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IN THIS ISSUE DISTRICT 98

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DISTRICT DIRECTOR’S ADDRESS

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THAT’S HOW IT BEGAN

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EDITOR’S ADDRESS

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THE AREA AND DIVISION MERAKI

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EXPERT SPEAKS

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THE HEADLINES BULLETIN

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GROWTH

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VIRTUAL CONVENTION EXPERIENCE

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PR CORNER

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CLUBS’ MILESTONE

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MEMBER SPEAKS

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MEET THE TEAM

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DISTRICT DIRECTOR’S ADDRESS DISTRICT 98

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ow that we have paid our dues for the next six months, let’s put it to the best use. We can only be successful by being consistent at something. When I meet members, I notice a persistent theme. Members don’t have enough time to attend a meeting, deliver a speech, take up a role, or there is no one to mentor, etc. I want to remind you that the club starts with YOU! I highly recommend the following practices, it can help you handle common challenges seen at your club. 1. Live by Toastmaster’s promise; 2. List down top three things to achieve in the next six months; 3. Let your VP Education and Mentor know the same; 4. Wear a PPE kit (Participate, Practise and Evaluate yourself ); 5. Extend the benefits by getting one guest to your club meeting; The above practices have helped me to understand the program, enhance communication and leadership skills, and adopt the organization values. The PPE kit will help you, no matter what.

members are present to conduct a meeting. Sachin Tendulkar, a world-renowned cricketer, is successful only through practice and being the first one in the nets. Likewise, I book a slot to Practise my speech or role for the upcoming meeting and never let myself procrastinate. I get in touch with my mentors in advance to practise, thereby, never taking a forthcoming speech or role for granted. Over the years, I have learned to Evaluate my self by recording my speech and listening to it, collecting feedback and stapling it in my book and track it to project my growth. In the online setup, I now practise in front of a laptop and record it to view it later for improvements like we used to do it in our clubs when meeting physically.

I am a part of a corporate club, which like I encourage you to make your own PPE kit a sine wave, has its ups and downs. The to make the best use of the investment. thing that kept us going over nine years is Participation; it doesn’t matter even if two Stay Safe! - Niteash Agarwaal, DTM District Director

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EDITOR’S ADDRESS DISTRICT 98 The Experience

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reetings fellow and future Toastmasters. In the last edition, I spoke about three seasons – Monsoon, Contests and Renewals. How was your experience? Experience is all that matters. Experience is what makes us, changes us, and creates memories that last long. I renewed my journey with Toastmasters, participated in the contests, as for the monsoon- Don’t know where the rains have suddenly occupied, but we did it. So, come out of vanished, it looks like peak summer is back. your comfort zone, and take that first step to try something new. You never know what What did I learn during the making of this works until you try. You never know what edition? Try something new! This time we skill, what experience can help you where! all interchanged our responsibilities, and it was super fun because of two reasons This edition is like a guide, telling us about our - Doing something different is always birth, reminding us about the camera presence, exciting, secondly, we were there for each effective PR practices, Icebreaker experiences, other. Did anything go wrong? Yes, plenty. why Toastmasters, why Pathways- Is that all? We all were having teething problems as No, there is much more. we came out of our comfort zone, especially Happy Reading!!! with contests here and there keeping us - Pinky Bahroos Chief Newsletter Editor

Know your Designer

It often happens that the best of our competencies, strengths and creativity swings to action when we willingly take up challenges. Writing and designing were things I always knew I was good at. These are the only presentable emotions, I feel, the ones I can express with clarity. When I got selected as one of the designers, I was initially skeptical if I would ever meet the benchmarks set by the previous team. However, thanks to Aishwarya, Pinky and the rest of the team who made me confident and believe in my strengths. The next few pages signify the visioning of different hearts, minds and souls together on the same mission, with perfect execution of time, and efficiency by our team.

Sathvik Vemunuri Newsletter Designer

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EXPERT SPEAKS DISTRICT 98

Stage Presence and Camera Presence

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n my career and life, among all the activities that I’ve been a part of, speaking on stage gives me unparalleled thrills. There is something truly invigorating yet challenging about climbing up those couple of steps that typically lead to a stage, which instantly makes you the cynosure of all eyes if you happen to be the speaker or performer. One of the things about stage presence and camera presence these days that I enjoy the most is the opportunity to not Thus, although I always say that content is only inform but also to inspire those in the the king, it is equally true that your persona, audience, especially those younger to me, style, delivery and voice are extremely but not necessarily limited to them. important to the success of your speeches. It is equally important to make sure that you By delivering a rousing and energetic pause when necessary, that you smile when speech brimming with, or at least dotted with appropriate, and that you speak from the wisdom of some sort, one can make a mark heart! in the hearts and minds of the audience that may stay for a long time. It is always heart Stage presence is thus about connecting warming to have people from the audience with the audience through what you ARE greet you when you get off stage having more than trying to make your way into delivered your talk and to hear the words, their minds and hearts through what you “You speak so well!” SAY! It is essential to be yourself on stage, but it is also important to think about Just as writers love to receive the how you can improve your stage persona. compliment, “Well written!”, speakers love Of course, it is vital also to improve your the high that comes from hearing “Well presence off stage as well. The vibrations spoken!” It is not what one has said that that you emit, the personality that you matters as much as how we have said it have and the goodness that you exude, all and the impact that we have made in the count towards making you a better person, direction intended, upon the audience. and thus a better speaker on stage too!

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EXPERT SPEAKS DISTRICT 98 William Winter said, “The stage is the mirror of human life”. He was so right. There is very little difference between a great orator’s on stage and off-stage presence. He or she lives what he says and speaks from the inner core of his or her being. Such speakers are truly and remarkably effective and inspiring. They live their lives as they would want other people to live them and they exemplify all that they stand for on stage while speaking. They do not have to rehearse, and they do not at all have to put on an act once up there. Camera presence has become much more relevant in recent times. You must somehow transport your persona and presence to the audience effectively through a small screen which they are tired of staring at. Too much exposure to webinars and online presence has made people notice only the truly outstanding speakers. You must make sure

you who, and what kind of audience do you have and make sure you talk accordingly. Speakers must use quotes and punchlines, their intent must be magnified so that an impact is created. Impactful means that you have to throw your voice from your stomach, let it boom a little. Speak a little louder and have a cup of tea after every webinar. A tip if I have to give one, is get your logistics right. This includes your internet, your device, your placement with a simple suitable background and sound all tested and adjusted before your meeting starts. Logistics also include a glass of water by your side. Don’t forget to smile as it gives you that poise, elegance, grace and beauty. “All the world’s a stage!” said William Shakespeare, so famously. How right he was! We are all playing a part in this divine drama. If we play it well in real life, we will play it well on stage or on camera too! - Vivek Atray ex-IAS Officer, TEDx Speaker Author of ‘Finding Success Within’

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Inception to flourishment

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know about our inception, our birth, our growth? Let us hear it from Chandrashekar D P, DTM, who led the District in 2016-17 as the District Director. C98- Thank you Chandrashekhar, DTM for accepting the invite for the interview. You have been a part of District 98 since its inception, kindly tell us about the birth of we would grow, get opportunities, and give District 98. opportunities for ourselves. District 98 was a new baby and the whole world was looking CSK- 2013 is the year when District 98 was at us because the earlier demarcation carved out of District 41. Back then, the entire of districts was much before this. country except Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala was under D41. The Area contest was C98- Initially there are always teething like four or five states, Division contest was problems, so what was the biggest challenge like 10 to 12 states and District contest was you faced as the leaders? kind of the national level contest. When D98 was carved out, it was joyful because finally, CSK- The issue was keeping the cultural we were growing, but at the same time, it was connections intact and then striking a painful, because we realised that there would balance for growth and development of all be some imaginary lines which will separate big and small cities. The teething problem both the districts, but we did not turn a blind was to mix and match the combinations, eye towards all emotional connections. We getting them right, because the foundation had five members in the Trio, everyone’s aim is very important and we took a lot of pain, was to bring people together, trying to steer lot of efforts and lot of consideration in the district towards ensured growth. The building that. In District 98 today, you can focus was to keep intact the cultural knit and find a club in almost every major town or bonds, and group the states keeping that city. I want to thank everyone starting from in mind. We were excited because we knew Brillian, to the first set of District leaders,

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DISTRICT 98 leaders in my time, for the impeccable job in building this district brick by brick. Then the legacy continued with Arvind, Ravi, Venkata and now Niteash. C98- In the first year itself, District 98 was ranked as world number nine. We were President Distinguished District, what according to you was the success Mantra? CSK-Number is important but never forget the member - that was the focus. We never left anything to chance in terms of recognising the member and their contribution, as they make the District healthy. Our conferences were one of the biggest reasons why we were succeeding. They were subscribed to the tune of 800-900 people in attendance. I still remember the three-day thousand rupees all paid conference in Hyderabad, Confluence. It was my dream that we should just charge one pink note and give the members the conference experience. The District champion of the International Speech Contest or the Humorous Contest, whatever contest that had happened at the beginning before that main conference, was the flag bearer. That was the unsaid protocol which we created.

because cliché’s work. People agree with all of us because we’re not lying or saying it just for the sake of saying. Toastmasters has created a change in my perspective and has made me realise that keeping it simple is the essence of communication. Being a Toastmaster is a responsibility because it’s all about taking up something and doing it the right way. You may realise it or not, but what you did as a toastmaster is remembered for eternity. C98- Your message for District 98 members?

CSK- Toastmasters will change, Toastmasters is supposed to change, whether it is the way we run our meetings, the way we conduct our conferences and contests or even the way we learn with our education program. But if there’s one thing that will not change, especially in District 98, is our ability to empathize, to connect and to collaborate with people. I would like to quote an African Proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Let us stay together, let us be together, and let’s have a heart-to-heart connection with fellow District 98 Toastmasters because everything around it may change but that C98- How has Toastmasters changed connection will not. you personally, and what does being a Toastmaster mean to you? CSK- Toastmaster has added a lot of value personally and also professionally, and that’s a cliché answer, but I say this cliché answer - Chandrashekar D P, DTM District Director, D98 (2016-17)

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PR CORNER DISTRICT 98

Effective PR Practices for Membership Growth

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rowth and development are two important factors that ensure sustainability, and this stands true for humans and organisations alike. In the world of Toastmasters, one of the factors, which determines a club’s performance is its membership growth. A dip in membership can also impact the program quality of the club and vice versa. Public relations form an indispensable 2. Invite Influencers for Sessions: support system for membership growth. When we talk about influencers, it doesn’t Hence, the PR strategies for a club must be necessarily refer to social media influencers. well thought. Here are a few examples of Inviting a well-known leader or public figure good practices and campaigns: in your company/community for taking a session in your club can attract several 1. Create a Social Buzz: guests to the meeting. With the ongoing situation, social media has inarguably become the best platform for 3. Each One, Bring One: promoting your club. Making and putting Some things never go out of style and up brand complaint fliers, creating events this particular PR practice is an example of for the meetings, inviting people from your it. Encouraging and rewarding the existing friend list to attend them and sharing meet- members of your club to get a guest along ing images are among the good old social with them can translate into remarkable media practices. Besides, you can have cam- strength at meetings and you can thereby, paigns based on relevant hashtags, including find the pool of prospect members. but not limited to, #weekendatToastmasters, #funwithToastmasters and #learningwith- 4. Keep in Touch via Mails: toastmasters. You can also reward members Emails will always remain a powerful tool who share the most about meetings on their for promotion. Maintaining a guest mailing personal handles. Additionally, you can make list and sending them invites for each customised profile frames for members and meeting is a healthy PR practice. Also, you encourage them to use it. can send out club newsletters/TI magazine

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PR CORNER DISTRICT 98 to them to highlight club activities and benefits of Toastmasters. Alternatively or simultaneously, you can maintain a guest WhatsApp group and carry out all these activities on that group. Just make sure that the promotion activities do not come off as spam.

toastmastersclubs.org/welcome/ and fill up your club details and in a few simple steps, the next thing you know is that your club has its own website. The template is fixed with an easy interface and all you have to do is keep updating it to keep the website up and running.

5. Be Present on Google: Who runs the world? Google search results! People often go to Google for anything and everything. Having a presence on the search engine by pinning your club location to Google maps and mentioning relevant keywords such as public speaking, leadership and communications in the description can help you rank on Google whenever someone searches about Toastmasters or in other relevant searches.

7. Reach out to Local News Media: Tell the world about what’s happening in your club. Whenever your club achieves an important milestone or any of your member achieves something phenomenal, it’s a good idea to publicise it on local news media. This way you get to spread a word about your club in your city. To know how to go about local media coverage, refer to “Let The World Know” handbook.

6. Make your Club Website for Free: Social media check, mailers check, Google maps check! Another reliable way of promoting your club digitally is having a website for it; and just like several other resources that Toastmasters International already has in place for us, it also lets us create a free website. Visit https://www.

These are just a handful of effective practices that you can follow to promote Toastmasters. If your club is following any other good practice, which is not listed above, write to us at prm@district98.org and if we like it, we shall promote it among other clubs through our social handles. - Aishwarya Vijay Public Relations Manager

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MEMBER SPEAKS DISTRICT 98

PATHways to Glory

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joined Toastmasters in 2018, as a member of HITAM Toastmasters Club. Being a final year student, I was preparing myself for campus placements. The Pathways program had just come in and was nothing less than a blessing in disguise. It made me industry-ready in terms of communication and interpersonal skills. With the help of projects from Dynamic Leadership path, I was able to brush myself on a plethora of skills starting from introducing myself to Few of the initiatives were ‘Preparing for an interview’, ‘Make connections • Recognise the clubs with 100% pathways adoption in both cycles (2019-20). through networking’ helped me to connect with the Toastmasters working for the same • Conducting Educational sessions in the clubs. MNC and understand the expectations of an industry from a fresher. I began to prepare • Be a part of the Area council groups and answer all the pathways related queries. accordingly under the guidance of TM Kalyan. This resulted in 29 clubs from EFGH (2019The result? - Soon after my graduation, I 20) being recognised, and awarded for was recruited by an MNC, Tata Consultancy the same in the division level semi-annual Services. It didn’t end there, I was appointed conference - Fun and Furore. Every three as pathways focal for Division G, 2019-20. months when we tracked the adoption Under the leadership of Aajay Gujarati, rate, we witnessed the numbers reaching DTM, as pathways chair, ever supporting new heights. As a Pathways focal, I have leader from the District, Mukta Nadkar, DTM understood that it is important to make and always encouraging Division Directors the members understand how beneficial Harshita, Satish Divesh and Joy, we in Pathways is and how it can help them in Division EFGH (2019-20) launched many their professional roles. Since all the leaders initiatives in pathways and also recognised in District came forward, envisioned and the clubs with 100% pathways adoption. made 100% pathways as the common goal, we were the World #2 in 2019-20. - Lasya Reddy N Dilsukhnagar Toastmasters, H1

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MEMBER SPEAKS DISTRICT 98

Why Toastmasters

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ave you ever been enthralled by a speaker so gifted that you felt you could listen to him/her for hours? Have you ever wished that you too could be an eloquent speaker, but felt at a loss of words when asked to speak in front of a crowd? Have you wondered how great leaders manage to be so poised and confident at all times? Have you aspired to be a leader too, but felt intimidated by the thought of managing so many people? Do you find yourself wishing you had a supportive group of people who would listen to you, cheer you on when you were close to giving up, and help you grow? Do you wish you could receive honest and constructive feedback on your performance, from people, who truly cared about helping you improve?

your posture can exude confidence, your body language can radiate conviction, the tone and pitch of your voice can speak volumes about your strengths! There is such tremendous power within you, you can channelise it by joining a Toastmasters club. Toastmasters take a scientific approach for mastering the art of communication through informative modules, and interesting yet If you answered “yes” to any or all of those challenging projects to help sharpen your questions, you know why you should be a skills. Toastmaster! Stage fear can be debilitating - but it can be overcome in a positive and What if you answered “no” to any or all of encouraging environment. A Toastmasters those questions above? Then you probably club is that environment; it is the best are an eloquent speaker and an enigmatic place to fall and rise again. Don’t give up leader already! What are you waiting for on your dream of taking on the stage and then? Be a Toastmaster to become a guiding holding your audience rapt in attention! light for others on that path! Toastmasters will help you make it come true. Effective communication is the most powerful tool you need in your kitty. There’s more to communication than mere words;

-Tanvi Kher Deccan Toastmasters, P5

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THAT’S HOW IT BEGAN DISTRICT 98 Ice breaker! The name itself gave me chills. What was going to happen to me? Will I be judged or eaten alive. Thankfully, none of that happened. The moment I got on stage, I knew that this is where I belonged. My journey started from there and my very first speech made me open up to the crowd. - Shuchita Gogna, TCS Maitree Toastmasters Club Indore, A4 I was the youngest member of the club and was handling mixed emotions of excitement and nervousness. My fellow members never made me feel that I’m the inexperienced junior member. I got the title of Best Prepared Speaker, and that motivates me to perform better for my upcoming speeches. - Nidhi Jajda, Mahindra Toastmasters Club, B2 I believe that the best thing which happened to me during the lockdown phase was my enrolment at a Toastmasters club. I gave my ice breaker speech via a Zoom meeting. The virtual claps and enthusiastic response of the club members had filled my bucket of memories with joy and triumph. - Bhumika Bhardwaj, TCS Maitree Toastmasters Club Pune, C1 My dream came true during my ice breaker speech when I broke down the wall of stage fear. A platform where everyone was listening to me, and they evaluated to help me grow. Receiving the Best Speaker award for the first speech was the world’s most precious gift to me. - Vishal Parihar, Teradata Pune Toastmaster Club, D3

Standing on the stage as I rubbed my sweaty palms against my salwar, I knew the entire jungle danced in my stomach. I calmed them down, shunned out my insecurities and remembered: “if you cannot do it now, you will never do it later.” As I spoke, I felt complete. - Sarika Choudary, Anurag Toastmasters, E3

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THAT’S HOW IT BEGAN DISTRICT 98 I prepared well for the ice breaker speech but after seeing many unknown faces, I did not know how to react. I started with a bang and then there was a pause, which continued for 10-15 seconds. Seeing the positive environment and encouragement, I gathered courage and resumed with a bang. - Rani Choudhary, RG Doyens, J3 My ice breaker was the one where I unleashed my creativity, ready to do something different. My speech was the acronym of my name CHETNA. C for Change, H for Hero, E for Energy, T for the Turning point, N for No and A for Aspiration. I had explained all the above points as the snapshot of my life. - Chetna Arya, SSIPMT Spellbinders Toastmasters Club, N2 I started my speech with a quote, ‘Mom is your first friend, best friend and friend forever’. It was a memorable experience as I spoke about the first year of survival in the US. I was emotional and excited, sharing my knowledge of culture shock, and how with my mother’s support, I overcame all the hurdles. - Shobha Madhavaiah, Secunderabad Toastmasters Club, H1 This was a moment that I was really looking forward to after attending several meetings at my club. I was initially anxious when anticipating for the day to arrive; however, I was filled with excitement and happiness on delivering my first ice breaker speech with the help of my mentor TM Jason. - Bryce D’Souza, Mapusa Toastmasters Goa, W1 I felt like a fish out of water, but soon I mustered my courage to start the speech. After the speech, I realised my hands were cold, and I missed a few words, but I felt elated for breaking the barrier of my comfort zone. I feel one should take the plunge and keep the ball rolling to pursue one’s passions. - Dolly Chopra, Mumbai Toastmasters, S2

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THE AREA AND DIVISION MERAKI DISTRICT 98 This season we launched two new initiatives: Area awards and Online Meeting Guru. In the former, we have a set of criteria based on which we award the Champion Club of the month, recognise members who take up roles in clubs apart from their home clubs etc. The latter is a series of posters and interesting ideas for online meetings. - Joe Rajan, Area Director, D3 At Area G1, we strive to take mentoring a notch higher, and are very glad to say that we have been doing great with it. As of now, we have about 55 new mentors who have joined us from across D98. With the help of seasoned Toastmasters, we have introduced the new members to our world and have conducted multiple mentor-mentee briefing sessions. - Gagan Kumar M, Area Director, G1 Division N is constantly striving to outdo itself in the pursuit of excellence. We now have an extended team of PQ, PR, CG Managers as well as members, a dedicated Division N Newsletter to keep our members updated with all that’s happening. We are also conducting multiple educational sessions in an attempt to ensure that we keep learning. - Mayuri Assudani, Division Director, N At Division J, we have strived to have as many educational sessions as possible. These are often helmed by some of the most experienced Toastmasters of the District. We have also started recording club meetings and sharing them with our members so that they can refer to it whenever needed. - Jimit Shah, Area Director, J3 Ever since the pandemic began, our weekends have succumbed to ennui! To address this boredom, Division E has planned a fun gettogether-EKATRA. It aims at making the weekend enjoyable with electrifying performances and fun segments. - Akhilesh Morishetty, Area Director, E4

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THE AREA AND DIVISION MERAKI DISTRICT 98 We started with Wednesday Wisdom, a fortnightly mini-session on various aspects that are of value to the club and its members. So far, we have conducted sessions on MOT, contest planning, how to overcome the writer’s block, etc. We have also started a blog called “Toastmasters of Mumbai”, where we share stories of our members because beyond public speaking, we are a community of aspiring storytellers and this is their platform. - Aaron Colaco, Division BMS Divisions B, M and S have come up with a novel idea of WhatsApp Table Topics. This is because many speakers don’t get a chance to practice these often, in meetings. Thus, via a WhatsApp group, we share a topic every week and encourage members to shoot a video attempting it while the rest give feedback on it. - Ankit Dasgupta, Division BMS Evaluation Playgrounds - With the upcoming evaluation contest, this had been launched to practice evaluation techniques. Practice sessions were held for a week. Each session had a target speaker followed by evaluations by members in the audience. - Hardik Shah, Division BMS

We initiated a dialogue with the Vice Chancellor of a University to start a club on campus and held joint meetings and open houses. - Kujadkumar P Jani, Area Director, A1

I have, in these last two and a half months, tried to synergise the experience of the clubs with me. I have also tried to unify them in areas such as contests, training, joint meetings, education sessions. And above all, celebrate each other’s achievements. - Milind Patwardhan, Area Director, P5

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THE HEADLINES BULLETIN DISTRICT 98

New Clubs in District 98

Hall of Fame (2020-21) Transparency in Administration (Division Stage) Here is what a Club Secretary needs to do: To maintain minutes of all club meetings and executive committee meetings through the year along with any decisions ratified by the club membership and any decisions proposed and ratified by the executive committee. To circulate the minutes of club meetings within two days of the meeting and minutes of the executive committee meetings within three days and maintain an online record of all minute documents in one place for the entire year (cloud storage suggested). And win: Plaque for the club and recognition on social media for Presidents and Secretaries of both terms.

The Torch Bearer Award Here is what a Club needs to do: To ensure that 10 members do annual renewals, during the September renewal cycle, by 31st October And win: • TI Membership pin for 10 members • Plaque for the club

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THE HEADLINES BULLETIN DISTRICT 98

Beyond Toastmasters To help us learn something new, District 98 crossed the barriers and built the bridges to host the best of the speakers. Thus happened the birth of the initiativeBeyond Toastmasters.

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beyond Toastmasters

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The Power of One Every language has a power - the power to communicate, and with the aim to experience that, came the District 98 initiative- The Power of One.

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The Brand Way

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To help us identify the value of our brand, to project it in the right way, we had “The Brand Way� - a session on Branding by Ilana Herzberg, Brand Specialist from TI.

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Distinguished Toastmasters Patient, persistent and passionate are the adjectives that best describe the below achiever. Congratulations Distinguished Toastmaster and all the best for the new beginnings. Dhiraj Debkumar Bose

Srujan Hindi Toastmasters Club, D4

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VIRTUAL CONVENTION EXPERIENCE DISTRICT 98 Attending International Convention virtually was an exhilarating experience. I was able to witness the international championship virtually without any boundaries, it was a complete package of great insights and learnings. - Shruti Shivhare, TCS Maitree Toastmasters Club Indore, A4

TI has truly showed us the way, that nothing is impossible. I would have never imagined being able to attend wonderful workshops, fun musical nights, see the World Champion of Public Speaking emerge from the comfort of my home. Every bit was memorable. - Sunita, Toastmasters club of Baroda, A2

Though every year I have been watching the finale live , this was the first time got to witness the whole conference online. The experience was overwhelming as witnessed great training and speakers under one roof. - Muskan Kandoi, Toastmasters Club Of Pune North-East, O2

Did You Know Q) Why do we have two PQDs and three CGDs this year? A) As the district is registering a noteworthy growth and ready to split over the next two years, ensuring that it is done in the right way is pivotal. To lay a solid foundation as a preliminary measure, we need more hands, don’t we? Q) Why do we have the semi-finals contests, this year at the Distirct level, before the finals? A) Our District has wonderful fifteen Divisions and choosing a winner among fifteen is not an easy task. To leave no stone unturned in selecting the best out of the lot, semi-finals before the finals seems to be a fair call.

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CLUBS’ MILESTONE DISTRICT 98 100th Meeting

200th Meeting

23-Aug : TCS Nagpur Toastmasters Club, N1

10-Sept : Broadridge Toastmasters Club, F1

10th Anniversary Meeting

350th Meeting

30- Aug : GOA YMCA Toastmasters Club, W1

11-Sept : Toastmaster Club of BMC Software, O4

Second Anniversary Meeting

200th Meeting

06-Sept : Gurukul.Education Toastmasters Club, M2

19-Sept : TCS HYD Maitree Kohinoor Park Toastmasters Club, E2

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CLUBS’ MILESTONE DISTRICT 98

Club Anniversaries Years

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Toastmasters Club of Pune South East, D5 Thane Toastmasters Club, M3 General Mills India Toastmasters Club, B5 Infosys Toastmasters, Hyderabad Prakriti, E3 Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, E1 Toastmasters Club of Amdocs, D5 TCS Maitree Toastmasters Club Pune, C1 CDK Hyderabad Toastmasters Club, H3 Provakta Toastmasters Club of IIM Raipur, N4 Toastmasters Club of Zensar, Pune, D3 Somaiya Toastmasters Club, M2 BNY Mellon Technology Pune Toastmasters Club, D3 Toastmasters @ IIM Nagpur, N1 IMT Nagpur Toastmasters Club, N2 TYHO SDA Bocconi, B4 Persistent Pune Hinjewadi Toastmasters, P3 Ana Fonte Toastmasters Club, W2 3DS Pune Toastmasters Club, P5 TCS Maitree Adibatla Toastmasters Club, E3 Persistent Pune ArPg Toastmasters, P2 Mastek Toastmasters Club, M5 MTC Advanced Club, M4 Gurukul.Education Toastmasters Club, M2 Teradata Mumbai Toastmasters Club, B4 SISW Pune Toastmasters Club, C4 Jamnagar Toastmasters Club, J2

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"The more you praise and celebrate life, the more there is in life to celebrate" — Oprah Winfrey. The season of celebrations has envelope...

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