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 […]
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 (“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, […]
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. As a district, we have considered this issue: how can we support the creation of (more) […]
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:
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 […]
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 […]