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President

David F. Carr, DTM

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Email: david@carrcommunications.com

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. He currently works as a Senior Insights Manager for Similarweb, the digital intelligence platform. Formerly an editor at publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, Internet World, and WebWeek, and a contributor to VentureBeat and The Enterprisers Project.

Joined Club: 3/1/2017
Joined Toastmasters: 8/1/2010
Graham Cairns

VP of Education

Graham Cairns, DTM

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About Me: Graham is a radio presenter, travel writer, speaker, trainer, voice-artist and consultant based in Brisbane, Australia.

Joined Club: 3/1/2017
Joined Toastmasters: 9/1/2015
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VP Membership

Kim Leaming

Joined Club: 9/1/2021
Joined Toastmasters: 9/1/2021
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VP Public Relations

Andriy Smolenko

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About Me: Vice President of Public Relations with Online Presenters Toastmasters Club. Business advisor, father of two beautiful children, open water swimming enthusiast and a grower of facebook community groups.

Joined Club: 5/1/2020
Joined Toastmasters: 4/1/2016
Andrew Bern

Secretary

Andrew Bern, DTM

About Me: Andy Bern joined Toastmasters in 2012 at Club Awesome, Coral Springs, Florida.  He achieved his DTM in 2016.  Currently, he is a member of 3 physical clubs and a founding member of an online (virtual) club.  He has earned the Triple Crown designation for the last two consecutive years.  

He is President of Club Voice and District 47 DTM Manager.

Joined Club: 3/1/2017
Joined Toastmasters: 8/1/2012

Treasurer

Sarra Idehen, DTM

Joined Club: 4/1/2020
Joined Toastmasters: 2/1/2015
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Sgt. at Arms

Joni-Renee Laidlaw

Joined Club: 11/1/2023
Joined Toastmasters: 3/1/2019
Jim Barber, the man and the legend

Jim Barber

About Me: I’m Jim Barber and I’ve been an active member of Toastmasters International for over 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 2023 Spring Conference. I’m also the author of 18 training manuals (don’t bother searching — they’re all out of print), and I’m hoping to write my 19th book in 2023. I live in the western suburbs of Fort Lauderdale (Florida, USA) where I’m patiently (and largely unsuccessfully) learning to play the didgeridoo.

Joined Club: 1/1/2018
Joined Toastmasters: 5/1/1989

Hector Cabrera Farjat

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About Me: I’m a Chemical Engineer from Mexico.  I work as Product Manager of Architectural Products for SABIC in Mt Vernon, IN.  I have been living in Evansville since 2012. I’m married to a Ballet and Spanish Teacher from Mexico and we have 2 beautiful daughters.  Besides improving my communication skills for my job, my dream is to become a professional motivational speaker in the future and that is why I joined Toastmasters International.  I am truly enjoying the learning experience and the wonderful friendships I have cultivated in Toastmasters. I strongly recommend anyone to become part of Toastmasters International.

Joined Club: 2/1/2023
Joined Toastmasters: 11/1/2015
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Debra Carr

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About Me: As a Toastmaster since 2000, I initially joined to learn to speak publically.  However, found was Toastmasters was much more than I ever could have imagined.   Filled with positive energy, good people, I experienced additional facets of what the organization offered.  Accountabiltiy, Polishing listening skills, plus organizational skills, time management, crafting speaches, and having a safe space to craft our speaking and leadership skills were only some.    I’ve utiized many of the Toastmaster’s skills as I became a Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Author.   It’s been a wonderful transistion from a full time mens barber and salon owner.  Adding the combination of the knowledge of both careers has been exceptionally rewarding.      

Joined Club: 3/1/2017
Joined Toastmasters: 4/1/2000

Sunny Fridge, DTM

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Email: dr.sunny@sunnyfridge.com

About Me: Sunny Fridge, Ph.D. (aka Dr. Sunny) is a New York girl living in a Mississippi world. She is an award-winning professional speaker, educator, and entrepreneur. Dr. Sunny is a Certified Virtual Presenter and a certified coach, speaker, and trainer with the John Maxwell Leadership Team.

As a presentation skills coach, her mission is to help camera-shy speakers, entrepreneurs, and rising leaders overcome fear to speak with confidence and ease, so they can share their message with the audience they are called to serve.

Dr. Sunny is committed to educating, mentoring, and supporting other entrepreneurs. Keeping in line with that commitment, she founded Chance Network, a non-profit venture to empower young people and women through professional development workshops, webinars, and coaching. As co-founder of Speak & Shine Academy, she teaches public speaking to kids and youth. She is coach of a Speak & Shine Youth Club run by members, who practice their communication and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment.

Dr. Sunny is an international best-selling author and co-author of Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference. She is also co-author of Voice of Hope, Inspiring and Untold Stories of Caregivers. Her latest book project is co-author of “The Power of Coaching: Inspiring Untold Stories for Business Growth and Life Transformations.”

She is host of ‘Speak & Shine with Dr. Sunny’, a free monthly workshop that helps nervous speakers unleash their inner speaking superpowers!

When she isn’t serving clients, you can find Dr. Sunny helping her husband take on do-It-yourself projects around their home. She also loves to binge watch episodes of her favorite shows on HGTV and the Hallmark Channel.

Joined Club: 9/1/2022
Joined Toastmasters: 10/1/2015
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Marianne Grady

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Email: mgrady.ptm@gmail.com

About Me: Happy Day! Senior HR professional relaunching my coaching and consulting business. Planning to get online soon and am currently working with a small group of clients. Topics including HR, Leadership, Get the Job Bootcamps and Presentation Coaching. I’ve been a Toastmaster for more than 10 years and it has been a wonderful place to learn and grow both personally and professionally. I love the people I’ve come in contact with. Toastmasters is one of the most uplifting groups of people I’ve ever been a part of. Currently, I am a member of OP, Princeton Toastmasters and I am the President of Southern Delaware Toastmasters. I’ve lived in New Jersey most of my life and recently relocated to Delaware. Enjoying life and love to help others.

Joined Club: 4/1/2020
Joined Toastmasters: 9/1/2010
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Toru Maruyama, DTM

Email: gogoweather@icloud.com
Joined Club: 4/1/2022
Joined Toastmasters: 7/1/2015

Antoinette Trim

Joined Club: 10/1/2022
Joined Toastmasters: 12/1/2018
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Kirthikka Devi Venkataram

Email: rithykka@gmail.com
Joined Club: 5/1/2023
Joined Toastmasters: 4/1/2021
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Carl Walsh

Email: Carl@CarlWalshSpeaks.com

About Me: Carl Walsh graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.  After spending 20 years on stage as an Actor/Director, he became involved with business.  He worked in Information Technology for 24 years with companies such as Wherehouse Music, C&R Clothiers, Smart and Final Stores and the Walt Disney Company, rising to the position of I.T. Director. Carl left the corporate world in order to combine his two careers.  He has since helped people from all walks, including The Boys and Girls Club of America, Walt Disney Imagineering, Callifornia Teachers Association, Realtors Organizations across the nation, Toastmasters Districtricts on both coasts, business professionals, foreign students and Hollywood personalities express their ideas effectively. He was one of ten finalists for the Toastamasters World Championship of Public Speaking and was featured in Toastmasters Magazine for his use of theatre ganes in conveying his points. Carl is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association and works as a consultant and speaker on business management to professionals and MBA schools with a focus on drawing out the problem solving creativity locked up in the workforce.

Joined Club: 3/1/2020
Joined Toastmasters: 1/1/2005
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Mike Woodall, DTM

Email: DTMSpeaker@gmail.com

About Me: In July of 2011, I met a buddy of mine (Willie Taylor) at the Lamascos Bar and Grill for a beer, here in Evansville, Indiana. The historic brick building has been a local beer drinking and grub establishment since the prohibition.
“Willie, I have great news!” “What’s that?” asked Willie. “I landed a speaking gig at a huge civil rights conference in St. Louis… in front of the ACLU, ATSA, and other civil rights organizations… in front of hundreds!” “Wow, sounds awesome!… have you ever spoke in public before?” Willie asks. “No, but I think I can wing it”, I replied. All 5’4″ of Willie looked up at me with a piercing glare of deep concern. “You Need Toastmasters, Mike!” Willie declared. “I have been a member for over 25 years” Willie adds. “When is the next meeting?” I asked. “Tuesday” he replies. We clanged beer mugs and toasted to Tuesday at noon. I am so thankful to Willie for Toastmasters. The training I received through my Ice Breaker and the next few weeks of meetings before the conference took me from being a total flop to needs improvement. 🙂
Since joining I have had the honor of being a club officer in each of the roles… multiple times… multiple clubs. I’ve built clubs. So many in fact that we became #1 in membership growth in North America by creating 2 new areas and a new division of clubs.
Toastmasters is where I found my voice… developed the courage to stand… and learned how to boldly speak… about the world I see worth having. Unexpectedly, in addition to learning how to speak, Toastmasters made me a better writer, presenter, meeting planner, and leader.
Transitioning from contractor for 40+ years into a writer, publisher, and speaker full time is challenging, to say the least. Furthermore, I know Online Presenters will prove to be the right step for me to face these needed challenges on the path toward speaking the world I see worth having into existence.
 
 

Joined Club: 10/1/2023
Joined Toastmasters: 8/1/2011