DCP Update

We only have four more months to make our goal of achieving the President’s Distinguished Award. Here’s the good news: we’ve already won the Distinguished Club ribbon! However, there are two higher levels of recognition that we should strive for. In order to win the Select Distinguished Award, we only need one more Competent Communicator. In order to win the President’s Distinguished Award, we need one Competent Communicator and two more Advanced Communicators. Can we do it? You bet! Here are the members who can get us there: CC:

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Monthly Movie Night

On Sunday, February 7, we had our second Toastmasters movie night at William’s apartment. We watched Nicholas Nickleby, a good adaptation of the novel The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. The movie and its actors were nominated for several awards, and it received the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast. Everyone enjoyed both the movie and the chocolate goodies brought by each participant. William’s chocolate chip cookies were the heroes of the night. Adriana made some very interesting chocolate bombs. Can you

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Braşov Toastmasters Is Not Resting This Spring!

We have an exciting spring full of events for you to enjoy from international conferences to local contests and club events. Mark these dates in bold on your calendar, invest some time for preparation, and prepare to learn, improve your speaking and leadership skills, and, of course, have fun! March 2 – Let’s Cook! (members only). We will gather at Mihaela and Iulian Dudiţa’s home at noon and exhibit our gastronomic skills. I’m sure it will be amazingly fun and delicious! March 9 – Learn & Play

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Come, See, Speak

On February 19, the club had its annual membership drive event. Come, See, Speak is an opportunity for guests to find out more about Braşov Toastmasters and a chance for members to speak in front of a larger audience. Angi Anghelache chaired the event and was responsible for the results. Her efforts were rewarded as thirty guests and twenty members attended. Four members gave speeches from their manuals, each with a different objective. The first speaker, Dragoş Pacher, shared some wonderful stories that helped us understand why Finding Your Passions is important and how we

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Let’s Talk about Your Talk

In January, I challenged Brasov members to improve their introductions as a speaker and a Toastmaster. With your efforts, we are slowly getting better. So what’s next? Let’s talk about your talk – in other words, the quality of our speeches. Delivering the first few speeches when your adrenaline is high is hard work. As you start to get more and more comfortable speaking in front of a crowd, have you noticed that it feels as if the CC and AC manuals get easier? In

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