Noida Toastmasters Club is the Noida chapter of Toastmasters International. Established in 2007, it provides a supportive environment for the development of Public Speaking and Leadership Skills.
It’s a community club and the members of the club come from all walks of life – students, senior managers in blue chip companies, entrepreneurs, and professionals such as accountants and lawyers.
Toastmasters International (www.toastmasters.org) is the world’s leading organization in Communication and Leadership development. With a combined membership base of 300,000 these members improve their Communication and Leadership skills by attending one of the 14,350 clubs in 122 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.
Leaf through our website and contact us to find out how you can attend one of our meetings as a guest.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Why are we called Toastmasters?
The first question which comes in our mind is ... "Toast Masters? Is it a club where you learn to toast bread?"
Our founder, Dr. Raplh Smedley, chose to name this wonderful organisation "Toastmasters" because we, as public speakers, are tasked to propose toasts to the audience during important functions. But does the word "Toastmasters" have anything to do with toasting bread?
The answer is YES. Let me trace the fons et origo of the word "Toast"
In ancient time, the Romans toast their bread in a fire. When the breads become too hard to chew, they would soak the bread in wine to soften it. The idea was expanded, in the late 17th century, when someone decided to drink to the health of a lady, whose name was felt to have spiced the drink like the pieces of spiced toasts that were placed in wine.
Of course today, the word toastmasters is synomymous with a person who is learning or practicing public speaking.
Reference: An article written by Toastmaster Audrey Lim from NUS Toastmasters Club.
Origin of the word "Toast": From The NEW OXFORD Dictionary of English.
We Meet At:
Noida Toastmasters Club
Jalvayu Vihar Community Center
Near Bal Bharathi Public School
LandMark : Spice Mall, Sector 21
Events this month
International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest (Club Level): Saturday, March 14, 2015; 11:00 AM
Meeting# 217 : Saturday, March 21, 2015; 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Meeting# 218 : Saturday, March 28, 2015; 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
All the role players & speakers are requested to reach the venue by 3:40 p.m. so that we can start at sharp 4:00 p.m.