First Impression – Laura Ionescu

In the fall of 2011, I attended a workshop in Bucharest with Mike Dooley from The Secret. It was an inspiring workshop with useful tools and an energized atmosphere. Mike was a great speaker and kept reminding us how Toastmasters had made a big difference in his career and true vocation – inspiring people to live the lives of their dreams. Dreams are our driving force, but we need to persevere, improve ourselves, and take one step after another. Ten years later with a successful career as an international speaker, he is still

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Movie Night

A few Toastmaster friends spent another enjoyable Sunday evening in June, watching a movie and hanging out. Of course we continued our “tradition” of having chocolate chip cookies. What would movie night be without them? The movie, “A Knight’s Tale,” was funnier than I had remembered it being, but it was not the kind of movie to get into a deep discussion about afterwards. So instead, we went for a long, delightful walk together. The times we get together outside of our weekly meetings are a great way to get to know one another. The next movie

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Gathering at Daniela’s Place

On Saturday, June 16, almost half of our club members were anxious to go to Poiana Braşov for horseback riding, one of our club’s social events. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate with us, and that morning we all received a message from Iulian Dudiţă, the chair of the event, telling us that our outing was postponed. I felt deeply disappointed and, after talking to the other members about this situation, I decided to invite everyone to my place to spend the day together. Within less than three

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Get Ready: Your Future Starts Today!

A popular quote today is ‘Carpe Diem!’ meaning that we should live in the present, not in the past or the future. The past is already gone, and the future will eventually come. However, what happens if we only live in the present without thinking about the future? For club members, July 1 is the beginning of a new Toastmaster’s year with new officers focused on the goals they want to accomplish in the next twelve months. How easy do you think it is to build

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