Toastmasters’ District 70 International Convention, Sydney, Australia
MEET KEYNOTE SPEAKER / Sunday 15th May / 2011
Tom Ware ATM-G
Known as ‘The Prince of Storytellers,’ Tom Ware, ATM-G, has been entertaining audiences with stories for thirty 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 colourful: navy, civil aviation, electrical power, truckie, 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. Two of his books can be found on Toastmaster websites: The Raconteur, Speaking to Entertain, and Going Outside Toastmasters – A Guide to Giving Effective Presentations Outside the Toastmasters Environment.
Over the past sixteen years Tom has told his stories to over 680 audiences and 38,000 people
outside of the Toastmasters environment. Within Toastmasters International he has run
workshops on storytelling in Districts 70 (NSW/ACT) District 73 (VIC/SA/TAS/WA) and District 69 (QLD/NT/P-NG)
Some of his work – which includes over thirty articles on speaking – can be found on
Tom can also be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org or 61 2 9890 2238