Each year thousands compete in the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. Tensions are high. Emotions are raw. Sacrifices are made. And only one person prevails. But as it turns out, there’s more to the contest than hard work and trophies. There’s real life lessons about people, practice and presenting with heart. Join Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking finalist Kim Kaufman as she explains tips, tricks and truths about the International Contest and the beauty that comes from stepping out of your comfort zone.
Kim Kaufman is a two-time Toastmasters International award winning public speaker. She’s delivered motivational, thought-provoking presentations to audiences throughout the United States and Canada – including New York City, Washington D.C., Memphis Tennessee, and Vancouver, British Columbia. A former television news anchor and reporter, Kim’s work has been featured on CNN, CBS and the global TEDx program. Through her speaking platform Kim Presents, she is known for inspiring audiences to achieve their potential through the power of creativity, imagination, and forward thinking. A fun fact: Kim’s career began as a Walt Disney World Cast Member in Orlando, Florida where she made magic as an entertainer, while also serving as a tour-guide, and show host.