In the Beginning . . .

It was the 25th of May 2010. For me, that was the day when Brasov Toastmasters started. Some of the first members were getting ready for a one day trip to Bucharest to see how Toastmasters worked for real, to observe the Bucharest club in action. It was the first time I felt enthusiastic about starting a club in Brasov. When Rinda asked me to be part of this club and help her get it started, my first thought was,

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Traveling Toastmasters

Are you traveling this summer to some exciting place in the world? Believe it or not, many people travel to our city and think it’s an exciting place. Some of those people are Toastmasters. While they’re on vacation, they’re also exploring other TM clubs. We’ve received emails from three travelers who want to attend a meeting in Brasov. Doru Rotovei, ACS, CLB from Microsoft Early Birds in Redmond, Washington, will give speech #10 in the CC manual in our July

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A Trip on Tampa

May 13th was the day Brasov Toastmasters celebrated spring. We gathered at Modarom and hiked up Tampa. The path we chose was a very nice one and not too hard. We had a pleasant walk allowing us to see the town from above. On our way up, we shared impressions about different things, made jokes (especially Alex), and we arrived in “SauaTampei” more than ready for the potluck picnic. Cristian brought his mom‟s delicious schnitzels and Rinda her homemade brownies,

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Moment of Truth

What is the Moment of Truth, and why should you participate in this project? Talking strictly about Toastmasters, it‟s that first moment, that first impression that leaves a mark on our guests. It‟s the first few things they experience that might leave them with a good or bad impression that can affect their decision whether or not to join our club. This moment is critical and also dictates what they might tell others. Join Cristian N. at the July 3rd

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Beat the Clock!

A new ribbon for our flag is up for grabs! To get this one, we need 2 more new, dual, or reinstated members to join our club by June 30! Everyone should participate in this event. 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!

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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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