Florian Bay

Florian Bay District Director (CEO)

Speaker Bio

Florian Bay - Toastmasters International

About Speaker:

Florian Bay is the District Director (CEO), Toastmasters International in UK South. Toastmasters is the World’s largest organisation dedicated to public speaking and leadership training. Florian leads a team of 50 leaders looking after over 170 clubs and more than 5,000 members from London to Plymouth. He became a Distinguished Toastmaster in July 2016 in just three years, and also holds a Public Speaking Diploma through the New Era Academy. During his career in the energy industry, spanning nuclear power station operations to corporate strategy, he observed first-hand the challenges that professionals in technical fields face with communicating their findings, plans or arguments to lay audiences. In addition to his senior leadership role in Toastmasters, he delivers communication skills training and coaching through his business, Speak to Lead.

Presentation: Public Speaking Demystified

Effective presenters are commonly perceived as more confident individuals and even have opportunities to become thought leaders in their industry. This interactive workshop will cover the essential ingredients of public speaking with a specific focus on equipping attendees with tools to create well-structured impactful content for speeches and presentations.

Over the course of the session, you will learn:

  • The one key question you must ask yourself before preparing your speech
  • The four main purposes of a speech or presentation
  • How to structure content for maximum impact
  • The three approaches you can use to put a great presentation together
  • The three cardinal rules that every speaker and presenter should know
  • Techniques and exercises to deal with nerves

“This is a very interesting conference specifically tailored towards PMOs, it provides you with a chance to interact with PMO professionals from so many industries – if you are in a PMO – do not miss it!” Jaguar Landrover

“The last two continue to have been the best conferences I have attended and that its a great opportunity to learn, get tips, get inspired and network.” The University of Edinburgh

“Good conference without people trying to sell you stuff all day or get your contact details to sell you services after!” AON

“Great networking opportunities and interesting speakers, worth attending” Gate One

“FuturePMO is insightful, thought-provoking, fun and well worth attending!” KBR

“FuturePMO was an enjoyable day and great for sharing experiences.” Severn Trent Water

“You must attend the FuturePMO at LEAST once in your life!” Waltham Forest Council

“FuturePMO is a great conference and I look forward to returning each year. It is great for anybody working in a project environment but if you work for or within a PMO then it is a must-attend event.” JD Sports

“A great interactive conference, relevant to anyone working within a PMO or looking to set one up.” Victrex

“For a truly inspiring, involving and invigorating PMO experience, attend FuturePMO 2018!” University of Cambridge

“The 2017 event was exceptional – enjoyable and thought-provoking. Well worth the time investment.” Kings College London

“It’s a fun and informative event run by experts who are serious about PMOs.” South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

“It was really good to have an event purely focused on PMO. The structure of the day worked well and the length of sessions were good.” Yorkshire Water

“Overall there was a very good balance of plenary presentations, workshops, networking, and a well engaged set of attendees.” BOC

“FuturePMO is the best conference I’ve been to, you should definitely book yourself a ticket!” Compass Group