David Kline Lovett

Talk Title
“Uncover the Book You Were Born to Write… and Write It”

Talk Synopsis
Bangambiki Habyarimana in Pearls Of Eternity said “The power of a writer is that he is a god of sorts. He can create his own worlds and populate them with his own people, all by the powers of his imagination. It’s the closest a man can come close to the gods. No wonder the most successful writers are considered immortals.”

In just 20 minutes, if you simply choose to, you will have a complete table of contents written for your first or next book. The mysticism of, “How do I write a book?” Will be solved. And you will have the ability, tools, know how to get it done.

About David Kline Lovett
david kline lovettDavid wears many hats, but one of his favorite is Comedian. He has over a decade of experience speaking to group of various sizes, from half a dozen to hundreds. Based on feedback from meeting planners, his messages and instructions always hit home. David is also a published author with 5 books on the market, and a fifth in the making.

Contact David: http://davidklinelovett.com/speaking/

Abdul Haikal

Talk Title
“What are you waiting for?”

Talk Synopsis
This talk will deconstruct the types of stress sucking our energy and health. You will walk away with ideas and strategies to take back control for a more fit future. You will learn about what doctors are calling the miracle drug. Hint: it doesn’t come over the counter or in an orange bottle and may not cost you a single penny.

You will also hear about the most effective nutritional plan that’s not being marketed anywhere. You won’t even have to give up your cheeseburger at In N Out to get on this plan! This talk will fire you up to make small changes in your daily habits that will help you manage your stress better and boost your energy levels.

About Abdul Haikal
abdul haikal portraitAbdul Haikal is a civil engineer by profession and a fitness coach by passion. He was born in Charlotte, raised in Ft Lauderdale and lived a few years in Beirut before settling in Orange County in 2003. His family moved 16 times in 18 years and he ended up attending 4 high schools. It was during those moves that he developed a strong connection to exercise, as it became his coping mechanism to stay focused and driven both personally and academically. He went on to receive a scholarship to study engineering and graduated with a masters degree in 2012.

Abdul is also a college instructor, and recently becoming a father- so he is no stranger to a high-stress life. And yet he believes that with healthy habits and good nutrition, stress simply becomes fuel for the go. Abdul stumbled into the personal development world in 2015 where he later discovered Toastmasters and became an active member. Combining his obsession with fitness and teaching, he became a certified personal trainer 2 years ago with a specialization in behavior change, and in the process has coached dozens of people toward hitting their health goals and has delivered several talks relating to fitness motivation. Abdul aspires to become a corporate wellness coach and develop programs for employees to embrace a healthy lifestyle as a necessary component of career success.

Cindy “The Creative Fireball” Carpenter

Talk Title
“One Indispensable Business Skill”

Talk Synopsis
There is one business skill, if you don’t master, can cause you to lose a national election. President John F. Kennedy commissioned a study so he could get it right. Peace treaties have been promised over it, wars ended and great business deals have begun from it. Yet, despite it’s importance to our society, we rarely, if ever, teach it in high school, colleges or Toastmasters. Approximately 40% of the general population does either an average or poor job with it. Which side do you fall on? To find out, attend this Speaker’s Bureau meeting where life-long entrepreneur Cindy Carpenter will enlighten you on this vital business skill… one she learned at the tender age of 16, and it served her well throughout her career. Bonus! If you fall into the 40% category, she’ll help you fix it.

About Cindy Carpenter
Cindy CarpenterCindy “The Creative Fireball” Carpenter has been a life-long entrepreneur, starting two distinctly dierent businesses from the ground floor up. She sold her last business, a medical parts manufacturing business, at age 50 and retired. She then joined Toastmasters with a paralyzing, out-of-control fear of public speaking. Within 3 short years she was competing as a semi-nalist in the World Championship of Public Speaking, presenting in front of thousands both in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and on stage at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas.

Special Tribute Meeting: Jan 31st, 2018 @ 6:30 pm


The Founder’s District lost three lifelong Toastmasters, leaders and friends within the last 6 months: Jack Nichols, Colette Gardner and Chris Gregory.

To commemorate their service to the District and remember the times we shared with them, you are invited to a tribute event on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Meeting venue will be open at 6pm, and light refreshments will be served at 6:30pm. The event will start at 7pm and end at 9pm.

Please send this link to anyone who would appreciate being informed about this. Your presence will make this celebration of life a success.

Hosted by the Founder’s District Speakers Bureau, under the supervision of the Founder’s District of Toastmasters International.

If you would like to make donations to contribute to the success of this celebration, two channels are available:

1. In cash at the event venue on event day

2. Mail a check to

Lou Ann Frederick, DTM, PDG
32021 Lomita Dr
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679

EVENT RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tribute-to-jack-nichols-colette-gardner-and-chris-gregory-tickets-41721794009?aff=erelexpmlt

January 2018 Workshop: Speak And Market Like A Pro!™

Special Workshop: Speak And Market Like A Pro!™
Designing Effective Marketing Materials that Work, and
Using the Toastmasters Accredited Speaker Program to Your Success

  • Would you like easy tips for crafting effective marketing?
  • Need to design (or freshen-up) your speaker one-sheet?
  • Want to know how to use Toastmasters Accredited Speaker Program to accelerate your success?

In this fast -paced “how to” session, you will get answers to each of these questions, discover what you need to promote your business, AND be inspired on becoming a PAID speaker. View design samples, gain tips and insights you can use immediately, and take away a handout to get you started!

About the Workshop Leader

Sheryl Roush, DTM, Past District Governor, Accredited Speaker, started her first advertising business at age 16, and has owned 5 graphic design award-winning studios. She generously shares over four decades of experience with us in marketing, photography, printing, publishing and graphic design. Adding to that 25 years as a professional speaker and speaking coach. With over 3,500 programs presented in 12 countries, she knows what it takes to be successful as a speaker, trainer, author, coach/consultant. Both the LA and San Diego chapters of the National Speakers Association have awarded Sheryl their Member of the Year, as well as the Golden Microphone Award from the LA Chapter. Chapters across North America have Sheryl present on speaker marketing materials and creating one-sheets. She is an active 30-year member of Toastmasters, a Presidential Citation awardee, a 17-time author, the 2016 Author of Influence, and proud author of our award-winning Heart of a Toastmaster book. Sheryl is also the lead mentor and world headquarters liaison for those pursuing the Accredited Speaker professional designation from Toastmasters. The San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance (sandiegocoaches.org) elected her as President for 2018. Sheryl is CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., based in San Diego, and founder of the Speak And Market Like A Pro!™ system.

  • SherylRoush.com
  • SpeakAndMarketLikeAPro.com
  • heartofatoastmaster.com

Date: January 24th, 2018
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Venue: Mesa Verde United Methodist Church
1701 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Sheryl Roush

Professional Speaker, International Trainer, Author, Business Success, Communication Skills and Speaking Coach

Working with organizations that want to sharpen their communication skills to garner attention and achieve more business success.

Highly-tailored, high-content and interactive programs, delivered with a motivational style and tone, with deliverables and immediate takeaways.

Sheryl Roush is available for speaking at conferences, staff events, association meetings, offering energizing keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, seminars and retreats that rekindle the spirit, raise the bar and create excitement!

Schedule Sheryl to speak at your next event!

Topics Include:

  • Bring Out Your Brilliance!
  • 7 Secrets to Connect with Anyone
  • Customer Service with Heart
  • Positive Work Environments
  • Productive & Energetic Meetings
  • Solid Gold Marketing
  • Sparkle-Tude (registered)
  • Sparkle When You Speak (a trademarked workshop)
  • Other Skill Building Programs

Contact Sheryl Roush at:

William Hung

Talk Title:
“Speak Out!”

Talk Description:
If you are afraid to share your true feelings or your bold ideas with other people, you’re not alone! This message will help your attendees by:
+ Replacing doubt with confidence
+ Finding the inner courage to be vulnerable in front of people to share relevant personal stories
+ Building long-lasting relationships by having honest
yet tactful conversations with other people

About William Hung:
From his experience working in the entertainment industry and overcoming rejection, he learned the importance of perseverance to make dreams become reality. After American Idol, he appeared on Extra, Ellen, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, to name a few. His fans celebrate the impact he has on their lives. He now hopes to help YOU maximize your potential and wants YOU to achieve YOUR dreams.

Audiences include business groups, associations, and conferences.

Learn more about William Hung: http://williamhung.net

When you are a mentor

As a mentor, you have the opportunity to share your wisdom, knowledge, and experience with a fellow speaker who wants to learn, grow, and achieve. Most new members join the bureau because they have needs that relate to pro speaking speaking. It’s vitally important to most new members that they solve their problems and meet their pro speaking-related needs.

When you are booked to speak at the bureau, you can choose one of our Qualified Speakers for mentoring: http://www.fdspeakersbureau.com/speakers/. If you are a Qualified Speaker, you will be approached for mentoring by our emerging speakers. Below is what is expected from the Mentor/Mentor relationship:

Responsibilities When Mentoring a New Member
1. Sit with the new member. Explain the various parts of the meeting, such as Educational Talk, Qualifying Speeches, and Evaluations. Answer any questions the mentee may have.
2. Orient the new member to bureau customs and procedures. Help the mentee become comfortable and a part of the bureau in any way you can.
3. Explain how to sign up. Ask the Bureau Chair to schedule the mentee’s Qualifying Speech as soon as possible then encourage the
mentee to keep a regular attendance to bureau meetings.
4. Help with the Qualifying Speech. Many experienced speakers still consider their Qualifying Speech to be an intimidating experience. This is
because Qualifying Speeches are very carefully reviewed and evaluated. Discuss speech ideas with the mentee and offer suggestions for organizing if necessary. Listen to the mentee practice the speech and offer feedback.

Responsibilities When Mentoring Experienced Members
If you are mentoring a more experienced member, your responsibilities will differ depending on what your mentee wants to learn – for example, your mentee may want to develop certain leadership skills or learn how to use humor in speaking.

Whatever skill the mentee wants to learn, you can help by:

  • Providing your own insights on, and experiences with, the subject;
  • Observing, listening, and providing feedback on the mentee’s efforts;
  • Referring the mentee to books, tapes, or other materials on the subject which you have found helpful; and/or
  • Introducing the mentee to other people who may be able to help, too.

More Mentoring Tips
When working with your mentee, remember that your function is to help the mentee learn to think and act successfully and independently. Don’t tell the mentee what to do or do the mentee’s work yourself. Simply guide and offer feedback.

Keep in mind, too, that for the mentor/mentee relationship to be successful, you must be…

  • Available. You must have time to spend with a member to help with speeches and answer questions. New members may require additional time.
  • Patient. People learn at varying speeds, and some need more guidance than others.
  • Sensitive. Tact and diplomacy are vital. Be careful to say and do things that will motivate and encourage the mentee. Be loyal and take care not to betray the mentee’s confidences.
  • Respectful. Everyone is different. Respect the differences between yourself, the mentee, and others.
  • Flexible. You must adapt and adjust to various situations and accept that the mentee may make decisions with which you may not agree.
  • Supportive of the bureau. You must be proud of the bureau and what it has done, and can do for members.
  • Knowledgeable. Before you can help someone else, you must be familiar with the bureau and its operations. You should have enough speaking skills yourself to be of help to your mentee.
  • Confident. You should be self-assured and friendly.
  • A good listener. Often simply listening, without taking on the other person’s problem, can be of great help to the mentee.
    Just by listening you can enable the protégé to articulate the problem and sort things out.
  • Concerned about others. You must care about your mentee and truly want to help

Nadine Nofziger

Talk Title:
“Mouth Trap”

Talk Description:
You might think you don’t have a “good” voice, but that’s like saying to someone who never exercises that he/she does not have a strong body. Your voice is what you make of it. In this workshop, we will explore the basics and not so basics mechanics of your voice to help us “physically” feel your voice.

We will also work on showing sincere emotions and reach total congruence between words, message and voice tones. Be prepared to let go and fully participate. Let’s avoid the Mouth Trap and become clear communicators!

About Nadine Nofziger:
nadine-nofziger-portraitAs a Belgian native, Nadine grew up speaking French at home, Flemish with friends and German in school. At the age of 23, she travelled in the USA to deliver around 300 presentations on Belgian culture on behalf of the Kiwanis Club and the Belgian office of tourism.

Nadine has been in this country since 1975 and travelled extensively for work in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. Through these experiences, Nadine learned to listen to a variety of accents and better connect with the American public. She is the founder of “Accent4Advantage” a program dedicated to ESL students wishing to manage their accent and become great public speakers.