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YLP successfully completed in Rome

By |November 18th, 2016|District News, Division News, Education, General, Other|

Lucy Michaels, President Toastmasters Roma, leading the first Italian YLP Today, November 17th, 2016, at the “New School” in Rome, Italy, the first Italian Youth Leadership Program was successfully completed. The eight session were lead by TM Lucy Michaels, President of Toastmasters Roma and also a math teacher at the school. […]

Rehearsing for the #TM59 symphony

By |February 6th, 2016|Other|

Our district has a Twitter account that has grown tremendously over the last year (Numbers graph). If the principle of communicating on Twitter is more or less similar to Facebook (you share content with your followers), our audience is very different on FB and Twitter: […]

European Reformation

By |December 7th, 2015|District Council, General, Other|

Do you know what is the European Reformation? We created a page to give you all the information you need. Just visit our new European Reformation section on our website.

District Store on Easy-Speak

By |September 21st, 2015|General, Other|

If you or your club is planning to order supplies from the TI Shop, be sure check out the District Store site on Easy-Speak: d59Shop.TMclub.eu Prices are pegged using an exchange rate of 1 €/$. Additionally you save shipping charges, credit card fees and import duties! Pre-payments for all requests must clear the district's bank [...]

June webinars: LinkedIn makeover and other branding issues

By |June 10th, 2014|Other|

Thanks to committed presenters and engaged participants, our first  round of webinars on voice training (thank you Olivia Schofield http://www.oliviaschofield.com/) and personal branding (thank you Nelson Emilio http://nelsonemilio.com/) that took place in April and May was a total success. So much a success that we have tailored a new series to better accommodate your needs. Check them out and click to register and/or share with any interested. Webinar 1) Getting started with personal branding on social networks  II: Twitter […]

Personal branding in four questions

By |May 23rd, 2014|Other|

Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti, PRO D59 The era of digital marketing has repackaged us into personal branders: we are nowadays at the centre of new ways to perceive each other, new ways to understand each other and this creates pressure on each individual to communicate according to certain codes, especially when we have an expected level of efficiency. The idea of communicating about oneself as a brand might seem like the ultimate blow of an already tiny barrier protecting our core human features from melting into pure consumerism. What if, on the contrary, communicating about ourselves like a brand – thus using the tricks big brands use to remain present in our lives and persuade us to purchase their products and services – was a manner to free our true selves and help us reach inner authenticity? […]

How to photograph at a Toastmasters event: tips from a professional

By |April 30th, 2014|Other|

Susanne Kischnick is a professional event and headshot photographer of 15 years experience and has photographed numerous Toastmasters conferences in France and Europe since March 2012. She has covered all levels from club to area and division to district as a photographer and also as a speaker. I agree with her when she says that: “For me, photographing people is serving the community, providing quality images for communication and respecting the people I portray”. Susanne definitely contributed to immortalize our conferences with compelling images and made a difference in the quality of communications and Toastmasters memories. […]

D59 virtual realities I: April and May webinars

By |April 1st, 2014|Other|

Five years ago, I was attending a series of professional workshops called “Tools of Change” intended for publishers right before the Frankfurter Buchmesse (the largest book fair in the world). The biggest firms in the place were fearing to go digital: is it possible that people will forget about the pleasure of holding such brilliant hardcover piece, the pleasure of turning pages, writing notes on the sides, etc.? […]

TLI Lodz: the fun of learning

By |February 6th, 2014|Other|

Pietrowska street in Lodz, still decorated for Christmas If you tell a Pole you have plans to go to Lodz, they will stare at you with that “why on earth????? My neighbour in the train traveling from Warsaw to Lodz was no exception: […]

Live from the Budapest conference…

By |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… […]