Do Not Let Your Thinking Fool You

Our brain is like a basic spam filter – we see only what we are focusing on. Consequently, if we tell ourselves how busy we are, we can subconsciously create conditions that leave us no free time. If we complain about how difficult it is to learn, how tiresome the schedule is at work, or how little time we have to sleep, we can end up being victims of our own thinking. On the contrary, if we change our thinking

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Toastmasters Like to Have Fun!

When going out for drinks after the Toastmasters meeting, sometimes it is hard to decide where to go. One very cold evening, Ioan invited us to his place in Schei. We ordered in pizza and salad, and our host made us delicious rasp-berry banana mint shakes. We talked and played the mime game. There were two teams and some-one from each team tried to mime a word in just a few minutes. Believe me, the words were ‘special.’ We had

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Speech Marathon

When: Tuesday, February 7th Time: 18:15 Where: Prefectura Braşov B-dul Eroilor 5, Cam. 120 (Identity card required at front desk) Agenda: 18:15 – 18:30 Meet and greet 18:30 – 20:30 Speech Marathon The evening will start with prepared speeches delivered by Toastmaster members and will continue with two Table Topics sections for visitors. Guests will give one minute impromptu speeches based on different questions. The objective is to learn how to speak on the spot, without any preparation. The audience

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Delivering My Tenth Speech

On our journey in Toastmasters, we have to reach some milestones. Delivering all ten speeches from the CC Manual is one of them. You feel fulfilled when you reach that goal, but at the same time you are aware that the journey is just beginning. However, you’ve seen that you have the strength to follow your path. I’ve learned a lot about myself on my ten speech journey. When I look back to see what themes I chose and my

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President’s Distinguished Club

Toastmaster clubs around the world have annual goals (July 1 – June 30) that reflect the efficiency of the club. This program is called the Distinguished Club Program (DCP). Within this program, there are three levels a club can attain. Last year, Brasov succeeded in reaching the first level. This year, our goal is to reach the third level of accomplishment, or the highest level. How are we going to do it? We just fulfilled an objective with Anca and

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