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District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska
Speakers Bureau
Be sincere, be brief, be seated. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, on speechmaking

Join the Toastmasters Speaker’s Bureau

If you’re looking for opportunities to speak to audiences outside of Toastmasters club meetings and events, you have found the right place!

Hundreds of organizations in our district seek speakers every week. The District 26 Speakers’ Bureau provides easy access to a directory of our own enthusiastic, experienced, and interesting speakers to fill that demand.

The Speaker’s Bureau serves active Toastmaster members looking for ways to expand their speaking engagements outside of Toastmasters. If you’re looking for additional opportunities to speak within Toastmasters, such as becoming a test speaker, practicing at other clubs, etc., get it touch with the Program Quality Director.

Why Join?

You enjoy meeting new people

 

You find informing and inspiring audiences rewarding

 

You want to become a professional speaker or trainer

 

You would like more opportunities to speak to audiences about topics that you have expertise or are concerned about

 

You joined Toastmasters and you are ready to expand beyond your comfort zone

 

You have a burning desire to share your story

 

You enjoy sharing and have expertise in an important message and are interested in making a difference

 

You feel ready to take your speaking experience to a higher level

 

Qualifications

All current members of Toastmasters qualify for their own listing on the Speakers’ Bureau.
If you actively volunteer to speak at your club and visit other clubs to get more speaking opportunities, you have the desire. If manual speeches at your Toastmasters club seem easy, you have the confidence. If you have a 20-30-minute speech ready to go, you have the material. If you seek opportunities to leave the comfort and safety of your Toastmasters club, you have the attitude. Go ahead and submit your profile!

More Information

The Speakers Bureau volunteers can help you with any questions.  The Committee can be reached at SpeakersBureau1819@D26Leaders.org. Further, if you’d like more information about the Speakers’ Bureau and how it can help you get more exposure as a professional speaker.

How to Join
If you are looking for opportunities to raise your credibility and visibility as a speaker outside of Toastmasters club meetings and events, then create a profile in the Speakers’ Bureau Directory by filling out this form

To make it easy to create your profile, gather the following information before adding your listing:

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Phone (recommended & not required)

 
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Photo: A professional looking headshot 185 x 185 pixel .jpeg or .png

 
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Introduction: A concise (up to 50 words) bio telling us about you and your expertise, carefully worded to entice a potential client.

 
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Title of 1- 3 of your 30 minute Presentations

 
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Subject areas you speak about

 
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Contact information: Phones, E-mail, Website(s), Blog(s).

 
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Speech topic information, including title, description, duration, keywords

 
Keep in mind that an incomplete profile may cause an event planner to pass you up. If you have everything ready before you start the process, you will create a complete profile and have the best chance of getting noticed by someone looking for your expertise.

Speakers Bureau Directory

Charles Utter
Charles Utter
Trixie Hunter-Merrill
Trixie Hunter-Merrill
Ray Mohr
Ray Mohr
Tom Hobbs
Tom Hobbs
Joan Janis
Joan Janis
David Harrower
David Harrower
FAQ
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.
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