Daniel Midson-Short Presents "Confessions of a Public Speaker"

From May 21, 2019 6:00 pm until May 21, 2019 8:30 pm
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Registration closes at 11pm on Saturday, 5/19. 

Public Speaking

Does speaking in public give you the heebie jeebies? Come learn about public speaking in the safe, supportive environment of an OCSTC meeting! Toastmaster champion Daniel Midson-Short will offer strategies and advice about how you too can become a confident, compelling public speaker. 

Topics include:

  • Daniel's journey to becoming a professional speaker
  • Three important lessons being a speaker has taught him
  • How to share compelling stories
  • How to overcome stage fright and nerves
  • At the end, there will be a little time for Q&A for anyone who has questions

About Daniel Midson-Short

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Daniel moved to Orange County California almost 10 years ago. Daniel has spoken to audiences in Australia, the US, UK, and Asia as a workshop trainer and keynote speaker.

He has competed three times in the World Championships of Public Speaking, placing in the Top 30 speakers worldwide in 2014, 2015, and 2017. He has also delivered two TEDx talks in 2016 and 2017.

Learn more about Daniel and his accomplishments: https://www.linkedin.com/in/midsonshort/ 


OCSTC meetings follow the schedule below. We encourage all attendees to arrive by 6pm to do some informal networking (regardless of whether or not your ticket includes dinner). Bring business cards and a smile! 

  • 6pm to 6:45pm: Informal networking
  • 6:45pm to 7pm: OCSTC Administrative Council announcements
  • 7pm to 7:15pm: Break
  • 7:15pm-8:30pm: Presentation, Q&As, Wrap-Up


Ticket Type  Description Price
 Member  STC member; dinner and coffee service included  $27
 Nonmember  Not a member of STC; dinner and coffee service included  $31
 Student  Current student; dinner and coffee service included  $20
 Member ONLY, Speaker Only STC member; coffee service included  $12
 Nonmember, Speaker Only Not a member of STC; coffee service included  $15

Location and Parking


7 Hutton Centre Dr.
Santa Ana, California 92707-5794

There is another DoubleTree hotel nearby, so it’s easy to accidentally go to the wrong location if you do a search for “DoubleTree” on your phone, instead of searching for the exact address!

The DoubleTree Club offers complimentary valet parking. If you prefer to self-park, tell the valet that you’re at the hotel for an OCSTC meeting, and ask if you can park yourself.