It´s summertime, the weather is fine and it´s about that time…. to hold our annual outdoor meeting at Königsplatz!
The key to a successful outdoor event is the weather! And anyone who has lived in Munich for a while knows that predicting the weather around here can be tricky. So here’s the plan;
We are going to name two dates, if the first one gets rained out we will go with the follow-up date one week later. Therefore the target date for our outdoor meeting will be Tuesday, July 25th at 19:00! The follow up date, in case of rain, will be August 1st.
This year, we will hold our meeting on the steps of the Glyptothek, which is the building straight across on the North side of the Platz.
For those who seek some more inspiration, check our last year´s outdoor meeting!
So come one come all and recapture the feeling of the ancients of Greece and Rome, speaking outdoors on the sun-warmed stone steps of a magnificent columned structure!
Sometime in the future we will switch to the brandnew Toastmasters Pathways educational programme for a more specialized learning experience.
District 57 did a pilot in February this year. Hear what their members say about Pathways: First Pathways testimonials
You will soon hear more about Pathways at the Munich Toastmasters club.
What a fantastic club contest we had yesterday, 21st March 2017: International Speech and Evaluation Contest. Thanks to everybody who contributed to this club event.
Here you can see all the contestants.
We heard wonderful speeches and evaluations.
Congratulations to the winners: Adeel (1st place International Speech and Evaluation Contest) and Edgar (2nd place International Speech Contest).
International Speech Contest winner Adeel:
Evaluation Contest winners Adeel and Edgar:
Here are some interesting movie speeches delivered by women – in anticipation of the international Women’s Day on 8 March chosen by Toastmasters International: Movie Speeches
And here is the list of actors who deliver these movie speches:
- Sally Field in Steel Magnolias
- Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich
- Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean
- Emma Stone in The Help
- Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
Which one do you like best?
Our Area Director Kumar Barua has just informed us that the spring Area Conference of Area I1 will take place 1st April starting at 13:30. The venue is New European College, Wolfratshausener Str. 84. It is accessable by S-Bahn and U-Bahn and then a short walk.
It will have:
- the International Speech Contest and
- the Evaluation Contest.
If you want to spend an inspiring day please participate in the conference as judges, timers, ballot counters, etc. You can also bring guests.
Before the Area Conference we will of course have our club contest (21 March 2017)
Let’s hope for a wonderful spring with inspiring speeches and motivating evaluations.
Dear Munich Toastmasters,
On our last meeting on 24th January 2017 we were able to observe how one of our dear members achieved the Competent Communicator award by Toastmasters International. The first important step in the Toastmaster speaking career. Edgar, well done! Congratulations!
Edgar delivered a wonderful and inspiring speach about taking failures in your life. And he did this in a very personal way be telling us a bit of his life and his recent failures. The three tips he gave us in his speech on how to take failures were the following:
- Accept them
- Find the driving force
- Work on yourself
What a wonderful insight from one of our members. The Comptent Communicator was well deserved and I look forward to seeing other members of our club reaching this level and going even beyond it.
After the Competent Communicator level a Toastmaster can work on many advanced speaking projects like “The Entertaining Speech”, “Speeches by Managment”, “Technical Presentations”, “Storytelling”, etc.
Who will be next?
See you soon, take care
VP PR Munich Toastmasters
Here are the dates for the next Officers Training and Area Conferences in 2017:
- 4 February 2017
- 25 February 2017
- Areas 1 & 3*: 1st April 2017
- Area 2 & 5: 8 April 2017
These dates are important to you if you want to take part in the contests and/or if you are or want to become an officer.
*Please note that Munich Toastmasters is part of Area 3 (District 95, Division I, Area 3)
Please be prepared for a special icebreaker evening at our meeting on 15 November 2016.
We will have five icebreaker speeches from new members. Please help us to welcome our new members to the club and provide them with good feedback.
At this special evening we will not conduct the table topic.