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  • 1. Newsletter of the JPKU Toastmasters Club, New Delhi Vol. 2, Issue 4; October 2009 Club No. 858173 Division C, District 82 From The Editors’ Desk News Digest Malkiat Singh Bindra Aniket Bose Chief Editor Assistant Newsletter Editor President Speaks Tejesh’s Article It feels great pleasure to bring to you the October edition on the JPKU Toastmasters Club, has had yet another 3 months ago an alien from the lands of IIT JPKU Newsletter "Images". amazing month! Our Representatives, Ritu at Delhi entered JPKU Toastmasters Club. He Evaluation contest… Page2 did not take much time… Page5 October was a month of highs in all regards- be it festivities, meetings or contests. In fact we had 3 special meetings, and a total of 7 meetings in the Know Thy Toastmaster month. And when it comes to contests, the JPKU TMs rocked not only at the Area Contest 12th Oct’09 area level, but conquered the Division Level in both contests as well! Roll over to Page 3 to read about the action that Yes, we have broken from the shackles of the took place at the area contest held some time Brilliant IITians who are trying to take over So many events meant so much more to cover, which forced me to rope in back… Page3 this CA club by bringing a Performing an assistant editor for the newsletter in the form of Aniket Bose monkey for this month’s edition… Page6 On behalf of the EC, we would like to inform all readers that we have Images from the Area Contest completed 6 out of our 10 DCP goals and will be completing many more in Check for some preview of the action which Best of the Month A lot has been happening at our club, and the near future. took place in the area contest where our club’s members won both the contests… Page4 these are the people who are making it Hope you the enjoy our first joint production. happen. Check out the winners of the previous month… Page7
  • 2. Images - JPKU 2 President’s Opening Note October’09 Edition President Speaks Dear All, JPKU Toastmasters Club, has had yet another amazing month! Our Representatives, Ritu at Evaluation contest and Devesh and Aniket at Humorous Speech contest, brought laurels to our club at the Area Level with Ritu and Devesh winning the Area Contest and Aniket coming third. Then our Champions went ahead and represented the Area at the Division and not just that, they went ahead and won it. A truly heart felt congratulations to them! Ritu and Devesh will be going to Hyderabad and I am sure win at the Reverberations!! Wishing them lots of luck from the entire club. This month also saw new members and whole lot of new enthusiasm! I hope the enthusiasm is continues. With the new members coming in we have also completed 6 DCP goals and we are not very far away from meeting our milestone of 10 goals! Best of luck to us! "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower " - Steve Jobs.
  • 3. Images - JPKU 3 Images National October’09 Edition Area Contest - 12th Oct’09 By Anuraag Awasthi It was the day we had all been waiting for with bated breaths. The day of Area level Evaluation Humorous Speech Contest and Humorous Speech contests. And what a day it was! Post Tea was the time for the Humorous Speech Contest. This contest also saw six ‘winner’ con- testants who spoke on topics of their choice as under: Manoj Pandey (Faulty communications) The meeting room in Punjabi Bhawan (location of NDTM) was unusually fresh and welcoming. Ankur Lal (The monk who saved me) And why not – for it had the privilege of hosting it’s first area level contest. And to channelize the Aniket Bose (Drinking is bad) energy, we had none other than our very own Club president Rajan Bhatia, who had donned the Ashok Astha (Sandeep, the Punjabi) mantle of the Contest Chairman. It’s not for nothing that we call him the humour king of NDTM. Devesh Trivedi (Bad Advise) Roshan Suhail (Fun on wheels) The day started with Chief Sergeant-at-arms T Mairal welcoming President Rajan Bhatia. Rajan, in turn, after guests introduction, welcomed Division Governor Paul Holmes, who was Before the results were declared, Munish Bhasin ‘interviewed’ all the contestants in his inimitable also the chief Judge today. Paul welcomed all and gave overview of the day’s events. He handed style which had the audience in splits. the control back to Rajan. Evaluation Contest Results for the Day The first in sequence was Evaluation Contest, which saw six ‘winner’ participants. The target speech was presented by Sangeeta Bahal. And oh boy, what a speech. And the final punch that it was her own true story made it unbelievably romantic. Fantastic! One of the best speeches I have Finally, the time came to declare the results. And the winners are – ladies and gentlemen, please seen in terms of content and delivery. put your hands together for... The six evaluation contestants gave their evaluations. The contestants were: Nikhil Sheth Roshan Suhail Evaluation Contest Humorous Speech Contest Akshita Agrawal Ritu Arora Ashok Astha, and Winner Ritu Arora Devesh Trivedi Pradeep Dutt 1st Runner Up Ashok Astha Roshan Suhail 2nd Runner Up Roshan Suhail Aniket Bose This contest was followed by Tea Break. It was an e-x-t-e-n-d-e-d networking break which pro- vided toastmasters from various NCR Toastmasters Clubs ample opportunity to mix with and know each other better. “Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation. ” - Jack Nicklaus.
  • 4. 4 Images National Images - JPKU October’09 Edition Target speaker and JPKU club members at the AREA Contest... Sangeeta Behl Nikhil Sheth Ritu Arora “Destiny, my friends, drives all of us” “Frankly, I didn’t find much to evaluate in that speech.” “What can I do, I am just too Awesome!” Aniket Bose Devesh Trivedi “Look at my suit! It looks good, doesn’t it?” “Yes, I am very brave, I will not take your advice!” “We improve ourselves by victory over ourself. There must be contests and you must Win. ” - Edward Gibbon.
  • 5. Images - JPKU 5 Images Local October’09 Edition Ad Libitum By Tejesh Kinariwala 3 months ago an alien from the lands of IIT Delhi entered JPKU The episode before this year's Humorous Speech Area Contest is Toastmasters Club. He did not take much time to leave every member in worth mentioning here. A few days before Aniket was supposed to awe by his out of the ordinary tall, very dark, handsome looks and more represent our club, he was busy enjoying with his friends (including importantly by his amazing control of the stage. Even after giving me) at Rendezvous- the annual cultural fest of IITD, doing an Ad-Mad several speeches, normal human beings like us tend to find the where he was playing Dollymaan (It’s OK if you haven’t heard of temperature on the dais much lower than that of the audience seats. Dollymaan- it’s just of the alien’s several nonsensical superhero We tend to shiver with a very basic human instinct of nervousness. creations). So engrossed he was in his role, that he jumped over from We need to prepare really hard before we can come up with a decent our library, shouting "Dollymaan Dollymaan.....Dollymaan", and fell sounding speech of 5 minutes. We tend to get speechless when we are to the ground. asked to speak on table topics, impromptu. However, it was only after we finished laughing that we came to our Aniket Bose, an established alien, a student pursuing electrical senses and found out that it was not a part of the Ad-Mad, he had engineering, the winner of Best Speaker for all of his first four projects actually broken his leg. He was advised one month’s bed rest. is impenetrable to all this. He is a master of thinking on feet. I am not However, the superhero that he was, Dollymaan didn’t back out. In drawing the above conclusion from his winning Best Table Topics fact, our Langda Tyagi went on to deliver an awesome speech, warn- Speaker several times, but from the fact that most of his speeches are ing the audience that Drinking is Bad. I had never heard of a almost extempore. OK to be fair, he starts preparing when he starts bed-resting leg-broken person winning bronze at area level walking from the hostel to the centre! contest before. When it comes to humorous speeches, all they require is that people at Bose is the one who introduced me to toastmasters, and in my view is JPKU club laugh. But his speeches transcend this bare minimum the one to give the most succinct description to the purpose of the club requirement. In fact laughter is so high dosed that even the people of till date. He calls it the "most constructive recreation". I think Noida Club people ROFL (rolling on floor laughing). Just imagine the Toastmasters International should make note of this poor members at JPKU with their hands on their stomachs. description, as well as the person who coined it. The world needs to hear him. "Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. ” - Tom Robbins.
  • 6. 6 Lost And Found Images - JPKU October’09 Edition After taking up several roles for 4 meetings, you finally came up with a wonderful “Ice Breaker”. How was the experience- preparing for the Know Thy Toastmaster speech as well as delivering it? Well at first, I felt I was back in school preparing for an important assignment. The whole time, while I was writing the speech, I kept worrying if I’ll be able to “Chandni Kapur” mug it up. But to my absolute surprise, the minute I finished writing it, I didn’t need to memorise it. It just stayed with me. Of course I did feel nervous while presenting, but that’s where audience participation plays an important role. And in fact I found a marked difference from the times I present at work. The sense Toastmasters is a forum which allows you to speak your of warmth and encouragement I felt from the audience heart and mind out. Do you agree? at the meeting was missing in my colleagues and supervisors at work. I realising how important it Yes, that’s true. You can randomly pick up any topic that you is to be a receptive audience. And how that plays feel strongly about and speak away. But more than a forum to a vital role in boosting your confidence. speak your heart and mind, I feel it’s a forum to lose your fears and gain confidence and a bunch of new communication You call yourself a “performing monkey”. How’s the skills. monkey fairing in the three pursuits of its life- ideas It is indeed commendable that you have maintained for advertisements, marriage, and of course- happiness? a 100% attendance in Toastmasters’ meetings ever since you joined. What is it that you look forward Toastmasters provides the confidence, energy and motiva- Haha…well ideas for ads is something that’s constantly to learn at Toastmasters? tion which we miss in our daily life. What do you have to evolving. Although I think I’m not fairing too badly in that say about that? department. I love my work and am really lucky to have I have joined toastmasters specifically to improve my found a creative profession. On marriage, things are status presentation skills at work. I suffer from a lot of stage I think confidence, energy and motivation come from various quo! What’s that phrase now, ‘single, happy to mingle!’ fight and anxiety and I can’t wait to empty myself of avenues of life. Toastmasters in my view, gives you the confi- And as for my happiness quotient- well on the whole that’s all the fear and inhibitions. I look at Toastmaster dence and motivation in communicating with an audience at not too bad. What can I say, I’m a Punju! (Punjabi!) We’re meeting as my weekly doze of therapy. large. It’s a very important skill to harness and there’s no run- trained to be happy! The more regular I am with my ning away from it. At some point in our lives or the other, we dosage, the faster I’ll get rid of all realise we need it. my fear. That’s why there’s 100% attendance! "Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. ” - Edward De Bono.
  • 7. 7 Images Best of the Month Images - JPKU October’09 Edition • Deepak Diwani on 3rd Oct • Malkiat Bindra on 27th Oct • Neeraj on 3rd Oct • Deepak Menon on 27th Oct • Aniket & Manoj on 10th Oct • Deepak Diwani on 31st Oct • Shraddha Nakra on 24th Oct • Manoj & Paul Holmes on 31st Oct • Manoj Kumar on 3rd Oct • Shraddha Nakra on 27th Oct • Shraddha Nakra on 27th Oct • Richa Aggarwal on 31st Oct "Experience shows that success is due less to ability that to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul. ” - Charles Buxton.
  • 8. 8 Images Classified Images - JPKU October’09 Edition Contact Us Venue • Shraddha Nakra: President Vivekananda Vihar, Opposite J.P., Kapur & Uberai, Chartered shraddha.nakra@gmail.com Accountants, LGF C-4/5 Safdarjung Development Area, • Richa Aggarwal: Vice President, Education New Delhi—110016. radiantricha@gmail.com • Nikhil Sheth: Vice President, Membership nikhil.js@gmail.com Timings • Malkiat Bindra: Vice President, Public Relations malkiat07@gmail.com Every Saturday, 12:30 p.m. • Manoj Kumar: Secretary manoj.k8@gmail.com Whom to Contact • Nihil Malik: Treasurer nikhilmalik@ymail.com For all membership and PR queries, please contact: • Ritu Arora: Sergeant-at-arms Nikhil Sheth (VP, Membership): +91-99114-79900; nikhil.js@gmail.com arora2008@gmail.com Malkiat Bindra (VP, Public Relations): +91-98110-64605 ; malkiat07@gmail.com JPKU TMC Viveknanda Vihar "Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  • 9. Always Ahead…! Firstly, I would like to thank Aniket Bose who agreed to take up the role of the Assistant Newsletter Editor and have been enthusiastic about it and contributing towards it ever since. Further, I am thankful to Tejesh and Anuraag Awasthi for contributing to the Newsletter. Club No. 858173 Division C, District 82 No part of this newsletter maybe printed or reproduced without intimating the JPKU Toastmasters Club. All enquiries and requests should be directed to the club’s public relations http://jpkutoastmasters.bravehost.com committee at jpkunews@gmail.com. Copyright JPKU Toastmasters Club, 2009