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  1. 1. Newsletter of the JPKU Toastmasters Club, New Delhi Club No. 858173 Images Vol. 1, Issue 3; Mar 2009 Division C, District 82 From The Editors’ Desk Inside This Edition Always Ahead… ALL THE ACTION FROM THE SPRING SPEECH FEST J Juhi Chawla Deepak Dewani Chief Editor Assistant Editor Daughter of heaven and earth, coy Spring, With sudden passion languishing, Teaching barren moors to smile, Painting pictures mile on mile, Holds a cup of cowslip wreaths Whence a smokeless incense breathes Division C & I Contest Meet The Stars of P T.S. Eliot Gallery…………..Page 3 District 82………..Page 11 It is our great pleasure to present the Spring Issue of Images to you. This month at District 82 Toastmasters belongs to speech contests. All throughout the Page 4 REGULAR FEATURES month, we have seen some high voltage action at the division level International Speech contests and Table Topics contests. We have witnessed several moments of joy, President Speak………………. ……….. Page 2 courage, admiration, competitive spirit and above all, the hunger to come out as “the K We’ve Got Mail!............. ……….. Page 2 best from among the best”. And it has been a special treat for all of us at JPKU because The EC Speaks…………………. ……….. Page 5 our blooming and twinkling Toastmaster Ritu Arora has kept the flag of our club high as How many seeds are always. Three cheers for Ritu for winning the Division C International Speech Contest Indomitable Spirit of Toastmasters…….. Page 5 and being the first runner-up in Table Topics Contest. All eyes are now set on the grand there in an apple? finale at Ovation 2009 in Colombo. Ti-Tap-Toe………………………………... Page 6 Mark That Speech!.................. Page 7 Read more of this and other stories in the pages to follow. Our regular feature Kudos! Know Thy Toastmaster………………. Page 8 has an added punch in this edition— you will get to know all the stars of District 82 who Page 9 U will vie for the top spots in May. For this special edition, we managed to convince Kudos!!!.............................. Page 10 someone very special in our District to write a piece for us—find out more on Page 4. Inside-Out (The Book Review)…… Page 12 Plus, we have introduced a new feature in this edition—Mark That Speech!, to bring to you some of the greatest speeches in our history. Words of the Month………………….. Page 12 Hope in the Hard Our Team is Growing…………………. Page 14 We thoroughly enjoyed bringing this Spring edition to you. Please do continue to send Times in your feedback, suggestions and contributions at They help! Eye on it…………………………………….. Page 14
  2. 2. J P "A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use" K Washington Irving U Images—Mar 09 President Speak Toastmasters, as we know is an international organization We’ve Got Mail! that promotes speaking, listening and leadership skills. We Always Ahead… learn from each other by active listening and giving each other feedback based on “commend, recommend and I still remember the day when I was one of the J commend” approach. At Toastmasters we don’t just learn but three students chosen by my school to also experience the joy of speaking and listening. At JPKU represent it in a speech competition. You can Toastmasters, the emphasis is on helping each other in all imagine the hours that would have gone in, overcoming our inhibitions to speak, listen and lead. Today, I to prepare the speech and rehearse its delivery. All was well set and on the day of the Jyoti Narula, CC can proudly say that the enthusiasm and spirit with which all contest when my name was called and I walked of us at JPKU celebrate the joy of being a Toastmaster is up to the stage. Just the sight of over three Area C1 Governor simply stupendous. We need to keep up the good work... hundred people sitting in the audience made P me freeze. Words did not come out of my Division C, District—82 Parul Purwar mouth. Yes, I am talking of a situation where some of Toastmasters International us are not comfortable while interacting with people or speaking before them. Mission of the This is where JPKU Toastmasters Club helped me overcome my fears and over a period of K Toastmasters Club time, I become a better and a confident public To provide a mutually supportive speaker. and positive learning environment in which every To be a good public speaker is not just about individual member has the opportunity to develop having the knowledge base but also being able oral communication and leadership skills, which in to put forth those ideas using appropriate turn foster self-confidence and personal growth words and delivery techniques. U I wish all at JPKU all the very best. May this club scale even greater heights in the days to come.
  3. 3. J P “A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into K skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals” U Larry Bird Images—Mar 09 THE EXCITEMENT... Spring Speech Fest 2009 Division C & I, District 82 15th March 2009 ...CAPTURED IN LENSES
  4. 4. J P "To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the K world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others” Anthony Robbins U Images—Mar 09 How many seeds are there in an apple? Deepak Justin, D.T.M. Lt. Governor—Marketing, District 82 The second king cobra was brought. And a third and a fourth. And Gordon went on with un How many seeds are there in an apple…? -diminishing enthusiasm kissing them one by one in a dance of death. Then came the fifth. The sixth. The seventh. The eighth. The ninth. And the tenth. It’s a simple thought that has always perplexed me… After a few minutes he found himself hyperventilating, and grasping for breath. But he was Can I look at the question logically and say that there are only still not satisfied. He could do one more. And that had to be the biggest. two seeds in an apple which appears to be common sense. Or can I look at the question from a superior standpoint and say, A few ushers walked into the arena, with a huge trunk, in which was a “Now if one apple has two seeds and those two seeds are sixteen foot king cobra. With his expertise Gordon knew that the planted then we have two trees, and those two trees produce venom of this cobra could kill a bull elephant in one hiss. But he de- hundreds of apples. Now those hundreds of apples have cided to take it head on. For minutes he struggled to maneuver the hundreds of seeds and if they are in turn planted, then we have huge beast, but with focus and tact Gordon managed to kiss the 16 thousands of trees and those thousands of trees produce foot king cobra on its hood and thus breaking the Guinness Book of thousands of apples and if we were to see as to how many seeds are there in those thousands World Records for kissing eleven King Cobras at one stretch without of trees we would be arriving at a million. a break. The previous record for kissing the maximum number of King Cobras on the hood was held by Gordon himself. In a world of probabilities, some look at limitations while others look at possibilities. What is it that drives people like Gordon Cates to do the impossible? Gordon Cates is an ordinary human like you and me. But he has an extraordinary passion. He loves snakes. The venomous variety. For 22 years, he has been with the most exotic and In a world of probabilities, some look at limitations while others look at possibilities. venomous of reptiles. Gordon personally believes that among all the reptiles, snakes are the most dangerous. One fine day Gordon decided to do the impossible. He decided to get a few Some look at the half glass empty while others see the half glass full. king cobras into an arena, snakes that were not even defanged, and challenged himself that he would kiss them on the hood. Some look at a frown as a smile turned downwards, while others see a smile as a frown turned downwards. The stage was set for what could result in the kiss of death if something went wrong. The camera was rolling. A live audience came to witness what they could never possibly imagine. Some look at an adversity in every opportunity, while others see an opportunity in every adversity. The arena was smaller than the size of a typical room. The first snake was brought on to the center-stage. A huge 8 footer. Gordon watched carefully as the 8 footer raised its hood to Some look at two seeds in an apple while others look at a seed with endless possibilities. about 3 feet high. Gordon moved his hand to and fro as the beast focussed all its attention to the movement of the hand. As the beast’s attention was totally glued towards Gordon’s hand, How many seeds in an apple do you see? he stooped and kissed it on the head.
  5. 5. J P "A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done” K Dwight D. Eisenhower U Images—Mar 09 09 Images—Mar The EC Speaks… This month: Club Secretary Shraddha Nakra Hail The Indomitable Spirit of Toastmasters! From birth till death, every living being feels the need to communicate. Over the period of evolution, various means of communication have been developed by practically all animals The life of Lisa Bishop, a resident of the Brunswick town of southwestern Maine, and Homo sapiens, but not alike. U.S.A., has changed dramatically ever since she joined Toastmasters. Lisa suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism. After So what is it that renders us apart from the other creatures? mustering the courage for along time, she finally decided to attend a Toastmasters session. However, in just a few short months since joining, she’s “Language”. found the strength to stand up to her fears and discover a confidence she never thought possible. Lisa joined in Jan 2006 and since then has blossomed through I am indeed talking about communication skills. Most of us already know the im- her Toastmasters involvement. She has almost completed all of the required perative need for good communication skills; in this message, I only intend to Ctrl+B speeches for her Competent Communicator award and has joined another their ubiquitous essence! Toastmaster club, Mainely Speakers. Both clubs recently named her vice president of public relations. Having lived in various parts of the country, I have had the opportunity to interact with people from various walks of life and I have seen instances of excellent communication and as well as those with absolute lack of it. In today’s converging global markets where “survival of the fittest” has become a norm, it is not just important to be good at what you do; it is also critical to be able to put forth your ideas effectively. Most successful leaders who have marked the face of history were / are all brilliant orators. Mahatma Gandhi, Adolf Hitler and in more recent times Barack Obama, are all examples worth mentioning. A huge fan following across generations is a testimonial of their immaculate ability to connect with their Rithika Rambabu is a young and cheerful Toastmaster at the Jain Toastmasters audience. Club in Bangalore. All of 19 years of age, life has not been an easy journey for her since childhood. At the age of 8, she was diagnosed with diabetes. She had to be A lot of us doubt our capabilities and lack confidence when it comes to admitted in coma because of low blood sugar when she was in Std. 10th. And communication skills. The good part, however, is (or at least I believe) that good nothing could have been more unfortunate for her than being diagnosed with tu- communication skills can be acquired. We too can speak articulately, like the student mor last year. Yet, Rithika is one IRON LADY whose enthusiasm & will power is who always got the best speaker’s award in school and who we always admired. worth admiring. She has recently completed her CC & CL, and is determined to achieve many more milestones at Toastmasters. She lives her life to the fullest, With the power of Toastmasters on our side, YES WE CAN... and even runs a school for orphan girls, called S.O.S. or Save Our Souls. Shraddha Nakra
  6. 6. J P “Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know” K U Jim Rohn Images—Mar 09 Tip-Tap-Toe Tips for Toastmasters What is your Name Again? Use the name frequently during your conversation to test your memory and establish closer ties with an individual. "I couldn't agree with you more, Joe" or "You know, Sue, I heard a funny You're at a Toastmasters meeting, engaged in a discussion with a prospective member, when you story about that", are both examples of individualized suddenly panic "What is this person's name"? conversation that sounds friendly, but isn't forced. Nearly everyone enjoys the sound of their name, which is why If you forget the name or didn't hear it the first time, remembering names is such a powerful tool for establishing don't fake it... ASK! Most people would prefer to important relationships. Try these tips for remembering the repeat their name rather than correct a wrong guess. name you were just told 30 seconds ago! Politely asking for a reminder may be awkward, but it will be appreciated. If the name is particularly Give your full attention to the introduction. Don't get caught difficult to retain or pronounce, ask for a spelling. shaking the hand of a new acquaintance while keeping one eye on the waiter walking away with the last of the hors d'oeuvres! Make the person feel important by making the introduction important to Don't make excuses. No one wants to hear "I'm you. terrible with names" or "I meet so many people in a day". Excuses like these can make the most important Listen Carefully and repeat the name immediately. Verbal repetition helps reinforce a new name person feel insignificant in your eyes. Full attention during new introductions is the key to in your memory and gives you the valuable opportunity to rehearse or double-check difficult keeping names from slipping your mind. Take the time to fully focus on anyone you're about to pronunciations. meet. The time to recognize an important contact is before you forget the name, not afterwards! Think of someone with the same name. A favourite relative, your best friend or a high school sweetheart could come in handy if they share the name of a new acquaintance. Form an immediate association with the name and the person's outstanding feature or trait. - Excerpt from the article "What Is Your Name Again?" by Marilyn S. Nyman, published in Whether it's flattering or not, the first association you make with a person is the best tool you can the Toastmaster August1996 use for remembering the person's name. Hair colour, tone of voice, style of clothing or even height can all be effective associations.
  7. 7. J P “When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, simply drop it.” K Marquis de Vauvenargues U Images—Mar 09 Mark That Speech! The Greatest Speeches of our Times Who? When & Where? Martin Luther King, Jr. 28 August, 1963; Washington D.C. Listen / Watch Read Critique “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most memorable speeches of all time. Much of the greatness of this speech is tied to its historical context, but the 3 key lessons in speech delivery that can be extracted from this speech are: • Emphasize Phrases by Repeating at the Beginning of Sentences: “I have a dream” is repeated in eight successive sentences, and is one of the most often cited examples of anaphora in modern rhetoric. • Utilize Appropriate Quotations or Allusions: “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” “I Have a Dream” • Use Metaphors to Highlight Contrasting Concepts: “joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity”, “sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.”
  8. 8. J P "Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life K and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets -- no, they're little gifts, containing meanings!” U Images—Mar 09 Philip Roth Know Thy Toastmaster Richa Aggarwal, an aspiring Chartered Accountant (she is in fact only 5 months away from completing her CA) joined JPKU Toastmasters last year and since then she has never looked back. Richa loves dancing, and eating is the Richa Aggarwal only guilty pleasure that she has. Her mantra in life is to enjoy whatever she does and have fun all along. She believes that life is like a car ,”sometimes it runs smoothly, other times you get a flat tire, and yet other times, you get caught speeding”. And so we all should drive “our lives” carefully with full control on the steering, Richa advocates. Toastmasters is a forum that lets you speak your Confidence, energy, motivation & self- heart and mind out. Do you agree? satisfaction, have you gained all of these at JPKU To a large extent, yes. To me, it is the best place to make Toastmasters? mistakes, to learn and to improve. And have fun Yes, absolutely. Getting to speak in front of some of the simultaneously. I had not even in my dreams ever thought more competent speakers and then being appreciated by of a day when I would be able to give 10 minute long one and all gives me an enormous amount of confidence. speeches in front of a packed room. But now all that has The applause rejuvenates me and instills a feeling that changed dramatically and I feel proud whenever I give a there is no more fear to conquer. I can simply go on and on speech. about the benefits... Has there been a positive change in your life How would you respond to people having the What does a CC mean to you and how significant after joining TM? view point that TM is like any other "coaching is achieving this milestone at TM? There have been loads of positive changes. Most centre" claiming to make you proficient in It means a lot to me personally. It is like a degree which importantly, I had an obnoxious fear of speaking in public communication skills? says, “Richa, you have gone up one step”. It is an important and that fear has now vanished! I am very happy to say that recognition, a symbol of achievement. It is a trophy of I am no longer afraid of speaking in front of the audience. I I would invite them to a Toastmasters club to attend a victory. It is a critical milestone for any Toastmaster to can express myself better and I have become much more meeting. I am sure one meeting is all it will take them to achieve. A CC is a reward for all the efforts that go into confident and extrovert than before. What better change find out the difference themselves. This is the only place becoming an effective speaker, and motivates the speaker could have I asked for! where nobody is teaching you with a notepad and pencil in to aim for even higher goals. hand. Nobody is a teacher, and nobody is a student. You evolve as a speaker through learn-by-doing approach and gain from the advice of your mentor and fellow Toastmasters who are there for the same reason as you are.
  9. 9. J P "No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought K is vicious” U Henry Adams Images—Mar 09 Hope in the Hard Times - How joining Toastmasters can see you through For Lisa Westlund of the Simi Valley club in California, it was a case of role reversal. She had Has your company called it quits? Have you been downsized into a smaller office, or worse yet, worked in management for 27 years and was used to conducting interviews and hiring others. the streets? With a dire economic crisis going on around the world, sooner or later, you’ll She says, “Being on the interviewee side is totally different and after so many years of being probably feel the squeeze of corporate belt-tightening tactics. How you react to the bad news in charge, I needed to gain confidence to go on job interviews and also to have impromptu can have a major impact on your future. And though you may feel it deep in your heart, conversations.” Lisa joined Toastmasters to learn how to handle being on the other side of panicking is not an option. So how do you face such harrowing circumstances without letting it the table. She was hooked from the first meeting and adds, “I also gained the confidence to all force you into making unwise decisions? not only go on job interviews but to land a great job with a great company.” If you have already been laid off, it won’t help to sit at If you’re still working but a layoff appears imminent, try not to panic. This may not be easy home alone contemplating the problems of the world. to do when you see others forced out, one by one, all around you. But panicking won’t save Consider, instead, using that extra time to boost your you or your co-workers. Preparation is the key. When Judi Goldberg of the Minutemen club in skills and résumé. Use your time wisely and you may Massachusetts was laid off, it did not come as a total surprise. She handled the incident revive your career in the end. Toastmaster Linda calmly by relying, in part, on her Toastmasters training. She says Toastmasters “helped me Martins-Mann, who belongs to four clubs in California, push on and just know I will get another job.” was laid off from her job earlier this year. But her spirits and goals remain high. She says, “Toastmasters Beverly Murray belonged to a corporate Toastmasters club has shown me that I am worth more than I ever made up of members from the financial industry giant, thought.” Wachovia. With their company in crisis, the club members were too busy to attend the meetings. And though the club Mark Perew, a member of Toastmasters clubs in North disbanded as a result of this, the good news is that each former Carolina and California, rebounded from a brief period member knows about the Toastmasters program and can join of unemployment and even created a better future. “I another club when the opportunity arises. Murray continues to was laid off in early 2003,” he says. “That was not a good time to be looking for a job. I credit have faith in Toastmasters and says, “I plan to find another Toastmasters with getting me employed again within three weeks.” This may seem fast, even local club to join after the first of the year.” for a Toastmaster, but Perew points to his Toastmasters training: “Interviews are just real-life Table Topics [impromptu speaking] sessions. I knew I had to answer the question that was You can increase your worth to your company and, if necessary, to interviewers simply by asked; do it in a limited time; have a beginning, middle and end; use good eye contact; in- building your communication and leadership skills. Have you checked to see if your company clude personal stories; add appropriate humor and connect with the interviewer. My time in offers Toastmasters meetings? Joining your company’s club – or a neighborhood group – can Toastmasters made it possible for me to accomplish all that and get a better-paying job.” be an easy way to accomplish this goal. After relocating to San Jose, California, Renee Lam attended a number of Toastmasters clubs It is alarming to be surrounded by a global financial crisis in which so many giants of industry during a time when she didn’t have a job. She visited a flurry of club meetings in the space of and finance are going under. These disasters leave us wondering how to navigate such rough two weeks – and says it produced all sorts of practical benefits, including getting an seas without sinking, but the answer remains the same: The best way to survive is to set a informational interview with someone and meeting a couple of people willing to circulate her course that includes daily, weekly and monthly objectives. Eventually, with steady progress, résumé. “I want to emphasize that active participation in Toastmasters pays off,” Lam says, you will steer through the troubled waters of today and reach the safety of that distant “Keep Toastmasters dues in your budget, even during unemployment.” shore. You will get there. And when you do, you’ll be glad you’ve prepared for it. From the Toastmasters International website
  10. 10. J P "Words do two major things: they provide food for the mind and create light for understanding an K awareness” U Jim Rohn Images—Mar 09 Dr. Ritu Arora Did you know? Winners of the month JPKU Toastmasters was the second club in @JPKU District 82 to achieve the President’s Distinguished Club (PDC) status in the program year 2007-08. Best Speaker: Rachit Kaul This year too, we have achieved Best Evaluators: Shraddha Nakra, Dr. Ritu Arora the same status which gives us the distinction of being a PDC for 3 years in a row. Best Table Topics Speakers: Parul Purwar, Only one more club in Division C Dr. Ritu Arora, Poonam Jain (Toastmaster Club of New Delhi) has this unique distinction. Winner: District 82, Division C International Speech Contest First Runner-up: District 82, Division C Table Topics Contest
  11. 11. J P "The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” K Ludwig Wittgenstein U Images—Mar 09 Stars of the Month—Division Level Contests (District 82) International Speech Contest Table Topics Contest • Division A: Shanaka Chandrasekara (Sampath Bank •Division A: Dayan Fernando (Serendib Toastmasters Club, Toastmasters Club, Colombo) Colombo) • Division B: Aaron Watson (Bangalore Toastmasters Club) • Division B: Rajdeep Manwani (Bangalore Toastmasters Club) • Division C: Ritu Arora (JPKU Toastmasters Club) • Division C: Punita Singh (Toastmasters Club of New Delhi) • Division D: Prasad Sovani (Toastmasters Club of Pune) • Division D: Prasad Sovani (Toastmasters Club of Pune) • Division E: M. Rajasekhar • Division E: Dirish Mohan (Daffodils Toastmasters Club) • Division F: M. Vidyashankar (Hyderabad Toastmasters Club) • Division F: Archana Ramu (Deloitte Hyderabad Toastmasters • Division H: Dananjaya Hettiarachchi (Smedley Toastmasters Club) Club, Colombo) • Division H: Dev Wijetunge (Millennium Toastmasters Club, • Division I: Sabarigirish Kanjully (Toastmasters Club of Colombo) Dwarka, New Delhi • Division I: Sabarigirish Kanjully (Toastmasters Club of Dwarka, New Delhi) Watch out for the Division G contest on 19th Apr
  12. 12. J P "Words, when well chosen, have so great a force in them, that a description often gives us more K lively ideas than the sight of things themselves ” U Joseph Addison Images—Mar 09 Inside-Out Words of the Month The Book Review "Word of the day" from a few of our meetings this last The Secret month: Author: Rhonda Byrne 1. Imbue (verb) From the back cover - spread or diffuse through; fill, soak, or suffuse totally Once known only by elites, who were unwilling to share their Usage: People at a conference were imbued with a desire for social justice. knowledge of the power, 'the secret' of obtaining anything you desire, is now revealed by prominent physicists, authors and philosophers as being based in the universal Law of Attraction. 2. Ebullient (adj) And the good news is that anyone can access its power to bring themselves health, wealth and happiness. Fragments of The Secret have been found in oral - full of energy & excitement traditions, literature, religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. A number of the exceptional people who discovered its power went on to become regarded as the greatest Usage: All the speakers at the Spring Speech Fest were ebullient. human beings who ever lived. Among them: Plato, Leonardo, Galileo and Einstein. By unifying leading-edge scientific thought with ancient wisdom and spirituality, the riveting, 3. Benevolent (adj) practical knowledge will lead readers to a greater understanding of how they can be the mas- ters of their own lives. - kind, helpful & generous Usage: May God be benevolent to him in this hour of need. Read it: - doing good rather than making profit, charitable To learn how to use “The Secret”, in every aspect of your life. You will begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that is within you. You will learn the law of negativity, and the power Usage: The benevolent fund/ institution. of positive thinking; some would say the principle is almost similar to the teachings of Reiki, and the power of visualization. Some call it pseudo-science. 4. Sanguine (adj) The author repeats, "Think it and it will happen". A New Age self-help book, easy to read, and uplifting. Know what you want and ask the universe for it. The universe will conspire… - Confidently optimistic and cheerful Usage: Fund managers appear more sanguine about the situation, however.
  13. 13. J P "Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel” K Ralph Waldo Emerson U Images—Mar 09 Our Executive Committee Our Team is Growing... • Parul Purwar: President Abbas Mehdi Rizvi, member since Mar 09 • Abhishek Bajaj: Vice President, Education “I visited JPKU last week as a guest to see whet Toastmasters was all about. Hearing the people talk I was impressed. The first thing that struck me was the ease and quickness • Hasimran Punj: Vice President, Membership with which I started seeing myself as a “part” of the group rather than someone outside of it. I was invited to participate in the Table Topics section and needless to say, my legs • Juhi Chawla: Vice President, Public Relations were shaking when I got up to speak in front of a packed room, and that too an impromptu speech which I have never dared to try in my entire life. And the “Ah Counter’s” report for me towards the end said it all…. • Shraddha Nakra: Secretary Nonetheless, the encouragement and warmth I received was enough for me to run down to • Sona Pakhi: Treasurer the office and sign up. I knew I was at the right place and look forward to all the fun learning and growth this place has to offer me” • Manoj Kumar: Sergeant-at-arms Eye On It Up & Coming Events & Announcements—please mark your calendars Come & See It’s Dues Time! us in action The most wonderful time of the year Ah, the signs of spring: cherry blossoms, warmer weather, and Where do we meet? longer days. And membership dues. Yep, it's that time of year Vivekananda Vihar, Opposite J.P., Kapur & Uberai, Chartered Accountants, we all know and love: LGF C-4/5 Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi, 110016 When do we meet? April — September dues time! Every Saturday, 12:30pm We can't stress enough how important it is to pay your membership dues on time. Whom to contact? For all membership and PR queries, please contact: For those who have not done so already, please pay your dues Harsimran Punj (VP, Membership): +91 98185 60035; to VP- Education Abhishek Bajaj or Secretary Shraddha Nakra without further delay. Juhi Chawla (VP, Public Relations): +91 98915 65060 ;
  14. 14. J P "To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well” K John Marshall U Images—Mar 09 Ovation 2009, the annual District 82 conference is being Be There…. organized on 22nd-24th May at Mount Lavinia Hotel, situated a few miles from the bustle of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The Organizers of Ovation 2009 have put in a great effort to ensure that it will be one of the most educative and enjoyable conferences in recent times. A conference that you, as an active Toastmaster, should not miss. DTM Pat Johnson, 2nd Vice President of Toastmasters Interna- tional, trainer & motivational speaker will be the Keynote Speaker at the conference. Other well-known international toastmasters, as well as our own toastmasters, will also be sharing their great wealth of knowledge with us. So what are you waiting for? For details on how to register, please contact Parul Purwar ( or Abhishek Bajaj (
  15. 15. Images J P Always Ahead… Club No. 858173 Division C, District 82 K 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 committee at U Copyright JPKU Toastmasters Club, 2009