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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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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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One push to leadership

By TM Umme Salma Babrawala There are many times that a responsible individual is given a leadership position. Then, there are other times when leadership positions make one responsible. My journey into Toastmasters leadership started in the year 2013. I joined Toastmasters to enhance my speaking abilities. I was never interested in taking up any…

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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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The Unsung Heroes of Club Success

Last year, when an opportunity to be a Club Mentor presented itself to me, I took it up not really aware of the journey that lay ahead. The first few months were challenging, but eventually, the experience turned out to be very rewarding. Moreover, it gave me an insight into an area of Toastmasters that…

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