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Vcitation 2021

2020-21 has been a testing year for all of us. We have been through a lot and as a family Toastmasters fraternity has always been

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Practice makes perfect

Most skills in life can be acquired or built upon. The same mantra extends to communications as well. There are multiple skills that factor into

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Audience Awareness

In a world that is more connected than ever before, there is an increased need to connect. Confused? Let us unpack this a little. While

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Tick tock on the Clock

I am sure most of you have heard of the popular phrase “the elevator pitch.” Regardless of which context you heard it in, chances are

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Crutch words

Whether you are having a one on one conversation or speaking in front of a crowd of thousands or anything in between, the way you

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Comfort level

In communication, it is not just the what and why you are saying things that is important. How you illustrate your point is equally important.

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The Role of your Eyes

Eye contact can make or break your communication interactions. When you sit across a person in person or in a virtual meeting, the eyes are

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Content is communication

As you read the title, I am sure you were thinking of the common expression “content is king.” Regardless of your connection with the expression

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The Art of Listening

Imagine a world where you are the only one talking. If you just read that sentence and feel that it sounds ridiculous, then you’ll surely

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Choose to Continue

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” This

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AD's Reflection

Why Leadership Roles?

I remember traveling to Delhi in June 2019. It was training sessions for the newly appointed area Directors. The weather was equally hot, if not

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AD's Reflection

Welcome! Welcome!! Welcome!!

“Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!” That was the title of the email that I received on June 19, 2019, from DTM Jennifer Ghosh, District Director (Elect) 2019-2020,

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Feeling the pulse

I thought a lot about it before sharing my plan with the six Area Directors and club mentors in July 2019. I wanted to visit

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A stress buster

To start with, Toastmasters, for me, was a stress buster. The weekly meeting of Kathmandu Toastmasters shifted from Monday to Tuesday and then to Friday

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Rise and Shine!

Defeating the introversion and uneasiness, and suppressing the assemblage of shyness, I sought to extend the demand of an optimistic and confident speaker uncovering the

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A More Confident Me

One day a friend of mine asked me, do you know what Toastmasters is? I swear I had no idea about Toastmasters. I promptly searched

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Leading by learning

Who are we at Toastmasters? What do we want from Toastmasters? Why did we join Toastmaster? These 3 Ws are questions that have crossed the

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Level Up!

I have never been good at any games, not even computer games. When my friends would level up all the time, I would struggle in

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A Year of Learning

I would like to call this a year full of learning, motivation, and exhilarating experiences. My journey of Toastmasters started with a feeling of oblivion

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To Be or Not To Be

In August 2019, after four years of being a committed Toastmaster, I reconsidered if I wanted to continue my membership for 2019-2020. And believe me,

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How to fail?

We have heard enough about how to succeed in life or at Toastmasters. Haven’t we? But, have you heard of how to fail? If you

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Be the Small Fish

Once upon a time in a vast ocean, there lived a tiny fish who loved swimming and exploring the deepest ends of the waters. One

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A World Cup Feel

“My whole family was cheering for you. Even my in-laws were here watching. The computer was over the microwave!” wrote Toastmaster Brijen to me after

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True to Yourself

What an incredible journey of self-exploration this year was at Toastmasters! If I were to share what I did for the Table Topics contest differently,

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Aspire to Inspire

Toastmasters has been around for decades. I heard about Toastmasters a few years back, and I attended a Toastmasters meeting a few months ago. After

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Leading by Virtues

“As a leader, you must never sacrifice your integrity to achieve a goal.” When Toastmasters International President-elect, Richard E. Peck, took the stage during Toastmasters

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Mentoring Sparks

We must have a memory of our childhood when we wore our clothes inside out or mixed up the right pair of the shoe with

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A year in Dharan

A picture speaks a thousand words. It was a photograph of a Toastmasters meeting that compelled me to know more about it. The photo posted

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Toastmasters and Rotary Team Up

The much awaited announcement came on Jan 7, 2020. Toastmasters and Rotary officially partnered to help members enhance their skills, broaden their network, grow professionally

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AD's Reflection

Why Lead at Your Club?

Leaders create impact and can form a sphere of influence even when not in a leadership role or a ‘position’. Yet, as we practice and

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AD's Reflection

Appraising Area A1

When I agreed to lead Area A1, which comprises Bodhi, Everest, and Reliance Toastmasters Club, I knew this was going to be a challenge. I

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Rediscovering the Connection

Meeting like-minded people with a keen interest in learning and leadership, and listening to speeches from the heart has been my most fulfilling experience as

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This is a Start

My niece’s random paintings have been motivating me for months now. Her color-stained hands, dirty palette with inter-mixed colors and a montage of random colors

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Couldn’t Believe My Ears

Life is incredibly full of surprises, more often through unexpected phenomena. Registering my name to participate in ‘Humorous Speech Contest’ itself was not less than

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It grows into you

I’ve been a member of Everest Toastmasters Club for about a decade now and I have immensely benefited from the Toastmasters International program. When I

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An introvert finds a stage

When I first heard about Toastmasters, it was through my father who adoringly mispronounced it as “Ted-masters”. He had been to one of the meetings

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Embark on a journey

All of the speaking opportunities I had in my schooling life, I always had reasons to abstain from them due to my fear of facing

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Home Away From Home

Toastmasters not only helps one enhance their communication and public speaking skills, but also helps build public relations. In fact, the benefits go beyond it.

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The Turning Point

Hi !  I am Ashma Dahal, and I have always been a nerdy girl who does not communicate much. Silent, studious, shy – these three

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Memories with my Mentor

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु र्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः गुरु साक्षात परब्रह्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः To decipher this Sanskrit verse: the mentor is the creator, operator, and destroyer. Creator of

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The search ends

9th August 2019 will remain memorable in my life for years to come. As a Toastmaster since 2004, I had been searching for a person

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Toastmasters @ SmartPaani

Interestingly, Toastmaster Tyler McMahon had approached me to discuss his speech on rainwater harvesting in early 2011 at our home club, Everest Toastmasters Club. Then,

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Revisiting ALPHAbets

I am loving the 2019-20 Toastmaster Year in Division A. From the year before, where I had visited all the clubs in the three Areas

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