet
  • $35 dinner buffet
  • $45 Training plus lunch
  • $55 Training plus dinner
  • $80 Training plus lunch and dinner
  • Free to attend roast or awards

Educational Breakout Sessions:

Want to get an idea which Breakout you may want to attend?

Read below for more info!

11 am Educational Breakout Sessions:

Bonnie Smith, DTM & VCP :

We Can Do Better Does Pathways affect our Toastmaster Mentoring? How? I am currently on Level 5 Advanced Mentoring project. With years of mentoring experience, join me in defining HOW WE CAN DO IT BETTER ! Have you seen the special 5 week mentoring course where you are matched with Toastmasters around the world?

Trixie Hunter-Merrill, ACS, ALB:

PR for the Modern Age. Public Relations has changed. Gone away are the standard practices or Press Releases, Media, and Marketing. Learn how to use Google Docs for PR, Canva for Marketing, Automation Tools like Buffer to maximize our reach across multiple social media channels, & online news forms for events.

Joe Fleenor, DTM:

Hidden Powers of Meeting Roles. We will share the skills every member will gain that are inherent in fully engaging in each and every role. These skills will help to build a strong club through strong members. And attract guests who will be able see, through your members, what Toastmasters can do for them.

1:30 pm Educational Breakout Sessions:

Sheryl Roush, DTM, PDG, AS :

How to Market Speechcraft for Club Excellence & Membership Growth. Keeping The Promise requires on-going efforts to attract, educate, recruit and retain members. Discover ways to do all FOUR by hosting a 4-8 week Speechcraft series inside the Club, outside in the Community, starting Corporate Programs, and as stand-alone programs. Handout flyer template provided!

Victoria Cox, DTM:

Speaker to Leader. Learn how to find your specific leadership style and use it to go from speaker to leader. Do you want to learn how to move into leadership and gain more skills to help you get ahead at your job? Victoria will be teaching you how to identify your speaking strengths and turn them into leadership skills. We will also cover how to set goals to keep you moving in the right direction.

Tom Marrs, DTM :

Mentoring: Retain Your Members, Grow Your Club. We learn by doing, and this session includes a workshop/role-play that shows how to mentor new members. Attendees will: – Learn how to mentor new members and start a club mentoring program. – Receive Maximized Mentoring materials: – Guides and checklists for 6 structured mentoring meetings. – Onboarding checklist. – Online resources.

2:30 pm Educational Breakout Session:

Susie Overton, ACB, ALB, MS1; Carol Pace, DTM:

Getting to the Essence of Pathways. Understanding what is inside Pathways is the foundation of learning Pathways. Susie overviews key components including the Navigator, Base Camp, Tutorials, Profile, E-Portfolio and Feedback. Carol reviews in depth, the Education Transcript, Completing projects/levels and Steps to Ensure Credit. Includes 25 minute Q&A. Glitches, Pitfalls & Tips

4 pm Educational Breakout Session:

Natalie Palmer, DTM, PRA:

The Evaluation Equation. Dr. Smedley believed evaluations were one of the most important part of Toastmasters – and he was right! Join us as we discuss what makes a good evaluation, traps to avoid, and strategies to take your evaluations to the next level.

Panel led by Jacqueline Smith, ACG, ALB

How Can We Help You? Are you trying to start a club? Club sponsoring will allow you to help a prospective group with their chartering paperwork. Are you wanting to assist a newly chartered club for a minimum of 6 months? Then club mentoring may be your fit. Perhaps assisting struggling clubs is your strong suit? If so, club coaching for clubs with 1-12 members may be ideal for you. Come learn about all 3 club support roles!!!

Panel consists of John Donnellon–Club Coaching; Holly Valenta–Club Mentoring; Jacqueline L. Smith–Club Sponsoring

Carolyn Rose Hart, CC, CL :

Be Unstoppable: How to Have More Confidence and be a Trainer. What if you could: * Discover how “Negativity Bias” zaps your confidence and how to deal with it. * Gain 3 keys to greater confidence as a speaker who trains. * Master one simple action step you can take daily that will dramatically boost your confidence and generate greater results. Would you do it?

Refund Details

We will refund your registration fee as indicated below. Please email the Expo Chair at by the date indicated. 100 % Refund by October 13, 2018

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