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United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

Celebrate World Earth Day

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/04/2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Digital Communicators is part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. In this fast-evolving online-communication world, Digital Communicators know that strong virtual speaking does not follow the same rules as strong in-person presentations, so members are taught expertise in using digital tools including Zoom, Prezi, OBS and live-streaming.

https://digitalcommunicators.org/

This year Earth Day marks it’s 51st anniversary. Every year, more than 1 billion people across 192 countries participate in activities that address climate change and promote sustainability. On 25th April Digital Communicators have a special event to celebrate this unique day through a variety of educational speeches including :plastic usage, importance of trees, circular economy , climate science denial and sustainability. This fun evening will also include poetry and quizzes.

The overall aim of this event to help spread awareness of environmental issues and increase climate literacy. We invite speakers from across the globe to reflect on the importance of the environment and think about how we can communicate our collective responsibility in a considered and effective way without drowning optimism for the future.

https://www.earthday.org/

Production & Technical Team

– Event Organiser Kavita Dulai /Colette Ainscough

– Technical /Digital

– Publicity Pamela Benjamin + Hazel Gomes

 

Keynote is by Guy Doza on the Art of Rhetoric

In 2019, Guy gave a TEDx Talk at the University of Cambridge about how rhetoric influences the decisions that shape our lives. He has also lectured and written for Oxford, Harvard and Caltech.

Rhetoric in a time of crisis is fascinating and, according to the climate change activists, this is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced.

Naturally, words matter – now more so than ever. Words dictate actions that determine the future.

We all need to reflect on the importance of the environment and think about how we can communicate our collective responsibility in a considered and effective way without drowning optimism for the future.

Guy Doza joined Toastmasters in 2013. He has been a member of three clubs since then including Cambridge Speakers Club. His favourite speech was one he wrote for his nine-year-old brother who successfully stood for a position on his school council.

John Allsop will be speaking on Plastic Usage in today’s world.

He says we all have a responsibility to ensure our use of plastics is appropriate and minimise the impact of waste has on the environment.

He say’s the more we know the better we are educated and can influence changing behaviour. He wants us to have a broader appreciation of the use of plastics in todays world. He will share examples of how plastics are recycled and reused, and looking to the future innovations in polymer technologies

John has been a Toastmaster since 2015. He belongs to East Herts Speakers and Cornerstone Communicators. He has held most Club Officer roles, served as Area Director and currently Division Director, Division H, D71. In his professional life John is a business manager . He envoy’s the open countryside around his home on the edge of the peak district.

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Elizabeth Jordan, DTM, Club Growth Director

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

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Elizabeth Jordan, DTM, Club Growth Director

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

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