Speech Talk

What is the most difficult part of completing a TM speech project for you? It’s different for each one of us. For me, writing the speech is the most challenging part. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I have spent up to twenty hours on one seven minute speech. The most important parts are the opening and the finale. I want to capture my audience’s attention right from the start, and I aim to leave them with something to think

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Team Building Event June 15

On June 15, our club is having a team building event for friends and family in Poiana Brasov at Spiritul Cailor. We will have games, a potluck picnic, horseback riding (not mandatory), and fun, fun, fun (mandatory)!!! We also want NO rain! Speak with Iulian for more information on the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Monthly Movie Night

Sunday, May 26, was our movie and chocolate chip cookie night with William. We watched one of the highest rated movies of all time, “Citizen Kane.” It was a black and white movie from the ’30s with a strong message about life, family, wealth, power, and politics. Our discussion after the movie, over snacks and beverages, was interesting, intriguing, and most pleasant. Thank you, William, for this wonderful tradition! by Valentin Ogner

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Timișoara Conference

Nice people, amazing speeches, interesting trainings, and great atmosphere – this is how I would define the Timișoara conference on May 24-26. More than just a conference, it was also a trip where we found out extraordinary things about each other in just a few days. Roxi, Anca, Vali, Iulian, and I left Friday morning by car to conquer Timișoara with our speaking skills. It was a long road. We stopped in Deva to see the fortress and arrived at

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New Officers on Board!

When deciding to apply for the President position, I asked myself whether I could help grow the club. These were the presidential tasks that attracted my attention: Work with the members to achieve success in the DCP Pay attention to the educational achievements Build and maintain membershis Be a cheerleader and recognize members’ achievements I had read an article in the TM magazine that said TM wasn’t about speeches. I believe that TM isn’t ALL about speeches. Let’s face it:

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Visit a Club in Your Travels

We travel around the country and around the world quite often these days…or move entirely. It’s sad to see members leave, but wherever you go, there’s a big chance you’ll find a Toastmasters Club. Find one in the area you’re visiting at reports.toastmasters.org/FindaClub/

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Beat the Clock!

It’s time to earn a new ribbon for our flag! We need four more new, dual, or reinstated members to join our club by June 30! You know why Toastmasters is worth it, so spread the word to your friends and colleagues. Invite them to our club meetings to see why they should join us. We can do it with everyone’s help!

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The Journey

It has been a long journey on this boat called Toastmasters. My ride started April 1, 2011. It was all fun and speeches until I got a job as an officer three months later. I was the Sergeant at Arms for six months, the VP of Education for one year, and the President for six months. You know those skills you use to help a friend or make some extra cash? Be an officer, and you’ll have the chance to

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