Exhale! Exhale Deeper!!

As part of the Level 2 of Pathways, I had to complete the project “Understanding Your Communication Style”. The purpose of this project is to learn about different communication styles and identify your primary style. I delivered my speech on November 16, 2019 at Dadar Toastmasters Club and with this I completed my Level 2.Continue reading “Exhale! Exhale Deeper!!”

Toastmasters Pathways Level 2 – Project on Mentoring

Here is a transcript of my speech delivered on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Bombay Toastmasters Club. The project was all about mentoring and I had to talk on my experience as a mentee as well as a mentor. My mentor – My friend Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Our chief want in life is somebodyContinue reading “Toastmasters Pathways Level 2 – Project on Mentoring”

One in a million

I spoke on January 19, 2019 at Toastmasters about Organ Donation. The transcript of my speech is given below. I watched the web series “Breathe” on Amazon. The story revolved around a Father, Danny Mascarenhas trying to arrange for a pair of lungs for his only son, Josh. In the end, Danny is helpless andContinue reading “One in a million”

Sweet Nothings

As part of the new curriculum “Pathways” at Toastmasters, I was to deliver a speech which I did in June of 2018. Based on the feedback from my evaluator, I had to modify the speech and present it again, which I did on August 11, 2018. Here is the transcript of the same. Towards theContinue reading “Sweet Nothings”

Toastmasters Pathways Began my journey again

I restarted my journey at Toastmasters under the Pathways Program which is a modernised program. Delivered my P1 speech on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The objectives of P1 are similar as before and it is the icebreaker. Given below is the text of the speech. The late bloomer What’s common between Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, AkshayContinue reading “Toastmasters Pathways Began my journey again”

My speech as outgoing President of Bombay Toastmasters Club

June 30, 2017 was my last day as the President of Bombay Toastmasters Club. On Saturday, July 8, 2017 the new executive committee (Excom) was inducted and I gave my farewell speech. Here is the text of the same. “On June 25, 2016, I was installed as the 9th President of Bombay Toastmasters Club. It wasContinue reading “My speech as outgoing President of Bombay Toastmasters Club”

ACB 1 Speech – Mind the Gap

  After achieving the Competent Communicator (CC), I embarked on the ACB (Advance Communicator Bronze) journey. The manual I selected was the Entertaining Speaker so, have to complete 5 speeches to meet the objectives. The first speech of this lot was delivered on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The objectives of the speech are: Entertain theContinue reading “ACB 1 Speech – Mind the Gap”

P9 Speech at Toastmasters – It’s just a hill… get over it.

Just gave my P9 today, September 24, 2016, at Bombay Toastmasters Club. It was after exactly 11 months that I gave a speech in different circumstances but the will to deliver the speech was high and so could do it. The speech objectives were: Persuade listeners to adopt your viewpoint or ideas or to takeContinue reading “P9 Speech at Toastmasters – It’s just a hill… get over it.”

Installation Speech as President of Bombay Toastmasters Club

On June 25, 2016, I was installed as the President of Bombay Toastmasters Club. Here is the text of the speech I made on that day. On behalf of the entire Executive Committee, let me thank you all. It is an honour and a matter of pride to be the President of Bombay Toastmasters Club,Continue reading “Installation Speech as President of Bombay Toastmasters Club”

A Toastmaster’s journey led me to music

Yesterday as the presiding officer of the Bombay Toastmasters Club, I gave a short speech to open the meeting. It encompassed my journey as a Toastmaster which began sometime in September 2013 when I walked in as a guest. I have so far given 8 prepared speeches since then and participated in other activities asContinue reading “A Toastmaster’s journey led me to music”