Matt Kinsey, DTM

Outspoken Toastmaster, Matt Kinsey, Named President-Elect of Toastmasters International

Matt Kinsey becomes second highest officer of global educational organization

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 28, 2021 — Matt Kinsey, of Coral Springs, Florida, is the new International President-Elect of Toastmasters International, the world’s leading organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development. Kinsey assumed the one-year term at the organization’s 90th annual International Convention, held virtually Aug. 23-28.

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Kinsey 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.

Kinsey is the CEO of MK Tech Group in Coral Springs, Florida, which he started in 2007. Kinsey oversees all aspects of his IT consulting firm that services small and medium-sized businesses in the South Florida area.

Kinsey holds a master’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. He has a certificate in strategic management and was recognized with the Silver Beaver and Vigil Honor awards for his work with the Boy Scouts of America. As a Boy Scout volunteer for 25 years, he has held numerous positions within the organization including Scoutmaster, district chairman, event chairman, and the council’s camping chairman.

A Toastmaster since 2003, Kinsey is a charter member of his home club, Outspoken Toastmasters, in Coral Springs. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

“I have learned that to be most successful, you need to lead with your heart and not your head,” he says. “There is no finer program than Toastmasters for helping people build their self-confidence, communication and leadership skills.”

For more information about Toastmasters, visit www.toastmasters.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 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 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. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

Weekly Meeting Minutes – August 24, 2021

Dick was our Toastmaster of the Day.

We had 16 attendees today:

  • Ben, Brandon, Derek, Rhonda, Robert, and Vikki were on line 
  • Dick, Greg F., Jeanine, Lois, Matt, Nick, and Peter were on site
  • We had 3 guests today – on line, Carlette from the Bahamas and Emilia from Tanzania, both guests of Derek; on site, Genise, who found us on Eventbrite.  

Derek spoke about how being a protege enriched his journey.

Lois’ presentation was “What is a $10,000 Contract Worth?”, a very interesting story showing the importance of having a good lawyer read over your contracts (and that is the attorney take away :))

Vikki led Table Topics and had us open our fortune cookies and discuss. Peter took the ribbon for best table topics today.

Ben evaluated Derek and Brandon evaluated Lois.

A quick reminder that contestants in the upcoming contests are required to compete on line and not in person.

Respectfully submitted, 

Rhonda Sternberg

Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – August 17, 2021

Brandon was our Toastmaster of the Day.

We had 13 attendees today:

  • Andy, Ben, Derek, Matt, Rhonda and Vikki were on line 
  • Brandon, Dick, Greg F., Greg H.,  Lois, Nick, and Peter were on site

Vikki gave her icebreaker “Where and When I Enter” 

Peter gave us a glimpse into his medical story “What would you do if you knew every day was a miracle”

Rhonda led Table Topics and congratulations to Derek on taking the ribbon today.

Greg F. evaluated Vikki and Andy evaluated Peter.

Lois as presiding officer gave an overview of the upcoming contests and events. 

Also gave a shout out congratulating Matt on his next toastmaster adventure as President. Congratulations Matt!!

Respectfully submitted, 

Rhonda Sternberg

Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – August 10, 2021

Lois was the Toastmaster of the Day.

We had 13 attendees today:

  • Andy, Ben, Rhonda, Rohini, and Vikki were on line 
  • Aimee, Brandon, Dick, Greg F, Jeanine, Lois, Nick, and Peter were on site
  • We had 1 guests today – our area director Rohini.  

Rohini’s speech “Coffee in Your Coffee”  shared a valuable lesson learned as a child

Nick’s speech “Memoir of an Uncle” shared humorous anecdotes of being an uncle

Dick led Table Topics and gave us unusual nautical terms to describe. Greg F. won the prize today.

Rohini was evaluated by Andy; Nick was evaluated by Rhonda.

Aimee updated the club on the upcoming contests; September 14 will be the Humorous Contest and September 28 will be the Evaluation Contest.

Respectfully submitted, 

Rhonda Sternberg

Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – August 3, 2021

Brandon was our Toastmaster of the Day.

We had 12 attendees today:

  • Andy, Rhonda and Robert were on line 
  • Brandon, Dick, Jeanine, Lexy, Lois, Nick, Peter, Vikke, and Greg Henry were on site

Jeanine gave an impromptu presentation and Lexy spoke on the power of persuasive speaking.

Peter led Table Topics and congratulations to Vikke on taking the ribbon today.

Robert evaluated Jeanine and Lois evaluated Lexy.

Jeanine gave an educational moment on the importance on protocols when passing roles from one to another and on being mindful of where you stand in relation to the camera if on site.

Club business – the club voted to assign the proxy to Matt to vote at the upcoming international convention (proxy attached)

Respectfully submitted, 

Rhonda Sternberg

Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – July 27, 2021

We had 9 attendees today.
Robert joined us on-line
Brandon, Greg, Jeanine, Lexy, Nick and Peter joined us on-site
Ann Light and Gavin Palmer were on-site guests

Jeanine was Toastmaster and presiding officer for the day.

Jeanine gave a 15-20 minute speech about contests – be sure to watch the video and send her any questions you have about competing and running contests.

Greg ran Table Topics.
Nick told something we didn’t know about him
Lexy told us about his bucket list
Peter told us how he felt about Breakfast being the most important meal of the day
Robert told us what makes him angry
Ann told us what advice she would give her younger self
Brandon told what living person he would like to have dinner or a conversation with

Ann was our Best Table Topics Speaker today.

Submitted on behalf of Rhonda by Jeanine Kinsey

Weekly Meeting Minutes – July 20, 2021

Jeanine was our Toastmaster of the Day
We had 12 people in attendance

  • Aimee, Benjamin, Brandon, Dick, Greg, Jeanine, Lois and Nick were on-site
  • Andy and Robert were on-line
  • Our Area Director, Rohini Shah was visiting today, and we had Vikki Ho-Shing visit as well.

Aimee started the meeting with the vote to accept Vikki as a new member and the vote was unamious.

Brandon spoke on “Security in a few simple steps” and Ben spoke on “Being Inspired with a Positive Thinking Attitude”

Aimee led table topics:
Nick told us three things he remembered from Kindergarden
Lois told us which friend she is most proud of
Rohini told us about her most embarassing childhood moment

Lois evaluated Brandon and Robert evaluated Ben.

Lois was the best Table Topics Speaker

Weekly Meeting Minutes – July 13, 2021

Dick was our Toastmaster of the Day.

We had 10 attendees today:
• Andy, Ben, Jeanine, Rhonda and Robert were on line
• Aimee, Brandon, Dick, and, Peter were on site
• We had 1 guests today – Lexy, who started the meeting as a guest but ended as our newest member.
Andy spoke on leadership and Robert on “the little things”

Ben led Table Topics and with back to back wins, Lexy Semino took the ribbon this afternoon.

Rhonda evaluated Andy and Aimee evaluated Robert.

Andy moved to admit Lexy Semino as a member and Jeanine seconded. Lexy was formally voted into the club. Welcome to Outspoken Lexy.

Brandon gave an educational moment on the importance on adhering to time specified in the agenda.

Respectfully submitted,
Rhonda Sternberg
Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – July 6, 2021

We had another fantastic meeting today.

We had 16 attendees today:
• Aimee, Andy, Ben, Derek and Robert were on line (Merla was on but dropped off and was not included in the total)
• Brandon, Dick, Greg, Lois, Matt, Nick, Peter, and Rhonda were on site
• We had 4 guests today – Lexy, Ann and Vickie were on site (Merla was on but dropped off and was not included in the total)
Nick spoke on the never ending debate on Apple vs. Android
Lois presented an overview of her new role as Club Growth Director

Matt led Table Topics with some extremely interesting archaic words which provided us with an entertaining session

Aimee evaluated Nick and Rhonda evaluated Lois.

Best Table Topics speaker was Lexy Semino.

Respectfully submitted,
Rhonda Sternberg
Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – June 29, 2021 – 11th Anniversary Celebration

We had 14 attendees today:
Aimee, Andy, Ben, Rhonda and Robert were On-Line
Greg, Jeanine, Lois, Matt and Nick were On-Site

We had 4 guests today: On-Line were Dawn, Randy and Merla and On-Site was Brad F.

Robert spoke on a Tribute to Outspoken’s 11 years

Jeanine presented ribbons and awards for the 2020-2021 Toastmasters year:

  • Nick – Presentation Mastery Level 1 Completion – He received a ribbon and will also get a Name Badge
  • Rhonda – Visionary Communication Level 1 Completion – She received a ribbon
  • Lois – Presentation Mastery Levels 1, 2 and 3 Completion – She received 3 ribbons
  • Aimee – DTM, ALS and Persuasive Influence Level 1 Completion – She received a ribbon and will also get a DTM Name Badge
  • Matt – Presentation Mastery Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 Completion – He received 4 ribbons
  • Jeanine – Dynamic Leadership Level 5 Completion and Engaging Humor Levels 1, 2 and 3 Completion – She received 4 ribbons and a Toastmasters Mug

Outspoken Toastmasters Club periodically presents a member with the Outstanding Member Award. This year, we have chosen to create a new award in honor of one of our most Outstanding Members who has served this club tirelessly since it’s start 11 years ago. Today, we presented the Benjamin Yen Outstanding Member Award to the person we named it after, Distinguished Toastmaster Benjamin Yen.

Aimee led Table Topics about Bumper Stickers.
Nick, Gred, Ben, Matt, Andy and Dawn (guest) participated.

Lois evaluated Robert’s speech.

Best Table Topics speaker was Matt Kinsey.