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. Ralph C. 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.
NOIDA TOASTMASTERS CLUB
Noida Toastmasters Club is the Noida chapter of Toastmasters International.
The Charter Date of NTMC is September 04, 2007. It provides a supportive environment for the development of Public Speaking and Leadership Skills.
It is 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 313,000 these members improve their Communication and Leadership skills by attending one
of the 14,650 clubs in 126 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.
Noida Toastmasters Club comes under Area 03, Division H, District 41, Region 13.
Leaf through our website and contact us to find out how you can attend one of our meetings as a guest.
With a glorious history of 10 years, Noida Toastmasters club has achieved various milestones and has become one of the most sought-after clubs in the region.
Talk about quality of speakers- we have best of the lot including district champions and world championship runner ups, talk about evaluations- we again have the best evaluators including district and division champions and talk about table topics- we have history of introducing ever evolving ways of conducting this section.
All this makes Noida Toastmasters Club a landmark. And the kind of learning members are exposed to here is uncanny. The club has been awarded the highest district award- Golden Gavel- for 2 consecutive years and has been remarkable in topping the charts of Distinguished Club Program (DCP) by completing all the 10 goals.
In gist, the club is a powerhouse of knowledge and learnings and at the same time gives an environment conducive enough for members to grow by leaps and bounds.
I look forward to you visiting us soon.
Noida Toastmasters Club
Meeting# 354: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Meeting# 355: Saturday, January 27, 2018; 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
"Endless Learning and Boundless Energy: that is what keeps me hooked to Noida Toastmasters Club."
TM Alexander Daniel,
"My true learning here is: Take every Chance; Drop every Fear; Say more Yes than No. Hail, Noida Toastmasters Club."
TM Neha Gupta,
"Joining Noida TMC is a giant leap towards achieving my aspired goals."
TM Vinit Kumar Singh,
WE MEET AT!
Noida Toastmasters Club
Jalvayu Vihar Community Center
Near Bal Bharati Public School
LandMark : Spice Mall, Sector 21
Every Saturday: 4.00PM to 6.30PM