Crystal H. Vo

Talk Title
Finding Your Voice

Talk Synopsis
Crystal shares the incredible and inspiring story of of a mother, a wife, a daughter and a passionate writer. She overcame many tragical events: wars, death in the family, physical and mental abuse, depression, homelessness. Today she is a public servant serving those who are underprivileged which is an honor for her to give back. She raises two young adult children who are pursuing higher education in college.

About Crystal H. Vo
Crystal VoI am a refugee who migrated to the United States in 1986. I escaped my country, Vietnam, with my brother and relatives in 1985, ten years after the communists took over the south of Vietnam. I was very homesick and depressed for many years in America without my family until I found my calling – writing. It has given me a purpose to live happily and productively. I am now a public servant, a mother of two and a wife. My passion is to share inspirational stories, poetry, food and the Vietnamese culture. This is the first poetry book I published in 2013: https://outskirtspress.com/webPage/isbn/9781478713029
My mission is to have a meaningful life where I can help others along the way.

To contact Crystal H. Vo:
Email: crystalhvo@gmail.com
Website: www.crystalhvo.com

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/

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.

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.

 

Steve Itzkowitz

Talk Title: 
“Man on the run…in more ways than one”

Description:
Steve Itzkowitz is an adversity champion, which is a realization he came to well after being diagnosed with Chrohn’s Disease in March of 2017. It wasn’t until he went through episodes of having more questions than answers, self-doubt, anger and then reflection on this and other difficult periods in his life that he realized he was born to be an adversity champion. Now, and with this realization firmly at the forefront of his mind, he has committed himself to teaching audiences how to make adversity an ally by turning their adversity into leadership and inspiration as Steve is in the process of doing.

He will accomplish this for the audience through telling stories encompassing his initial reaction to the disease diagnosis and the ensuing bathrobe days as well as stories of dietary and lifestyle changes in which each story he tells is accompanied by a particular moral that the audience can take with them, especially if and when their health comes under attack.

To wrap it all up, Steve will explain what he means by making adversity an ally and why adversity should be embraced as opposed to embattled. He will also teach the audience how they can turn their adversity into leadership. The speech promises to be entertaining, informative and inspirational. As a matter of fact, it could be the most important 20 minutes anyone ever spends in their life because nothing matters more than one’s health.

About Steve Itzkowitz:
steve-itzkowitz-portraitAside from being an adversity champion, Steve is also a man on the run in more ways than one. He has learned the value of making adversity an ally as opposed to just going through it until it’s over. Steve is self-employed as a provider of public transportation as well as being very active in Toastmasters as a speaker and a leader. In his spare time, he enjoys networking with his friends in Toastmasters as well as the Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation along with watching and discussing team sports, reading & writing, traveling, eating good food, attending the occasional house party and solving detective show mysteries.”

Bobbi Hall

Talk Title:
“Disconnect to Connect”

Description:
Who’s in charge, you or your phone? Ask yourself; when your phone rings, do you have to answer it? Is it compelling? Is it a habit? Is it rude? Studies show we are compromising conversation and not connecting as humans as a result of choosing to be connected to our devices. We are swiping, scrolling, emailing, texting and reading. We are obsessed with
our phones and our devices are managing us; instead of “us” managing our devices.

During this talk, you will learn not only why we are so hooked to our electronic devices, but also how to disconnect from them and enjoy new depths of connection with the people around you.

About Bobbi:
Bobbi Hall Portrait PhotoBobbi Hall was born and raised in Texas and has a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandising. Bobbi is an expert on perseverance and not giving up; forced to overcome adversity from an early age she spent years making bad choices and paid grim consequences. After falling hard, Bobbi chose to find faith and her life took a sizable change of direction.

Bobbi volunteer as a speaker for YMTF, “Youth Motivational Task Force” and speaks to students about the importance of getting an education and making wise choices if you want to be successful. She is an emerging speaker, owns “My Granny’s Cookies” her cookie company. Bobbi is a published author, singer and songwriter. Keep your eye out for her
upcoming NY TIMES Best Selling books sharing her story.