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Publisher

TM YOOSAF VANNARATH

Editor

TM SANDEEP KINGE

Editor Support

TM TONSE SATISH RAO

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Excom 2015 - 16

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The Editor’s Desk

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President’s Message

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Area 28 Director’s Message

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VP Education’s Message

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Welcome New Members

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Achievements

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DCP Status

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Past Presidents

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Self Mastery

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The Parts of Speech

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Induction After Induction Memories from Club Contest 1

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Memories from Club Contest 2

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Special Session with DTM Aditya Maheswaran

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Glimpses from Area 28 Contest

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Winners of DTM Club in Area 28 Contest

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House full in Area 28 Contest

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Toastmasters Mobile App

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TAC E and DTAC 2016 Registration March 2016

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TM Yoosaf Vannarath President

TM Abdul Nassar P TM Rangamani Ravi VP - Education VP - Membership

TM Rashid Ahmed Secretary

TM Sandeep Kinge VP - Public Relation

TM Subair Pandavath Imm. Past President

TM Kamarudeen N K TM Raed A Abdeltwwab Sgt. At Arms Treasurer

Executive committee 2015-16

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Editor’s Desk Dear Members, Thank you very much everyone of you for providing your articles, messages, poems and personal achievements from time to time. Your overwhelming response on Facebook updates motivates me further to keep you up-to-date. With the Area 28 contests, you all again raised the flags of Doha toastmasters further high. Congratulations to all the club and area level winners and all the best to the winners for the Division level contests. After the club and area contests and after the March end, its time to set your yearly goals at corporate level or in our companies. Similarly, we need to set goals for the next term of the toastmasters club, area, division and district. We all have heard that “Little Drops of Water Make A Mighty Ocean”, it is applicable here too; our personal and club level goals helps to grow the division and district too. So, let us take some time out and set our personal goals along with the club goals to grow together. Best Wishes! Regards, TM Sandeep Kinge, CC, ALB Vice President Public Relations

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President’s Message Dear Toastmasters, Congratulations to the area contest winners!!! Also congratulations to all the members of Doha club for achieving the perfect 10 DCP. A Toastmasters club’s performance is monitored by the DCP achievement and Doha Toastmasters achieved perfect 10 in January itself just within seven months into the Toastmasters term. Congratulations to all the members and thanks to all those who have contributed to this achievement! The past three months brought our memorable events which will be marked in the history of Doha club. The club contests, the biggest and lengthiest club contest in Qatar with more than 10 participants in each category which cannot be seen even at Division level contests and the judges were struggling to pick from the best of the best. The visit of DTM Aditya Maheswaran, first runner up of world championship of public speaking, to our club was another memorable day in Doha Toastmasters. The sweep victory in area 28 contest by winning first in all the four categories by our champion speakers, International speech, Table Topic and humorous speech by TM Deepak Shivankar and Evaluation contest by TM Sunil Kumar Menon was another great news for Doha Club. Let us congratulate all the area contest winners of Doha Club even though few of them represented other club and area. Support them and wish them all the best for Division and higher level contests. Doha club is growing every day by its member count, quality meetings and other achievements. The support and guidance of our senior members and advisors for the growth and achievements of our club are commendable. Let us continue our journey to conquer many more heights and I request each of the members to be part of this wonderful movement. “Don't wait for opportunities to come to you, go and create them for yourself” I urge all the new members to sign up for meeting roles and also take up challenging leadership roles in the club executive committee. Eloquence which is published every quarter helps us to get an insight about Toastmasters and takes us through the journey of toastmasters’ achievements and all the events conducted in Doha Toastmasters Club. Newsletter also helps new members to get accustomed to the dealings of the club. It is a platform where you can sharpen the art of writing and showcase your creativity. Requesting everyone to contribute and be a part of this newsletter. I am sure you will enjoy reading this month’s issue. Wishing you all a successful learning experience ahead. Regards, TM Yoosaf Vannarath, CC, ALB President

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Area—28 Director’s Message Dear members of Doha Toastmasters,

Please accept my sincere and hearty congratulations for this great effort. I am confident that this newsletter will showcase your innovative ideas, inspire members to involve and excel themselves. Friends, what is so special about Toastmasters? They are always ready to sacrifice personal commitments, take up roles at very short notice, and make Toastmasters' meetings interesting. As you are aware, the Area 28 Speech Contest 2016 was conducted on Friday, 11 th March 2016. It made me believe that “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” as I had never experienced such issue earlier. Like any normal day, I was just relaxing on the day before the Area Contest as I was pretty sure that all arrangements have been made for the contest. At 10.45pm, I got a phone call that the Venue for tomorrow’s Area 28 Contest is not available. Imagine my plight. I got angry with the person who conveyed this message. I argued with him for a while and slowly realized that my anger and anxiety is 'irrational' and that may not help. Immediately, I spoke to my Contest Manager, he said let's face it. I told myself, cool down and start working for an alternate venue. At 12.30am, midnight, we could fix the new venue for Area 28 Speech Contest. Thanks to my fellow leaders, especially, Contest Manager, President of Doha Toastmasters and Chief Sergeant at Arms whom I had to woke up; and seek their help to ensure Area 28 Speech Contest gets carried out without any hassles. It was the culmination of great team work of my fellow leaders from Division E & Q, Area, all members of the club, the event was successful. Many of us choose to hang on to things that hurt us some times, anger us, made us feel sad or depressed. If we choose to hang on to them, we will never move forward and we could even cause physical or medical damage to our bodies. To prevent this from happening, we need to let it go; but no one really tells you how to let go and move forward. We need to find a way. As leaders, we should instill faith, respect, and trust among our team members. Always convey a strong sense of mission to team members. Enable them to think about problems in new ways. Communicate in a way that forces the teams to rethink ideas that they had never experienced or questioned before. Take responsibility for actions and accepts responsibility for mistakes. I am sure success will always follow us. Regards, TM Dinesh Kumar A K, ACB, ALB Area 28 Director

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Vice President Education’s Message Dear communicators, Have you ever tried the powerful communication tool called story telling technique at your work place? If you observe your role model leaders at your office, you will notice that they always use the technique of storytelling for effectively communicating their messages . They always connect with their audience while communicating and also they make an impact each time they speak by presenting their message as a story or supporting with a story or anecdotes. Being finance professional, I used to make many presentations with boring charts, numbers, and tables. And, I sadly noticed that no one was remembering those figures and statistics when I flip the slide to next page. Recently, I started experimenting with the story telling technique to support the numbers. For example, when the receivables are collected 99.99% on time, I supported the figures with a story something like ‘Mr. Joe, sitting at the corner office of X floor tirelessly ensured that all our accurate invoices are reached our customer’s office on time with all supporting documentation, ensured those numerous follow up phone calls, though our phone bills rolled over to many pages, until Mr. Joe got the confirmation of processing of our payment with good value of due date, Mr Joe also didn’t go sleep until his eyes see credit of funds received in our bank statement….. When I used the story telling technique and presented the characters who worked hard behind the scene to achieve those numbers as heroes, management started remembering those numbers and also recognized my team’s hard work in generating those numbers. Dear toastmasters, being invested a lot of our time efforts and hard work in our journey as toastmaster to learn the skills of communication and leadership, why don’t we practice those skills we learned in our real life for our own benefits? Good luck to you all. Wishing you all the best, TM Abdul Nassar P. ACB, ALB Vice President Education March 2016

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Welcome New Members

Jasil Abdulla Anup Chandran Nair Nadia Rouif Niloufer Priyadarshi Samal Savitha Urwa Srikanth Dinesh Kumar

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Home Club of TWO Area Directors

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Competent Communicator

TM Anu George & TM Sivakumar Raju

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SELF-MASTERY Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power” -Lao Tzu

What do you think when you hear the term “selfmastery” ? You might be thinking of someone who has mastered in Martial Arts ? a kungfu monk somewhere in a forest or hill top ? Who is very calm, focused and in control of all times. Or, maybe someone you admired to have their lives planned , achieved their dreams in spite of adverse circumstances and in full control of own future. Do you show these traits on a regular basis ? Are you feeling control over your career, life and goals ? Or like majority of people, feel that you should take more control of your actions and emotions? Let me share with you some tips which might help to develop Self-Mastery Skill. 1. Goals Self-mastery starts with a vision of how you want your life to be. Think about people you know who have incredible self-discipline. Chances are that they know exactly where they want to go in life, and this vision gives them the strength to get there. This is why it's so important to start with a clear vision of your shortterm and long-term objectives. Learn how to set personal goals, and get into the habit of moving towards these goals every day. The clearer you are about what you want to achieve in life, the easier it is to move forwards calmly and confidently. 2. Attitude and Emotion Your attitude and emotions play a major role in self-mastery. Those who show strong self-mastery don't let their emotions control them - they control their own emotions.

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Focus on something positive every day. Be grateful for things, even if these are just things like that fact that you do a job you enjoy, or that the weather is beautiful on your drive to work. Having gratitude and a positive outlook will set the tone for the rest of your day. Being able to manage and control your emotions helps you build emotional intelligence. This is your awareness of others people's needs and emotions, and your knowledge of how your own emotions affect those around you. Those who have good self-mastery are always aware of others, and they work hard to make sure that their emotions don't negatively impact other people. 3. Willpower Think about how many times you've set a goal and, for one reason or another, never followed it through because of lack of willpower or selfcontrol. It's happened to all of us, and we probably felt ashamed or disappointed that we didn't achieve what we wanted. Willpower is an essential part of self-mastery. It's what pushes you forward to take action, even if you're feeling scared or hesitant. Willpower is also what keeps you moving towards your goals in the weeks or months ahead. To boost your willpower, make sure you have both rational and emotional motives for what you want to achieve. For example, if your goal is to stop surfing the web in work time, a rational motive could be that it's against company rules, while an emotional motive could be that other people will lose respect for you when they see that you are not working hard. 4. Focus Improving focus is also key to self-mastery. For instance, how much time do you waste during your day? How much time do you spend on the Internet, TV? What could you accomplish if you fully used the hours available to you? Start by working on your concentration. Focus on one task at a time, and slowly increase your level of focus.

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At first you may find that you can't concentrate on a task for more than one hour at a time, before you get tired and distracted. Try to increase this to two hours by adding 15 minutes of focused work every day. This will allow you to strengthen your focus to two-hour stretches - and then even more, if that's what you need to get things done. To sum up, achieving self-mastery takes time and hard work, but it's definitely worth the effort. It's best to work on one or two areas at a time. Start by identifying your life and career goals. Then, focus on maintaining a positive attitude during the day. Also, try not to let negative emotions impact anyone else. Other strategies, like building your willpower and strengthening your focus, will help ensure that you keep moving forward toward your goals while further building self-mastery. Penned By TM Abdul Nassar P, ACB, ALB Vice President Education

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THE PARTS OF SPEECH Every name is called a noun, As field and fountain, street and town. In place of noun the pronoun stands, As he and she can clap their hands. The adjective describes a thing, As magic wand or bridal ring. The verb means action, something done. As read and write and jump and run. How things are done the adverbs tell, As quickly, slowly, badly, well. The preposition show relation, As in the street or at the station. Conjunctions join, in many ways, Sentences, words, or phrase and phrase. The interjection cries out, “Hark! I need an exclamation mark! -TM Bhadrik Shah

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New members are officially Inducted as and when they join the club. This is the third Induction in the current term 2015-16. So far, we have added 25 new members and few more are joining in the upcoming meetings in this term.

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Test Speaker

TM Wilma

Winner—TM SingaRaju 1st Runner up—TM Rangamani Ravi 2nd Runner up—TM Anil Nair March 2016

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Winner—TM Deepak Shivankar 1st Runner up - TM Nisamudheen S A 2nd Runner up—TM Chandrashekhar Dudhe

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Winner—TM Deepak Shivankar 1st Runner up—TM SingaRaju

2nd Runner up—TM Rangamani Ravi

Winner—TM Deepak Shivankar, 1st Runner up—TM SingaRaju, 2nd Runner up—TM Nisamudhen S A March 2016

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World Champion Speaker 1st Runner up DTM Aditya Maheswaran

President receiving DTM Aditya to Doha club with a bouquet

Memento presented by Ex-Com to DTM Aditya for visiting the club

Ex-com and Advisory members with DTM Aditya March 2016

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DTM meets & greets DTM

DTM Rajeshwar Presenting Gift to DTM Aditya

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Speech Evaluation Contest Winners

Humorous Speech Contest Winners March 2016

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Table Topic Contest Winners

International Speech Contest Winners March 2016

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Toastmasters Mobile App

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MISSION OF THE CLUB The mission of the DOHA Toastmasters Club is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater selfconfidence and personal growth .

A TOASTMASTER’S PROMISE To attend club meetings regularly To prepare all of my speeches and leadership projects to the best of my ability, basing them on projects in the Competent Communication and Leadership Program manuals, Advance Communication manuals or competent leadership manual To provide fellow members with helpful and constructive evaluations To prepare for and fulfill meeting assignments To help the club maintain the positive, friendly environment necessary for all to learn and grow To serve my club as an officer when called on to do so To treat my fellow club members and our guests with respect and courtesy To bring guests to club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters educational and recognition programs To maintain honest and highly ethical standards during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities.

Please contribute articles & send your feed back to: dohatoastmastersclub@gmail.com March 2016

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