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View Point – Journey to Stardom – May 2017

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Sudash Liyanage, DTM
District Director – District 82, 2016-17

“As we celebrate the Journey to Stardom now, let us commemorate our energetic engagement, exciting enjoyment the everlasting enrichment of District 82 by the end of our term 2016-17.”

Journey to Stardom with a grandest Ovation!

The aftermath of Ovation 2017 is inflicting impressive illustrations in every one who attended the conference. I find that all social media platforms, e-mails, SMS and calls of the last few days were filled with magnanimous testimonials of the grandest ovation we have concluded on 28thMay 2017.The influence of ostentatious Ovation 2017 still lingers in the minds and lives of our members and some denoted it as “Post Ovation euphoric syndrome”

Saleem and I still continue with our post ovation obligations amidst those enthralling encouragements. We along with our entire team are elated to present your ‘journey to stardom’. I take the privilege of honoring each & every member and teams who have contributed to the splendid success with a ‘Standing Ovation’. Read more

Tell Your Story at Toastmasters

Tell Your Story At Toastmasters

Tell Your Story at Toastmasters

David Hughes, DTM
District 73

Everyone has a story, yet not everyone tells a story well. Why is that? Perhaps it’s because of doubt, fear, or reluctance. Perhaps it’s because we think our story is not worth telling, and even if we tell it, no one will be interested. Perhaps also, it’s because we’ve never learned the structure of story-telling.

There is a way you can learn to tell your story, much like I learned to tell mine, but more of that later.

Since time immemorial, we humans have told stories to each other; to express feelings; to describe living conditions; to warn of danger; to share information; to be remembered and to leave a legacy. Read more

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Club Growth Director’s Awards – District 82 2016-17

Below is the List of Clubs who have won Membership building awards as per the criteria stated in this Awards Page

Early Bird award

AATSL Toastmasters Club
Awakening Toastmasters
Ceylinco Life Toastmasters Club
Chennai Communicators Club
Chennai Toastmasters Club
Chennai Wordsmiths Toastmasters Club
CSC Chennai Chapter
DFCC Toastmasters
Ford Chennai Toastmasters
HNB Toastmasters Club
McDermott Toastmasters Chennai
Medley Toastmasters Club
Pinnacle Advanced Toastmasters Club
Rising Pillars Toastmasters Club
Siyane Toastmasters
TCS Insurance Toastmasters Club
TCS Maitree Champions Toastmasters Club
Thirdware Chennai Speakers Forum
Trichy Toastmasters Club
Virudhunagar Toastmasters Club

Outstanding Membership building award (10 on 10 award)

Chennai Wordsmiths Toastmasters Club
Coimbatore Toastmasters Club
CSS Corp Elite Speakers
Ford Chennai Toastmasters
Fusion Toastmasters Club
Great Lakes Chennai Toastmasters Club
HSBC Global Service Centre
J’Pura University Toastmasters Club
MAMCET TOASTMASTERS CLUB
Medley Toastmasters Club
Phoenix VIT
Polytex Toastmasters Club
Standard Chartered GBS India – Haddows Toastmasters Club
Symantec Toastmasters Club
TCS Insurance Toastmasters Club
TCS Maitree Chennai Toastmasters
Alpha Betans Syntel Toastmasters Club
Infosys Shols Toastmasters Club

8-80 Membership Building Award – Season#1

Awakening Toastmasters
Bank of Ceylon Toastmasters Club
CIM Toastmasters
CSC Chennai Chapter
Fusion Toastmasters Club
Horana Toastmasters Club
Medley Toastmasters Club
NDB Toastmasters
PLC Toastmasters Club
Printcare Toastmasters
Siyane Toastmasters
Smedley Club
Word Blasters Toastmasters Club

8-80 Membership Building Award – Season#2

AATSL Toastmasters Club
Agua VIT
Awakening Toastmasters
Coimbatore Toastmasters Club
Coromandel Toastmasters Club
Ford Chennai Toastmasters
Pyramid Wilmar Toastmasters Club

Club Coach award

KVL Ashwinbalaji
Muhammed Tabrez
Sriram Venkataraman

Triple Star Award (3 Membership building Ribbons)

Bank of Ceylon Toastmasters Club
Chennai Wordsmiths Toastmasters Club
Coimbatore Toastmasters Club
Ford Chennai Toastmasters
Horana Toastmasters Club
Madras Toastmasters Club
Medley Toastmasters Club
Phoenix VIT
Siyane Toastmasters
TCS Insurance Toastmasters Club
TCS Maitree Chennai Toastmasters Club
Trichy Toastmasters Club
Union Assurance Toastmasters
Wattala Toastmasters Club

Pat on the Back (Special award for adding 9 members between April 1st and May 20th)

attune Lanka Toastmasters Club
CAT-RMZ Toastmasters
HCL Aspirations Toastmasters Club
HSBC Chennai Speakers Club
Informatics Institute of Technology

Friends helping friends succeed

Friends helping friends succeed

In 2001, I bought a ticket to a Leadership Seminar without realizing that iFriends helping friends succeedt was a Toastmasters conference with a Speech contest.

My first Toastmasters workshop conducted by a speaker from Singapore was so fantastic that I rushed to find out about the sponsoring organization.

A few days later, I attended the first Toastmasters meeting, answered my first table topic question, and joined as a member at Thai Airways Toastmasters Club at the venue of the company I had worked with as a communication and customer service trainer for 26 years. Read more

Golden Gavel and Quality Club Awards

Golden Gavel Award and Quality Club Award 2016-17 (Part-1)

Here is the list of clubs that already earned enough points to receive Golden Gavel Award and Quality Club Award. These clubs will be presented with the respective awards during Ovation 2017 to be held at Colombo between May 25 and 28, 2017. The window for submissions of various criteria will be open till June 30, 2017. […]