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TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT MANAGING EDITOR EXECUTIVE EDITOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Club Business & Awards Editorial ……………………………………………….…………. 3

Learning Moment

Moments of Truth .………………………………………..……. 4 Training Hubs …………………………………………………… 5 Clarion on Issuu ……………………………………….……….. 6 Special Events ………………………………………………….. 8

In my Division News from Division A …………..………...…………………… 10 News from Division E …………..…………………...………… 11 News from Division F …………..………………...…………… 12 News from Division K …………..……………………………… 13 News from Division B …………..……………………………… 14 News from Division G ...………..……………………………… 16 News from Division L …………..……………………………… 18 News from Division M …………..………………………………20

Coming Up Next

Autumn Conference ……...…………..……………………….. 22

District News

Meet District 59 ………………………………………………... 23

Prepared Speech

Antonio Meza ……...…………..……..……………………….. 24

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Club Business & Awards

Where leaders are really made*

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uper Speech Evaluators – that’s us. It’s what we do and we know how to do it: objective, motivating, indiscriminately. We even have a contest to measure our

skills with our peers. We seek out tips and we all agree becoming a good speaker is a learning path. But when it comes to evaluating leadership roles we sometimes seem to have lost or forgotten this expertise: we give no feedback at all or only when there’s a problem, or we talk about them instead of with them. Sure, we evaluate the leading roles at the club meetings in our manuals and we have the High Performance Leadership project. But do all officers make a personal success plan at the beginning of their term and seek out tips to become more competent? Or do we assume we all step into a role as an expert? Speaking for myself: I still have a lot to learn when it comes to leading and coaching teams. Do we tell our event organisers and committee members what went well and where we see room for improvement?

“We miss some opportunities here for personal growth and for our pipeline of emerging leaders.” Do we know what we are looking for when we look for our successors? Do members know what is expected when they accept a role? We miss some opportunities here for personal growth and for our pipeline of emerging leaders. Now leadership feedback is a 2 way track, it’s about receiving and giving. First step if you want to receive feedback is to define what you want to learn in your role, and then simply ask for it. Ask your fellow officers, team or committee members, mentors and predecessors. ** Giving constructive feedback on leadership roles is for the biggest part similar to evaluating speeches. Use ‘I’ statements, be specific and timely and focus on behaviour that can be changed. Highlight genuine strengths and achievements. Feedforward, explore how future scenarios could be even more successful. My tip: let’s try it out and make it a habit. * Courtesy of Jean Gamester who inspired me to address this topic. **This Feedback Form of one of our International Directors might be helpful

Marike Dijksterhuis (Marike) District 59 Director

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Moments of Truth Club Growth

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our years ago, a group of fellow Toastmasters including myself, decided to charter a club (in Amman, Jordan) which would combine a two hour of Zumba class and a Toastmasters meeting.

As months passed, the members’ attendance was dwindling until there were only 6 members left. We asked the members - what were the reasons why they did not want to renew their membership? Their replies varied: •

the focus was on the Zumba class - not on the program planning and meeting organization;

the Vice President of Membership and her committee were not reaching out to the members and finding out their concerns and needs;

there was no membership orientation;

no one was encouraged to achieve their educational awards and if someone did - there was no celebration nor recognition;

the themes should vary instead of having the same topic every time;

the officers did not welcome the members and guests;

the setup of the place was done at the last minute and the Zumba instructor was always late. The Toastmasters meeting also started late.

“a five stars club" There were so many things that went wrong! It was an eye opener for all of us. One lady commented “I expected a five star club not a two star one”! She was right! Is your club a “five star” one? It is always recommended to conduct the “Moments of Truth” educational session in every club. Make sure to ask the members to evaluate the standard of the club based on the MOT. Today, the former “ailing” club has become a President’s Distinguished club and has a membership of 27 enthusiastic members - enjoying a “five star” treatment. Moments Of Truth Resources:

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The Moment of Truth The Moment of Truth Worksheet (handout)

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Victoria Ferrer Mustafa Region 11 Advisor


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Training Hubs From Speaker to Trainer

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n September 13th, Division C organized its first "From Speaker to Trainer" workshop in Apeldoorn. 10 Toastmasters learned how to develop and give trainings. They are the first members to participate in this year’s program, with many more to follow. But how did this program start? And where will it go?

For years, there has been an interest in division C, in a pool of experienced Toastmasters who could give educational modules in their club and in the Division. However, this idea never came off the ground. That is, until 2014, when a number of Toastmasters, including Andy Baker, Bill Monsour, and Robert van der Meer organized the first "From Speaker to Trainer" workshop in Amsterdam. Although it was a challenge, this first workshop also established the foundation upon which the program would be built. Aside from the bare necessities, we also learned to value the individual contribution of every trainer. Every trainer brings their own experience into the workshop, which only adds more value to an already valuable event. But was the newest addition to the already existing "From Speaker to Trainer" workshop that would ultimately define the program: the idea of follow-up workshops.

The program is a win for everyone involved! The follow-up workshops came into being because the participants wanted more opportunities to practice the skills they acquired at the “From Speaker to Trainer" workshops. This is what inspired Arjan Kooistra, who currently coordinates the workshops, to develop the Training Hubs as they are organized in our Division today. The Training Hubs offers members the chance to give educational modules, practice their training skills, and other members can participate in these trainings. It’s a win for the trainer and for everyone involved! For the organizers, it is also a learning experience, and a rewarding one at that. Everyone involved in the organization learned how to organize the events, coordinate the resources necessary, and involve trainers and participants. Robert: "In my training, it was very clear to everyone that it was a learning experience. Everyone could ask questions, share their experiences, and offer feedback. This open atmosphere really contributed to the success of the workshop and also served as an example to the participants how a good training can be given."

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Robert van der Meer & Arjan Kooistra (RobertM & ArjanL) Area C2 Director & Division C Program Quality Director

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Pedro Marcelino (pedro_marcelino) Executive Editor

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Special Events DARE to achieve excellence!

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t the Spring 2015 District Conference in Porto, TI's International Director Khaled Matlagaitu spoke about the District mission using the analogy of a soaring eagle and its two wings: building new clubs and supporting all clubs in achieving excellence. At the recent District officers training (DOT) held in Leuven Belgium, one workshop focused on ways to achieve the second wing of this mission. The aim of this article is to provide a briefing of the brainstorming and ideas that were shared in that workshop.

The following question was posed to the audience: What can we do to support clubs in achieving excellence? Ask any Toastmaster and they will tell you about the formal benefits of participation: Toastmasters is a living laboratory for self-development in communication and leadership. The more subliminal third leg of the triad is, of course: the relational dimension, i.e. the fellowship and networking. Birds of feather enjoy flocking together. Few things are more fun than meeting new people from all around who share your perspective and wear similar sunglasses. Perhaps this fun factor is something we can leverage (?).

What can we do to support clubs in achieving excellence? Typically extrinsic or multi-club events are among the most enthusiastically reviewed of all Toastmaster experiences. Prime examples of such special events are the semi-annual speech contests at Area and Division levels. But why limit ourselves? Belgian, Swiss and Portuguese organised group city tours. Another Portuguese special event involved the annual vintage celebration at a vineyard. Courage through the grapevine! Other examples were the Dutch/Belgian championships as well as the Speaker-to-Trainer (S2T) series of workshops piloted last year by Division C. During the course of the DOT weekend, the analogy of cross pollination kept surfacing in the discussions of club quality, membership retention and how stronger clubs can support new, weak or understrength clubs. It was suggested that, yes, we could wait passively for the birds and the bees to do their thing (e.g.. membership drives) or perhaps we could take a more active approach by teaming up. Indeed the extra effort involved in putting together a special multi-club event affords its dedicated team plenty of opportunity to practice their team building and leadership skills. Toastmasters truly is a living laboratory!

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Learning Moment So how can the District assist in this equation? How can we use District funds effectively? Reviewing the ideas put forth in Leuven, perhaps District might subsidize expenses e.g.: • • • • •

educational materials venue rental PR materials refreshments printing, etc.

Another insight was that, while everyone loves freebies, experience indicates people usually appreciate things more if they have to pay a little something to participate, especially for educational enlightenment. Call this the token price of admission to be taken seriously. The District’s Finance Manager (nee treasurer) noted that assisting in ordering educational materials from the TI Shop can be one of the most effective way to apply District funds, especially given the foreign exchange fluctuations involved. This has been the prime motivation behind the District store initiative of past years. It was announced that consistent with TI's main mission of education, the District is encouraging this year the model piloted last year in Division C based on the Speaker-to-Trainer (S2T) program. Teams of participants in the S2T program subsequently put on independent workshops based on the other educational materials available from the TI shop. Integral in each workshop is that fundamental learning moment: evaluation and feedback, the key ingredient and special sauce that set apart any Toastmaster event. The DOT workshop concluded with a call to action: If we wish to soar like the eagles Khaled spoke of in Porto, what can I/you do?

Typically extrinsic or multi-club events receive rave reviews! The challenge was summarised using an acrostic:

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Dream Action Plan Request budget approval Execution

Unleash your imagination in brainstorming ideas for new exciting events. Create an action plan from start to finish and include in the plan a budget. Contact the District via your Area or Division Director to explore District support. Execute the action plan! Make it happen! Teamwork makes the dream work!

DARE to achieve excellence, both within and outside your club. Who will take the dare? As that Dead Poet once whispered, What will your role be? Together we make a difference! Let’s Rise & Shine! The goal is simple: more fun, more fellowship, more educational opportunity. Equip yourself with an action plan, a budget, and explore how the District may support your dream. In the process you and your team will be stretched and grow in more ways than you can imagine. Truth or dare? Experience is the spice of life! Saisir l'occasion!

Théodore Eches (TedX) District 59 Store - Special Event Exponent

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Division A Events & Leadership

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o organize an event is primarily an act of communication, under the sign of sharing and caring, in a festive friendly atmosphere. At Toastmasters, we gather all year round with one reason : contests, trainings, conferences..

We federate because we strengthen this real synergy for all the members of our group. Every event is an opportunity for all the voluntary members to meet around a common passion: "dare to speak in public", "stand up to your speaker position". In the Division A, we work on the planning of all the events of the year from MAY beforehand. We encourage clubs to undertake the organization of an event in order to allow the members to learn. So, from July, a clear map is broadcast to all the clubs through Area Directors on all events, dates, places, and which club or clubs. This anticipation aims at allowing clubs to get the room necessary very early on, at an attractive price, which isn’t easy in Paris.

"dare to speak in public", "stand up to your speaker position" The highlights are those inescapable meetings, like our Spring and Autumn conferences, which welcome all the competitors within the clubs, and the Areas, accompanied with all the support other members give them. We celebrate their performances every time, and we underline their commitment and theirs awards. Then, the happy winners as well as the members join the elected representatives of other countries in a host country belonging to the District. It is a real opportunity to be able to present ourself in front of a such a large audience, to meet our counterparts, but also to visit a city, and to discuss… This year in Division A, every conference is organized by 2 clubs, an english speaking and a french speaking club. The diversity of culture and languages strengthen this collaborative spirit. It is a common work, underlining famous "Team Work". Undoubtedly, it develops the Leadership. To organize, we don’t improvise. We plan. The organizers are real conductors: constitution of a team, choosing an adequate space, looking for promotional tools, for trainers, to loan and test the equipment and to manage a tight budget just like any club. Thanks to this planning, programming the event becomes easier. To organize is to invest oneself, take responsibilities, but also ensure the audience’s satisfaction, remembering that everyone is a

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volunteer, and for most, organising an event is a new step in their leadership. Division A encourages the good will in the new learning and we all try to be indulgent and helpful. But for all, it is primarily a party. Didn’t Robert Ingersoll said “it is the time to be happy. It is the place to be happy. And to be happy, make each other happy.”

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Sylvie Klajman (sylvie.k) Division A Director


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Division E Where are you toastmasters?

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he Division E is busy. Public relations is a big topic as well as the support of the clubs to maintain or enrich the quality by our four Area Directors. Swiss quality: from punctuality to precise agendas to customer oriented support and a professional, but humorous learning atmosphere.

The whole Division E team was attending the training in Leuven, Belgium. Once again, this team has shown to be enthusiastic, forward thinking and committed. It has been an atmosphere of giving support to each other, learning methods to help weak clubs, give feedback to leaders or develop new sessions, such as “From Speaker to Trainer”. Many recipes will help our Division, Areas and Clubs and their members to be more succeful and interesting. Our next step is the Division E contest. The Rethorik Club Winterthur is hosting the Fall Contest. The organizer is doing his HPL (High Performance Leadership) Project and faces new challenges every week. It is a pleasure to see the Division E Contest and him growing day by day. And we let Switzerland know about this: PR, PR and PR all around Zurich area.

Growing Toastmasters’ awareness in Switzerland - Division E The contest is held in German and English. However, it is still a surprise for us if other languages will follow. Do we have French, Spanish or Dutch? How exciting! The multilingual contests are a fantastic opportunity for all foreigners to speak in their mother language. They will exceed themselves: More self-confidence. Natural humour. More power. We are looking for this, because it’s fun to learn from body language, gestures and vocal variety of a speech one cannot understand. We are very honored that Jaap Ruschenberg will attend our contest. Jaap, we will tke care of you! Guests can attend a splendid workshops on either “Crosscultural communication (English)” or on “Storytelling” (German) . Swiss people love marvellous food. The Division E has organized a assorted catering for an extended networking break for all guests. If you are close by and curious, come and visit us.

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http://rhetorikclubwinterthur.ch/div-contest-24-okt-15/.

Ulrike Laubner (ulrilaub) Division E Director

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Division F Let’s grow our own puzzle!

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e are the sum total of our experiences “. At least, this is what Dr. Thomas GILOVICH, professor of psychology at Cornell University (state of New-York) advances. We are a puzzle in perpetual evolution!

Isn’t it true that ever since the day of our birth and until today, we experience, we learn and therefore, we become. Just a quick example: as a child, we rode a bike, fell, rode it again, leaned from right to left before finally going ahead for 10 meters. This is experience. We discovered how to maintain balance. This is learning. Riding like a true “cyclist”. That is what we became. And this circle happens everyday of our life! Therefore we can ask the same question to anyone wishing to quickly and efficiently “become”: is there one environment in particular where we can quickly experience, learn in abundance and become a lot? It would be a place where our own puzzle would grow at lightning speed and where each pieces would help shape our own masterpiece!

“Imagine such power: with each experience, we learn and become. ” The answer is yes! There is school, playgrounds, work and many other environments. Nevertheless, there is one place where each of us can refine its own puzzle infinitely and with elegance. This place indeed is Toastmasters. During each of our meetings, we get to attend as an actor or a spectator, to impromptu and prepared speeches, as well as evaluations, which are all unique. Each experience help us learn something new: a word of humor, the impact of one gesture, how meaningful a wink was, the audience’s reaction to a particular smile, the importance of one word, a sentence, a tirade, the emotion transmitted by a tone of voice, the enchantment given by certain sounds or rhymes. There is also the content: philosophical, scientific, humorous, moving, historical, geographical, educative. Stop. There are so many. Imagine such power: with each experience, we learn and become. We become stronger, more charismatic, funnier, more moving, wiser, more clever, braver, more tolerant and more alive. We become more than just ourselves. Each piece connects wonderfully. It’s magical! Our puzzle grows endlessly only to become more and more beautiful. Enough, I can’t wait anymore. Can you? When is the next meeting?

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NB: Our Division’s next conference will take place in Aix en Provence on October 24th. Come in great number to grow your own puzzle!

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Siegfried Haack (Siegfried) Division F Director


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Division K Communication and networking

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few days ago, I was at a session for promoting a club that has trouble in continuity. Hosting club members had a nice surprise: to see the aid received by the rest of toastmasters of your Area who helped making the meeting a success. The Club's Committee communicated Area Director the proposal, and together designed the event. conveyed this need

to the rest of the community and selected a group of Toastmasters from other clubs with availability to support the initiative. Create a network of clubs allows us to act quickly to help the weak nodes. In the background of this network, there is a network of people who, in meetings and Toastmasters events, contact, interact, exchange ideas and experiences that enrich and diversify their points of views. While establishing this connection, a smile makes miracles, but it is clear that speaking or attempting to speak a language which all people can understand, encourages communication and interaction.

Toastmasters is not just a meeting place for public speaking, it is basically a place, a time, even an excuse to learn how to communicate.

Toastmasters is not just a place for public speaking, it is basically a place to learn how to communicate. Communication is not only based on speaking, also on listening. That is practiced every session, mainly in the role of evaluation, what builds one of the pillars of the sessions, feedback. If there is a role of session that best summarizes the four values of Toastmasters is the Evaluator. We talk a lot of speaking and to act and less about listening and to ponder. In my opinion active listening helps us to think and diversify our points of view. And this is a fabulous starting point for our actions are definitely sharper and achieve better results.

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Joan Fabregat (fabregatj) Division K Director

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Division B Going Above & Beyond!

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ur aim is to use this space not only to keep you updated with our initiatives and successes, but also to start a discussion within our Division and - possibly - with Clubs from other Divisions in the District to share lessons learned and best practices. We are eager for learning and improving!

We want also to go “above and beyond” by creating a real bond within all the Clubs part of our Division to make all of us really feel as “part of a whole”. The process started since the last season with a consistent presence of people from Belgium and Luxemburg attending the Autumn District Conference, then Artful Orators offered to coach and support winners at Area and Division level and invited Antonio Meza and Thomas Rose as winners for District 59 and 95 for a session of coaching and feedback. Right now, Artful Orators is looking for sharing best practice on how to sustain an advanced club and recruit members. Corporate Clubs – Mastercard is an example of a Club that is sustaining its success with weekly meetings of 1 hour that are efficiently run. How are Corporate Clubs doing? What are the challenges you face? Contact sandra.lizioli@Skynet.be and let’s share best practice.

Hands Up for Laughter! Belgian, Luxemburg, Lillois and Metz: we are all meeting in Antwerp for our Division Contest on 24 October! We want you to compete at all the levels: Club, Area and Division! And then go on to Amsterdam to meet the District! All our Clubs are busy organising their Humorous Speaking and Table Topics contests. We do hope to see at least one representative of each Club in Belgium, Luxemburg, Lille & Metz at any level and have a wide participation at our Autumn Division Conference: “Hands Up for Laughter” that will take place in Antwerp hosted by Toastmasters Antwerpen. We will run our Contests in 4 different languages: English, French, Dutch and Spanish! Eveyone will have plenty of opportunities to go Above & Beyond! Belina Raffy (www.mafik.com), our Guest of Honour will lead a workshop on improvisation: “Some Improvisation Moves to Help You All to Kick Ass and Be Your Collaborative Best at this Contest” Improvisation skills are designed to help people to be collaborative, spontaneous, playful and deeply likeable on

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stage. They help us connect with and build on the ideas of others in delightful and unexpected ways. And improvisation skills help us to be confident with the unknown, and to rebound joyfully from mistakes. Join us!


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In this 45-minute, interactive session, we will: •

practice the core skills of improvisation: Let go, Notice more, and Use Everything*

experience a powerful way to approach mistakes

connect with others in joyful and ways

create a large safe space for ourselves and others to try new, brave things

*The core skills are described in a book by Robert Poynton called "Everything is an Offer" and "Do Improvise".

Good news from Luxembourg On Thursday, September 17th, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Toastmasters Club participated in a presentation day of all EIB sports and leisure clubs. Hundreds of people passed by our stand and our enthusiastic PR volunteers had the opportunity to explain what Toastmasters’ is all about. Almost 1% of the Bank employees expressed an interest to attend one of our Club’s sessions as a guest, and some were so excited about the whole concept that they were even ready to sign up as members. All in all, a great success! At the time of the Clarion edition, the clubs Sabers, the Green Hearts and Les Orateurs du Jeudi had held their autumn contests. Saber Toastmasters held their Humorous/Table Topic Competition on September 16 th at Spangdahlem AB Germany. While the winner of the humorous competition was a familiar competitor, Ms. Covey McAllister, many competitors were participating for the first time. Saber Toastmaster's President, Christian Bellenger came in second place during the Table Topics Competition while Ms. Shannon Pons won first place speaking on what she would have advised her 15-year-old self. The Sabers had 3 guests during the competition and one guest, caught up in the fervour of the competition, signed up for membership, evidence of the ever changing (and ever growing) nature of this military based Toastmasters Club. Author: Easy speak ID: covey.mcallister The Green Hearts is sending Caylea Young to both Humour Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest. The meeting had a good attendance of six guests. Three signed up their membership on the spot. The Club has already fulfilled two goals towards the usual President Distinguished Club award: 8 new members.

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The ODJ is sending David Lewis to the Humour Speech Contest and French Table Topics Contest. And Arnoldas Mikulskas to the

English Table Topics Contest. The French club has the privilege of being represented in four contests. The meeting was thrilling and had lots of suspense with 6 members and 7 guests. Author: Easy speak ID: margarida

Sandra Lizioli (sandraliz) Division B Director

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, DISTRICT 59

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Division G Visiting Italy? Visit our clubs too!

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oes your holiday or business travel bring you to Italy? Take the occasion for visiting one of our clubs, meet new friends and get some insider info on how to best enjoy the city and the country. Italy is home to great food, incredible artistic treasures, fantastic historical sites, but it also offers 14 Toastmasters clubs. Next time you are in the “Bel Paese” along with the traditions take in some local Toastmaster’s culture.

Starting from the South, if you are going into the beautiful Naples, make sure you not only taste the original pizza Margherita, as well as “sfogliatelle” & “babà”, but also get in touch with Naples Toastmasters Club for a Tuesday afternoon meeting. Your flight might land in Rome, and in the eternal city, apart from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, on Tuesday night you can visit Toastmasters Roma, currently located in the EUR business area within easy reach of the metro. After the meeting indulge in an Italian dinner with the club members, and get insider information on what is going on in the city. On Wednesday lunchtime you might be able to access the United Nations’ FAO building, right next to the Circo Massimo, and attend a meeting at SPQRs with members coming from many different nations across the world. In the afternoon you could visit Toastmasters INAIL, a corporate club inside one of Italy’s Public Administration services, that might let you in to practice your best Italian.

Travelling to Italy? Enjoy great food, wonderful cities and a bit of Toastmaster experience If you are in Florence you need to see the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery and the Campanile. Close by is the meeting place of Firenze Toastmasters, where on alternate Thursday nights you will find fellow Toastmasters. Later in the evening try a “Fiorentina” - not the local soccer team, but a juicy big thick piece of meat, similar to a T-Bone, from the locally grown “Scottona” cows. Next morning you can visit the “Galleria degli Uffizi”, one of Italy most renewed art museums. On Halloween night Florence will be home to the Italian Division Conference: come and have fun! In Bologna there are a lot of towers, but the most famous are the Asinelli and Garisenda towers, that give name to the local club Toastmasters Two Towers, meeting on Wednesday evening. After the meeting you really have to order a plate of “Tortellini”, ringshaped pasta stuffed with a mix of meat (pork loin, prosciutto) and served with “Ragù”, a sauce of minced meat, slowly cooked. In Torino, after visiting the Mole Antonelliana, on Thursday evening you can meet friends at Toastmasters Torino. In Torino there is also the corporate club Toasting In the Sky, holding meetings Friday at lunch time, and a new club, Radiant Rethoric, soon to be chartered, offers English meetings on Wednesday nights. After attending one of this meetings go to the main square to taste a Gianduiotto, a chocolate which has the shape of an upturned boat, and are sold individually wrapped in a tinfoil cover, usually gold or silver-colored. This specialty takes its name from gianduja, the preparation of chocolate that is used for Nutella.

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In my Division In Milano you find the Milan Cathedral in Piazza Duomo and next to it the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the world’s oldest shopping mall. You can eat rice. You can also spend the evenings of Tuesday at Milan-Easy Toastmasters Club or The Xplorers Toastmasters, while Monday night is the time for The Milliners, the Englishonly club. After the club meeting, head for dinner with some club members and taste “riso allo zafferano”, rice made with beef stock, beef bone marrow, lard (instead of butter) and cheese, flavored and colored with saffron. Then try a “Cotoletta alla milanese”, a fried cutlet similar to Wiener schnitzel, but cooked "bonein". It is fried in clarified butter only and traditionally uses exclusively milk-fed veal. Just outside Milan, in Monza, on Thursday you can attend a meeting of Toastmasters Monza. Monza is also home of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. In Verona, in Piazza Bra, you could go to the Arena for a concert or an opera, or visit the town hall, the Palazzo Barbieri. On Tuesday night visit The Verona Toastmasters Club, and after the meeting walk to the famous balcony sung by Shakespeare and telling the romantic history of Giulietta and Romeo.

Wherever in Italy you will be there will be, Toastmaster will not be far, we are waiting for you! Let your wanderings take you to Vicenza, home of Andrea Palladio, who left many outstanding examples of his art with palaces and villas in the city's territory: the Palladian Villas of the Veneto in the surrounding area are so beautiful and explain why the city has been enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Amongst all that beauty you could help a new club to get started, Toastmasters Vicenza. A bit more east, Aviano, home of the oldest Italian Air Base. The base is considered the birthplace of Italian aviation. This is where Aviano Toastmaster’s holds their meeting every Tuesday. Most clubs in Italy will be able to accommodate English speaking guests and many will have an after meeting drink/lunch/dinner, so you can mingle with the locals and get tips on what to visit the following days. Write to me at ff@toastmastersroma.it if you would like more information or contact details for one of the clubs mentioned here.

Italy, where history, food and Toastmasters meet & mix!

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Francesco Fedele (francesco) Division G Director

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, DISTRICT 59

O CTOBER 2015


In my Division

Division L No Limits to Learn, Live, and Laugh!

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teal the Cup! This idea was also stolen! Marcel Damen referred to it in Leuven during the DECM and we

decided to try it here on the SW of Europe. Last year Diogo Beja launched an innovative program called “Turismo Toastmasters” that was intended to promote and and acknowledge visits to other clubs. This year we decided to go a little further and will give the members another reason to visit a different club - they will steal a cup. For that to happen they need to be at least two members of the same club performing roles in a session. We began this movement on September 9th at CLUTA - Aveiro, and only a week later the cup has already travelled to Porto (OTC) and is now at Invicta TM Club, also in Porto. But there are other clubs already planning to steal it. Our goal is that the cup will travel all over the Division until the end of December!

“…strengthening relationships and promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences…” “Fellow Toastmaster” In order to bring closer Toastmasters members of the Division L, strengthening relationships and promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences, and also to present some newer members, it was launched a survey to members. The idea is to publish their answers, and some personal data, on the Division L Facebook page in a weekly basis, entitled “Fellow Toastmaster”. Sometimes, is enough to see a picture or an answer of someone to start a conversation, maximizing the networking, making easier to inform, organize events in the community and make great things happen. Toastmasters in the Middle Age Have you have wondered what it would be like to have a Toastmaster Club in the 14th or 15th century? Where would they meet? Who would attend? What would be the speeches’ themes? You have never lost your mind wondering on these absolutely

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On September 26th Leiria TM Club had a meeting at Leiria Castle with three speeches on King Dinis - a poet a visionary and the founder of the oldest Portuguese university - Coimbra. We also had medieval dances in a medieval environment.

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In my Division

Division L No Limits to Learn, Live, and Laugh!

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umor Contest are being hold around all the Toastmasters Clubs, Areas and Divisions. We interviewed our Paulo Salgado (OTC), who represented the Division of Portugal last year in the final Table Topics contest in Lyon. We wanted to know his thoughts about his experience, and how to motivate other Toastmasters to participate in contests.

What have you earned by participating in the District contest? A: For me it was a tremendous experience at many levels. First of all, my participation in the Toastmaster Contests was a way to challenge myself and to understand what kind of level I had as a speaker. When I look back I also realize that I’ve met some wonderful people. Finally, to be a great speaker you have to be prepared to different kind of audience and environment. Which advice you’d like to give to future contestants? A: My advice is: don’t think too much. Just go for it, you won’t regret it. It’s time to take yourself to the next level, and a Toastmaster Contest gives you a more thrilling scenario, which is more close to our daily real life challenges - those moments when your communication skills can really make a difference. Besides that, you will find all the support you need to keep going and to improve yourself.

“… don’t think too much. Just go for it, you won’t regret it. It’s time to take yourself to the next level.” Can you name three qualities to go far on the contest? A: One: get to know yourself and find who are you as a speaker. Be natural, be yourself. Two: Believe in yourself, feel confident and trust in your speech. It will influence your composure and performance. Three: Listen to the feedback that is given to you and practice as much as you can. As I said, every speech is an unfinished masterpiece.

26th September - Leiria TM Club - Meeting at Leiria Castle

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Ana Isabel Lage (anaif) Division L Director

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, DISTRICT 59

OCTOBER 2015


In my Division

Division M Gaining momentum!

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fter a warm month of August, Division M started gaining even more momentum! September marked the restart of regular sessions for most clubs combined with many special events across all areas. We've witnessed fantastic speeches, high quality meetings, remarkable keynote speakers, great workshops on science and voice, meetings at fairs and festivals. All with the massive participation from Toastmasters and guests! All achieved with a focus on quality and members! On September 21st we had a workshop about High Performance Leadership in which Toastmasters from two Divisions and five Areas participated. The success of this event prompted requests for a new one. The date will be announced soon. September also marked the creation and charter of two new clubs! Toastmasters @ HP Lisbon chartered on September 4th, being the result of a previous corporate summit. Cisco Lisbon Toastmasters had a demo meeting on September 24th and gathered more than enough members for the club to be chartered in the next few days.

Toastmasters @ HP was the first club chartered in D59 In October and November we’ll have more demos, aiming at the charter of new clubs or relocation! On October 2nd, if you are in Funchal, attend and participate in the demo of Wine & Toastmasters Madeira, a new thematic club which is generating a lot of buzz. October 14th, will be Sintra TM’s demo at Estoril Tourism School, and we count with presence of the Toastmasters community in this event. On November 19th the demo will be in Igreja Nova/Mafra, where the Toastmasters concept will be presented and a local team wants experienced Toastmasters’ help in creating a new community club.

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In my Division During these year we are challenging Areas, clubs and members to go the extra-mile in terms of educational quality! We are promoting a series of programs to help clubs, members and even children develop! Some of this programs are a requisite for achieving the Advanced Communicator Gold award. In November we are starting a pilot workshop for the “From Speaker To Trainer” program (https://www.toastmasters.org/257) , where Toastmasters learn and practice the most effective techniques for training others. Each program takes around 5 hours and is designed for 10 people. After it there will be a follow up, providing help and feedback since each participant will be challenged to put to practice what they learned and organize other workshops (such as the ones listed bellow). For more information, contact Sara Magalhães (magalhaess). Trying to enhance the quality of evaluations within your club/Area? Why not organize a "The Art of Effective Evaluation" (https://www.toastmasters.org/251) workshop for your members? It’s a 2 hours workshop designed for up to 20 participants where you’ll learn different techniques and train how to perform high quality evaluations. We already have some clubs interested, so jump on board. The first edition will start in November. Get in touch with Nuno Maximiano (nmaximiano) for some help in creating your workshop. Children are the future and Toastmasters can help children develop their communication and leadership shills through pratical experience with the “Youth Leadership Program” ((https://www.toastmasters.org/811). This program consists of eight sessions from one to two hours where children learn how to evaluate present speaking ability, organize and give speeches, give impromptu talks, control voice, vocabulary and gestures, and give constructive feedback. Each group can have a maximum of 25 children and can be presented in schools, after schools or weekend activities, etc. We are looking for clubs and members willing to help. If you are interested in knowing more, helping out or even creating a YLP, contact Fernando Santos Costa (tm.fernando).

Div. Conference will be Oct 24th at “Ordem dos Engenheiros” Competition season is starting! Division M is hosting competitions in Table Topics (Portuguese/English) and Humorous Speeches (Portuguese/English/Spanish/Dutch), to determine the champions that will represent us in Amsterdam on November 13th - 15th. Challenge yourself! Participate! Club contests are being held and the dates/venues for Area competitions are already set! Area M1 competition will be on October 17th in Torres Vedras, at the Hospital Soerad Auditorium. On October 10th, will be Area M2’s turn to have its competition in Algés, at ANJE. Also on October 10th will be Area M3’s competition in Odivelas, at WIP. Division M Fall Conference will be organized by Young Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Club, and held on October 24th, in Lisbon at the "Ordem dos Engenheiros“ headquarters. The conference motto will be “Ethics and Excellence”, values both organizations share. It will be a full day event (including lunch), Division finals for our competitions, keynote speaker and surprise moments. We have at our disposal a fantastic venue, combining an ancient restored building with the latest technologies. The auditorium has a capacity for more than 150 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a technical team to operate it. The Division Conference is open to ALL Toastmasters and guests, and we are counting with YOU!

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João Sarmento (jsarmento) Division M Director

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, DISTRICT 59

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Coming up next

Autumn Conference 13-15 November 2015 in Amsterdam

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59 Conference and Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests are just weeks away. We published a preliminary agenda, which is subject to change, but should allow registered attendees to finalise their travel and hotel arrangements.

We have also closed workshop applications. It has been a great response from Toastmasters to share their knowledge and experience with others. Now a difficult decision to choose those, who are able to awaken the spirit of the participants, arm them with vital insights and give them tools to take away. We want to give all visitors a very warm welcome to the amazing city of Amsterdam. With its brown cafes, historic canals, and vibrant districts, Amsterdam is a must place to visit. So what better way to start your Toastmasters’ District Conference than letting Toastmasters from Amsterdam be your guides to their favourite haunts. Whether you like history, local culture or you just want to enjoy a night in Amsterdam, join us for a Friday evening of fun.

What better way to start your Toastmasters’ District Conference than letting Toastmasters from Amsterdam be your guides to their favourite haunts? If you haven't registered yet, please note we have limited Full Packages available, so book now to avoid disappointment. More information and registration link at www.tmamsterdam.com We look forward to welcoming you all and making the event an unforgettable one!

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Julita Davies (JulitaD) & Ian Cherington (IanC) Public Relations Chair & Conference Chair


District News

Meet District 59... ... on Social Media!

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ou can find out more about Toastmasters International and District 59 on Social Media. District 59 has an official website, a Facebook page and a Facebook Group where members can share ideas! Take a look!

http://www.district59.org

facebook.com/ToastmastersDistrict59

http://www.toastmasters.org/

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Ângela Lopes (Ângela_L) Managing Editor

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, DISTRICT 59

O CTOBER 2015


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Antonio Meza Our first interview, with our number one!

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ntonio Meza, the District’s champion of public speaking, was the first person being interviewed by Clarion. It was a pleasure to have him as our first guest, not only because he is a reference speaker of our District, but also because he did a special effort to make room for us and speak with us by Skype.

Toastmasters since 2012, member of the Paris Speech Masters, Antonio represented our District in the last World Championship of Public Speaking. In Las Vegas, Antonio went to the semi-finals, making all of us proud. By the time this interview was made, Antonio was in China and he was 7 hours ahead of us, that were in Portugal. However, that didn’t stop Antonio to speak with us and share a good moment. Pedro: Antonio, first things first, what are you doing in China? Antonio: (Laugh). In China I’m working in two different capacities. I was invited to participate in some seminars as a graphic facilitator. That’s one of the things that I do and there are two different seminars that I’m collaborating. One is called Transcom and it’s a seminar about hypnosis. The other one is called Success Factor Modeling and it’s a seminar based on a book I illustrated. I know the trainers very well since we’ve been working together about one year and a half, so when they are teaching, I’m drawing in my iPad based on what they are teaching. Then, they show the drawings in the next day as a way to review what I’ve been taught, but also to express the experience that people are having. Sometimes I do cartoons of the participants or some illustrations about questions they asked. This way people recognize the experience they had on the day before and it helps them reconnecting with what they learned. A lot of people like it so I also enjoy doing it. When I was invited to visit China I was really happy because I never thought that this kind of work would make me travel so far! Pedro: It’s amazing… I never heard about such a ‘job’. Do you always use your iPad to draw? Antonio: Actually, there are a lot of ways to do it. Sometimes I use a whiteboard. I do it often in Paris during seminars. Usually they call it graphic recording, so I’m representing with cartoons and words what is happening and in the end they have this record of the seminar. Other times I do it like I’m doing now, with the iPad. I have special apps and pens to do it, so it’s a fine solution to draw. Pedro: Great! But Antonio… You said you’re participating in a hypnosis seminar? Can you talk a little more about it? Antonio: Sure. I’m a trainer in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and inside of this is included a little bit of Ericksonian hypnosis. It’s a very good tool for coaches and therapists, in fact, to anyone who’s working in supporting people. It enables us to connect with people and to bypass the objections of the rational mind. Then we can understand what people really, really want and have a conversation in a different level, the level of people’s deepest values and believes. In that way, the other person allows himself to explore what they really want and it’s holding them back. In this seminars we have a lot of people who’re coming to learn and use this tool in their professional life, as well as people who want to work on themselves. Pedro: Is coaching your main occupation?

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Antonio: We could say that I’ve two main occupations. If you asked me one year ago, I’d say that I’m a coach and in my spare time I do illustrations. Today, I’d say that illustrations, and as a complementary activity I do coaching. It has been changing because the work I’m doing as illustrator and graphic facilitator has been developing a lot. Now I’m illustrating books and different things, so it takes most of my time and it’s my main income source.

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Pedro: I start feeling that my life is boring… Antonio, how did you end up in a Toastmasters club? Antonio: As I said I’m a NLP trainer and I was working on my communication skills. I was already offering workshops on body language and then some people that I know told me about Toastmasters as a very good tool for public speaking. I got curious and I went to Paris Speech Masters, that had an announcement on a Meetup page. As I was offering also my workshop on Meetup, I decided to give it a look and I liked it. I thought it was a really good way for me to receive feedback. That was something that I immediately felt that could be useful for me, because Toastmasters could give me feedback about my speaking skills but also about my use of the English language. I’m not a native English speaker, so I needed feedback because when I was training no one would give me feedback. I was the ‘teacher’ so, unless it was a big mistake, nobody would say something. Although I live in France, I work in English almost all of the time so that was a very important point for me. That said, I started as a Toastmasters in 2012 and I’ve been President of Paris Speech Masters, a club founded by Bob Mohl. Bob was my mentor and he has been coaching a lot of people that I can describe as accomplished speakers. He was the mentor of Olivia Scofield, Jon Seidel and other people than are the proof that Bob knows what he’s doing. He’s always generous with what he knows and I really appreciate that. Pedro: What is the secret to make champions? Antonio: A secret to make champions… I don’t think that there’s just one secret. It’s more like a recipe that uses different ingredients. One of those ingredients is to have a purpose, a really strong why for what you’re doing. Another ingredient is the practice. You really have to practice and work a lot to achieve what you want. It’s about commitment. The third ingredient is your capacity to receive feedback. That’s why you need a mentor, people around you who can help you; but when I say receive feedback, in fact it’s more about filtering feedback. This is very important because a lot of people will give you feedback but not all the feedback is good or is the feedback you need. It’s like you’re giving feedback to Rafael Nadal and saying that he should do this and that. But you’re not Rafael Nadal, so what works for you doesn’t necessarily need to work for him. That’s why you have a coach, to help you filtering feedback. The fourth ingredient is to have fun. If you don’t enjoy, there is no reason to be there. I just can spend so much time in this because it’s fun for me. I love when I can touch my audience and they come up to me saying what inspired them.

“A secret to make champions… I don’t think there’s just one secret” Pedro: What was your purpose in Porto, when you won the District contest?

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Antonio: In Porto my purpose was to deliver the best speech that I could. I really wanted to give a message and touch people. In my opinion, this contest doesn’t make sense if you don’t believe in what you’re saying. So I had a message that I wanted to share it with as many people as possible.

Pedro Marcelino (pedro_marcelino) Executive Editor

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, DISTRICT 59

O CTOBER 2015


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Antonio Meza Our first interview, with our number one!

Pedro: I still remember the guacamole falafel… Antonio, do you have any framework when you prepare your speeches? Antonio: For a competition, normally I write the speech and I integrate it. One of the World Champions, Darren Lacroix, defines this in a very fine way: “you don’t memorize your speech, you integrate it and then you relieve it”. What it means is that I write the speech, I repeat it a lot and then I don’t care exactly about the words. I can forget the perfect repetition of the words, I connect with the experience that I’m telling about and then I share it as if I’m living it now. This makes the emotion authentic. But I do repeat and rehearse a lot so that I don’t have to worry about remembering what I’m going to say. It’s very important that I repeat until I feel comfortable. When I do my speeches I’m also worried about the structure. I write it all and then I find the structure that it has. Then I rewrite it taking into account that natural structure and finally I put that structure in the space and in the stage. When I’m repeating I consider this and I use the space. Consequently, when I’m delivering the speech, my body knows where to move. This works as reinforcement because the space also helps me remembering, so this is a very embodied experience. For instance, in Porto, I really wanted to communicate the idea that you’re identity can be much more open. When you accept that idea, you also accept the idea that the identity of other people can also be much more. That for me is empathy. You see the other one as more similar to you. This is the first step. Finding the message, the idea. Then, you need to think about the stories you can share to illustrate that. Finally, it’s about organizing them in a structure that can have a nice conclusion. When I’ve the structure, I can focus in the details, in the humor. So when I’m reading my speech, I try to imagine that I’m reading the speech of another person and I try to make jokes about it. Then I can have fun with the speech and I can integrate that in my speech. Pedro: It seems like a sculpture... Antonio: Yes, definitely. I also think that as a cartoonist I always can have a fun approach and look for the right angle to make it fun. I like to put that little cartoons in my speeches, like the guacamole with the falafel. It’s a cute image that I don’t need to draw, I can draw it in your mind. Right? Pedro: Yes, it worked with me. How was your experience in the World Championship? Antonio: It was fantastic! I’ve never been in a worldwide Toastmasters conference before and it’s really a good experience. You can learn a lot and connect with people from all over the world. It was amazing to compete there, it’s very rich, very challenging and stakes are high. You need to keep your mind in a health mindset, you have to take care of your physical being. It’s important to sleep well and eat well to be in good shape for the competition. I had the opportunity to arrive to the United States almost three weeks before and that was good. I knew that I was out of jetlag for sure and I’ve also the luck to had my wife with me. She was an important support for me and she was always taking care of me. Another important aspect was that before going to Vegas we did this event called ‘Road to Vegas’. I got together with Thomas Rose, who was the champion from District 95, and we practiced speeches in different places, like Brussels, Paris and London. So we were supporting each other and teaming up. That was really cool. I love collaboration and that for me was a great opportunity to collaborate with Thomas. Now I’ve a very good friendship with him, he’s a great guy and I’m very happy about that. I was also very happy in the day of the competition. The room had about 300 people inside, which is a good audience, and they were receiving the speech in such a good way… They were laughing at all the right places and even more (laugh). I think my deliver was even better than in Porto but I was unfortunate to be a little overtime. That was an important lesson because I feel I was a little bit overconfident. Every time I was delivering my speech, consistently, I was doing 6 minutes and 45/50 seconds, so I thought I was really in a safe song. Like I didn’t need to worry about that and that’s what went wrong. For me it means that you can never be too confident. It’s okay to be confident and to believe in yourself, but I went a little bit too confident. By the moment I paid attention to the timekeeper, I saw the red card I understood that something could go wrong. However, I can say that it was the best deliver I did so far and that makes me happy.

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Pedro: The way you are describing you’re whole experience, I feel the real Toastmasters spirit, which is about friendship, connecting with people and improve ourselves. Antonio: I totally agree. It’s about supporting each other, like what happened with Thomas, it’s about sharing our learning and it’s also about enjoying. Pedro: I’m happy to know about that. It’s the way I imagine it should be. Antonio, it’s time to go, I know you’ve a busy schedule, so I just want to thank you for your time and say that I hope to meet you soon, in Amsterdam. Antonio: Thank you. I hope to see you in the Conference too (or in Portugal)! For those who are interested, Antonio will be participating in a TedX Conference, next 17th October in Clermont-Ferrand (South of France). This time the challenge is to present the same speech he used in Las Vegas but… in French! Adapting a speech for a different language it’s always a challenge, so if you want to see how to do it successfully, just be in Clermont-Ferrand! Stay awesome!

SHORT AND QUICK FAVOURITE FOOD Duck. Gladly, I’m in China now. ONE MOVIE THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE Faraway, So Close! AN UNFORGETTABLE PLACE Beach of Tulum, Mexico. THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN ONE PERSON Generosity.

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Pedro Marcelino (pedro_marcelino) Executive Editor

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, DISTRICT 59

O CTOBER 2015



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