Deepak Menon to Headline District 83 Toastmasters Annual Conference
Toastmasters International President-Elect Deepak Menon, will be the keynote speaker at the District 83 Annual Conference, May 4-5 at APA Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ.
By: Toastmasters International
As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Menon is a "working ambassador" for the organization. He works with the Board to develop and support the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.
Menon is a chartered accountant at J.P., Kapur & Uberai in New Delhi, where he is one of nine partners. He oversees management and operations, and specializes in international taxation, cross-border taxation, transfer pricing and direct taxes. Menon is also a trustee of the Columban Endowment Trust, a nonprofit organization. Menon is a fellow chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, where he also earned a diploma in Information Systems Auditing.
"District 83 is excited and honored to have Deepak Menon visit our district," says Lynda Starr, Program Quality Director. "He exemplifies the hard work and dedication of the organization's leadership in assuring that every member has a high quality experience that will help them to meet their goals."
Menon served as a coach for the Toastmasters Youth Leadership program in collaboration with the American Center in New Delhi and helped build communication and leadership skills for approximately 700 underprivileged children across six cities in India. He also served as secretary of St. Columba's School's alumni society, the Old Columbans Association, and in 2006 co-founded the publishing house Ambi Knowledge Resources Private Ltd.
A Toastmaster since 2002, Menon's home club is Central Delhi Toastmasters. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation—
"Spring is the time to rejoice when nature displays its full splendor; when trees and flowers blossom; when there is a spirit of rejuvenation all around", said Menon. "The annual conference of District 83, Transforming the World with Words, provides a happy occasion to celebrate this wonderful season in all its glory. "
The conference will also feature four district level speech competitions:
The contestant who wins the district level competition for the International Speech contest will then have the opportunity to compete at the Region Quarterfinals (video competition)
About Toastmasters District 83:
District 83 includes 174 clubs (4,000 members),in Metropolitan New Jersey, Staten Island, and Rockland County, New York. For more information, please visit the District 83 website, http://www.tm83.org.
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org.