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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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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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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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The Toastmasters Podcast – Behind the scenes with Ryan and Greg

As Toastmasters, we focus most of our energy on becoming a better speaker. However, listening also plays a vital role. The Toastmasters Podcast is one such channel that helps Toastmasters become better listeners. Hosted by Bo Bennett, Ryan Levesque and Greg Gazin, this podcast sponsored by Toastmaster International has aired more than 140 episodes till…

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Stepping Stones to Success

TM Vibha Pandey  In May 2017, I had just completed my Competent Communicator manual and was searching for a community club where I could kick start my Advanced Communication journey. After attending 4-5 demo meetings, I joined Bibvewadi Toastmasters Club as a charter member. The first phase of this club, just after its installation, was…

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