Spring Conference Berlin 2017

The Be A Berliner conference was a SMASHING SUCCESS! Here are some of the highlights:

Welcome video from Herr Dr. Fritz Felgentreu, Member of the German Parliament! Thank you! Danke schön!

Sunday = Fun Day!

2 Guided Tours have been arranged for guests staying on after the conference. Plan your Fun Day here: http://beaberliner.d95conf.org/program-for-sunday-morning/


Learning from the Pros! Look Who’s Attending the Professional Trainers Group Meeting!

Olivia Schofield * Florian Mueck * John ZimmerPeter Zinn

We are so pleased and HONORED to welcome these Toastmasters who are 4 of the most illustrious speakers and trainers on the international stage. They will share their insights at the meeting of the Professional Trainers Group at the “Be A Berliner” conference! Find out how they failed AND succeeded as they turned PASSION into a PROFESSION Friday – 20 May – 6:00 – 7:00 pm!  2 Days left!



Get to the Venue?

Transportation information available here: http://bit.ly/2rmFsos


Updates: Friday 19 May at the Bear!

Have plans for Friday night in Berlin?
Join us for an evening of storytelling, live music and lively audience interaction!

The Bear is a monthly storytelling contest in Berlin, where 8 randomly-selected storytellers share a 5-minute, true, personal tale based on the evening’s theme. (May theme: WONDERS).

We celebrate the art of raconteur in a world that is drowning in information and starving for wisdom. People come together as strangers and leave connected by their shared human experience. One audience member called it, “Dessert for the Heart“.

If you would like to join us on Friday, May 19, with or without a story, look for Khushi Pasquale in the Estrel Hotel lobby at 19 hrs. sharp. She will lead the way to the Meeet Pavilion, Chausseestr. 86, Berlin-Mitte.
Conference guests receive discount tickets for 5 euros. Seats are limited! Reservations here.

For more info click here: http://thebear-storytelling.de/

#BeaBerliner and enjoy the Friday evening.


Updates: Glitz and Glamor at the Gala Dinner!

Dear Toastmasters and guests of the gala,
You want to dress in the chic of the 20s? Bohémian, Cabaret, Dandy, Decadent, Diva, Gauner, Gigolo, Vaudeville … You will find your costume at « Le Boudoir ». Tilda Knopf grants 10% discount if you refer to « Toastmasters ». Please make an appointment. http://www.boheme-sauvage.net/boudoir/

Liebe Toastmasters und Gäste der Gala,
Ihr möchtet im Chic der zwanziger Jahre kleiden? Bohémian, Cabaret, Dandy, Decadent, Diva, Gauner, Gigolo, Vaudeville … Dann könnt Ihr ein passendes Kostüm bei «Le Boudoir » mieten. Tilda Knopf gibt allen Teilnehmern der Konferenz 10%. Bitte nennt das Stichwort „Toastmasters“. Bitte macht einen Termin aus. http://www.boheme-sauvage.net/boudoir/


Updates:  MEET-MIX-MINGLE for Distinguished Toastmasters (DTMs)

Hosted by Elizabeth Nostedt, DTM (Former District 59 Director, Previous Regional Advisor).

Updates:  More conference “goodies”!

Sit with the Stars! Lottery!
Imagine Saturday night at the District 95 Spring Conference #BeaBerliner! Imagine the lights, excitement, and giddiness of the Gala Dinner when Toastmasters put on fancy dress; sit down to a „Gal-licious“ meal and step onto the dance floor. But wait! Who is that sitting at the head table with the World Champion of Public Speaking Mark L Brown? Look there! Who is that chatting away with the TMI International Director Teresa Dukes?
And golly! Who is that exchanging anecdotes with Aletta Brune Rochat, one of the most sought after speaking coaches in the world? It
could be you! Register for the District 95 Spring Conference 2017 and see the registration desk to join the lottery that sits you with the stars!
Enjoy an evening of rubbing elbows with the bright and famous; pose the questions you’ve been burning to ask; or just sit back and enjoy good conversation and a front row seat to the action on stage.

This is your chance, will you take it? Imagine yourself sitting next to: Mark L Brown, Teresa Dukes, Aletta Brune Rochat!

Once again: Register at http://beaberliner.d95conf.org/ and at the registration desk there will be a special form for the lottery.
Winners will be announced before the International Speech Contest finals (Saturday, 4:45 p.m.)

Welcoming our International Director, Teresa Dukes, DTM



BIOGRAPHY – Teresa Dukes, Speaking Coach, Dukes Consultancy

Teresa is a member of the Board of Directors for Toastmasters International. Teresa has spoken worldwide on
communicating more effective. Her most recent engagements include London, Dublin, Bangkok, Abidjan, Saudi Arabia,
United Arab Emirates and Johannesburg. Teresa is the Founding Director of Dukes Consultancy, specialising in sowing
the seeds of confidence that help bring out your natural qualities to communicate more effectively. She has over 18
years of corporate and public speaking experience and provides coaching, speaking and training services to her clients.
As a Certified World Class Speaking Coach, Teresa works with individuals of all levels from apprentice to CEO helping
them to be heard, understood and most importantly – remembered.

 Inspiring Leaders (Keynote)

We all have a part to play in empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. I believe that an effective leader
is :

  • one who has knowledge and understanding of the different leadership types and methodologies;
  • one who can learn how others work and adapt their own style to accommodate this; and
  • one who encourages participation, teamwork, and inclusivity throughout their tenure.

Let’s explore seven (7) qualities of an effective leader. By identifying a few qualities of an effective leader this means we can easily
identify members who have the potential to be our future leaders.

When was the last time you encouraged someone to take a leap?
When will be your next time?

Who will you be tapping on the shoulder today?

Be A Berliner!

About Aletta Rochat, DTM (Region 11 Advisor)

Aletta hails from South Africa. She has held numerous District level offices – including the office of District Director. She’s a  Certified World Class Speaking Coach, professional speaker and trainer. Welcome to District 95!




Wonderful Workshops Waiting for You Part 1



 Wonderful Workshops Waiting for You Part 2

















                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We proudly present our KEYNOTE SPEAKER and SPECIAL GUEST, MARK BROWN, World Champion of Public Speaking, 1995.





The Toastmasters experience in District 95  features a wide range of events ranging from club meetings to Area and Division events.

The semi-annual District 95 conferences are the mega events.  Guest speakers, socializing and workshops in some of the loveliest spots in Europe.

This time we invite you to the wonderful city – BERLIN – for our District 95 2017 Spring Conference! What’s waiting for you there?

Pomp. Glamour. Great speeches and workshops in German and English. 2 Special Guests who’ll deliver inspiring Keynotes and Workshops!  A breath of fresh air from the ‘Golden 20s’ will permeate the atmosphere, reaching it’s climax at the Gala Dinner. Not only the music and the dancing –  your choice of costume will help create the atmosphere. Be inspired by the ‘Golden 20s’! A wealth of information about the conference is waiting for you at the NEW WEBSITE: http://beaberliner.d95conf.org/

This conference also offers YOU the opportunity to take a LARGER ROLE in the action by:

a.  Giving a Workshop:  “Understanding What´s Important” is the theme and you’re invited to share your ideas and expertise with our members on themes such as: creating visions, discovering and developing personal potentials, dealing effectively with failures, becoming better communicators, mentors, leaders or club builders. Last but not least, getting the most out of the Toastmasters experience for our clubs and members’ personal lives.  Sound Interesting?  Contact the Workshop Conference Chair, Barbara Hoger: b.toastmaster@kabelmail.de    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

4 March 2017

b. Sponsorship: Why not introduce yourself and your enterprise to our members and attendees? Our conference provides the ideal platform where products and services can find the approval of our attendees.

Find the answers to your questions here: http://beaberliner.d95conf.org/faq/

Contact the Team: http://beaberliner.d95conf.org/team/

We are waiting for you!  Be A Berliner! 


Johanna Rohwer, Conference Chair