The Toastmasters District 26 Speakers’ Bureau has highly skilled and exciting speakers who will not only make your event unforgettable, but will have your participants asking for MORE!
What is the District 26 Speakers Bureau?
The bureau roster lists active Toastmasters members who would like to find speaking opportunities outside of Toastmasters. These speakers constantly look for ways to hone their skills. We add new speakers and topics regularly to provide extensive cultural and educational diversity to your speaker choices. Consider the District 26 Speakers’ Bureau your resource for excellent speakers for teaching or entertaining at your next event.
Will bureau members speak for free?
Toastmasters listed in our bureau must agree to offer FREE services as a Toastmasters representative. Speakers’ Bureau members may not charge for engagements arranged through the bureau. If offered, they may accept a meal and travel/accommodation expenses, if appropriate.
May I pay a bureau member for a more extensive engagement?
Many of our bureau members offer fee-based presentations, workshops, and seminars as part of their businesses. If you wish, you may engage a speaker beyond their initial, free speaking engagement. For this purpose we have provided links in their profiles to their personal or company web sites. You may work further with a speaker at your discretion with the understanding that if you hire a speaker through their business, you will not introduce or acknowledged them as a “representative” of Toastmasters. In these instances, all coordination, liabilities, and responsibilities are between you and the speaker.
May I donate to Toastmasters?
Yes, we welcome donations and honoraria to District 26 Toastmasters in appreciation for a bureau member’s performance.
Do bureau members offer services other than speeches?
Yes. Beyond topical speeches many of our participating speakers can also serve as master of ceremonies, keynote speakers, speech contest judges, seminar leaders, trainers, or facilitators for a variety of educational and professional programs.
What kind of training have the speakers had?
Members of the D26 Speakers Bureau have reached varying levels of achievement working the Toastmasters curriculum. All are professionals dedicated to life-long learning. In addition to their Toastmasters’ experience, many participate in seminars and workshops conducted by leaders such as Ed Tate. D26 speakers are constantly striving to sharpen their skills in able to provide a total speaking experience.