2012 in Review

An amazing year is about to end! Looking back on this prodigious 2012, I can see leaders breaking through and showing the way, speakers improving, friendships rising and growing, social events, professional meetings, business attitudes, personal growth, and entertaining get-togethers. I can see them all, and I can foresee even more to come! Let me remind you how amazing this year was to us, Brasov Toastmasters: We organized: 2 Speech Contests, 2 Table Topics Contests, and 2 Evaluation Contests within

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Rub That Lamp Already!

you know where are you going? Have you found your path in life yet? Have you reached the gate you want to break down because it hides the way to your dream, or are you still knocking on walls hoping to turn them into doors? Fellow Toastmasters, dear friends, the fact that you might have answered „no” to all the questions above is too little of a reason to stay still and wait. Chance will not ever tap you on

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We Are Family

They say you cannot choose your family. You are born with it, whether you like it or not. Family might grow over the time, but this is hardly your choice, either. Well guess what! I may be the luckiest person alive, because I got to choose my own family, and I could not have done better! My Toastmasters family all around the country is one of the greatest blessings of my life so far. They say home is where your

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Why Toastmasters? – questions by Roxana CARCEAG

June was a fruitful month! Five new, wonderful, dedicated people decided to take advantage of becoming Toastmasters members. Daniela, Sasha, Cristian, Attila, and Iulian are different people with different occupations and passions, different values, different ages, and different expectations from life and from us, their fellow Toastmasters. Yet, they are all connected now by the desire to improve, to stand in front of an audience and speak, and to become the deserving leaders we all dream to be one day.

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L for Life

Live. Will you choose to live, or to simply exist? Do things that will give you the chance to say, years ahead, that your life was memorable. Make every moment worthwhile! Take chances, try things, throw yourself into the unknown, play the risk, and smile all over. When was the last time I did all these and totally enjoyed it? Two weeks ago, at the most important leadership event of the year: the Leadership Summit at Auditorium Pallady in Bucharest.

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Do Not Let Your Thinking Fool You

Our brain is like a basic spam filter – we see only what we are focusing on. Consequently, if we tell ourselves how busy we are, we can subconsciously create conditions that leave us no free time. If we complain about how difficult it is to learn, how tiresome the schedule is at work, or how little time we have to sleep, we can end up being victims of our own thinking. On the contrary, if we change our thinking

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