Organised by the Organising Committee and Skills, Career, Innovation, Leadership and Learning (SCILL) Commission
DATE & TIME
Friday, 27 August
09:00 – 09:45 CEST
Millennium Ballroom and online
TOASTMASTERS WORKSHOP – Taking Communication and Public Speaking to the Next Level
A fun, innovative and interactive session on how to achieve communication excellence on- and offline with Toastmasters
“Communication works for those who work at it.” (English film composer John Powell).
Globalisation and social media have brought the world closer, offering a plethora of channels to connect and communicate across cultures and borders. With fast and global communication at our fingertips, the ability to communicate effectively has never been more key to success in life, work and relationships.
There are many paths to more effective communication. One option is to join Toastmasters, a global non-profit organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a world-spanning network of clubs.
This fun and interactive session offers participants the chance to be a part of a Toastmasters meeting and experience the benefits first-hand. It will include speeches by highly accomplished speakers combined with plenty of interactive impromptu fun.
Melchior Glatthard holds a PhD in Law from the University of Bern and is an attorney-at-law, notary public and partner at Advokatur und Notariat Glatthard. He discovered his passion and talent for public speaking after joining Toastmasters in 2013, going on to win several European-level speech contests and building a career as a professional speaker, speech coach and voice-over artist. Melchior has since served as a TEDx speaker, a public speaking coach and a motivational speaker for renowned clients, including the University of Bern, Credit Suisse and Ernst & Young. He has also lent his voice to a wide range of products and companies, including Mercedes Benz, AXA Versicherungen, McOptic, Lidl Schweiz and Krebsliga Schweiz. He will be on site.
An all-rounder at heart, Mila Myrsep has an MSc in Mentoring and Coaching from Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and holds degrees in international management, translating and interpreting. She is the founder and CEO of Word for Word GmbH specialising in language, communication and coaching services. Mila visited her first Toastmasters meeting in 2014 and “got hooked”. She has been an active member of the Zurich Toastmasters Club ever since, enabling her to win several supra-regional speech contests and make it through to the finals in three European-level championships. For Mila, communication is the bedrock on which human interaction is built. She will be on site.
Panos Korelis holds an executive MBA in Innovation Management from EPFL Lausanne and a Physics PhD from Uppsala University. Panos is dedicated to reinventing the education system and works with parents of gifted and talented youth who wish to see youth excel by the impact of their contribution to the world. Panos has been a Toastmaster since 2014, originally joining the Zurich Toastmasters club. He later became president of the Zurich club and today serves as a corporate club coach in Greece. Panos credits Toastmasters with giving him the tools to transition effectively to the online world of education, because Toastmasters International is at the forefront of innovation in online meetings management. He will be online.
Celia is a legal and corporate governance professional who has worked for a variety of multinational corporations like Docomo, Aon, BBC Studios and InterContinental Hotels Group. In her course of work, besides being exposed to corporate, commercial, employment, intellectual property and corporate governance, she has also conducted legal and ethics training to in-house staff. She has been a Toastmaster for 7 years, and has taken on a variety of club officer as well as District roles, including Vice-President (Education), Club President, Area Director and Division Director. Celia is a wanderlust, a movie buff, a bookworm, a music fan and a dog mummy.