Paul Axtell provides consulting and personal effectiveness training to a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 companies and universities to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. A large focus of his work is how to run effective and productive meetings—to turn them from dreaded calendar items into vital, productive sessions with measurable results.
The Art of Storytelling
Friday Night - April 28, 2017
Leaders, family members, and friends often tell stories to share events and ideas, or to transmit lessons and values to their audience.
Effective stories are impactful, interesting, and thought-provoking. Good stories resonate with others because they are re-creations, not descriptions, of what occurred, in the heart and mind of the speaker. Storytelling is an art, and a skill. Come hear what it takes to become a master storyteller
Saturday Keynote - April 29, 2017
There is something ordinary about the desire to be extraordinary. Being remarkable is a matter of attitude, work ethic, and preparation. It doesn't take much to stand out in a world where many people go through life on autopilot, as living and breathing models of mediocrity 24/7. In each endeavor and encounter, there are key concepts that determine true success, inside and outside of Toastmasters, whether at work, at home, or at play. Be remarkable!
Leadership and the Art of Conversation
Saturday - April 29, 2017
Leadership is a matter of speaking and listening in a way that is out of the ordinary. Leadership is not hereditary; it is not a mystical magic that has bestowed as a favor to a select few individuals. People who create possibilities for others to make them reality, simply listen, and speak, differently than the rest of people. Consider adjusting your attitude and your conversation patterns to create potential pathways and opportunities you never deemed possible