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IN THIS ISSUE Superhero stories - Varatha - Asif Hanif - Ruchi - Meenakshi - Agata Crown your Superhero Superhero poetry - Nehlittle Ngwa

The Question? Superhero Wisdom - Seetha S. - Dr. Priyanka Pathways Education - Priyanka

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PRESIDENT SPEAKS

It gives me great pleasure to witness the launch of the 3rd issue. The inspiring part is the theme chosen by the new editorial team, ‘Everyday Superheroes’.

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A tribute to each club member for their contribution, passion and commitment, to enable all of us to have a great learning experience at the Greens Dubai Toastmasters Club.

In this issue, we focus in bringing to light the everyday activities, members of the Greens Dubai Toastmasters club do. Activities, that make a difference in the society.

The club, though only a year old, had come a long way in giving back to its members, in terms of the quality & confidence that make us better leaders.

This issue is a tribute to all our everyday superheroes, who contribute in their own ways to make our world, a better place.

Enjoy reading!

This newsletter is testimonty to our growth.

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A DAUGHTERS MEMORY OF A SUPERHERO VARATHA ANANTHAN

Hmm, the distinct smell when he was around. Yes, he did smoke and the smell was from that. I hate it when people smoke and stay away from them no matter how close they are, except him. It may be because I was so used to it ever since I could remember. It was so difficult to picture him without it. I was my father's girl.

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But we should not talk back when he was angry whether we were correct or not. If we did then the cane would speak.

An encyclopedic, whether it was general knowledge, governance, politics, law, economy or technical, he had answers to everything. My love for books especially Readers digest was because of him as he was a collector of antique things and had He was such a simple man of good virtues a huge collection of books. It had always and he made us see the wonders and marvel kept him busy whether it was relevant or of an ordinary life. I admired him not. especially since he encouraged us to give education and food to the needy and to When everyone had commented about my lead from the front. thick head of hair, I did recollect the way he had applied oil on my scalp on Sundays. Both the parents had taught us that "A Full It was so painful then, but courtesy of vessel never makes noises" hence we should that I used to have thick straight hair do our best and remain silent. I fully like a brush. understood the meaning after I left home. We were encouraged to be different and He loved to play chess against all of us. follow our heart instead of being amongst Our ultimate aim was to stand against him the flock of sheep. as long as possible because we will be checkmated without a doubt. We had My father was a hot tempered guy and I fought with him that he should give us had my share of punishments for not many opportunities as we were children. listening to him. Those were trivial but had He made it very clear that we should not shaped my life. Another beautiful and play cards as he felt that was bad. We admirable thing was that when we pointed never had pack of cards at home till he out that he was wrong, he had no qualms was alive and until now I don't even know with apologizing and making amends. It was to play and have no intention to learn. a wonderful experience after that as you This attitude has brought pearls of know that he will be hell bent to please us, laughter among my close people and at give us many bear hugs and sometimes times I became a laughing stock. special treats. PAGE TWO


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A DAUGHTERS MEMORY OF A SUPERHERO VARATHA ANANTHAN

He had believed in enjoying simple things, miracles of an ordinary day & nature. His favourite place was to sit in his arm chair under a big mango tree in our huge backyard and watch us while we were on top of the tree either falling, screaming, munching, reading or swinging.

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Nowadays, parents don't want their children to make small mistakes. We should know where to draw the line.

My father did enjoy very spicy food and had some strange belief that the vegetables were meant for animals but forced us to eat spinach. I had hated it We were allowed to try things so that we so much that I swallowed it thinking that I was teaching him a lesson or made flat were aware of the consequences. Small incident: When we tried to touch a fire, as balls and plastered it under the dining table. He was a strong believer of ‘Early you all know how a mother would react to bed and early to rise makes a "don't go close to that. It will hurt you" man healthy, wealthy & wise‛. but he did allow. Father told us that we could go closer and check so that we learn through experience. He was ready to jump When I think of my Super Hero, funny man, my mentor, millions of memories in before anything untoward happened. flood within and bring a smile, tears and This was the way he taught us that fire is my throat gets choked. Nothing can hot and we should not go near it. I, being a replace the power of touch, who held your hand, guided you and showed you the mother, don't agree to a certain extent beautiful world of wonders. about my father's way and I could understand why my mother was so mad at us as she had to tender us when we were hurt and to face sleepless nights. How he had taught us to learn through experiences!

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PENNING MY JOURNEY AS A BOOK SUMMARY WRITER AND TRANSLATOR OF URDU MASTERPIECES MUHAMMAD ASIF HANIF

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The question of who I am in a literary world, always used to come into my mind. Am I a writer? If I am a writer, have I written anything that reflects what I want to say to others? I had no clue on how to be a professional writer. In the age of internet and mobile, learning happens quickly and instantaneously, though it depends from individual to individual on how they apply the learning into practice. The opportunity of attending an English Writers course on coursera.com - which is one of the most popular websites for self-learning- came up to me.

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The process of translation took me into another world which I tried to experience by playing music according to the mood of the chapter and created a motion picture of that book in my mind.

I would also describe the wonderful experience of translating my father‛s favorite book named “Nikle Tere Talash Me” from Urdu To English. The book has a deep meaning of life and our ecology with our cities and habitat around us. The book is a travelogue and it showed me a different world filled with places, people and since then I am passionate about travel. Every line and phrase used to make me explore a new journey, a new place and a new culture. I couldn‛t finish The course was an eye opener and its the full project of translation, Instead I assignments pushed my limits to exploring made the book summary in English that myself and finding answers to various gave me a new trait to my passion for unanswered questions lingering in my mind. writing which is to summarize the books I read. I did many summaries including I am a project manager by profession but I articles from Hayward business review, love writing as a hobby. I would describe historical books especially on Muslim rule myself as an avid reader of prose and in Spain, Mongol invasion into middle east, poetry. An attempt has been made to eastern philosophy books from India and collect and translate various stories and Persia, and much more. verses from Urdu to English and English to Urdu. A translation of an English Novel I feel I am contributing to fast moving named “Katherine” authored by Anchee Min, society where people want quick and to was my first piece of literature which I the point information and I help them to translated to Urdu around about 20 years enjoy the masterpieces of various novels ago. As a book is a world by itself. It takes and poetry and let them share their you through the journey of the author. experiences with me during the process PAGE FOUR


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of identifying themselves through the world of books.

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A Flipside of being a Summary Writer and a Translator.

Encapsulating a Journey of Writing

As there is always another side of a picture, these days I am finding myself Writing in my perspective is recollecting in a limbo of a writing path and still in a the thoughts into words, preserving the search of my own thoughts to be experiences, sharing with expressive presented as my writing. Unlike others imagination and finally a healthy time who live in an environment where they can spent. argue against an opinion and still being read and understood, I live in a social I have a personal blog (www.masifhanif. circle or largely in a society where we wordlpress.com) where I publish my work don‛t get an opportunity discuss on translations of various Urdu poetry and literature, poetry, or even literary lessons I learned from reading different hobbies. Most of my friends have books. Translating and summarizing work forgotten to have their own opinion on gives a new insight to my culture, social issues and have learned to accept the values and the historical achievements declarations and decrees issued on us. done by our forefathers in the past. While this helped me to develop my Some might say that it‛s not true as there opinion on world issues, it has given me an are open internet blogging sites available opportunity to see beyond the visible lines and one can easily express his point. But about what influences the people to who is willing to read, who is having time understand and how ideology and culture to think about something that is not impact our decisions. worth of making money and above all who is having willingness to change his way of When I pen my thoughts on writing a thinking. summary, it helps me not only in prioritizing the daily tasks but also in my Initially, I used to forward my blog link career its gives me a base to simplify to my friends and relatives just to read procedures and discuss. and increase my efficiency and reliability as an engineer and a project manager.

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PENNING MY JOURNEY AS A BOOK SUMMARY WRITER AND TRANSLATOR OF URDU MASTERPIECES MUHAMMAD ASIF HANIF

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Soon, I learnt and realized that anything that is not part of their automatic routine would just entangle me to an undesirable mental struggle with them. People started considering me as a pseudo- intellectual who publish his readings just to look different from them. A few of them believed I do writing as It helps me cruising others. I had no such intension of doing any such activity that would hurt others. What‛s the Result? When we take the opinions of others seriously, it affects us so much so that it forces us to stop what we love doing. The same happened with me as well. I decided to stop publishing my work on blogs but I did not stop summarizing. I used to summarize, read and just keep it with me. The opinions of others affected me so much that it became a barrier for me to write and haunted me as well on the readership of my articles. The Bend in the Road, Not the End After four years of silence, I have come back to writing on my blog. I am back to doing it as I have convinced myself that “I am the master of my decisions and no one will influence me or put their opinions on me and stop what I love doing”.

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I have started a new PROJECT that I named it as “Get on Your Writing Hand” and it has three steps which I have been following for many years. First Step: I should be able to tell a story on any topic I may fancy and to make stories I should read topics ranging from purely technical subjects to psychology, ecology in our planet, philosophy, history and even general news. Reading verity makes mind open to write anything and adjust the flavor of the script as per objective one may have during starting of your writing. Second Step: I would take few lines from others (with giving due credits as well). T.S. Eliot, one the great modernist poet, wrote, “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal. Bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.” I believe writing summaries allows to take few sentences from original book and then get the flow and rhythm of the writer to write the main ideas of that book in my own words. Third Step: I must publish your work. I may not have publishing houses on my side but I can publish on blogs like WordPress, BlogSpot etc. PAGE SIX


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PENNING MY JOURNEY AS A BOOK SUMMARY WRITER AND TRANSLATOR OF URDU MASTERPIECES MUHAMMAD ASIF HANIF

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Publishing is necessary as we all are result oriented persons and we need to publish for a result to motivate ourselves to write more.

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knowledge which receive from reading and penning the translating and summarizing the literary masterpieces. The journey of a writer continues not for the society but for self-satisfaction.

Above all, the motivation of writing comes from gaining intellectual

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CROWN YOUR SUPERHERO MY SUPERHERO IS MY GRANDFATHER BECAUSE OF HIS INSPIRING LIFE JOURNEY. DESPITE THE SEVERAL OBSTACLES HE HAS FACED, HE IS STANDING TALL AT 84, FIGHTING ALL ODDS AND STAYING MOTIVATED. REETIKA PALIWAL MY SUPERHERO IS MY CURRENT EMPLOYER BECAUSE HE TREATS EVERYONE WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY. HE LISTENS TO WHAT EVERYONE HAS TO SAY AND CONSIDERS ALL GIVEN SUGGESTIONS. AGATA OSENKO

MY SUPERHERO IS MY DAD. HE KEEPS HIS SURROUNDINGS HAPPY AND MOTIVATING. DINESH KUMAR

WONDER WOMAN FROM COMICS. IN REAL LIFE, MY SUPERHERO IS MY MOM. PATIENCE AND FEARLESSNESS ARE MY SUPERPOWERS. MEENAKSHI SARASWATHI MY SUPERHERO IS MY FATHER CANDAPPU. HE COULD MAKE US LAUGH, HAD ANSWERS TO EVERYTHING AND TAUGHT US THE MEANING OF SIMPLICITY. VARATHA ANANTHAN

MY SUPERHERO IS ABDUL KALAM SIR WHO HAS DONE A LOT IN EDUCATION AND HE LOVES STUDENTS. HENCE I CONSIDER HIM AS MY ROLE MODEL. AND ALSO MY PARENTS. WE HAVE SEEN A LOT IN LIFE TOGETHER AND WHAT IM TODAY I OWE IT TO THEM. PRIYANKA P.V. PAGE SEVEN


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THE SUPERHERO WITHIN RUCHI UNDEVIA

There is a superhuman residing within us all. I see the burning potential simmering in the eyes of everyone I meet. When the person is aware of this potential energy within, it activates and the impossible becomes possible. And the ordinary folk become superheroes. Awareness of that potential within comes from believing in yourself. The rest will follow. Below are some of the people I have met who are superheroes in their own right: The owner of a mid-sized advertising agency, he empowers new inexperienced recruits by giving them an opportunity in his firm and challenging them with multiple roles and responsibilities that an executive in a bigger agency can only dream of. He is always open to new echnologies and ideas. He happily passes on work and recommendations to employees who start their own venture or move to another company. He is fiercely protective of his employees and at the same time ambitious for the growth of his company. A dynamic personality who has incredible empathy, his advice opens up a new perspective in the inquirer‛s mind. A superhero who deserves respect instead of demanding it. I know a brave elderly woman who leads her life with quiet dignity as she cares for her ailing husband. Every morning she coaxes him to walk a little bit more, always hopeful for his recovery.

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Sometimes he vents his frustration out at her, shouting out of helplessness. She knows that he doesn‛t have another outlet so she shakes off her sadness with a few quiet sobs and moves on. She manages the complicated schedule of his multiple medicines. Besides that, she handles the home, finances, and household help while finding the time to give company to a lonely elderly neighbor. She is the source of strength in her home and in her friend circle. Her inner strength shines in her eyes like a superpower even though there are days she yearns for solace and comfort too. She was the vice president of marketing in a popular media agency despite not completing her graduation. Smart, resourceful, strong, she is also chirpy, childish and mischievous. She loves food so much that she dances in a rhythm when she eats. She laughs off criticism with ease. She dreams big but keeps getting distracted by her very active mind pumping out more and more ideas. So initially she stayed put in the company but she knew that she had more potential to share with the world. So one fine day she quit her job, moved back to India and decided to start her own company in a completely different field, Solar Energy. A field that she has no knowledge of, knows no contacts and is in a new place altogether. PAGE EIGHT


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The woman who didn‛t travel even by Dubai Metro and preferred taxis is now travelling by Mumbai railways to reach remote locales to establish her business. Unapologetically unconventional, this girl‛s superpower is her intense belief in her abilities and powerful love for herself.

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Through the practice of yoga, the potential within and in others shines even more brightly than before. Looking forward to an empowered 2018! Cheers to inspiring and being inspired every day!

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MY EXPERIENCE AT TOASTMASTERING MEENAKSHI SARASWATHI

When I heard first time about Toastmastering, I happened to leave the city of Bangalore; I want to join Toastmastering in Dubai but family life kept me busy for long time. I am always thankful to team starting the club in Greens; It was my first step towards success joining Greens Toast mastering. My first speech made me to understand, where I stand. It made me to take a strong decision to continue on Toast Mastering and that is the right platform. Members are very supportive. No matter you are stay-at home mom or working mom, Toast mastering is for everyone. I would like to say a this poem for stay –at- home moms Women this is right time to rise up Women this is right time to speak up Though you always have a family time, look for your time Build your confidence with Toastmastering

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LIFE OF A VETERINARIAN AGATA OSENKO

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Did you know, that every dog had a unique nose print with no two alike, just as each person had different fingerprints? Vets‛ passion comes from desire to be an advocate for those who cannot speak. I have been working as a clinical vet for over 13 years. Once I discovered an immense satisfaction in serving the helpless and those in need, I saw life in different colors. However, if you want to have an insight into veterinarian‛s life, first of all you need to know that work of a vet is both physically and mentally demanding. It is hard to separate professional life from personal life – we are on calls, our dinner conversations and phone calls more than often revolve around our patients and clients. Even in social settings my friends often ask about stories from every day clinic, and it easily becomes focus of their attention.

We understand that probably 95 percent of the time when those animals are acting aggressively, it is because of FEAR, instead of behavioral issues. Together with vet nurses, we do everything we can to minimize their fear, and make them feel comfortable in a new environment, among new people. We get bonded to not only our patients but also to owners. We get to know their families and what's going on in their lives, simply because we are seeing them so often. When people come in that first day with their new puppy, we share their excitement, we play role in educating them on how to best take care of their furry member of the family. Over the years we help with senior care, and then at the very end, we assist them to have a very peaceful, dignified end of life.

Since the foremost attribute that is required to perform this job is compassion, it deeply pains giving euthanasia to an animal. It is as difficult for the owners as for the vets, and I can‛t imagine ever becoming numb to it. Sometimes we come across angry and agitated animals. Sometimes upset pet owners. To examine a dog, we really have to be right in their face, it requires a lot of faith in whoever is restraining the animal for us.

Each owner has different concern and a different priority, and we have to be completely engaged for it all. Vets get to meet many members of the community. We have the chance to educate owners about a variety of health issues. Even routine spay and neuter surgeries help the animals in every community in the world, even in such a specific place as Dubai, by reducing pet overpopulation.

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There are many of us who beat ourselves up way too much because we are somehow not “good enough” – whether that‛s measured by beauty, productivity, social status or otherwise. Each one of us does amazing things, just because we want to spread some good into the world.

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So, thank yourself for all the good you do every day. It is significant and you are making a difference. You might not recognize it, but youtoo, are a real-life superhero.

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SUPERHERO POETRY

HEROISM NEHLITTLE NGWA

Perfection is the imaginary Flawlessness our life time dream Our best hero is not flawless They accept and make amends Perfection is imaginary. We heard of yesterday We read of yesterday We live it today To build tomorrow. Perfection is the imaginary We try to stay flawless We can be our best heroes When we embrace change Appreciate the best. Perfection is imaginary Reflection is real.

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KNOWLEDGE AND WELLBEING SEETHA SAGARAN

The attainment of knowledge is a passion for those seeking awareness and enlightenment. As a Toastmaster for the last 13 years, I have marveled at this wonderful program‛s sheer power to groom people into what they dream to be. The process does not merely prepare them to be better communicators and leaders, but encourages them to develop others just as they grow and achieve their goals. As a Gavel Club Counsellor for the last 6 years, I have had the privilege to work and learn from children. The progress of my gavel members have given me immense satisfaction and joy. I have also seen the remarkable positive changes that their progress and development makes in their approach to life and their well-being. So, how does learning and developing affect our state of mind and wellbeing? When we look at well-being, it is a beautiful combination of tranquility, harmony and state of contentment. Many seek to enhance the quality of life through the utilization of the creative and literary pursuits. This may include producing works that seek to promote the joy in diversity and find a scholarly sense of peace amidst erudite works of knowledge. From an educational perspective, continuous learning enables you to face the challenge of learning something new and unknown.

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Along with physical exercise, mental exercise is crucial for our overall health and well-being. This fact is not just incredible from the impact of knowledge on our health and well-being, it is also acknowledging that learning positively enhances our life in all possible ways. Let us consider some of the areas of our life that our attainment of knowledge enhances: 1) Knowledge enables us to apply and make conscientious and desirable changes in our existence, including the way we relate to people and environment. 2) The understanding we experience through the process of learning enables us to have higher regard for our self respect and dignity along with that for others. 3) The more we learn and acquire wisdom, the more we identify with the goodness that we see in others. 4) Our ability to communicate with others also from how successfully we relate to them. This is possible only if we are tolerant of their culture and their personalities. Knowledge helps us become better individuals, at a personal level or at the grass root level.

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5) Its acquisition enables us to have the thirst for more knowledge and this spurs our innate creativity. 6) Knowledge encourages us to have a more positive attitude to people and knowing them. Happiness and Challenges are part of life. Our desire to continuous learn and acquire knowledge helps us to be better equipped to cope and handle challenges that may come our way.

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We are also urged into a state of mind that recognizes that difficulties and issues can appear in anyone's life and that it‛s also what being part of society entails. Seeking knowledge is a life long journey that enhances our perception and appreciation of life. More importantly, it enhances the celebration that we call "Life".

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SUPERHERO QUESTION ? RUCHI UNDEVIA In this season of Award Ceremonies, we asked some members a ques�on: Que. If you are accep�ng the ‘Best Superhero 2017’ award, how would you give a short inspiring funny acceptance speech?

Winning Entry by: Name: Agata Osenko Superhero Code Name: Max Superpower: Flexible Mind Thank you thank you thank you! You would think that all of us in the Superhero Industry are pu�ng lots of effort to get to that level of success... Let me tell you the secret: All you have to do is to every day look in the mirror and repeat “I’m a superhero”.

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LEADERSHIP IT'S ABOUT 'WE' DR. PRIYANKA P.V.

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Leadership is about collating thoughts and ideas. When a group of people meet, every individual is unique and has an innovative idea, a different perspective, a different thought to a discussion.

But what made great leaders stand out? The core is putting the people or the team ahead of myself. It is a journey of helping others achieve and do well in their professional life.

Generally, leadership qualities is potrayed by using words like integrity, effective communication, influence, motivation, inspiration to name few. These are qualities that are needed to be a leader.

As leaders, it is essential to be able to recognize non-performing people at the greatest level and help them by giving them valuable feedback.

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LEADERSHIP IT'S ABOUT 'WE' DR. PRIYANKA P.V.

Are leaders born or made? It is a debate that has been going on for more than a decade. There are a few who are born leaders while others learn throughout their life to become good leaders. The best transition of being a good leader is to make a shift from the value of “me” to the value of “us”. A few ways to move to the value of “us” are: 1) People are your strength : The main focus as a leader should be developing others, help them succeed and derive happiness in watching your team grow into individuals they want to become. 2) Acknowledge and Appreciate People: A leader should never take credit of the work that their people do. A good leader is a generous leader who recognizes people. Recognition motivates everyone to work harder and generate results. 3) Know your team: It is essential as a leader to not only know their names but also get a littler personal with the individual of the team. It becomes crucial for you as a leader to know the dreams and aspirations of your team. It will make them feel valued and increased their respect for you as a leader.

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4) Leave your ego: Your team will comprise of individuals who have significantly done well. One of the biggest satisfaction you receive as a leader is to have your team move to better opportunities. Encourage them anyways. 5) Empower people: Empower the team to make decisions. Allow the opportunity to shine rather than discounting their abilities and doing it yourself. Being empowered will make them confident and help them to reach greater goals in life To sum up, to lead is a privilege. Each and every member in the team becomes an essential part to keep the organization running. When you are able to put your people‛s needs and interests before your own, you will become a successful leader.

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A SNEAK INTO THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM DR. PRIYANKA P.V.

The traditional program of Toastmasters International has been existing for many years. The communication track which was started in the early 1970s hasn‛t been updated to date. There has been a lot of changes in the way people communicate from the 90s to date. Therefore, in order to keep pace to the various modes of communication of the 21st century, Pathways came into existence. Pathways is a learning experience which is modern and it suits the changing global society which is more educated and more connected to the internet. It gives an opportunity to not just develop yourself but also the community at large. There are a total of 10 paths which are as follows: 1) Motivational Strategies 2) Presentation Mastery 3) Leadership Development 4) Innovative Planning 5) Visionary Communication 6) Strategic Relationships 7) Dynamic Leadership 8) Persuasive Influence 9) Effective Coaching 10) Team Collaboration Each path is made up of five levels of increasing complexity. The program is designed this way so you‛re always building on what you learned in the previous level. All learning paths contain the following levels: Level 1: Mastering Fundamentals Level 2: Learning Your Style Level 3: Increasing Knowledge

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Level 4: Building Skills Level 5: Demonstrating Expertise The idea is to build on what you learned in the previous level. The goal throughout the Pathways program is to not just learn, but to apply what you learn. Every path has required and elective projects. Path recognition is achieved when a member completes 14 projects across all 5 levels—a combination of 10 required projects and 4 elective projects chosen from a comprehensive list covering a variety of subjects. Each project includes at least one speech. Though members are required to complete 4 elective projects, they have the option to complete as many as they would like. Online and Interactive Because Pathways is offered online, many interactive learning tools, including quizzes, assessments and activities, are featured in the projects. Members can use the program online or use both online and print materials. You can print materials directly from the learning management system—the system from which members access the online materials. In Pathways, this system is called Base Camp. Think of the program as a journey of personal development, an educational ascent. Reach for the top! PAGE SIXTEEN


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A SNEAK INTO THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM DR. PRIYANKA P.V.

Members who choose to have the materials shipped to them from World Headquarters will not have access to the interactive learning tools or to as many learning paths as those who participate online. Education videos are a key component of the new program. In addition, all educational materials in Pathways, including the videos, will be translated into eight languages. To sum up, I will conclude on the benefits of the new program:

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1) Recognition that comes earlier and more often in the educational journey 2) New technological resources to improve speeches and support meeting roles 3) Mobile access to educational materials (tablets) 4) Expanded video and digital content to facilitate learning among our global community of members 5) Stronger evaluation and mentoring components

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Everyday superheroes feb 2018 compressed (1)  

The Greens Dubai Toastmasters Club's 3rd issue of the club newsletter, 'Everyday Superheroes' is dedicated to the everyday activities done b...

Everyday superheroes feb 2018 compressed (1)  

The Greens Dubai Toastmasters Club's 3rd issue of the club newsletter, 'Everyday Superheroes' is dedicated to the everyday activities done b...

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