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Nik Lakhani (ACB ALB and Pathways MS5, PM4, VC4, EH4)
About Me: Joined home club (Warrington Toastmasters) in September 2016. Current TM Positions : Area Director for Area 31, Division N, District 71 Club Mentor for Manchester Communicators (chartered August 2019) VPPR for Firebirds Collective Advanced Online Club Positions previously held: 2019 - VPM for Global Trainers Online (Advanced Online Club) 2018-2019 - President of Warrington Toastmasters, UK 2017-2019 - VPE of Warrington Toastmasters, UK Awards: ACB ALB and Pathways MS5, PM4, VC4, EH4
VP of Education
Krishn Ramchurn (DTM)
Louis Brown (DTM)
About Me: I have been in Toastmasters since February 2007. I am a past member of Sensor Toast Club, NCCI Toastmasters and Palm Beach Advanced Toastmasters. Over the years I've held several district and club leadership roles in Toastmasters: Lt. Governor Marketing, Division Governor, Area Governor, Club President, Club Vice President Education, Club Secretary, Sergeant at Arms and Club Webmaster. I received the Division Governor of the Year Award in 2013 and the Division D Outstanding Toastmaster Award in 2012. I have chaired (or assisted with) numerous events including conferences, contests, workshops, club social events, and Toastmasters Leadership Institutes. I have also presented in several of these settings. I moved from Jupiter, FL (District 47) to Chicago, IL in June 2015 where I remained a "virtual" member of Sensor Toast until joining Online Presenters as a charter member. I am very excited to be part of this new online club format which allows me to perfect my online presentation skills.
VP Public Relations
Elaine Nieberding (DL5)
About Me: Many decades ago, my first job was at an organizational development and training firm. A wise and warm woman became my unofficial mentor, and put the seed of joining Toastmasters (or a Toastmistress group?) into my psyche. Even though I'd found soul-expression in performing, singing, teaching, motivational speaking and video-livestreaming to varied audiences over decades, it wasn't until 2018 that I found my way to Toastmasters (online) in Online Presenters. I'm so grateful. Currently I'm Vice President of Membership and enjoy being "mother-hen" to the newest of our flock -- so they can soar as part of this great global family. I sprinkle "practical TLC" wherever I can. While TLC most commonly means Tender Loving Care - in the various ways I play and serve in life, TLC takes on these meanings: Trust, Listen to Lead, Connect. Timely Livestream Connection. Transformational Leaders Care. Today's Laughter Care. Touch Love's Core. True Liberation Coaching. Teach, Learn, Create! My life work has had a unifying theme - to enrich the emergence of "whole persons", "whole people." I've helped varied generations and communities serving as an early-childhood teacher, counselor and secretary in programs for developmentally disabled and chronic mentally ill persons, holistic practitioner and bedside oncology RN, and more. For 6 years I had an active business as a practitioner and teacher of Usui Reiki and conducted holistic-themed short courses as an adjunct community college faculty. Synchronicity experiences paved my entry into Nursing in the new millenium. I'm a board-certified Holistic Nurse and Nurse Coach. Leaving bedside nursing in 2014, I began building video livestreaming skills as a Google Hangouts online show host. TLC "returns" in my current service as a Transformational Leadership Coach and online "conversation-convener". Today's Laughter Care has been my most frequent audience-interactive program theme for community (or corporate) wellness inspiration. In these times of global challenge, if there's some way you feel stirred to have a conversation with me, please reach out via email@example.com.
Emily Thompson (EH3)
David F. Carr (DTM)
About Me: Founder of Online Presenters and of the WordPress for Toastmasters project. Past President and member of Club Awesome in Coral Springs, Florida. Also former Area Governor, District Social Media Director. Outside of Toastmasters: writer, editor, and digital marketing consultant. Contributor to Forbes and author, Social Collaboration for Dummies. Formerly an editor at publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, Internet World, and WebWeek.
Sgt. at Arms
Assyl Boizhanova (DTM)
Immediate Past President
Lois Margolin (DTM)
About Me: Lois Margolin, CPA recently sold her software company of 30+ years. She is now the proud President of Lois Margolin, LLC. A concierge accounting firm specializing in bookkeeping and acting as Chief Financial Officer for small to mid-size companies. Lois has been an officer in at least one of her club’s since she joined in 2012. She is currently a member of 3 brick and mortar clubs and 1 online club. She is the Immediate Past President of Online Presenters club which she helped charter a few years ago, the Treasurer of Outspoken Toastmasters and Vice President of Membership of Club Powerspeakers. She has been Vice President of Membership over 10 times and has sponsored in excess of 90 people. Lois’ latest accomplishment was coaching a club from 4 members to 21 members in under 5 months. Lois was also the District Finance Manager (3 times) the immediate past District Contest Chair for Florida and Technical Support Co-Chair. Lois is District 47 Division B Director. Lois loves Toastmaster’s because it provides her the opportunity to mentor people and help them discover their inner light. She believes there is nothing more rewarding than helping people find their confidence and voice.
Michael Alexander (DTM, EC5, QS)
About Me: Originally an Energy Economist, Michael quickly became a professional witness with an enviable track record of favorable rulings for his clients. He is also an award winning speaker with over 30 years public speaking experience on technical matters and humorous speeches and an accomplished speech coach. His “Free Range Thinking,” technique provides a unique set of tools for solving problems and teaching complicated technical information to laymen. Many of the students he has coached have won their own awards at various local and statewide competitions. Michael is the author of the book Survive and Thrive on the Witness Stand and is an accomplished witness coach as well. Michael comes from a family with a theatrical background and he uses the family’s generations of training to develop the wit and pacing to make him a sought out MC or contest master at Toastmaster or other functions. Providing Speech Coaching and Educational & Entertaining Talks for all Occasions, From Short Elevator Speeches to Day Long seminars “You never get better by doing things you already know how to do”
Jim Barber (ATMG, CL)
About Me: I'm Jim Barber and I've been an active member of Toastmasters International for almost 30 years, and of Online Presenters since the beginning of 2018. I've also been president -- twice -- of the Florida Speakers Association, a chapter of the National Speakers Association. I gave a TED Talk at the 2016 West Broward High TEDx, and I gave an educational program at the D47 2018 Spring Conference, comparing TED Talks and Toastmasters speeches. I'm also the author of 18 training manuals (don't bother -- they're all out of print), and I've recently launched two podcasts, Speaker Gym (tips for strengthening your speaking skills) and Pro Speaker U (helping people move from free to fee). I also run a web-based marketing service, Finders Speakers, which provides cost-effective marketing opportunities to professional speakers and other entrepreneurs. I live in the western suburbs of Fort Lauderdale (Florida, USA) where I'm diligently (and largely unsuccessfully) learning to play the didgeridoo.
Brian David Crawford (DTM)
About Me: Brian David Crawford, also known as BDC, is a Data Infrastructure Consultant for Cigna. Originally from Oakland, CA, BDC was a student athlete at San Francisco State University earning his Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Marketing from the University of California, Berkeley. BDC has lived in the greater Springfield Massachusetts area since 2008.
About Me: Purpose: HELPING BUSINESS LEADERS ACHIEVE GREATER SUCCESS Top Skills: serving others through listening, flawless objectivity, empathy, honesty, integrity & humor Experience: 3 decades of Human Resources leadership experience @ America’s Best Places to Work Certifications: Certified Senior & Identity Theft Expert, Board Certified Leadership/Exec Coach Mission: Helping business leaders, owners and employees survive and thrive with Legal and Identity Theft Protection by LegalShield Business Solutions Passion: Volunteering on behalf of homeless people & pets Big Hairy Audacious Goal: A midwestern farm-girl on a mission to move to Maui Domestic Status: Married, with a fur-family of rescued pets
Carol Prahinski (DTM)
About Me: As a professional speaker and educator of supply chain management and leadership, online presentations are key to the future. Within Toastmasters, through August 2020, I am the International Director, Region 6; I've earned three DTMs; Online Presenters is my third Advanced Club. I love the learning opportunities!
John Quick (DTM)
About Me: Learn more about John M. Quick at http://johnmquick.com
Monica Tucker (DTM)
About Me: Monica Tucker is founder of Organize 2 Clean and a professional organizer who helps busy, working moms organize their lives. Her passion comes from a desire to help others get rid of their stress and create a clutter free life. After being hit by a racecar in 2001, Monica decided life is too short to stress out. She is member of Toastmaster’s since April 2016 and has a belief that what Toastmasters offers can benefit everyone. Communication is a skill that improves lives and reduces stress.