“Dreams are not that you see when you are asleep, rather dreams are the things that keep you from sleeping.” – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam We had a collective dream to set up a community toastmasters club at Ranchi, and it took us almost two years to realise our dream. It has been a journey, full of hard work, commitment, dedication and sheer thrill. The most wonderful part of this journey has been the amazing people we have met and added to our family. Even though we got officially recognised as a club last week, we had stitched together our “Club” long back. We hadRead More →

Dear Sir Ralph C. Smedley, We would like to express our gratitude and respect to the Founder of Toastmasters International in this 5th of September on the occasion of Happy Teachers Day. Even though we don’t bring your name during Toastmasters Meetings, but every time we say ‘Toastmasters’, we say Smedley. You said, “All speech is for communication, and there is no possibility of communication unless people understand. Your Club can help you to find out whether you are making yourself understood.” On 22nd October 1924, you invited a small group to meet in the Santa Ana, California YMCA where you conducted the first meeting ofRead More →

Division L, District 41, the newest division of 2017 has been in the limelight since its day of inception. Spreading its wings from Bhubaneswar to Bihar and Jharkhand, a top-up COTP was arranged in Jamshedpur for the clubs who could not attend the training at Bhubaneswar. Dr Chetna Verma, Area Director, L3, took the responsibility to conduct an equally amazing session for those who missed all the fun and learning at the COTP. XLRI Toastmasters and Insteel Toastmastersshowed excellent coalition as hosts.  Insteel Toastmasters, XLRI Toastmasters, IIM Ranchi Toastmasters and Hourglass Toastmasters International-NIT Rourkela Chapter were the participating clubs for the training. The event had an appropriate balance of learning with fun, and great cuisine. Setting the right mood of excitementRead More →

The first COTP for the newly formed division of District 41 – Division L was a huge success, with a grand opening ceremony for a grand entity coming into existence. And the host ITB-STP made event remarkable one for the quality they showcased. One can only dream of such an event where all the masters of public speaking come together to share their knowledge and soothe the mind of listeners with vibration of amazing speeches. All the EC roles were explained in detail by people who are top dogs in these domains. People attended this event even when the rainy weather tried to ruin theirRead More →