Colonel Jill to Speak at Leadership Conference

Dynamic speakers to headline Toastmasters District 30 Leadership and Communications Expo in Skokie. A full day of informational topics is scheduled for the June 28th conference.

Colonel (Ret.) Jill Morgenthaler will present Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer and World Champion Presiyan Vasilev will present the Keynote address.

Colonel (Ret.) Jill Morgenthaler was the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Regional Support Command and the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division. She was awarded the Bronze Star for her leadership in Iraq in 2004. Colonel Jill is now a motivational speaker thrilling audiences with her presentations.

Presiyan Vasilev is a Bulgarian native who immigrated to the Chicago area 12 years ago. He captured the World Champion title last August with a charming, humorous speech about discovering personal strength through a perceived weakness. Presiyan is a member of District 30 Toastmasters International.

Toastmasters Leadership and Communications Expo (LACE) is an opportunity for members and club officers to obtain top tier training and information to guide their success. The event program includes improve training, session on leadership, communications, plus Summer Club Officer Training. LACE will be help in Skokie on June 28, 2014. To learn more about the Toastmasters Leadership and Communications Exp0, or the membership process, please visit

About District 30 Toastmasters
District 30 Toastmasters, a division of the internationally celebrated non-profit organization, Toastmasters International, helps professionals improve their communication and leadership skills. The district's aim is to expand the network and improve the performance of its clubs. This membership-based organization conducts interactive seminars, training workshops, and speaking sessions where participants are given a chance to work on their presentations and speaking talents. Strongly believing in mutual respect, excellence, and integrity, District 30 Toastmasters promotes a supportive learning environment where everyone is encouraged to achieve greater self-confidence.

About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 280,000 members in 13,500-plus clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit