Keynote

Presiyan Vasilev (Pres)

Now a resident of Chicago, Illinois - Presiyan Vasilev (Pres) came to America in 2002. For many years he struggled with English and often felt misunderstood.

In 2010, his desire for self improvement brought him to Toastmasters. He immediately recognized the value of the organization and joined 6 clubs!

He soon became addicted to speech contests. With every contest, his speaking skills improved, and on August 24th, 2013, he rose above 30,000 contestants from 122 countries to become the 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking.

How to Uncover the Glory of Your Story

Saturday, 10:45AM - Presiyan Vasilev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking

Key Concepts:

  • Seven storytelling tools
  • Seven storytelling techniques
  • See how Pres applied them in his semi-final speech "Little Hope"

How Mastermind Can Make a Good Speech Great

Saturday, 2:00PM Rooms 401/402

In this engaging session Vasilev will present key concepts that make a great speech.

Learn components of:

  • A losing district speech
  • A winning championship speech
  • What makes a good speech great

You are encouraged to connect with Pres and ask him questions. You will also have two ways to take Pres home:

  1. Journey to World Champion of Public Speaking DVD – learn powerful tips, tactics and techniques, including the SCRIPT FormulaTM for speaking success
  2. Strategic Sentence Structures DVD – learn ten speaking tools that can make a good speech great

World Champions of Public Speaking - Group Photo