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THE NEWSLETTER OF NMC CORPORATE CHAPTER TOASTMASTERS CLUB CLUB No. 4066, AREA 23, DIVISION H, DISTRICT 79

Toastmasters : Achieving Greatness Together

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SERVICE LEADERSHIP

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- ACS ALB SANTOSH SHENOY

Parent’s Greatness - TM Sanjiv Singh

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Tackling Table Topics

- Article by TM Ramaratnam

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Overcome Your Limitation - CTM ALS Abraham Raju

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SUCCESS

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I recently saw that remarkable film “The Social Network” made by David Fincher. This brilliant film is the stunning story of a computer genius Mark Zuckerberg who created Facebook and changed and rewrote the fabric of society interaction. Facebook is certainly a revolution and the success enjoyed by Mark Zuckerberg is absolutely amazing. This superbly crafted film ends with Mark Zuckerberg staring at his laptop and looking at the photo of his lost love. Now, it is left to the viewer to draw conclusions whether in spite of the tremendous success enjoyed by Mark Zuckerberg, is he really happy?.

President’s Message

Does success bring happiness and peace of mind? As human beings, there is an inherent insatiable urge in us to connect with our fellow human beings and make a difference in our lives and in the lives of others. When I was seeing The Social Network, I wondered whether making a difference in the lives of others was the objective of its creator. I do not think so because particularly during its initial stages of conception, this was never an objective of that punk genius Mark Zuckerberg. Whatever followed was probably never visualized but all the same it did happen. What I want to convey is not that I am in any way envious of Mark Zuckergerg but the very essence of humanity is not about creating something that would eventually make one a ‘multi’ billionaire, it is the positive difference that we eventually want to make in the lives of others. I think that would give us real happiness – real meaning to live. And tons of money and tons of success can never buy true love or true happiness as shown so subtly in the last frame of that movie. For me success is woven around three inherent definitions:  Living every moment of life with enthusiasm and passion.  Loving and sharing your life with your family and your loved ones.  Changing lives one at a time.

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I feel that Ralph C. Smedley – the founder of Toastmasters Program imbibes my third and most important definition of success – “Changing lives one at a time” Imagine this loving and caring Toastmaster without the internet, without Twitter or even without Facebook created the most humane revolution of the world “Toastmasters” – which revolves around loving, caring, sharing and all such fine human emotions that ultimately define and give success its true meaning.

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NMC CORPORATE Dear Toastmasters,

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It gives me great pleasure to present the sophomore issue of this year’s Corporate Voice to be released on the special occasion of 200th meeting of NMC Corporate Chapter Toastmasters Club. We have been able to meet the target due to the continued enthusiasm of our members who have sent their interesting articles well before time. The theme of this issue is GREATNESS.

Editor’s View…

EDITOR TM Sanjiv Singh

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During our schooldays we friends always fought with each other claiming that “I went to a better school than you did”. The greatness of this Chapter is that here we have a lot of experienced and exceptional speakers and charismatic leaders; and they say to the new members “You can do better than I did”. With the tireless mentoring and guidance by these seasoned speakers and leaders, the result is showing as you will see in this issue many new faces winning in various events of club meetings. This Chapter definitely cannot boast of having large number of members which other clubs enjoy. However, despite this adversity, this quarter the club has made significant stride due to the collective efforts of our dedicated club leaders and members and in particular VP Education, in achieving various club awards and DCP points. All the meetings have been fun filled, exciting, innovative and of great quality. Officers of this club have also actively participated in Officers Training Program. Keeping with the unique tradition of this Chapter to celebrate any important occasion, the Christmas and New Year was celebrated during 197th meeting. Flip through the pages of this issue of Corporate Voice to get charmed by the colorful, lively and ebullient atmosphere of NMC Corporate Chapter. Best Regards,

PUBLISHER ACB CL Salim Sayyid

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Toastmasters is an organization devoted to furthering the public speaking and leadership skills.

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It is a non-profit educational organization. A nominal fee is charged just for administrative expenses only. Toastmasters is organized as voluntary clubs of members conducting meetings weekly or twice a month and go through a measured - step by step – approach for helping members learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking. The atmosphere within the clubs are conducive to growth of the members. Generally the clubs are open to anyone willing to join, above 18 years of age from College students to professional speakers, salespeople, attorneys, teachers, and retire. Generally the meetings are conducted in English. But Toastmasters has grown from being an English-only organization to one that develops communication skills in several languages. Each Club is, through a multi layered organization, connected to the International, Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA.

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The organization has now grown into a mammoth one, with more than 250,000 members in more than 12,500 clubs in 108 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience. Thousands of corporations and government agencies sponsor in-house Toastmasters clubs as communication training workshops for their employees. Specialized clubs meet at military bases, colleges and universities, churches and prisons. There are Toastmasters clubs for senior citizens, professional groups, bilingual groups singles and the visually impaired. Between then and now more than three million men and women have benefited from the Communication and Leadership program of Toastmasters International. Shortly before his death in 1965 at the age of 87, Toastmasters founder Ralph C. Smedley reminisced: "As I look back at over half a century of connection with the Toastmasters movement, I am impressed by the fact that a simple idea put to work in so simple a manner, has grown into such an instrument for service for so many people. It must have met a real need." Indeed it does. We are all testimony to that fact.

THE TOASTMASTERS VISION Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Through our member clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change.

THE TOASTMASTERS VALUES Toastmasters International’s core values are integrity, dedication to excellence, service to the member and respect for the individual. These are values worthy of a great organization, and we believe we should incorporate them as anchor points in every decision we make. Our core values provide us with a means of not only guiding but also evaluating our operations, our planning and our vision for the future.

THE TOASTMASTERS MISSION Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Through its member Clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking — vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind. It is basic to this mission that Toastmasters International continually expand its worldwide network of clubs thereby offering ever-greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its programs.

MISSION OF THE CLUB The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, in which every member has the opportunity to develop and practice communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Resources

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Service Leadership ACS ALB Santhosh Shenoy Need for Leadership Today

Leaders and Managers

As population increase and cultures and people become increasingly diverse, more issues – and more problems – face us than ever before. Many people assume these major problems and important issues will be taken care of by government agencies, but this assumption is becoming less and less of a reality. Many of the critical issues and problems today are the kind government is least equipped to handle. And some of the issues and problems are caused by government itself.

Leaders are not the same as managers. Chances are a good manager will be a good leader. But a person can be an effective leader without having any formal management responsibilities at all. Businesses and other organisations have paid much attention over the years to matters of “management” but not nearly enough to leadership. We now realise it is important to shift our focus in leadership. According to Dr. Warren Bennis, “Today’s employee is overmanaged and underled.” Formal Authority and Earned Authority

The High Performance Leadership Program is part of Toastmasters’ leadership track. One of the requirements for the Advanced Leader Silver is completion of the program.

This is why the world needs strong, competent leaders now more than ever before. Progress can happen only when someone assumes a leadership role – when someone decide there is a problem, a need or an injustice, and takes action to solve the problem, fulfil the need or correct the injustice.

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What makes a great leader? Have history’s great leaders possessed certain qualities, skills or special abilities? What made people follow them? Why are some people successful in areas such as politics, the military, public life and corporate management while many others try and fail? What must you do to have people put you in charge? Earlier we named some of history’s great leaders. Some of them, such as Churchill and Lincoln, had a formal title or rank that commanded respect and attention. People followed them because they were the “Boss”; this is called “Formal Authority.” Other leaders, however, have not had this authority.

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Service Leadership Their authority has been “Informal” or “Earned”, derived from personal relationships built with others. Although these leaders were not designated as “Bosses”, other people considered them to be leaders who could help them achieve their goals. In all cases, leaders were individuals who knew how to influence others. They understood people, and they knew how to use the tools of authority. Not all of history’s leaders were well-educated, and not all of them were morally motivated. But they all knew how to be leaders. The ideal way to influence is to have both formal authority and earned authority. However, if you have little or no formal authority, you can still be effective if you have high earned authority. In fact, it is common for a person with no formal authority but little or no earned authority. We all know of executives, managers or supervisors who are unsuccessful despite their formal authority because they have not earned the respect, trust and allegiance of those works for them. Service Leadership Today, leaders are being asked to provide a new kind of authority; service leadership. Gone are the days when the simple “Command and Control” style would work. This style no longer fits with contemporary social values, as people now expect positive personal relationships with their leaders. People want relationships that help them focus their energies so they may do their best work and even surpass their own expectations. Today’s workers demand relationships that give them a sense of satisfaction in what they have done.

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Six Dimensions of Service Leadership 1. Vision and Values

Good leaders visualize what they would like to have happen, they can understand what is happening now, and they decide what needs to be done to make their vision become a reality. As a leader: - Has a vision for the team - Keeps abreast of current events - Spots problems - Is knowledgeable about the work to be done - Is decisive - Practices values 2. Direction Good Leaders help people accomplish tasks necessary to turn the vision into reality. Good Leaders set goals, establish priorities and delegate responsibility as necessary. As a leader: - Set goals - Delegates effectively 3. Persuasion Good Leaders persuade others to see, understand and believe in their vision. When others believe as you do, they are more likely to commit themselves to achieving your objective. As a leader: - Projects self-confidence - Communicates the big picture - Calls attention to goals - Communicates one-to-one - Follows through 4. Support

Service leadership requires the capacity to lead both with a focus on service to those benefiting from the end result, and those who do the work in achieving the objectives. Such leadership requires working with a spirit and set of values that emphasize worthwhile contributions. Service leaders see their role as enabling or empowering others to accomplish something worthy.

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Good Leaders provide opportunities for their team members to fulfill their own needs and goals. Good Leaders challenge team members to learn new skills, but make it clear that they are expected to work hard. As a leader: - Develops people - Teaches and coaches - Builds team spirit 7. Appreciation

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Feedback: You will have a guidance committee and when you reach the end of each part (part 1 to part 5), you will convene a meeting with this committee and discuss what has been done. The members of your guidance committee should provide you with feedback, which will equip you to continue on with the project. Module 1 - "Learning About Leadership" 1. Assess Your Knowledge of Leadership.

Good Leaders know that their team members need to be appreciated, and readily recognize the team members with praise for their efforts and accomplishments. As a leader: - Gives praise and positive recognition - Uses ritual, celebration and ceremony Toastmasters Educational Program provides an excellent opportunity to TM Club Members to develop, enhance and excel the Service Leadership skills – through executing High Performance Leadership Program.

2. Assess current leadership skills. 3. Develop a list of leadership project ideas to be discussed with the Guidance Committee. 4. Recruit a Guidance Committee (You're it!) 5. Convene a meeting with your guidance committee. 6. Finalize the project to work on

Selected Project can be within the Toastmasters or beyond Toastmasters; like a _ community project. But a project conducted outside Toastmasters must not be “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to represented as being people or things.” endorsed by Toastmasters - Albert Einstein International.

A BRIEF LOOK AT THE PROGRAM Many Toastmasters believe that the High Performance Leadership project, or HPL, is difficult to complete. This one leadership program does more to enhance an individual’s leadership style than any other two programs combined. Let’s look at the program and assess how easy it really is to earn your Excellence in Leadership award. The Program has five parts each with a threepart learning process, Study, Action and Feedback. Study: Study presents information that should be learnt and sets out ways to go about achieving your end result for that section. Action: This section contains an easy way to plan your actions and consider other things that  you need to do to complete this section. http://nmccorporate.freetoasthost.org

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Module 2 - "Choosing Your Objective" 1. Describe in writing his or her vision for the project. 2. Write a mission statement based on the vision 3. Define in writing core values for the project 4. Plan a speech about the vision for the leadership project for presentation to the Club 5. Review your speech with your guidance committee 6. Present your speech to the club

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Module 5 - "Analyzing and Presenting Results"

1. Recruit an action team 2. Meet with the team and reach agreement on the vision, mission and core values that will guide the project 3. Create an action strategy with the team 4. Identify key result areas 5. Set goals and deadlines for each key result area and assign responsibility for each area 6. Use the work sheets provided to create an action plan. 7. Convene a meeting with your guidance committee Module 4 - "Action Phase #2, Working the Plan" 1. Review progress against the plan for each key result area. 2. Describe any obstacles, problems or setbacks experienced and explain how they were handled. 3. Describe any "people problems" encountered and how they were handled. 4. Reevaluate the overall plan - the vision, mission, core values, action strategy and Action Plan. 5. Get feedback from the team about its performance and the performance of the Toastmaster as leader. 6. Reassess leadership skills.

1. Plan and present a speech about the leadership learning experience to the Toastmaster’s Club. 2. Review the speech with your guidance committee 3. Present your speech to your club.

4. Complete “Leadership Excellence Award” and send to TMI. HPL PROJECT DURATION It all depends on the nature of project identified and extend of tasks involved in the project execution. But the project can be expedited by establishing realistic & achievable plan, adequate delegation of tasks, close follow-up and regular review of the progress. Generally HPL projects within Toastmasters Club will be successfully concluded within 3 ~ 6 months.

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists. Fail to honour people, and they fail to honour you. But for a leader – who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled – they will all say, ‘We did this ourselves’.” Lao Tzu

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Parents’ Greatness A 45 year old worked as a washer man in a city in India with meager earning. His wife worked as domestic servant in nearby houses. Even with their small earning the parents dreamt big and had sent their only son to school for education. In one riot the washer man lost both his hands. Adding insult to injury was the discovery that his wife had a severe illness which required immediate attention. Their life became difficult because the family did not have any earning after both the washer man and his wife were struck by misfortune. He requested

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation. - C. Everett Koop

for help from his closest and dearest friends and relatives. His friends and relatives advised that he could seek help from some humanitarian organizations. However, Washer man thought that this help will be inevitably delayed. He started wondering that he lived his whole life as a poor man and that his child was going to have same fate and his wife would die. His world shattered.

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After exploring various options the washer man donated his kidney which fetched him $50,000. His son returned to school and his wife was treated. Washer man now opened a new shop too where he and his wife worked the whole day to earn whatever money they could. All the money they made was spent on the education of their only child. The child finally graduated as Engineer. Seeing their dreams realized the parents were gladdened and smiled with tears rolling down their cheeks. Remember what Francis Bacon said - family is like potatoes whose best parts are underground. Parents have and always will make sacrifice for their children. We see a true greatness in every parent, which is drawn out form their love and attachment towards their children. Parents sacrifice their own luxury, security and enjoyment for the sake of better future for their children. However, how often we hear that children leave their parents in their old age when they are no longer capable of giving any significant return. Septuagenarians and Octogenarians are ostracized and abandoned to old age homes where these elderly citizens wait for their final exit from the world.

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Parents’ Greatness It reminds me of an ideology of “Filial Piety” – which is considered as first virtue of Chinese culture. Filial Piety denotes a love and respect for one’s parents and ancestors. In ancient China, government selected the candidates for the job not only by way of entrance exams, but it also verified that how filial the candidates were. I think it was a great tradition and that it should be followed by governments of all country as the elderly people are in dire need of care and dignity.

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Friends, we should recognize that Parents for their children are truly greatest of all people around you and we should give them our love and affection when they need it most in their old age. You covet for gold and diamond, but parents are more precious; don’t loose them lest you will be poorer.

New Year Resolutions of a Toastmaster As 2011 begins, I make the following resolutions : 1. Attend club meetings more regularly. 2. Try to speak at Table Topics session instead of declining with excuses. 3. Remember to turn off my mobile and pay attention to the speaker instead of chit chatting with my neighbor 4. Pick up phone calls from VP-Education AFAP (as far as possible!!) 5. Willing to play different roles assigned by VP -Education 6. Do at least 1 speech project every six months

A FISHY TALE The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste of stale fish. To solve this problem, fishing companies Installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like frozen fish. The frozen fish brought a lower price. So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive.

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Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish. So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? Here's what they did: The Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks. But now they added a small shark to each tank. The shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state. The fish are active and challenged. Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most of the time tired & dull, so we need a Shark in our life to keep us awake and moving? Basically in our lives Sharks are new challenges to keep us active and taste better... Sometimes it could be your unfriendly boss!

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Overcome Your Limitations

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Abraham Raju, CTM ALS SELF-LIMITING beliefs are limitations that we ourselves place on our abilities. Many of us do not realize the fact that we are worth more than what we believe. Generally misconceptions about our abilities arise based on our weakness. A person who lacks proper communication skills, which is an essential factor to be a manager, may start thinking that he is a misfit to be a manager. This is an example for self limiting belief. All of us fail short of some or the other factor that determines our success. But, people who log for success and are determined to attain it, overcomes this shortage. The make efficient use of their strengths and learn the skill to overcome their weakness. They strongly believe in themselves and do not let small deficiencies hinder their success.

People are successful not because they have all it with themselves to be successful. They are successful because they attain all it needs to be successful. They face the obstacles with optimism and learn from mistakes. They never give-up. Thus they resist limiting beliefs about themselves. They aim bit higher each time and try their best to achieve their target. Our thoughts and beliefs determine our behavior and actions. These in turn produce results. Our emotions are affected by our results. Thus, positive thinking drives in positive results and eventually to happiness. Let us believe in ourselves strongly and let us be successful.

“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” - Napolean Hill

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Tackling TABLE TOPICS

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In an article from the April 2006 issue of the Toastmaster magazine, veteran Toastmaster Rajiv Ramaratnam of Quincy, Massachusetts shares these tricks for taking the terror out of TABLE TOPICS™ – or any other impromptu speaking situation: Begin by greeting the audience. Smile. This buys you time to think about the topic at hand. Avoid apologies or comments like, “I’m not good at this,” or, “Gee, I don’t have a clue.” Don’t say anything that lowers the audience’s expectations. Buy yourself time. Repeat the question or topic. “What do I think of the soccer World Cup?” Take a deep breath and speak slowly and clearly. Or include a comment like, “I never considered that question until now.” Be careful not to overdo this step, however. Stay informed. It’s impossible to be knowledgeable about every topic under the sun, but a little preparation goes a long way. Stay on top of current local, national and international news. Be familiar with issues in politics and the economy, new trends, the latest movies, plays and books. To find information, use the Internet, newspapers, the bookstore or library, and listen to TV or radio talk shows. Create a repository of topics. Build a list of topics that you are comfortable speaking about, and try to use them whenever possible. Also keep them in mind when it is your turn to be the Topics master. Segue from the presented topic to one you can talk about. For example, “I don’t have an opinion on the World Cup in soccer, but let me tell you about my recent mountain climbing experience…” Be careful not to make this one a habit though.

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Use your imagination. During Table Topics, you develop the necessary skills to think on your feet. For this, a fertile imagination is vital. You could use your imagination to create a tall tale, contemplate the future or formulate an opinion on any topic. Connect with the audience. Be passionate – don’t come across as a lifeless data spewer. The more alive and original you are, the better your performance will be. Use eye contact and meaningful gestures. Sell your idea to the audience! Think of it as a mini-speech. It’s more than an answer to a question. While you may not know the exact answer to the question, you probably have enough information, thoughts, feelings and opinions to develop a two-minute speech. Try to develop an opening, body and conclusion. Practice! You have a list of topics and you have an opinion on all of them. Now, practice as if you were asked to speak on one of them. Sooner or later, one of those topics may surface at a Table Topics session near you. Have fun! Relax! What’s the worst thing that will happen if your Table Topic doesn’t win an award? Remember, the audience is in the same boat as you! Use these tips and you will become a more confident communicator – both in Toastmasters and in your career!

Use these tips and you will become a more confident communicator – both in Toastmasters and in your career!

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Meet the Member

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NMC Corporate Chapter warmly welcome our new member TM Manmohan Sreedhar to our family. In the few speeches he has given in the club after induction he has shown immense potential and was highly appreciated by our experienced speakers.

Name :

MANMOHAN SREEDHAR

Place of Birth : Chennai, Erstwhile Madras, but basically from Kerala Occupation : Engineer. Working with Adnoc Distribution I Joined Toastmasters in : 2009 as a Charter Member of ISC Toastmaster Reason I joined Toastmasters : By mistake - I walked into the room where the charter meeting was going on and got nominated as VP-Ed! My Childhood Dream : To become a Pilot! My Adulthood Dream : To own a plane If I were to describe myself in one line : Impossible !! Most memorable moment of my life : I try to make everyday memorable Most regretful event in my life : An accident that took me away from my childhood dream My pass-time activities : Photography, Reading The person who inspired me most : My Dad If I were given a second chance to start I would punch harder in many places my life all over again :

What I want to share with you :

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Hall of Fame

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NMC CORPORATE DECEMBER –‘10

CONGRATULATIONS,

Best Speaker, Best Evaluator & Best Table Topic Speaker

MEETING No. 192

ACS ALB Santhosh Shenoy ACB CL Salim Sayyid TM Ramesh Taurani

MEETING No. 193

ACS ALB Santhosh Shenoy TM Ravi Rai ACB CL Salim Sayyid

MEETING No. 194

ACB ALB Sunil Kottarathil ACB CL Dr. Kaveh Eghtesadi -

MEETING No. 195 CC ALB Ravi Moosad DTM Sudha Datta TM Ramesh Taurani

MEETING No. 196

ACS ALB Dr. Katrak Merezban ACG CL Shukla Datta ACB ALB Sunil Kottarathil

MEETING No. 197

TM Ramesh Taurani ACB ALB Sunil Kottarathil TM Krishnamoorthy

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Club Achievements

2010 - 11

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NMC CORPORATE DECEMBER –‘10

DISTINGUISHED CLUB PROGRAM Success of a Toastmaster Club is measured based on a 10 point scale set by Toastmasters International through their Distinguished Club Program. With a clear focus and determined approach, within the first three months itself, NMC Toastmasters Club has reached close to Select Distinguished status before December 31st. By successfully following the Club Success Plan, the club is all set to complete the year with President’s Distinguished Club status to regain past glory.

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By achieving 6 DCP points before December 31st, the club is qualified for the District announced ACHIEVERS AWARD of the year. A beautiful ribbon will be handed over to the Club during DTAC 2011 at Jordan to decorate our club banner.

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Learning Wave

DECEMBER –‘10

ACB ALB Sunil Kottarathil “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty”. ~ Henry Ford Learning is a continuous process, and “Learning Wave” is the tool which was designed by the leaders of Division H to assist every Toastmaster to reach greater result. Training sessions aimed at specific purpose were developed by Asst. Division Governor Dr. Naseff Daffari. First Learning Wave session was conducted on October 22nd exclusively for President and VP-Education of each club. Starting from that, each Friday till year end saw the Learning Wave at Aldar Training Centre. These training sessions which were the first of its kind in the history of Division-H, enhanced the effectiveness of the leaders. All attendees were immensely benefited from these Training sessions conducted by seasoned Toastmasters.

The Division Training schedule was as follows: TRAINING Club Officers Training for Presidents and VPE Judges Training (New Judges) Judges Training (Existing Judges) Club Officers Training LGET Workshop Chief Judges & Contest Chairs Training

DATE October 22, 2010 November 12, 2010 November 26, 2010 December 10, 2010 December 10, 2010 December 24, 2010

NMC Corporate chapter was well represented by its club leaders and members throughout the training session.

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Learning Wave

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DECEMBER –‘10

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NMC CORPORATE DECEMBER –‘10

President’s Opening TM Salim Sayyid

Toastmaster of the Evening TM Pratima Mishra

Few Moments of Our Club Meetings 196 & 197

TM Ramesh Taurani

TM Dr. Katrak

Prepared Speeches

Group Photo of Winners Meeting No. 197

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Best Speaker TM Dr. Katrak Meeting No. 196

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It’s Celebration Time….

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NMC CORPORATE DECEMBER –‘10

Merry Christmas NMC Corporate Chapter celebrated Christmas during the club’s 197th meeting on 18th December 2010.

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.

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WORDS OF THIS QUARTER

DECEMBER –‘10

SOLIPSISM (sol-ip-sizem) noun - It is a philosophical belief that only the self exist : My Boss practiced solipsism, which explains why he is a jerk. SHMEGEGGE (shm-gegge) noun - a contemtible person; an idiot : We all wasted more than an hour waiting for you shmegegge. - rubbish; nonsensese : You can’t fool me with this excuse, it is shmegegge. PRESAGE (pres-ij) noun - an indication or warning of a future occurrence; an omen; a feeling or intuition of what is going to occur : The cloudy and gusty winds seemed to presage the storm. INDOLENT (in-de-lent) adjective - disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy : He was indolent in the heat of summer. LIMN (lim) verb - paint (picture); depict: In its latest report, the Human Rights have limned a very poor picture of destitute children in Africa. FAZED (fe-zd) adjective - worried; disturbed; disconcerted: He refused to be fazed by the objections.

SOME OBSESSIVE WORDS TRICOTILLOMANIA compulsive urge to pull out ine’s own hair TOMOMANIA irrational tendency for performing surgery SOPHOMANIA delusion that one is incredibly intelligent RHINITILLEXOMANIA compulsive nose picking PSEUDOMANIA irrational tendency for lying POLEMOMANIA mania for war ONIOMANIA mania for making purchases DOROMANIA obsession with giving gifts BRUXOMANIA Compulsion for grinding teeth

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

“ONE OF THE GREATEST DISCOVERIES A MAN MAKES, ONE OF HIS GREATEST SURPRISES, IS TO FIND HE CAN DO WHAT HE WAS AFRAID HE COULD NOT DO” HENRY FORD

HOW MUCH YOU KNOW ABOUT DCP POINTS

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CLUB RECOGNITION / EFFORTS DCP POINT 1. How many DCP Point are required to become President’s Distinguished Club A. 1 2. How many DCP Point are required to become Select Distinguished Club B. 9 3. How many DCP Point are required to become Distinguished Club C. 6 4. How many DCP Points should be achieved by 31st December every year D. 5 To be qualified for District Announced Achievers Award 5. How Many DCP Point a club will earn by registering 2 Competent E. 7 Communicators

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Watch out for Upcoming Events….

NMC CORPORATE DECEMBER –‘10

HAPPY NEW YEAR !! MEETING No. 198 MEETING No. 199 MEETING No. 200 200th MEETING !!

MEETING No. 201 MEETING No. 202 CLUB CONTESTS

MEETING No. 203 AREA CONTESTS MEETING No. 204

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NMC Corporate Chapter Toastmasters Club AbuDhabi, UAE Toastmasters: Achieving Greatness Together

We meet every alternative Saturdays afternoon 2 pm to 4 pm at Basement Conference Hall, NMC Speciality Hospital, Electra Street, AbuDhabi For further details, contact Mr. Ramesh Taurani VP-Membership Contact No. +971-50-4425312 e-mail – rameshnt@eim.ae

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