CLCON 2022 Presenters

Honored Guest Speaker – Saturday May 7, 2022

Joe Grondin, Accredited Speaker

About Joe:

Joe Grondin is a 2x World Championship of Public Speaking Finalist, Toastmasters Accredited Speaker, International Inspirational Speaker, Author, and Speech Coach.

A teacher/administrator since 1983, Joe has a Master’s Degree in Teaching & Administration, and a Principal’s certificate. He has taught every single school grade level (K-12), and worked for several years with “At-Risk” youth. Joe was the Science & Physical Education Subject Coordinator in the last 3 years his before retirement, and honored with the Garth Wade Career Award for Physical Education at his retirement.

Joe Grondin is the author of the book, “Living in Harmony With Our Children,” and a keynote speaker who advocates on their behalf. Joe cherishes speaking opportunities that target Education, Leadership, Wellness, and Public Speaking.

Presenters – Tuesday May 10, 2022

The Hero’s Journey

Mary Cheyne

Starting a New Club

Joseph Esler

Presenters – Wednesday May 11, 2022

Improvisation for All

Tomilayo Komolafe

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Bindu Chintha – Motivational Speaker and Yoga Teacher

About Bindu: Bindu Chintha is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) & certified Scrum Professional-Scrum Master (CSP-SM) and has been working in the fields of technology and leadership for more than 20 years. She is a certified Yoga Teacher teaching yoga and mindfulness for more than 10 years. She is a passionate member of Toastmasters for past 6 years and acquired her Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award. She is a motivational speaker presenting inspiring talks in her signature Podcast show – Inspire & Empower!

With a passion for Toastmasters Education Program she strives to bring the program to youth by conducting youth leadership programs in community and recently chartered first ever Toastmasters Gavel Club in her community. She also has been instrumental in starting three new Toastmasters clubs — one for the community she lives in, one for the spiritual community she is part of, and one at her workplace.

Bindu loves to run and is a 7 time marathon runner with recently running the iconic marathons – The Chicago, The New York and The London Marathons! Bindu is also a Guinness World Record Title holder for participating in the record breaking event of Virtual London Marathon.

Presenters – Thursday May 12, 2022

How to Find More of Yourself

Ty Chum

Improve Your Voice Now

Christine Menschner

About Christine: Christine Menschner, PM1, holds master’s degrees in Music Education, Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy. A performing artist and voice teacher, she has been helping singers and speakers improve their voices for over 15 years. Christine trains performers from beginners to professionals. She especially loves helping shy and introverted singers and speakers find their own strong, comfortable, and confident voices.

A member of Crimson Toastmasters at Harvard University, in 2020 Christine taught a series of voice workshops to help members overcome vocal fry, improve articulation, and project their voices consistently through the end of phrases and sentences.

Presenters – Friday May 13, 2021

Youth Leadership Showcase

Moderated by Rich Keane, D31 YLP Chair

Honored Guest Speaker – Saturday May 14, 2021 (Hybrid at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood)

Storytelling

Anna Kaufman, Past District 31 Director

Anna Kaufman - DTM

Presenters – Saturday May 14, 2021 (Hybrid at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood)

Speechwriting 101

Rachel Dubinsky

Powerful Evaluations

Dr. Haleem Syed

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