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Revealing what makes us unique – a dialogue with Olivia Schofield

March 10th, 2014|District Events, Education|

Olivia Schofield and Wodwik She is a champion, she is our champion! Finalist of the international Public speaking competition at the Las Vegas Toastmasters convention in 2011, Olivia Schofield, who was representing our district, delivered a seminal speech (http://www.oliviaschofield.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Wodwik.pdf) that propelled her to “world champion finalist of public speaking”, a role that she embraced with shine, pride and gratitude. […]

Building synergies with companies

February 25th, 2014|Club Life, New clubs|

Building synergies with companies (“a mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct business participants or elements as resources or efforts” Webster) is a precondition for Toatsmasters clubs to grow corporate clubs: the Nokia house club emerged from Helsinki Toastmasters being hosted at Nokia’s premisses, ExxonMobil started its own in-house club in Budapest after hosting the meetings of the Budapest Toastmasters club, etc. we all know such examples. In this article, Luís Marrana, Ana Isabel Lage Ferreira, Rui Henriques tell us the story of how looking for new challenges for its members, […]

Corporate clubs and corporate summits

February 24th, 2014|District Events, New clubs|

  Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti, PRO D59 12500 corporate clubs – meaning clubs established at the workplace, in more than 100 countries, that’s the corporate side of our organization that counts 14350 clubs in 122 countries. Yes, Toastmasters has more of a corporate identity than most of us might first have thought. Toastmasters Virtual speakers (Kone) As a district, we have considered this issue: how can we support the creation of (more) corporate clubs in your city – as the proportion of corporate and non corporate clubs in Continental Europe is slightly lower than the average worldwide? […]

Live from the Budapest conference…

November 18th, 2013|Awards, Other|

Officially, the Budapest conference is closed but in reality it is still very much alive! Undeniably, even with a broken down router, something came across more loudly than 100 000 tweets could express: attendants had their heart beat to the rhythm of inspirational and entertaining speeches, to the kindness and care put by the organizers in every little detail, to the beauty of a city that still knows that live bands can add intensity to our European friendships! The beat of such experiences goes on and on and fuels the certainty of other memorable events to come… In this context, we are all winners! Some of us however are winners among the winners: they are our heroes on stage and you surely want to know their names, you want to see their smily face when receiving the coveted humorous speech or table topic award – be it in English, auf Deutsch ou en francais… […]

D59 autumn awards and promoting best practices

October 16th, 2013|Awards|

Yes, we went all the way to #1 and that’s our epic 2013 story we’re building anew in 2014! This path is prepared by each of you: your every day commitment, creativity, care for helping others reach their objectives, care for details, etc.: they bring us all closer to the stars!Some clubs and divisions have already now demonstrated outstanding skills for propelling our district to its common stratospheric achievement path and a series of D59 awards have been established to encourage and reward YOUR teams work http://www.district59.org/leaders/clublife/district-59-awards/ […]