Toastmasters UK North & Ireland

From Good standing to Outstanding – David Templeman

Date(s) - 24/10/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online event:  Register here


Guest Speaker: David Templeman

Vision: From Good standing to Outstanding

David joined Toastmasters in 1995, looking to enhance his communication skills in order to further a sales training career.

In 2004 he won the District 72 International Speech Contest and represented New Zealand in Reno, Nevada.  He has also won the District 72 Evaluation Contest in 2010.

Being a natural-born leader, he became the captain of many sporting teams from an early age, he became self-employed at 21; and as a result, the leadership opportunities of Toastmasters never really appealed to him.

Finally, after being coerced into being an Area Governor in 2012, he discovered that the leadership side of Toastmasters was about the opportunity to give something back to the organisation. This began his “journey of self-discovery, where he learnt that the more you give, the more you get.”

Following a rapid rise through the roles, in August 2018 he was elected to the Toastmasters International Board of Directors.

He is married to Celina who is also a past District 72 Director.  Between them, they try to manage four teenage boys ranging in ages 15 to 22, along with staff in their rapidly expanding horticulture business.

David’s view on leadership is that “It’s great to have ability, but real leadership is the ability to foster and develop the potential in others”.

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