American author Hilary Hinton once said “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”. With this quote as the motto, Tech Mahindra Bhubaneswar Toastmasters Club was kicked off..
Since then, it drove a long way. Especially, in the last year, Tech Mahindra Bhubaneswar Toastmasters Club has been really proactive in all respects. The club has organized COTP training in June 2016 for which it has bagged the “Best Host Ever” Award and has always been known for its innovative initiatives.
However, the immediate noticeable change came within the last 2 months with each member working to the best of their ability to make the club grow to 20 members from 9 within a span of a mere 8 days!
As the time of Toastmasters’ June evaluation was coming up the club had only 9 members in the mid of July. They understood they have to something about it and it has to be done now! It triggered a sense of action for club members and they rolled up their sleeves, locked themselves in a discussion room and made a strategy to achieve this goal for our club and district.
The club members have exhibited a great example of teamwork and worked aggressively to achieve the goal set for the club. There were few declines from few prospective members, there were delays, monetary constraints as well, however in the end with their determination they were able to solve all those and achieve what they aimed to do and much more.
The team is also thankful to their districts PR lead Smita Pati and other district leaders who had provided their continuous help and support to achieve this milestone.