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Action, Intent, Response Shape our RISE

A good culture embarks an organisation on a path of rise, a bad culture embarks its decline. It all depends on the culture the leaders of the organisation are promoting in their day to day interactions. I have always seen D98 as a group which upholds a strong culture of innovation, quality and excellence. What…

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Experience Entrepreneurship

In April 2017, I joined Toastmasters and came to understand how running a Toastmasters club could give one an experience of entrepreneurship. I joined the Executive Committee of Toastmasters Club of Allscripts Pune as the Sergeant-At-Arms. This taught me how to connect with people and serve them without an official role. It was a way…

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Pathways Q&A

> What recognition are we giving to clubs for encouraging Pathways (except for those who are in pursuit of the Diamond Club Award) ? TM Kaustubh Ghanekar, Deccan Toastmasters Club Individuals will be acknowledged at Division conferences for completing certain levels in Pathways. > How do we get credit in Pathways for conducting speeches from…

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A Dream Come True

I have been a Toastmaster for 16 years and have attended quite a few District Conventions, but I always cherished a dream to attend the World Convention. It got materialized this year during 22nd-25th August in Chicago. As a gift to my wife Manjari for joining Toastmasters 6 months ago, I took her with me…

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The Humorous Speech Contest

By TM AVS Prasad Around contest time, you often find sour-faced individuals milling about in Toastmasters clubs. Upon inquiry, you find that they are contestants for the Humorous Speech Contest. Most of them lose what little sense of humor they had as they prepare for and deliver their contest speeches. As the contest date approaches…

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Toastmasters was the call I was waiting for

By TM Kapil K Somawaram I served Talent Acquisition function and I enjoyed talking to people, interviewing candidates, negotiating with them day-in and day-out for over 13 years. And then, there was a major paradigm shift in my career. I moved to Software Consulting in Oracle HCM as a Functional Consultant. Here, the focus was…

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Virtual Planning, Real Success

By DTM Ajay Hiraskar, District Administration Manager and TM Moazzam Daimi, District Credentials Chair Find it challenging to arrange a regular meeting for your club? Imagine having to arrange a meeting for Officers across the District! The District Council Meeting (DCM) is a meeting where all the leaders of the District, ie, the District Officers,…

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Be the Change

By TM Shekhar Khobrekar Mumbai Toastmasters has played a vital role in my life. Being a member of this club for the past five years has not only developed my public speaking skills but has also improved my listening skills. Earlier when I was at home, at the workplace, or with friends, I wouldn’t listen…

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Communication and Gender Dynamics – The Intersection

Dr. Bhavana Nissima holds a doctorate in Communication from University of New Mexico, and has taught several communication related subjects in the United States and India for eleven years. She has mentored several books. She is a creativity and NLP Trainer, a popular writing coach, writing therapist and design-thinker. She is known as The Lightweaver…

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