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SMEDLEY VOICE NEWSLETTER OF SMEDLEY TOASTMASTERS CLUB | ABLAZE 2016 | VOL 3 ISSUE 1

Club No. 2046498, Area 43, Division T, District 20


NEWSLETTER OF SMEDLEY TOASTMASTERS CLUB | ABLAZE 2016 | VOL 3 ISSUE 1

Inside This Issue Message from the Smedley Club President ……. 3

Smedley Voice is a

Editor’s Note ……….….……………..…………..… 4

newsletter published by the Smedley

ExCom 2016 - 2017 ………………………….…….. 5

Toastmasters Club in Doha, Qatar.

Quality Meeting …………..................…….……….. 6 Beyond the Five Senses ………….……..……...…….. 8 Implementation is the Key ……….....……..……. 10

This newsletter is published for internal circulation among

Why am I a Toastmaster .……………...……..…. 12

the members of the Smedley Toastmasters

A Year with Words …..………………...….………..…. 14

Club and to promote the ideas and goals of

Meet our New Members ….………...…….……..…. 16

Toastmasters International.

Website Analytics ..……………………………..…. 18

The Publisher and Editor does not take

Achieving Success as Club Officers …………..…. 19

responsibility for the authenticity/ opinion

Contest 2015-2016 Winners …………………..... 20

of the articles and/ or authors, published

Giggling Facts ………..……………………...…….… 22

in this newsletter.

Inspiring Quotes …..………..……….……….....…. 24 Recent Ads …………………………….……….….….. 26

Toastmasters International and its logos

Forthcoming Events …………………….…….…. 27

are trademarks registered in the USA,

Celebrations @Smedley Toastmasters Club.... 28

Canada and many other countries.

A Glimpse of Club Photos & Expressions ... 29

For comments or suggestions

Meeting Minutes QR Code ………….…. 32

regarding the newsletter, please

Smedley Club Meeting .....……………... 33

contact Rinith @ 55325680 or send an email to email2rinith@gmail.com


Message from the Smedley Club President, TM Benov Jacob

Dear Readers, Toastmaster program is a continuous learning program, while working towards our objective, this journey molded us knowingly or unknowingly to become a better human being, better leader and serve the society with passion. Smedley Toastmaster club is continuing its journey and we are moving towards centurion meeting which is a couple of weeks away. I extend my sincere thanks to all well-wishers who supported us since the beginning, and leaders for their generosity and vision which guided us throughout our remarkable journey. Our membership includes different nationalities, age groups, genders and job seekers to professionals. We give equal opportunities to all members and provide in friendly meeting environment which inspires every member to voluntarily accepting any roles.

Our EXCOM team is doing fabulous job in this year and again for the second consecutive year we are conducting speechcraft program, which started on October 7th with 20 participants. More insight on this will be shared in coming issues. We Smedley toastmasters strive towards to be the best club. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do much more�. Regards Benov Jacob CC, CL President 2046498, Smedley Toastmasters Club

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Fellow Toastmasters,

“It is with great pleasure that I present to you the third edition of Smedley voice your very own Newsletter” Smedley Toastmasters Club ablaze with excitement and welcomes you to winterize your days ahead. What makes Smedley Voice special is because it is not just any other quarterly or weekly newsletter. It is not one of those newsletters that you take 30 seconds to glance through. It is documentation, a journal, a collection of experiences, a story, awards bestowed, and events; all in a nutshell! It is something that every toastmaster who has set foot in Smedley Club will hold dear to their hearts as it keeps them in touch throughout lifetime. It has been a great honour to be appointed as the Vice President Public Relations of Smedley Toastmasters Club for the year 2016-2017. The journey as always has been not only an enjoyable one but also a great learning experience. I express my sincere appreciation to DTM Raghavan, members of ExCom, past president and fellow toastmasters whose guidance played a major role in helping this newsletter grow. I also owe my gratitude to each and everyone for your valuable contributions and for tirelessly pooling their respective talents in this collective effort. I’m introducing Smedley Voice QRCode for both newsletter and for website with an intend to share, download and read as quickly as possible. Download by simply scanning QR Code via QRCode scanner from your handheld device. Smedley Toastmasters Club is and always will be an integral part of our lives. In our outgoing pursuit of excellence, bear this in mind; always look to the future but never forget your past. As you pursue the pages of this newsletter, it might perhaps be appropriate to spend a minute reminiscing upon the months that was and think about the contributions you can make in terms of articles and experiences to help us improve our upcoming editions. Sincerely yours, Rinith Newsletter Editor & VPPR Smedley Toastmasters

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CLUB PRESIDENT

TM Benov Jacob

VP EDUCATION TM Noorudeen Veetykadan

VP MEMBERSHIP TM Shylesh Kumar Kunnanattil

VP PUBLIC RELATIONS TM Rinith KT SECRETARY TM Ashokan Karuvan Kandy

TREASURER TM Mohammed Musthafa Ali SERGEANT-AT-ARMS TM Kiran Kumar Putta

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Toastmasters’

meetings are educative, entertaining and effective. They

impart great values in the form of speeches, role plays. But what makes an every week meeting a special one? The planning, preparation and delivery or in short the quality!

Quality Meeting

What is a Quality Meeting? A meeting where the session is started and ended in time , the roles are effectively played, the speeches are meticulously

prepared, the objectives are met, the evaluations are enlightening, the table topics are relevant and with good attendance by

easy to talk on, the overall atmosphere is cheery members and a prompt minutes of the meeting

later qualifies for a quality meeting. Why Quality meeting? Quality meetings are the magnets that attract existing

members to

participate proactively. They also help the guests to understand the happenings clearly and help in their decision to join the club or not.

Guests

who

attend

the

Toastmasters meeting for the first time may have many doubts and a streamlined meeting clarifies most of

their

doubts the

doubts. are

to

experienced

The

remaining

be

cleared by toastmasters


attending the meeting. How to organize a Quality meeting? Agendas are to be put up at least 10 days in advance. Replacement speakers and role players are to be assigned

members

pull out

players

should

prepare

at

kept

informed

the last minute.

in

case the

Speakers and role

diligently as there is lot of effort

involved

on

the

audience side too. Useful

tips to improvise the speeches can be taken from mentors and

senior

Toastmasters.

To write good speeches, it is recommended

to

take

more

roles.

By

roles,

members

up

playing

not

only

gain confidence to speak in front of an audience, they also get ideas to weave into their speeches. Advantages of Quality meeting The obvious advantage is the retention of existing members and club growth in the form of new members. The club is recognized well in the toastmasters circle and also in the community. Above all, involving every member in the club’s goals is the surest way to have quality meetings.

by TM Girija Chari, CC, ALB

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‘Eye sees only what the mind knows’. We were taught this during our MBBS days. Yes, there is something beyond five senses.

Beyond the five senses

A warm morning in the Year 2003! Place Pediatric ICU at Madras Medical Mission. Bright and calm room surrounded by glass panels. Tick tick sound from the monitors, signifying life, broke the eerie silence. Sweet smell of the disinfectant wafted to our nostrils. Babies were placed beneath the electric warmer. Intravenous lines going into their almost invisible tiny vein. We were huddled into a group of doctors around 10 month old Devesh Patil who had undergone a shunt operation. The night Duty doctor was giving his report in a monotonous drone. I looked at the baby; I felt that something was wrong. I looked at the consultants. They did not say anything. I looked at the monitor. The numbers were fine. We moved on. We covered two more babies. Suddenly the nurse came running to us. We sensed something had terribly gone wrong Devesh Patil’s monitor stopped beeping. He had a cardiac arrest! Why did I feel something was wrong? Did I see something which the more experienced Consultants did not see? Did I read something that the monitors couldn’t? I can’t explain. ‘The eye sees what the mind knows’. Some of us call this as the 6th sense. The rationalists call this plain coincidence. I spoke to some of my colleagues and they too had similar experiences. What about you? Is it really a 6th sense or is it our brain formulating from the information stored in our hard drive. British Journal of Anesthesia - says, “Experienced clinical anesthetists will be familiar with the almost instinctive sensation that something is ‘not right’ about a patient under their care, even when it is difficult to express this in words. It is reasonable to assume, that there is a sixth sense and it is one manifestation of the ‘tacit’ knowledge in anesthetic practice”. Studies suggest that we have ways of gaining information that bypass the ordinary senses. An area of the human brain called the anterior cingulate cortex actually raises the alarm about danger without ever


penetrating the conscious mind.

Animals have a sixth sense. Before earthquakes and tsunamis animals act strangely seeming to know of the disaster long before humans. Did we humans lose this during our evolution? We are engrossed in a materialistic world of gadgets that distract our 6th sense.. We all have it within us. It is possible to train ourselves to listen to the inner voice. If we pay attention to these inner voices on a regular basis. Our world could be different. Our relationships could be different. Our lives could be strikingly different. How do we do that? Take the time to pay attention. If you don’t slow down, you won’t be able to focus on your intuition and the subtle messages sent to you by others. Listen with all of your senses, not just your hearing. Be fully engaged when you are listening to someone. Pay attention not only to the words, but also to expressions, smells, gestures and moods. Read the full person, not just the content of the language Don’t ignore the vibes you are receiving. Have you ever met someone and felt immediately uncomfortable? Have you sensed that someone was staring at you? Have you had a sense of danger before anything bad has happened? Even if you feel foolish, don’t ignore these signals. Spend time with nature regularly. When you spend time with nature, you are stimulating and rekindling some of the ancient parts of your brain that were necessary for survival “do not neglect your 6th sense”… a few seconds of warning is sufficient to ward off danger. Dr. TM Shylesh Kunnanattil VP Membership Smedley Toastmasters Club

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Introduction: Every time you sit with the top management, you see the word strategy commonly used in discussions. The Board rooms are champions of the same. Throwing light on

Implementation is the Key ‘Strategy’ and the skills required to frame them made me admire people who are engaged in it. Very late I came to know that many of Strategies fail to give desired / expected results. Even Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management claim 50–90% (the failure rate is much debated) of strategic initiatives fail to deliver desired results. Even though Strategy formulation talks of challenges in putting it in place, normally very little attention is put by the Top management on Strategy implementation. Implementation of strategy is Key to the Success. In 1999 fortune magazine gave a cover story on why ‘CEOs fail’ explained ‘organization fail to successfully implement strategy not because of bad strategy but because of bad execution. In 2002 Ram Charan followed the article to write ‘the discipline of getting things done’. (Source Robert Speculand book ‘Beyond Strategy’) Empowerment and teaming approach have been added to the people management which had only command and control with it. This made implementation even more challenging. Case: Once when I visited my Home town I found a new store opened by Indian Multinational Arvind Mills which used to sell mill cloth and readymade garments through retailers. This store was directly run by the company selling mill cloth and tailoring services. I understood it is a forward integration strategy where they want to reach the end customer and at the same time want to capitalize the new market as many customer want custom stitching which is a new trend. It is a right strategy as many people who are fashion conscious and have higher income would like to have customized stitching. I was impressed and wanted to try their store.

When I walked to the store I found an unhappy customer walking out, but still I wanted to try. I purchased the cloth and gave it for stitching. The store was neat and clean but the apparel was delivered late and also not stitched properly. I had given similar apparel to stich to another store near my house which was done better than this store. Problem: I was disappointed but why they were not able to deliver the value to the customer? Answer is the store is located at posh area so half of the team who stich is located in another area outside the city. As multiple people are involved in stitching the apparel, they are not able to maintain the value chain properly spread outside the shop floor, while the store which I gave near my house was run by a small team who did all the job related to the apparel, he had


complete control over the value chain. The strategy of Arvind mills was correct (forward integration) and the Business Model is also good but the execution is the problem. The strategy framed by the Top Management but inadequate execution by the Middle and Lower Management was the issue. A business Model where an activity is divided among many to improve the efficiency and effectiveness, if not managed properly shall lead to value erosion. I never visited the Store again, maybe the company is able to deliver value in another store in another city. Questions before conclusion: We need to ask ourselves before we conclude, may be for some customers they are able to deliver value, and may be my customer Satisfaction level is high. There was a customer satisfaction survey but I did not bother to fill as I have to spent additional time for the same. How do even a customer satisfaction survey help in such cases? (As many people do not complain unless it reach the Tipping point), Customer Complain is also related to behavior aspects of customer, How do the biases are removed and actual information is known to the management? These are the major challenges Management faces in determining the outcome of Strategy Implementation. The store is functioning as per the Strategy of Top management but is the Strategy implemented to give desired result (Satisfied Customer) is something which can be debated. Conclusion: Top management need to invest in implementation of Strategy to get the desired outcome. The investment shall include training the employees, Communication, close Supervision at initial stage, Prototyping, Monitoring, Building the right culture, and Control. This shall ensure that desired outcome of Strategy is reaped with higher profits in subsequent years. If Strategy is not implemented in the right manner the competitive advantage of the Business shall be at risk. By TM Gopikrishnan Associate VPPR Smedley Toastmasters Club

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Every individual is here in Toastmasters because of some reason. I am also not different from this. If you ask your inner self, it will surely tell, you want to be a person of SUCCESS with full of Joy and Satisfaction. The entire life is a journey through the SEA of all sorts of adversities and prosperities to finally succeed in achieving the SMART goals of our Life.

Why am I a Toastmaster?

TM Asokan K.K The Toastmasters community is the one where we cultivate Energy to fuel this entire journey of Success. If we analyze any success story we would find certain key things which make one succeed. I would like to call it as TOASTMASTERS as the twelve inevitable Quality ingredients that everyone should develop in their personality in order to achieve Success in life. So, I am here in Toastmasters to develop those twelve qualities "TOASTMASTERS" within me.

T - Time Management Time is precious. A good Time consciousness and effective management of one's own Time is very much vital in his Journey towards Success. O - Organized Being organized means being professional. It gives a positive environment and great Confidence within which is important in developing a success path. A - Attitude Keeping a positive and progressive attitude is very much important. This mental state will take you to any altitude. S - Shut up and Listen The god has given you with one mouth and two ears. The idea behind this is to Listen twice more than you speak. It is a good thing that you become a good Listener and Observer before you open up your mouth. It is important in developing better interpersonal relationships. T - Team Player A good leader is always a good Team player. Getting in to the team and becoming part of it helps you get elevated in all respect. There will always be more hands to support as the Give and Take policy will make you grow to your Success and success of entire team. M - Motivation To have a Spark within is very important. Self Motivated personalities always achieve their targets. Keeping the spark or fire within live will lead always to the Success.


A - Aspiring You will find always this quality of strong desire to achieve their goals in almost all the successful persons. So, keep the desire always high by putting the goal always in close vicinity of your perception. S - Sociable Being sociable and affable with others makes us more responsible, friendly and kind hearted. This is very much nourishing and give great satisfaction and enjoyment throughout the journey of Success. T - Tenacious The persons with determination who never give up and never stops trying are the kind of Tenacious persons. You need to be Tenacious in pursuit of achieving your success. E - Empathetic Care for others and the ability to feel what others feel makes you more humble and social being which will make you feel the state of fulfillment in your achievements. R - Resilient "Waves are inspiring not just because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall, they never fail to rise again". The life will provide you tough times, and you may lose and fall down, but it is important to be resilient and spring back to the position to become successful. S - Strong willed It is also important to have a Strong-willed personality in a positive nature to be stubborn and determined to attain the destination. You will find lots of opportunities in Toastmasters activities to develop these 12 qualities within you. Only you need is to approach seriously, put in some efforts, grab the opportunities, be patient and be ready to grow. And that is the reason I am here in Toastmasters to inculcate the twelve qualities "TOASTMASTERS" to become a better Toastmaster and a person of SUCCESS. I wish you too..... TM Asokan KK Secretary Smedley Toastmasters Club *****

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“Sometimes, not saying anything is the best answer. You see silence can never be misquoted”- Anonymous Being outspoken is something I am proud about. I am straightforward, transparent and honest.

A Year with Words My well-wishers like me for being outspoken. They feel that giving a frank opinion about an issue is a good quality since there are people who want to get truthful opinion about certain important matters. My detractors, however, have a different opinion on this. They feel that it is not always necessary to tell others what is going-on in your mind. Hence, many a times, I was misunderstood and came across as a brash person. Moreover, when I was sad on being misunderstood, even my well-wishers suggested me to practice silence, as silence can never be misquoted. Later, I myself made a deep introspection. I asked myself, “What wrong with me? Is everything fine with what I say and how I say.” I wandered around to attend workshops on developing interpersonal skills. I took counselling too, for this purpose. But unfortunately, nothing helped much. I was disappointed like the forgotten toys in the attic. At that moment, I felt as if I was at the verge of being in state when you are even afraid to speak. Few days later, I saw a newspaper advertisement, “Are you afraid to speak?” I called up the telephone number mentioned in it and asked, “what is this workshop all about?” The wonderful lady on the other end said, “the workshop is about how to get rid of stage fear”. I said, in that case it is not for me as I don’t have it much. She asked, “but, do you really think all what you speak goes down well with people? Do everyone receive your words in good spirit and taste. Here in our workshop you shall get feedbacks from the people who are listening to you. And if there is any scope improvement then they tell you about it too.” I found these words useful. Hence, I joined Smedley Speechcraft 2015. Honestly, initially it was just to give a try. However, as the sessions progressed, I got to know about the flaws in my speech and was advised the following: i. ii. iii. iv.

To organise my speech ie. I must have an intro, body and good conclusion in my speech. To speak on the point; keeping in mind the general and specific purpose of what I wish to speak. Know my audience well and to use words appropriately. My body language and vocal variety must be effective to attract the attention of audience.

To improve such things I joined Smedley Toastmasters club. Here, I came to know about the founder of Toastmasters International Ralph Smedley. He once said, “Real communication is impossible without listening”. I followed what he said and tried to learn to be a good listener too.


It is been a year in the club now. A year, in which, I spoke words and even listened to it. I gave 9 speeches as projects. I gave my feedbacks to many in different roles. These roles gave me the “Toastmaster’s Completed leader” Award. However, I constantly used to wonder, “Whether my achievements in Toastmasters will benefit me in the world outside the club?” Last night, I was amongst my non-toastmaster friends. A discussion came up in which few friends spoke about family values. Even I was asked to do the same. After listening to all, I gave a 2-3 minutes impromptu speech which was humorous and well accepted. It was in this moment I realized, slowly there is a change in me. I am meeting the purpose of being a Toastmaster. Friends, if you have a problem with controlling your urge to speak your mind and people suggest you to choose silence instead of words, I would suggest you to ignore them. Never control your outspokenness. Instead try the following, which I learned in Toastmasters: i. ii. iii. iv.

Listen before you speak. Be patient and be positive. Try to avoid confrontations but don’t get defensive. Do not gossip.

The final verdict is that being frank and fearless is alright till the time you choose your words with caution and tact. Ensure that in the process of speaking your mind, you do not hurt the sentiments of others. A year with words taught me this. If you want to learn then join a Toastmaster’s club as Ralph Smedley said, “Understanding comes through communication and through communication we find the way to peace.”

TM Noorudeen VP Education Smedley Toastmasters Club

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CONTEST: MEET OUR CHAMPIONS

TM Asokan Karuvan Kandy TM Rinith hails from Kerala, India. He was born on a Christmas dawn and brought up in North India.

His discipline starts with

schooling in Kendriya Vidyalaya. Graduated majoring in Physics from Calicut University, holds PGD in Computer Applications and has been conferred with several Microsoft, Cisco and certifications.

Information

Security

diplomas and

He is working as Sr Associate, IT Systems & Infra-

structure Manager with Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority. He is an IT & Library Director of The Scholars International School, Doha. He is also a member of Lions Club International, Calicut. He has been bestowed with several milestone achievement awards for completion of crucial projects on time. Rightly said, no man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed

hails from Kerala, India. He is graduated in Architectural Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Calicut. He is graduated as a corporate member of Institution of Engineers India and Chartered Engineer. He is currently a member of IEI Qatar chapter. He has a good experience of performing different duties and responsibilities in a youth organization called Junior Chamber International. He has also Worked as freelance Architect and designed a quite good number of buildings. He is now working as a Senior Architect for Qatari Engineer and Associates. He is happily married to Sheeba and blessed with two children, Kiran and Arun. And above all, he is the current Secretary for Smedley Toastmasters club and a promising,

enthustic leader of our club and a fabulous photographer.

indeed. He is blessed with his wife Saritha and two little treasure tots Venus & Tejas. Both children are members of Gaveliers Toastmasters Club. TM Rinith’s dad, Ravindran is his role model who served in Indian

TM Gopikrishnan is a Chartered

Air Force for 21 years and thereafter as a Banker for 20 years now

Accountant working with Computer

living peacefully with his lovely mom, Nirmala. He has a brother and his

Arabia which is part of Teyseer

family who also lives in Qatar. When he gets free time, being an artist

Group as Chief Accountant.

he draws, he tweets via twitter and has a blog site, ventej.blogspot.com

passion includes reading, watching

which is derived from his kids name Venus & Tejas. ventej BlogSpot is all

documentaries and news debates. He

about his memories, thoughts and perhaps everything that trickled

is happily married to Wife Nitya

around him. And above all, TM Rinith is the current VPPR for Smedley Toastmasters club and an energetic and passionate leader.

His

Gopikrishnan and has two wonderful daughters, Shambhavi Gopikrishnan and Varunika Gopikrishnan. He joined Smedley Toastmasters for being an effective leader. He is also an enthusiastic role player.


TM Manoj Pereira was born in Doha,

Qatar

but

studied

in

Bombay. He has graduated from an

online

campus

TM Reshma Shetty is

Trident

currently

University situated in Cypress, USA

having

completed

Cardiac

the

He's interested in many things such as music, and dancing. His other hobbies including being with his friends and playing the guitar. He has a

in

is married and having 13yr

Business Administration. As for his family, he has a beautiful and loving friendly person, and a good thinker. His life style is not very simple.

as

Hamad Heart Hospital. She

Bachelor of Science degree in better half, Leera and an adorable 12 year old daughter, Zara. He is a

working Sonographer

old daughter and 4 yrs old son. her dream is to be a good example for her children as a mother and as a learner. She joined Smedley Toastmasters for being a better public speaker. She also learns Carnatic Vocal.

dream of bigger and successful future and aims and act

on it on a daily basis to convert it into a reality.

TM Jayanthy is from Vellore

District in the South Indian state

of

joins

Smedley Toastmasters Club in June

She lives in Doha with

husband for the past 5 years. She

TamilNadu.

2016. is

In-Charge

She of

Dietary

Department @Al-Ahli Hospital. She

was introduced by TM Shylesh to Smedley Toastmasters Club. TM Jayanthy is presently pursuing PhD in Sports Nutrition. She is privileged and honored to be a smedleyan and is recognized as 8th wonder of Vellore. She is the Associate VP Membership for Smedley Toastmasters Club.

TM Logesh is working @RCS International as Operations Manager. He is living in Qatar for the past 10 years. He is a charming and confident role player.

TM Manivarnan

& TM Praveen also recently joined

Smedley Toastmasters Club.

Note: Details of new members will be provided in December 2016 release.

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CONTEST: MEET OUR CHAMPIONS

Smedley Toastmasters website analytics shows analyzed data from all touchpoints in one place, for a deeper understanding of our visitors. Over 49% of visitors from Qatar are new visitors to our Smedley Toastmasters website. With this analytics we are tracking the behavior of each visit and we do hope the analyzed data will allow us to improve engagement on our homepage.

Last 1 months of statistics shows an average of 30.43% bounce rate and an average of 490 page views.

Last 4 months of statistics shows an average of 1129 page views including 72.29% new sessions

Over 49% of visitors from Qatar are new visitors.


Achieving Success as Club Officers

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Smedley Toastmasters Club Contest 2015-2016 Winners Humorous Contest

Table Topics

Evaluation Contest

International Speech Contest

TM Vimalraj

TM Sunish Narayanan Nair

TM Sunish Narayanan Nair

TM Sunish Narayanan Nair

TM Maimoona Abubaker

TM Girija Vasudevan Chari

TM Girija Vasudevan Chari

TM Girija Vasudevan Chari

TM Nusrath Tenchery

TM Rasha Rafiq Abualhassan

TM Midhun S Babu

TM Maimoona Abubaker


Area Contest 2015-2016 participiants from Smedley Toastmasters Club Humorous Contest

Table Topics

Evaluation Contest

International Speech Contest

TM Vimalraj

TM Sunish Narayan Nair

TM Sunish Narayanan Nair

TM Girija Vasudevan Chari

TM Nusrath Tenchery

TM Girija Vasudevan Chari

TM Girija Vasudevan Chari

TM Maimoona Abubaker

Area 2015-2016 Winners from Smedley Toastmasters Club Humorous Contest

Table Topics

Evaluation Contest

International Speech Contest

TM Vimalraj

TM Sunish Narayan Nair

TM Sunish Narayan Nair

TM Maimoona Abubaker

TM Girija Vasudevan Chari

TM Girija Vasudevan Chari

TM Girija Vasudevan Chari

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GIGGLING FACTS


Q U O T E

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INSPIRING QUOTES

As we all know, a good impromptu speech begins with a quote; In this newsletter we are also introducing some inspiring quotes circulated in our Smedley Toastmasters WhatsApp Group which refreshes, inspires and encourages all of us on a day-to-day basis..


WE SHOULD BE OPEN TO

REVISING WHAT WE THINK IS TRUE.

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Celebrations at Smedley Toastmasters Club


A glimpse of club meeting photos and expressions

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A glimpse of club meeting photos and expressions


Opportunities kickstarts here...

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Meeting Minutes QR Code

Scan the Meeting Minutes QR Code from your handheld device to view readable format of all the surviving records of what was said, done and bestowed at the Smedley Toastmaster Club.


Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose members

of

SMEDLEY TOASTMASTERS

helping

improve

communication,

Meets on every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays At Sharq Capital

their public

C-Ring Road, Doha, Qatar.

speaking, and leadership

Reach Smedley Toastmasters Club by contacting one of us:

skills.

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL VALUES:

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We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

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NEWSLETTER OF SMEDLEY TOASTMASTERS CLUB | ABLAZE 2016 | VOL 3 ISSUE 1

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