Event Speakers

Lark Doley DTM – International President

A Toastmaster for 25 years, Doley is a member of two clubs, including her home club in Pflugerville, Texas, the Arthur Storer club that was chartered in honour of her father-in-law after his death in 1997. Doley has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

Doley says, “I have used my improved communication and leadership skills to found and lead a successful company. I now have the privilege to work for a company where I use my skills daily to teach others.” Surely well qualified to take us through our potential from our New beginning.

Lark will also run a workshop for all of us. Lark’s full Bio is available on-line at https://www.toastmasters.org/about/board-of-directors/current-board-of-directors

Toni Sharpe QSM, DTM – District 112 Director

Toni will take a Key Note speaking slot. It is the first year as a new District, and I know she has a great story to tell. Toni is steering the ship through the rippling waters of our first year as a new District, I’m sure there are anecdotes to describe our New Beginnings Toni can share with us.

Further speakers will be profiled in future newsletters as they are confirmed to take either a workshop or to speak.

Tom Ware Speaking

Tom Ware – DTM

Tom Ware Speaking

Tom Ware – Distinguished Toastmaster


Known as ‘The Prince of Storytellers,’ Tom Ware, DTM has been entertaining audiences for nearly forty years. Tom joined his first Toastmaster club in 1972. He has also been a member of Rostrum Clubs of NSW, the National Speakers Association of Australia, and the Australian Storytellers Guild and is certified at ‘professional standard’ with this last. He was a grand finalist with both Rostrum in 1980 and at the Festival of Sydney in 1982.

Tom’s background is colorful: navy, civil aviation, electrical power, trucker, police, clerical work and even a year as an Antarctic expeditioner. Also known as Tusitala Tom (Polynesian for Storyteller) he is both writer and speaker.  Three of his books can be found on Toastmaster websites: The Raconteur, Speaking to Entertain, Real Storytelling, and Going Outside Toastmasters – A Guide to Giving Effective Presentations Outside of Toastmasters

Over the past thirty-eight years Tom has told his stories to nearly 900 audiences and 47,000 people outside of the Toastmasters environment. Within Toastmasters International he has run workshops on storytelling in Districts 69 QLD/NT, 70 and 90 (NSW/ACT)  District 73 (VIC/SA/TAS/WA)  and District 89 (Hong Kong, Macau and Southern China)

Tom can also be contacted via email on [email protected] or Phone 61 2 9890 2238


Tom Hobbs - Man in the Hat

Tom Hobbs – Man in the Hat

Tom Hobbs – the man in the hat, he has over 30 years’ experience in Entrepreneurship. As a certified interactive trainer his methods generates 80% retention rate compared to the typical 20% retention by most styles. Active member of the National Storytellers Network.

When YOU use your personal stories you will connect with clients & staff. Learning to incorporate Story in every communication including Training’s will help you succeed.


Glen Irving

Glen discusses and demonstrates the implementation of the Personal Success Plan concept developed by Glen Murphy, Past District Governor and International

Kingsley Moody – PDDD,DTM

This year Kingsley is Division Director for Division K. He has served as a Pathways guide, prior to the launch of pathways and is able to give you a good grounding in the way Pathways has changed since its launch in 2018 and its benefits to you as a Toastmaster going forward.