august, 2023

sat05aug10:30 am11:30 amFeaturedVirtual EventOnline Leadership Elective (OLE) - Intro to the Yoodli platform along with a practical demonstrationLearn how to Yoodli!10:30 am - 11:30 am Event Organized By: Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality Director

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Do you use Yoodli?

Register now for this introduction to the Yoodli platform along with a practical demonstration of how our facilitator, Joni-Renee’ Laidlaw, DTM, uses the tool to enhance her Toastmasters experience.

This interactive Online Leadership Elective will be a customized session based on the audience. It will be an introduction to the Yoodli platform along with a practical demonstration of how to use the tool to enhance your Toastmasters experience.

To learn more about our facilitator, scroll to the end of this page and click on our Event Speaker headshot.


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(Saturday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality DirectorHonored to serve as your Program Quality Director (PQD)! The Program Quality Team will leave no Toastmaster behind. For example, we have planned new member orientations, club officer information sessions for aspiring club leaders to help all clubs have 7 club officers at all times, Pathways training and enrollment for Toastmasters who are not enrolled, speech contest and functionary training well before the season begins to help all clubs plan, prepare and lead a successful and fun club contest, and form a full pipeline of trained speech contest functionaries. The Program Quality Team will include all Toastmasters in recognitions earned; no Toastmaster will be left behind. As the PQD, I am responsible for all aspects of education and training within the District. This includes supporting quality club programming efforts, promoting the Distinguished Club Program, and planning and executing the District conference. Education Goals: I promote all members in achieving education awards and recognizing those achievements. I oversee and promote training for club, area, and division officers. Training Programs: I plan, organize, and direct the district's training programs. District Conference: I am responsible for all aspects of the district conference. I plan, organize and direct the event. Speech Contests: I coordinate and supervise the International Speech Contest at the district level and facilitate a smooth flow of information at speech contests. This is the year to elevate a strong foundation of quality clubs! The PQD Team will help every club meet its educational goals and become a Distinguished quality club. Ready for some FUN? Register now on the District calendar for our fun and exciting events and training in the 2023-2024 year.

Speakers for this event

  • Joni-Renee' Laidlaw, DTM

    Joni-Renee' Laidlaw, DTM

    2023 Yoodli Ambassador

    Joni-Renee' Laidlaw has been a Toastmaster since 2019. She believes in the philosophies "work smarter not harder" and the "learn-by-doing" Toastmasters embodies. A digital nomad, she has taken advantage of the "new normal" to network and learn from Toastmasters around the world and has become a go-to for hybrid and Zoom meeting queries. Her Distinguished Toastmasters project, "Logical Logistics Tech 4 TM" provided a practical guide to the digital landscape. She is currently working on her second DTM introducing the use of Artificial Intelligence to enhance the Toastmasters journey using Yoodli. Her passion for the digital space has led her to submit a New Path suggestion to Toastmasters International which incorporates Online Logistics and provides a blueprint of her journey to becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster.

    2023 Yoodli Ambassador


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