Conducting Music and Toastmasters?

What do being a music conductor and Toastmasters have in common? More than you could imagine! This past fall, I was accepted into a beginner’s music conducting class taught by the maestro of the Brasov philharmonic. When the one week class started November 19, I discovered I was the only true beginner! The other participants from Japan, Australia, Spain, and Cyprus were close to professional musicians with years of experience. Under normal circumstances, I would have given up immediately to save myself from embarrassment. I hate to confess

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Nocturna at Incubator107 Brasov

In November, I decided to take part in a workshop at Nocturna, an Incubator event where non professionals share their passions and skills with others. Even though it was my first time there, I had heard about the many workshops and the great atmosphere, so I was looking forward to an evening of fun. The dress code for the evening was Parisian style, but the event I had chosen was the Rockabilly Dance Workshop. I mixed and matched different pieces for my outfit which put me

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Incubator107 Brasov, A Place to Grow Your Passions

incubator107 Brașov is the place where anyone can teach anybody anything! People are encouraged to learn from other people and to teach others at the same time. Each monthly gathering starts with a „Nocturna” where the following month’s workshops are announced. In October, incubator107 Brasov celebrated one year of existence. People gathered at the Student Culture House, and volunteers made sure that all the friends of incubator107 Brașov would have the time of their lives. The creative teachers were happy to share their passions and ideas with the

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Brasov Business Forum

On October 25, the Brasov Business Forum organized a conference at the Aro Palace Hotel with more than 150 participants. Because Brasov Toastmasters has a good reputation for evaluating speeches, we were invited to give feedback to the event speakers. The conference was insightful with diverse topics including the relationship with financial institutions, aspects of management, human resources, leadership and public speaking, marketing and sales, and tools for business administration using cloud computing. We are lucky that business people like to meet in Brasov to discuss different business initiatives

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Let’s Welcome 5MS!

I think we can agree that Toastmasters is the most effective way to improve our public speaking skills in English. Naturally, the skills we develop in our club will transfer over when we make presentations in Romanian. Now there’s a new opportunity for us to test and prove our abilities! 5MS is a monthly meeting franchise where participants make friends, learn new things, and find their public speaking talents in Romanian. Our club has a PR partnership with the team that brought 5MS to Brasov. We support

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December Is for New Desires and Dreams

Time passes so quickly. December makes us think about all the plans we had at the beginning of the year. Which of our dreams were realized and how many objectives were met? We find ourselves wanting more and thinking about what we can yet accomplish in the upcoming year! These reflections are for both our personal and professional lives. Perhaps this is a good time to analyze why we accomplished certain things and why some weren’t realized. I mean, what made the difference? Why did

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