Hello Fellow Toastmaster,

How to teach an onion to talk?

can be a tricky and confusing Table Topic question. But not for those, who took part in Viktor Morandini’s Table Topic workshop.
According to Viktor’s tips, after having a 30-second-long silence before starting to talk and using such frameworks, as:

  • Past, present, future
  • Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
  • Situation, action, result
  • Accomplishments, obstacles, next actions
  • “I believed this before, but I don’t think that way anymore because…”
  • What I like and don’t like about this

you will be able to cope with the most confusing questions as well.

Viktor’s 5 rules of Table Topic help you to be always ready to deliver an impromptu, miniature speech:

  1. Take a deep breath
  2. Work on the first idea that comes in your mind
  3. If you have no idea about the topic, try to steer away
  4. Don’t fire all your gunpowder in the first sentence
  5. Have fun!

Some more tricks that can save your improvisation and can give you fun:

  • Bridging – Instead of teaching an onion to talk, teaching someone else something else.
  • Alter the meaning of a word
    • “It’s better to be well read then to be read well.”
    • “Green statistics”
  • Add or remove a word – How to teach an onion to talk back.
  • Mystery –Recite rhetorical questions. Or was it really an onion? Did the onion actually only exist in his mind?
  • As a last resort – Something completely unrelated – Make it up! And if you are lucky you might be able to connect it to the actual topic.

Before Viktor’s session, I was around 100 % sure that Table Topic is not my cup of tea – and to tell you the truth – I supposed that there is not so much chance to improve in this field, because it is rather a talent than an improved technique.
Viktor convinced me and the rest of the audience that you have to do nothing else like keeping some of the rules in your mind and trust in yourself to share your first idea with the audience.

And now let’s have fun ….
In one week time (on the 15th of September, 6.30. p.m.), Budapest Toastmasters Humorous & Tabel Topic Speech contest takes place in Runtotta.

I am happy to inform you that Henry Scullion, our Keynote Speaker, will open the contest, sharing his thoughts and experience about Toastmasters.

Nominations are still open, so if you feel like competing in one or both categories, please do not hesitate to send me your nomination via e-mail to vp-pr@budapesttoastmasters.org.

The contest will be a unique, socializing event that is why we decided to organize it in a restaurant.  There is no entrance fee for the contest; however I would like to encourage all of you to order one of the delicious menus as dinner will be part of the program.

You can choose between two menus:
A menu/ HUF 1750.-

1. Tuscan bean soup with fresh baguette – Toszkán bableves friss bagettel
2. Roast vegetable penne with tomato mozzarella and parmesan – Sült paradicsomos zöldséges penne mozzarellával, parmezánnal
3. Dessert: Cheesecake with Nutella or chestnut cake trüffeles –  Nutellás sajttorta vagy trüffeles gesztenyetorta

B menu/HUF  2250.-
1. Bouillon with vermicelli noodles – Húsleves gazdagon, cérnametélttel
2. Ginger-orange duck breast with mashed potatoes – Gyömbéres-narancsos kacsamell burgonyapürével
3. Dessert: Cheesecake with Nutella or chestnut cake trüffeles –  Nutellás sajttorta vagy trüffeles gesztenyetorta

Use the following link to register yourself by typing your name and the code (A or B) of your chosen menu
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9W6TGTR

Please note that not only Budapest Toastmasters organizes speech contest.

Skylark – the youngest Toastmasters club in Budapest – is waiting for judges and role takers to its Table Topic Contest on the 9th of September and Humorous Speech Contest on the 16th of September. For more info please contact Monika Hajdu. (hmonikae@gmail.com)

Should you have any question regarding our club or the upcoming speech contest, please feel free to contact me!

I wish you a successful week with the lesson of the week:
“When you want to succeed as much as you want to breath, that’s when you will be successful.”

See you on Monday at CEU 6.30 p.m.,
Judit and Your Budapest Toastmasters Executive Committee

Hello Fellow Toastmaster,

Based on my almost 2-year long Toastmaster experience, I can say that Table Topic – or in other words, impromptu speaking – represents the biggest challenge for most of the TM members. There are also some experienced members, who do not feel comfortable on the stage when time comes to improvise despite of their long TM history.

I have to admit that I also rather belong to the group of these people than to those ones who like improvisation. However, I know that improvisation is at least as important, if not more, as prepared speeches. Several tough and inconvenient situations can be solved in each and every field of your life by this technique.  That is why I am more than happy that one of our most experienced Table Topic Speaker is ready to share his tips and tricks regarding what take a good impromptu speech. Let me invite you to our special workshop on Monday (1st of September) at CEU 6.30.pm., where Viktor Morandini will share useful advices in the field of improvisation. Viktor is really the person who is able to support you how to become a better Table Topic Speaker as he has already won several speech competitions and the famous Gift of the Gab as well.

In addition to that this workshop can help you to take part in our club speech competition on the 15th of September. Hereby I would like to encourage all of you to compete in the category of humorous speech, table topics or in both ones. The competition will take place in “Runtotta” – a sporty restaurant, 5 minutes’ walk from CEU in the same street. If you attend the event, I can guarantee you that you are going to have lots of fun, eat delicious and healthy food and socialize with your fellow Toastmasters.
So come and enjoy the Toastmaster spirit!

In case your are interested in competing please contact me (vp-pr@budapesttoastmasters.org), or in taking one of the following roles (five voting judges, a tiebreaking judge, three counters, and two timers) please contact our Chief – Judge Nikoletta Lakatos (nikoletta.lakatos84@gmail.com).

Last Monday we had a full-house meeting, where all the participants were convinced that being a Toastmaster is more than a profitable part of their life.
After delivering two 10th speech projects by Ivett Molnar and Marya Darabont, and becoming competent communicators, we had two unique speeches.

Stephen Budai DTM, past Select Distinguished Division Governor, past Presidents Distinguished Area Governor, twice past Presidents Distinguished Club President, currently District Mentoring Advisor and Chairman for the May 2015 District convention with 6 ½ years of Toastmasters experience talked about the positive sides of Competent Leadership Manual. On the one side, it gives you the chance to practice speaking in front of the public thanks to the numerous roles that you have to complete in order to get the CL award. On the other hand, it helps you to solve hefty situations outside the Toastmasters’  world. He used these techniques quite effectively for example on the football field.

Right after Stephen’s speech, Peter Temesvary was welcomed on the stage to deliver the first session of Leadership Series. Peter, as an experienced leader, introduced the tough part of leadership. He was talking about those situations when you have to deliver bad news. E.g.: Some of your employees did not win the promotion, they have to work overtime or you have to fire someone.
Peter mentioned three methods how to deliver these unpleasant news;

  1. You always have to be a human and this way you have to show the light at the end of the tunnel for your people.
  2. Take responsibility! When time comes, look into people’s eyes and do it quickly.
  3. Practice as much as you can.

I wish you a successful week with these meaningful thoughts and hope to see you tomorrow at CEU, 6.30. p.m.

Should you have any question regarding our club or the upcoming speech competition, I remain at your disposal.

See you soon,
Judit and Your Budapest Toastmasters Executive Committee

P.S.: Keep the lesson of the week – shared by Ildikó Szilágyi, CC –  in your mind each and every day:  “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other”.  – John F. Kennedy

Hello Fellow Toastmaster,

How are you? Are you feeling good, inspired? Or rather depressed because of this not so typical summer-time weather?

Either you feel okay or not, there is again some Toastmasters event which will energize you. In the frame of Leadership Stories Session – organized by Balázs Gergely, our VP- Leadership – , the first inspirational session will be delivered on Monday by Peter Temesvary.
The aim of Leadership Stories is to get to know the experience and advices of experience leaders, who can give you useful tips how to be the best and how to achieve what you want in your professional career. Peter has been working in a leader position in different fields for almost 30 years, so he has definitely valuable insights about leadership in practice.

In addition to this special “Inspire and Lead” event, we will have special guests from New Zealand; Stephen will be presenting his speech as the 4th speaker, while his partner Marlene evaluates the event as our General Evaluator.

There will be some socializing part as well after the meeting. This time, we will visit a new place, not the “old” Hídbár, but the place is a surprise for you, so join and you will see!

Meetup is active
We – at the Executive Committee –  are committed to increase the number of BPTM club members, that is why our club is registered on Meetup.com. Meetup is a unique page, where you can look for events, programs you are interested in. If you are a Meetuper then join BPTM’s event, if you are not yet, then check the page and join if you like it. This is the link to the direct connection.

Contest is all around us
As the contest chair, I feel a little bit disappointed that there are only a few contestants so far. Let me remember you Guys, contest is about your personal improvement. It is part of Toastmasters program and the aim of it is to practice something extra, uncommon activity. There is nothing to lose, you can just win. If you need some support regarding your choice of topic, or preparation please contact me (vp-pr@budapesttoastmasters.org), or Viktor Morandini (vik.poeta@gmail.com ) and we will help you to find a mentor for you.

I am looking forward to getting your nominations!

Compete on international level
If you are the best, or you have just had a luck :), and have won one of our club level contest (Humorous Speech or Table Topic) then you will take part in the Area level contest in Budapest, if you are good enough to be the first there, then you will enter the Division level contest (in Budapest) and then something fabulous comes – the District 95 Fall Conference in Frankfurt (November 14-16.).

In case you do not want to compete then just take the chance and join the Fall Conference. Why?
There are at least 95 Reasons to be there:
…Humorous Speech and Table Topics contests
…interesting workshops
…more than 250 participants expected
…happening in the center of Europe
…organised by Toastmasters clubs from the Rhein-Main Area

IT rules the world
Check Toastmasters Hungary’s QR code, made by our area-governor, Balazs Kuzsel.

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I wish you an inspired week with the lesson of the week by Mahatma Gandi;

“If I have the belief that I can do it. I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.”

See you on Monday at CEU 6.30. p.m.,

Judit and Your Budapest Toastmasters Executive Committee

Hello Fellow Toastmaster,

What are your first thoughts and feelings coming into your mind hearing the word of „competition”?

Do you like it? Is it a pleasant feeling because your reaction is to do your best in order to be the best?
Or on the contrary…
Are you in dread of the fact that you have to compete? Do you have a fear from not being the best so you instinctively try to avoid these situations?
Or are your feelings rather just neutral?

As for me, the definition of competition is a possibility to step out of your comfort zone and a chance to overcome your fears.

Being a fellow Toastmaster, you definitely know that (Budapest) Toastmasters provides you the chance of unlimited personal growth. That is why, I would like to encourage all of you to take the opportunity and compete at our club contest in the category of Humorous Speech or Table Topic or in both.

If you belong to the first group, who likes the spirit of competition, then it is not a question that you have to stand on the stage in September, because a person, like you, never misses the space to play.

If you are a type, being afraid of failure, then you are more than lucky, because Toastmasters and the competition itself can help you to overcome your fear. You just have to do the first step – nominate yourself – because no one else will do it instead of you, and then, trust me, following steps will come.

In case, you are neutral regarding competition, then ignore the fact that this is a speech competition and think of it as a speech slot.

Based on my personal experience, I can encourage everyone to take part in the competition, because last year I did and it was a great experience. I have never thought of myself as a person having a good sense of humor, just an ordinary one. Delivering a humorous speech and hearing the audience to laugh at my speech seemed to be the mission impossible. After a while, I said myself, Judy, you can do it. I looked for a mentor who supported me in the field of speech writing as well as practicing. Although, I have not won, it was a superb feeling that I did it and I did something what was unimaginable for me before.

Be aware of the fact that humor is an asset in your life, so if you can use it in an appropriate way then you can solve several difficult or inconvenient situations with its help, so it is useful to practice it.

Table Topic Contest does not require as much preparation as Humorous Speech, so if you just want to try out your impromptu ability in a competitive atmosphere then your place is on the stage.

By the way, if you feel unsecure and need some help regarding the preparation then look for a mentor who will definitely support you in all fields. For more info contact our VP – Mentoring, Viktor Morandini (vik.poeta@gmail.com)

The competition takes place on 15th of September in some unique location downtown Budapest. (More info is coming later.)

Should you have any question regarding the contest, please contact me (vp-pr@budapesttoastmasters.org).

I am looking forward to getting your nominations via e-mail (vp-pr@budapesttoastmasters.org) and sending the lesson of the week for you:
“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”

Have a cheerful week!
Judit ( Contest Chair)

Hello Fellow Toastmaster,

When was the last time when you have read a book, hmmm?
If it was a long time ago, then take the following points into consideration– mentioned by Nikoletta Lakatos (Secretary) in her 7th speech on Monday – what kind of useful effects reading has?

  • Decreasing the chance of Alzheimer syndrome
  • Enhance your memory
  • Your analytical thinking is improved
  • Enhance your ability to empathize others (especially the fiction books)
  • It makes you sexier as you look like more intelligent. 😉

Attila Rákos (VP-Membership) has researched another interesting topic in his 7th speech, as he revealed what makes man and women so different. Evolutionary biology is the reason behind why man and women act and react in a very different way in several life situations. Humanity spent most of its time in a hunter-gather lifestyle. As its result, human reactions are rooted that lifestyle. Good to know: Men had to be 100 % healthy if they were hunting, that is the reason why they immediately fell into bed from the slightest cold. 🙂

Eszter Rajki introduced in her 7th speech Frank Abagnale Jr’ s life, who was the protagonist of the famous movie „Catch me if you can” directed by Steven Spielberg. Eszter proved that a well-dressed person looks more credible than others, so he can get everything what he wants.

The best speaker award was win by Eszter Rajki, while the best evaluation was delivered by Attila Szabó. Best Table Topic speaker was Richard Beamish.

The world of the day „misfortune” was presented by our native grammarian, Richard Beamish. Misfortune means bad luck. E.g.: Then there were the musicians, dancers, and sculptors who had the misfortune of being ensnared on a college campus.

Something professional is in the air
Our VP – Leadership, Balázs Gergely CC, revealed a few names of the upcoming leadership stories series. Balázs is doing great with his teasers, as reading the following names: Bincze, Faragó, Farnady, Gergely, Szabó, Tasnádi, Temesváry in connection with leadership stories, I can’t wait to listen to their stories in person.

Humor and improvisation on the stage
The registration has officially started! If you want to try out yourself as a contestant in the category of humorous speech or table topic, then do not hesitate to send me your nomination to the Contest Chair (me J ) for  vp-pr@budapesttoastmasters.org . Please note that there is a chance to compete not only in English but also in Hungarian, as our area has a Hungarian-speaking Toastmasters club as well. So if you feel like competing but you are afraid that your English is not good enough then give it a try and compete on your mother tongue.

Commitment
Let me share a short, but a heart-warming story with you. On Thursday, I had a meeting in Miskolc with the CFO of one of the largest manufacturer companies. The lady was around her 50s, and was full of energy. I said her that it was so good to meet someone so happy, energetic and motivated. Then she answered, this was common at their company. “I have been working here for 15 years, and my commitment is still huge and I am satisfied. This is not about the salary or anything else. The owners just found the way how to make us committed and all of us love working here.”

That is why I send you the following lesson of the week:
“Our job is not to figure out “how”. The “how” will show up out of the commitment and believe in the “what”. – Jack Canfield

Have a successful week my fellow Toastmaster and
See you on Monday at CEU, 6.30. p.m. ,

Judit and Your Budapest Executive Committee

Dear Fellow Toastmaster,

Circus – The lost world, David Tasnadi – President of our Club – delivered his 7th speech with this title. He recommended his audience to visit a circus in order to discover a lost world, which can provide a unique experience for everyone, regardless of age.

Norbert Pusztai has broken the ice. His 1st speech was about the important stations of life what can be described as the combination of continuous participation and fight.

The world of the day was luck and lucky. It means “The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; fortune.”

Table Topic session was led by Kristof Szabados – Sergeant at arms – . Participants were interviewed by tricky questions that can also come up on a real job interview, like:

  • How much would it cost if all the windows of Seattle have to be vanished?
  • How much toilette paper would you need to cover the whole area of Texas?

The Monday meeting proved again that Toastmasters provides you useful and valuable tips and lessons regarding not only your public speaking and leadership skills but also your whole life.  

Let me emphasize the upcoming club events:

Leadership Stories Series starts on 25th August. – More info will be shared by Balázs Gergely – VP Leadership in the upcoming week.

Table Topic Marathon will be on 1st September – which is a good opportunity to practice for our next contest.

Table Topic and Humorous Speech Contest will be on the 15th September – The contest chair is Judit Laszlo – VP PR, me 🙂 – and the Chief Judge is Nikoletta Lakatos  – SecretarySecretary – . I would kindly encourage all of our Club Members to participate as a contestant; your nomination can be registered via e-mail (juditlaszlo89@gmail.com). More info comes later.

I wish you a nice week with the lesson of week, sounds like:

“Never give up on something you really want. It’s difficult to wait, but it’s more difficult to regret.”

See You soon,
Judit and Your Budapest Toastmasters Executive Committee

Dear Fellow Toastmaster,

Lesson of the week: „People are not disturbed by things but rather by their view of things.” – Albert Ellis

Last Monday Katarina Banfi has proved again that Toastmasters is not only about practicing of communication or leadership skills, but also about learning new, valuable and useful things, which help you throughout your daily life. Our VP Education delivered her 8th speech with the title of Simple as ABC.

It is proved by Ellis’ experiments that the way people FEEL is largely influenced by how they THINK. Ellis suggested that people mistakenly blame external events for unhappiness. However, this is just our interpretation of these events that truly lies at the heart of our psychological distress.
Ellis developed ABC model to explain this process;
A as Activator referring “What is happening?”
B as Beliefs referring “What we think?”
C as Consequences referring “ What we feel and What we do?”
Regarding an excellent Toastmasters’ example, ABC of stage fright:
A is getting on the stage, when B starts to react, and your mind is covered by thoughts like “I will get ashamed. I will make mistake, and so on. While C is already known for everybody – Being blocked.

So if you change the view you take on things, you can overcome several difficulties and you will be disturbed by less things than before.

David Tasnadi delivered his 6th speech about one of his beloved hobbies, rock climbing and won the best speaker award of the session.
Marya Darabont completed her 9th speech project with the title of “What color is your parachute?”.  She convinced her audience how important is to plan your career ahead and be always aware what your next goal is. Based on her point, if you have a new job, you already have to think about your next one, because you can never be sure about what will happen.

The world of the day – DITHER – was introduced by our enthusiastic Grammarian, Richard Beamish;
It means to be unable to make a decision about something. E.g.: Stop dithering and choose which one you want. / She is still dithering over whether to accept the job she’s just been offered or not.

Altough we are in the middle of the summer, it is always necessary to plan ahead. That is why I ask you Fellow Toastmaster to schedule the date of Humorous Speech and Table Topic Contest for 15th of September to your dairy. In addition to scheduling it, start to think about your possible speech. If I am just considering my last night – when I was slapping mosquitos from 3 a.m till 4.30 a.m. with the Storytelling advanced manual – I am sure that your summer holiday can be a great topic for your humorous contest speech. 🙂

Our campaign is still on the floor:
Bring a friend and receive 4000 HUF discount from your next membership fee.
If you have any question regarding the initiative please contact our Vice Presidednt of Membership – Attila Rákos (vp-membership@budapesttoastmasters.org)

Enjoy summer and keep in mind the Lesson of the week!

See you soon!

Judit and Your Budapest Toastmasters Executive Committee

Dear Fellow Toastmaster,

Although weather has become a little bit tricky lately, Budapest Toastmasters waits for you with the familiar atmosphere.

We had a friendly meeting on Monday. Right after the casual session, a General Meeting was led by Eszter Farnady – President (CC, CL), so that paid-up members can discuss the very last steps of Egyesület foundation. Hereby, I would like to say a huge thank you to Eszter for her persistent and hard work in the field of legal and technical issues of Egyesület. (Here you can listen to a virtual applause!)
In a few weeks, general and detailed info will be provided about Toastmasters Vezetői és Kommunikációs Egyesület. I hope, all of you are already eager to get to know the details!

What we have learned on Monday:

REVERT was the word of the day. It means change back or return to (a previous state, condition, practice, etc.). E.g.: I upgraded my phone to Windows 8. However I didn’t like it, so I revert it to Windows 7.

As Dani Faragó (ACB) is working on one of the advanced manuals, he presented how an effective sales person acts in practice. Based on the method offered by the advanced manual there are 4 steps of effective selling:

  1. NEED – What comes from the client.
  2. QUALIFICATION – You have to qualify your client.
  3. BRING UP YOUR SOLUTION – What is the perfect for your client’s problem.
  4. CLOSE THE DEAL

Judit Laszlo delivered her 10th speech as a commercial for Toastmasters in general. She emphasized the advantages of the club, as Toastmasters is a perfect place

  • to step out of your comfort zone and take the challenges of contests.
  • to improve or start to improve your leadership skills.
  • to network with fellow Toastmasters come from different parts of the world at conferences and international TM events.

I wish you a nice week with the lesson of the week cited from Dalai Lama:
“There are only two days of the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”

See you soon Toastmaster,
Judit and Your Budapest Toastmasters ExCo Team

Dear Fellow Toastmaster,

Although weather has become a little bit tricky lately, Budapest Toastmasters waits for you with the familiar atmosphere.

We had a friendly meeting on Monday. Right after the casual session, a General Meeting was led by Eszter Farnady – President (CC, CL), so that paid-up members can discuss the very last steps of Egyesület foundation. Hereby, I would like to say a huge thank you to Eszter for her persistent and hard work in the field of legal and technical issues of Egyesület. (Here you can listen to a virtual applause!)
In a few weeks, general and detailed info will be provided about Toastmasters Vezetői és Kommunikációs Egyesület. I hope, all of you are already eager to get to know the details!

What we have learned on Monday:

REVERT was the word of the day. It means change back or return to (a previous state, condition, practice, etc.). E.g.: I upgraded my phone to Windows 8. However I didn’t like it, so I revert it to Windows 7.

As Dani Faragó (ACB) is working on one of the advanced manuals, he presented how an effective sales person acts in practice. Based on the method offered by the advanced manual there are 4 steps of effective selling:

  1. NEED – What comes from the client.
  2. QUALIFICATION – You have to qualify your client.
  3. BRING UP YOUR SOLUTION – What is the perfect for your client’s problem.
  4. CLOSE THE DEAL

Judit Laszlo delivered her 10th speech as a commercial for Toastmasters in general. She emphasized the advantages of the club, as Toastmasters is a perfect place

  • to step out of your comfort zone and take the challenges of contests.
  • to improve or start to improve your leadership skills.
  • to network with fellow Toastmasters come from different parts of the world at conferences and international TM events.

I wish you a nice week with the lesson of the week cited from Dalai Lama:
“There are only two days of the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”

See you soon Toastmaster,
Judit and Your Budapest Toastmasters ExCo Team

Dear Fellow Toastmaster,

An excellent Speechwriting Workshop was delivered by Bea Bincze, area governor, and Viktor Morandini, CC, two weeks ago.

Bea highlighted and set a practical example how to write a speech in a very short, but effective way. Please find a short summary of the workshop below, what you can also use as supportive guide when you face lack of time during writing your upcoming speech.

First of all, if you want your audience to pay close attention to your speech, then be always aware that you have two ways to connect them, emotionally and intelligently.
Techniques, like humor, personal experience, talking about evergreen problems or realistic stories, using quotes, having a catchy opening or a strong closing help you to deliver a popular and beloved speech.

While preparing your speech, keep always in mind the rule of 4H.

  • Head, what makes you think. Head stands in your service to connect your audience intelligently.
  • Heart, what makes you feel. Heart stands in your service to connect your audience emotionally.
  • Humor, what makes you laugh. Humor stands in your service to connect your audience in a funny, but memorable way.
  • Heavy hitting, what provides a strong punchline to your speech. Heavy hitting stands in your service to make a remarkable impression to your audience.

And there is an additional H as well; sounds like Hero, what means that make your audience your Hero. If you do it effectively, they will identify themselves with your story.

Keep in mind that a strong opening can help you a lot, as it raises your audience’s attention from the first moment, so focus on the following techniques:

  • Demonstration
  • Question
  • Quote
  • Do something unexpected or make an unexpected satement
  • Present data
  • Intresting props
  • Use illustrations: grapics or pictures.

When you are about to tell a story, give special attention to the following parts:

  • Characters of the story
  • Action should be clear
  • Resolution
  • Do not tell all the audience, let them to finish it. Be aware, less is generally more.

Last but not least, let me share with you Jock Elliot’s – world champion in public speaking – famous technique, called VIAGRA, what takes:

  • give VALUE
  • make an IMPACT
  • know the AUDIENCE
  • GIVING
  • REASONING
  • right ATTITUDE.

Do not forget that Toastmasters never stops! We are looking forward seeing you in our upcoming meetings at CEU every Monday at 18.30 p.m. .

I wish you a successful week with the lesson of the week:

“If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.”

See you soon,

Judit & Your Budapest Toastmasters Executive Committee