Leadership Through Communication – Television Interview Program

The first episode of the television interview show of Leadership through Communication was aired on November 9, 2019 on national television channel Business Plus TV. The half-hour fortnightly show aired on

Saturdays at 6 pm was envisioned by Area A3 Director Ankit Goenka as part of his “public

relations strategy” project in level 4 of Strategic Relationship path. The show was hosted by Area A1 Director Moon Pradhan, DTM with guests District 41 Club Growth Director Ranjit Acharya, DTM and Division A Director Suman Shakya, DTM. The entire show was geared towards the promotion of Toastmasters in Nepal.

The conversation revolved around the following:

  • Context setting about Nepali people and communications challenges, communication not included in education curriculum, etc.
  • Why Toastmasters?
  • What is Toastmasters?
  • Benefits to members
  • What do we do in clubs?
  • How does it help develop leadership skills?
  • Toastmasters is a platform to be a good speaker, enthrall the audience and be a leader.
  • Toastmasters is a movement right now in Nepal and 100 clubs are possible.

The next show was specifically designed to address details about and drive the participation in Division A’s (Nepal) annual conference Citation 2019. The guests were Area A5 Director Avish Acharya and Area A6 Director Pankaj Pradhananga. Acharya was co- chairing the Citation 2019 with the host of the show, Pradhan, while Pradhananga had co- chaired Citation 2018.

Citation 2019 included panel discussion with International President of Toastmasters International Deepak Menon, DTM, District 41 Director Jennifer Ghosh, DTM, District 41 Club Growth Director Ranjit Acharya, DTM and Division A Director Suman Shakya, DTM. This was hosted by Moon Pradhan, DTM and recorded by Business Plus TV. The episodes 3 and 4 of Leadership through Toastmasters was the airing of this panel discussion.

The plan for the episodes to follow is to invite members who are influencers in the society so that more people will be influenced into joining toastmasters in the future. The guests will come from different clubs, different walks of life and members or past members who have different experiences to share. The overall objective of the show is to generate positive public relations in the Nepalese communities, educational institutions, and

corporates so that the vision to establish 100 clubs is fulfilled and existing members are motivated to renew their membership in the future.

By Moon Pradhan, DTM, Area A1 Director

Published in Inkspire Issue 3. Click here for the full newsletter.

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