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Hyderabad Toastmasters Inspiring Leadership

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HTM$:$HAVING$FUN$AS$WE$GROW$$

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HIGHTLIGHTS$OF$THIS$ISSUE$

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Managing Myself by$Prathima$Madireddy$$

My$ job$ in$ WIPRO$ once$ brought$ me$ to$ facilitate$ a$ 3$ day$ Faculty$ Empowerment$ Workshop$for$the$teachers$of$an$engineering$ college$ in$ Tanjore,$ The$ objective$ was,$ to$ bring$in$Active$Learning$ I$ walked$ into$ a$ room$ full$ of$ Engineering$$ professors,$ none$ with$ less$ than$ 10$ years’$ experience$in$teaching.$The$coordinator$with$ all$ due$ respect$ introduced$ me$ with$ all$ my$ credentials$ including$ my$ “educational$ qualification”,$ the$ bland$ B.A.$ I$ was$ about$ to$ start$the$session$when$a$very$senior$professor$ said,$ “Madam,$ I$ have$ question.”$ I$ assumed$ the$ question$ would$ be$ related$ to$ the$ program.$$$ He$asked,$“I$have$been$teaching$engineering$ for$ 32$ years.”$ I$ gulped,$ wet$ my$ lips,$ all$ the$ butterflies$ started$ flying$ randomly$ in$ my$ stomach…his$ question$ continues…”you$ are$ just$a$Literature$graduate,$what$do$you$think$ you$can$teach$me?$It$appeared$as$though$an$ hour$passed$before$I$responded.$I$said,$“Sir,$I$ am$here$for$the$next$three$days,$if$at$the$end$ of$three$days$I$do$not$answer$your$question,$ during$ the$ course$ of$ the$ program,$ please$ asks$me$again.”$$ $

I$turned$around$took$a$long$gulp$of$water$and$ started$the$session.$I$saw$two$things$happen,$ one$–$the$professor$was$indicating$to$me$that$ his$ educational$ qualifications$ are$ superior$ to$ mine.$Hence$I$have$no$authority$to$put$him$in$ the$learner’s$position.$Two$–$I$noticed$I$was$at$ the$risk$of$getting$hot$under$the$collar,$taking$ it$ personally$ and$ saying$ something$ “smart”$ that$will$only$make$me$lose$credibility.$$ $ Between$ the$ question$ and$ my$ response,$ it$ appears$ as$ though$ there$ is$ no$ time$ to$ think$ and$the$response$comes$almost$immediately.$$ I$apply$a$theory$here,$that$helps$me$manage$ my$responses$on$such$occasions.$The$theory$ of$Stimulus$and$Response.$Simple$–$we$know$ we$ react$ to$ certain$ stuff,$ people$ and/or$ standard$ incidents$ like$ traffic$ jam,$ hunger$ pangs$etc.$learn$to$recognize$the$stimulus.$$ $I$ took$ away$ two$ things$ from$ this,$ one$ –$ I$ have$great$respect$for$knowledge$but$I$have$ reverence$ for$ humility.$ Two$ –$ never$ to$ hold$ other$ people$ responsible$ for$ my$ emotions.$ They$ are$ mine;$ I$ am$ both$ responsible$ and$ capable$of$managing$them.$ $

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Taking Charge

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The$ new$ Executive$ Committee$ took$ charge$ on$ July$ 07,$ 2013,$ led$ by$ the$ affable$ President$ TM$ Salil.$ VP$ Ed.$ Rajeev,$ VP$ Membership$ Sudha,$ VP$ PR$ Shailesh,$ Secretary$Prathima,$Treasurer$Bharthi$and$SAA$Rajesh.$ This$ was$ followed$ by$ a$ hilarious$ inter`club$ Tall$ Tales$ contest.$$

HTM at Area Level Contest

HTM$was$represented$by$TM$Prathima$and$TM$Suchitra$ for$ the$ Humorous$ Speech$ Contest$ and$ TM$ Jagrut$ and$ TM$ Shailesh$ for$ the$ Table$ Topics.$ It$ was$ heartwarming$ to$see$HTM$walk$away$with$4$prizes$out$of$a$total$six.$$


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accept$ defeat$ gracefully$ and$ $the$ courage$ to$ try$again.$$ All$these$besides$the$obvious$skills$for$which$ we$ join$ Toastmasters.$ It's$ a$ powerful$ and$ hands$on$learning.$$ The$ encouragement$ and$ support$ from$ other$ members,$ their$ willingness$ and$ efforts$ to$ teach$ me,$ I$ confess,$ makes$ me$ emotional.$ I$ feel$so$blessed$to$have$each$and$every$one$of$ you$in$my$life.$I$will$treasure$these$moments$ forever.$ Because$ I’m$ in$ a$ very$ nurturing$ and$ positive$ space,$ I’m$ much$ happier$ and$ peaceful$now.$$

$ OPEN$HOUSE$&$MARINA$FROM$NYC$

In$ my$ eternal$ search$ for$ a$ Guru$or$ someone$ to$help$me$fulfil$my$wish$list,$to$be$confident,$ assertive,$ happy,$ peaceful$ and$ to$ get$ along$ well$ with$ everyone..$ to$ be$ Patient..$ learn..grow$ and$ so$ on,$ I$ stumbled upon Hyderabad$ Toastmasters$ ..$ or$ can$ i$ call$ it$ a$ treasure$ trove$ of$ Wisdom!$ It’s$ like$ a$ ‘One$ Stop$ Shop’.$ All$ I$ did$ was$ surrender$ to$ the$ format$ of$ Toastmasters$ and$ it$ is$ more$ than$ evident$ that$ it$ took$ care$ of$ everything.$$$ The$ friendly$ and$ compassionate$ nature$ of$ Toastmasters’$ Format,$ silently$ and$ seamlessly$ transformed$ me$ into$ a$ better$ person,$ besides$ making$ me$ confident,$$ assertive,$patient$and$positive$.It$gave$me$the$ strength$ to$ $move$ out$ of$ my$ comfort$ zone$

Sep$ 01,$ 2013.$ VP$ Membership$ Sudha$ &$ VP$ Ed.$ Rajeev$ took$ this$ huge$ initiative$ of$ organizing$ an$ open$ house$ to$ grand$ success$ and$ deluge$ of$ membership$ requests.$ VP$ PR$ Shailesh$ contributed$ by$ getting$ the$ charming$ Ms$ Marina$ from$ New$ York$ Toastmasters$ to$ attend$ our$ Open$ House$ meeting.$

Love of Ma Bharathi

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MY$TAKE$BY$SUDHA$RAMANI$ My$take$of$each$meeting$given$by$our$VP$ membership$TM$Sudha$is$a$much$awaited$ event$in$itself.$Equipped$with$a$racy$and$ pulsating$narrative$she$manages$to$grip$ the$audience$and$add$spice$to$all$HTM$ events.$Sample$the$appreciation$below$:$$

$TM$Padmakumar$Ananthakrishnan$$ Wow....What$a$g'race'`full$narrative!$

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Every$Sunday$morning$when$all$of$us$will$be$ enjoying$ this$ god’s$ given$ day$ by$ lazily$ sleeping$ my$ friend$ is$ up$ by$ 8$ and$ getting$ ready.$ I$ asked$ her$ where$ she$ was$ going$ so$

DIFFERENT$MOODS$$ The$big$man$TM$Ajit$Silently$contemplating$ the$ next$ accolade$ for$ HTM$ or$ is$ he$ really$ thinking$about$the$Lunch$that$follows??$!$

The Insomniac -- Ali Murtaza

Practical$Tips$for$the$role$players:$

Confessions of a Newbie

Jubilations$on$HTM$members$taking$up$prize$ after$ prize$ at$ the$ Area$ level$ contest.$ President$Salil’s$leadership$and$multitasking,$ both,$in$front$of$the$camera$and$behind$it.$$

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Mr. Dependable

1.$ $ Timer$ `$ raise$ the$ timer$ flags$ high$ above$ your$ head.$ Keep$ it$ there$ for$ at$ least$ 15$ seconds$.$$ 2..$ Word$ Master$ and$ Grammarian$ `$ Take$ a$ print$ out$ of$ both$ the$ Word$ of$ the$ Day$ and$ Idiom$of$the$Day,$get$5`6$copies.$They$should$ be$ visible$ from$ a$ distance.$ Inform$ the$ WoD$ and$the$IoD$a$day$or$two$in$advance.$$$ 3.$ Listener$ `$ Have$ 6`7$ questions$ ready.$ You$ may$ have$ to$ cut$ short$ on$ the$ number$ of$ questions$that$you$can$ask.$$ 4.$ Table$ Topics$ Master$ `$ Have$ 8`9$ topics$ ready.$ Guests$ may$ need$ another$ topic.$ Announce$the$time$and$the$format$carefully$$ 5.$$TMoD$`$Have$the$agenda$sheet$ready$with$ enough$copies.$Guests$usually$ask$for$it.$The$ amount$spent$on$printing$and$making$copies$ can$be$refunded$from$the$Treasurer.$$ 7.$ Speech$ Evaluator$ `$ Avoid$ mentioning$ the$ Speech$ Title$ while$ reading$ out$ the$ Speech$ objectives.$It$is$for$the$TMoD$to$announce$it$ when$ he/she$ invites$ the$ speaker$ onto$ the$ stage.$ Take$ time$ out$ and$ recompose$ the$ speech$in$your$mind.$$

By$Vidya$Sarma$$

early$and$why$was$she$so$chirpy?$She$replies$ its$Toastmasters$day.$$I$think$she$is$a$nut$case$ probably$ going$ out$ for$ brunch$ and$ eating$ toasts$ but$ I$ never$ understood$ why$ she$ was$ excited$about$bread.$ One$day$I$decided$to$get$up$and$follow$her.$It$ was$then$I$found$out$about$the$toast$masters$ club.$ Everyone$ around$ is$ so$ happy$ and$ exchanging$information$about$the$speech$of$ the$ day$ and$ other$ gossip$ like$ a$ huge$ happy$ family.$ It$ was$ then$ I$ decided$ I$ would$ attend$ the$next$meeting$with$her$and$see$what$it$is$ like.$

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After$ that$ day$ Sundays$ will$ never$ be$ the$ same.$ I$ found$ this$ magical$ club$ called$ Hyderabad$ Toastmasters$ where$ leaders$ are$ made.$I$am$glad$my$curiosity$did$not$kill$the$ cat$in$this$case!!$ $

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Hyderabad Toastmasters

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Inspiring Leadership

Club$#$946002$ District$41,$Divn.$F$Area`1$$

Contact'Us:$ President$E$Salil,$Email:$president@hyderabadtoastmasters.in$Phone:$+91$94405E00277$ VPEMembership$E$Sudha,$Email:$vp.membership@hyderabadtoastmasters.in$Phone:$+91$98480E21663$ VPEPR$E$Shailesh$,$Email:$vp.pr@hyderabadtoastmasters.in$Phone:$+91$99499E94168$

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F newsletter sep 2013  

Seq: F Club: Hyderabad Toastmasters

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