You may know Mohammed as the 2015 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. A man who has overcome a stutter and learnt that through humour you can deliver a message.
He joined Toastmasters eight years ago, and competed in many speech contests and honed his timing in standup comedy before reaching his goal. You can watch an interview with him here:
David Templeman DTM
Region 12 International Director
David Templeman DTM, from the land of the long white cloud, affectionately known as Aoteoroa, or New Zealand. David resides in a little known town of Lyttleton, a little slice of paradise.
David joined Toastmasters in 1995, looking to enhance his communication skills in order to further a sales training career.
In 2004 he won the District 72 International Speech Contest and represented New Zealand in Reno, Nevada. He has also won the District 72 Evaluation Contest in 2010.
David embraced the opportunity of stepping into the role of Area Governor in 2012 and he soon discovered that the leadership side of Toastmasters was about the
opportunity to give something back to the organisation. This began his
“journey of self-discovery, where he learnt that the more you give, the more you get.”
Following a rapid rise through the Toastmasters leadership roles, in August 2018 he was elected to the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, and is serving Region 12 for the 2018/19 Toastmasters year.
He is married to Celina who is the current District 72 Director. Between
them, they try to manage four boys ranging in ages 13 to 20,
along with staff in their rapidly expanding horticulture business.
David’s view on leadership is that “It’s great to have ability, but real
leadership is the ability to foster and develop the potential in