District 57 Speakers Bureau

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.  Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

District 57 (D57) Speakers Bureau provides a forum for expanding and growing a community of expert speakers so that they can serve as better communicators and leaders. We facilitate speaking opportunities, for our members, within District 57 as well as with community organizations. 


D57 Speakers Bureau members have diverse personal and professional backgrounds, and are current members in good standing of District 57 Toastmasters clubs                                                                                                  


D57 Speakers Bureau members speak on a variety of topics and are available for virtual or in-person speaking engagements.  Speakers present their own views; Toastmasters International does not endorse any organization or cause.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I would like to be a member of the D57 Speakers Bureau. Do I have to be a District 57 member?

Yes. All D57 Speaker Bureau members are members of clubs in District 57. 

Where can I apply to be a D57 Speakers Bureau member?

Please fill out the membership application form that is located in the Speakers section.  Please also submit a Speakers One Sheet.  Details can be found on the application form.

D57 Speakers Bureau Application (fillable)

Are the speakers pre-screened as part of the membership process?

Yes.  The D57 Speakers Bureau Committee pre-screens all applicants.  Applicants can be placed in either the experienced or emerging speaker categories.

Can I accept a speaking engagement at Toastmaster events in other Toastmasters International districts?

 Yes. Speakers may accept engagements outside District 57.

 How can I book a speaker from D57 Speakers Bureau?

Please browse through our speaker list which can be accessed in the Request-a-Speaker section.  Once you have decided on the speaker, please fill out the Request-a-Speaker form, found in the same section.

 What is the average charge for a Speaker?

Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization and there is no charge for a speaker.  The speakers do pro bono work as a way of giving back to the community they live and/or work in.  Community Organizations can pay a small honorarium to our experienced speakers as a way of thanking them.

Who do we contact if we have any concerns or questions?

Please send your questions or concerns to speakersbureau@d57tm.org

How much in advance of our event should we request a speaker?

To ensure that you have a speaker for your event, please request at least three weeks before your event. Our speakers are available for both Toastmaster and community events.

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Read about us:

McKinsey, G.  Launching Speakers Bureau.  July 25, 2020.

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D57 Speakers Bureau Founding Committee Members are: 


Gary McKinsey


D57 Speakers Bureau

Praveena Raman


Joann Bradley


Abhishek Chaturvedi


Kavita Maheshwari



For more information, please send an email to speakerbureau@D57tm.org