Toastmasters Club

Competent Leader Award

Toastmasters International has awarded five students from our Club the Competent Leader award. Mr. Sreerag Rajendran, Mr. Athul T P, Mr. Dichin Sunder, Mr. Rahul Hirani and Mr. Revanth T are the students who have achieved this honor. This is the first time in SDMIMD’s history that 5 students have been presented this award.
 
In order to be awarded the Competent Leader Certificate, Toastmasters must complete 10 projects, each of which is evaluated by an experienced Toastmaster. These projects enable Toastmasters to take on leadership roles to learn and develop skills such as planning, motivating and managing. After successfully completing all the 10 projects, the candidate is recommended for the Competent Leadership award.

Majlis 2019-Divisional Meet

On March 23, 2019, SDMIMD hosted Majlis 2019, the annual meet of Toastmasters of Division M belonging to District 92. Division M comprises of 15 Toastmaster clubs from Mysore and Bangalore. This event featured International Speech Contest, Table Topics Contest and Evaluation Contest. Around 24 contestants participated and the winners will represent Division M during the Annual Conference of District 92, Coronation 2019 at Taj Vivanta, Bangalore on May 26th, 2019. Along with the contests, top 3 district leaders addressed the gathering followed by awards & recognition to high performing clubs and members. Around 100 Toastmasters attended the event.

Table Topics Contest

On March 11, we had the Table Topics Contest conducted by TM Kavitha, TM Himanshu and TM Ritesh. We had 8 participants and the winners are TM Revanth who secured the first place, TM Anuradha in the second place and TM Siddanth who secured the third place.

Leadership Training Program

On 10th February Toastmasters International conducted Leadership training programme for all the officers in Mysore area and this was a two-day orientation with a training session to help the budding leaders to come up with a plan of action for the present term. Each of the officers had the orientation in a separate forum. Post training there was an entertainment programme which involved a lot of learning with fun activities. 

Eloquent Tenali Rama

On 1st and 2nd February 2019, SDMIMD Toastmasters, for the first time, conducted a speech contest, the Eloquent Tenali Rama, as a part of Naissance 2019. This contest saw enthusiastic participation from students of various colleges. The enthusiastic Toastmasters of SDMIMD put the participants to test with the following rounds:
 
  1. Impromptu speech
  2. Enact a given Situation
  3. Debate
  4. Humorous Speech
  5. Shipwreck

Motivational Talks

   
On January 25, 2019, Mr. Pranab Singh, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and business mentor was invited to address the students of the first year. Mr. Singh began his talk by sharing his life experiences. He also narrated the failures which he had encountered in his journey to become an entrepreneur. Mr. Singh emphasized that good is never great. He opined that continuous development is essential and seeking development is vital for the growth of both the enterprise and an entrepreneur. He also highlighted the value of communication in today’s dynamic business scenario. 

Invited talk by Ms. TM Sujata Rajpal

On July 21, 2018, the SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club organized a motivational talk for the batch of 2018-20. TM Sujata Rajpal, an author and TEDx speaker, delivered the talk titled “It’s not as difficult, as it appears”. She shared her experience of dealing with failure and urged the audience to persist in their efforts despite difficulties that may come their way. Her talk was followed by a briefing on Toastmasters International and its activities by Distinguished TM Haris AW. He told students about the benefits of being a Toastmaster. The program was compered by TM Rahul Hirani, Vice President-Public Relations, SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club. TM Sreerag Rajendran, President SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club, delivered the welcome address. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks proposed by TM Dichin Sunder, Vice President Education, SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club. TM Athul TP, Secretary SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club and other members of the club were present.
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