Hello Fellow Toastmaster,

How are you these days? Do you spend enough time with yourself? I mean, you have time to focus on your relaxation, your personal development, and your future goals?

If you feel that your time is very limited because of your other duties then Toastmasters is best spot to do something meaningful for your self-improvement at least once a week for a one and a half an hour. It was proved by Eszter Farnady on Monday by delivering the second session of leadership stories, in the frame she presented a complex picture about Coaching as well for experienced as for to-be leaders.

By definition Coaching is a training or development process via which an individual is supported while achieving a specific personal or professional competence result or goal.
Eszter introduced her experience with this topic by giving examples of how to prepare for such coaching session and how to achieve positive outcome through the entire process.
1)      preparing for the coaching session
2)      listen and acknowledge the coachee’s problem or challenge
3)      discuss ideas and agree what’s going to happen
4)      follow-up with coachee
5)      praise the progress, positive results

The ultimate outcome of such sessions is to motivate the coachee.
To be a good leader one needs to be good coach without doubt. It requires practice.

Eszter finished with a quote from Rick Pitino, which I call to be the lesson of the week for you:
„Failure is good. It is fertilizer. Everything I have learned about couching I have learned from making mistakes ”

Division D Fall Conference
Speak Glamorous – Speak Humorous

The Central European Championship in table topics and humorous speeches – the Division Conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary on 11th October 2014.

This is a great opportunity to improve your public speaking and leadership skills. You will meet experienced workshop mentors, enjoy meeting people with similar goals and build a network of professionals from Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary.

The event is now open for registration to members and interested non-members.
To register, please visit quickly:
Please pay attention; there are different categories of registration fees:
EUR 20: With coupon: Pre-registration through the website for the first 42 participants
EUR 20: Pre-registration through the website after 20th September
EUR 25: On-site registration

For detailed information about the workshops, programs please visit the official website of the conference:

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In case you are ready to provide a „couch” for one of your fellow Toastmasters coming from abroad for one or two nights, then please do not hesitate to contact the Contest Chair, Ildikó Szilágyi – ildiko.szilagyi@asszisztencia.hu – to share your possibilities.

Should you need more information, please feel free to send me an e-mail!

Be always aware of the lesson of the week and do not afraid of making mistakes;
„Failure is good. It is fertilizer. Everything I have learned about couching I have learned from making mistakes ”

I wish you a sunny week and see you tomorrow at CEU 6.30 p.m.

Judit and Your Budapest Toastmasters Executive Committee