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Reverberation 2016: The Wave Of Celebration

Reverberation 2016, a wave of celebration hit us all with beautiful memories! 4th November 2016 was probably just an ordinary Friday for a lot of people.  But, it was a weekend with a lot of memories, especially for a group of students in this small town called Vellore at this college called VIT University.

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The Toastmasters brand and some guidelines to follow

Ask any designer or the VP-PR of your club about their most dreaded moment in Toastmasters and this would clearly win hands down. Yes, we are talking about the brand violations, the single sore point which has given countless designers grief and agony in the past. Having seen the confusion and lack of clarity on what is allowed and what can be called a “violation”, we at the District 82 Social Media Team have put together a primer you can readily reference for any brand related queries.

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Moving Ahead Is The Only Option

I still remember when I was little, my mom and dad used to sit on either side of me and playfully ask who I loved more. That seemed to be a very tough choice to make back then. Little did I know that each and every phase of our life requires us to make a reasonable choice. A decision can be good or bad but you cannot judge its consequences at that time and you cannot revert back to change it later. Life will lay down two roads in front of you, and you have to pick one. As Robert Frost said in his poem ‘The Road not Taken’,

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Conquering a conference

Planning and organizing a conference can be a challenging task. I had the privilege of donning the mantle of Conference Chair for the Division A Mid-Year Conference last November, and it proved to be a great learning experience. Here are my Top Three Tips to help you create a successful conference.

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Lessons on giving a great speech from a runner-up at the World Championship of Public Speaking

The world champion of public speaking. This is a title sought out by many Toastmasters across the world every year. Yet only ten individuals will even have a chance of returning home with this title. How exactly did these individuals come close to such a feat? Tons of hard work is the short answer. The long answer will vary depending on which of these individuals you ask.

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How Toastmasters helped me communicate in a foreign country

When I received my offer to pursue a Master’s Degree at the Australian National University, I was elated! It was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Though I cleared all the hurdles between leaving Infosys to joining the ANU, there was a catch – I had never interacted with an Australian before! In fact, I had very limited interaction with anyone foreign to India. A couple of Americans (who happened to be my clients/on-site coordinators) and a few tourists here. These were the only foreign nationals I had ever interacted with.

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