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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
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2 President’s Opening Note October’09 Edition
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.
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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:
Roshan Suhail Evaluation Contest Humorous Speech Contest
Ashok Astha, and Winner Ritu Arora Devesh Trivedi
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.
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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.
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5 Images Local October’09 Edition
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.
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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
"Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. ” - Edward De Bono.
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• 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
• 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.
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"Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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
Further, I am thankful to Tejesh and Anuraag Awasthi for
contributing to the Newsletter.
Club No. 858173
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