Club No. 858173
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Division C, District 82
Vol. 1, Issue 1; Jan 2009
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Bright New Beginning
The Eyes Have It
Meet Our New EC
Eye On It
Our Team is Growing...
U Juhi Chawla
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"Make a point, tell a story. Make another point, tell another story. Make yet another point and tell yet another story. That
K is the essence of public speaking.”
Bright New Beginning Tips for Toastmasters
Common Presentation Errors And How To Correct
Standing on the brink of a bright new beginning
I can feel the fresh new breeze coming to me • The One-Legged Speaker
and I long to set myself free.... Symptoms: The speaker puts most of his/her weight on one leg. The other foot is
usually placed toe down. This speaker usually leans on the lectern.
I see the river that I have to cross Cure: Stand upright on both feet. Keep the feet a comfortable distance apart.
and I see the bridge that can take me across... Maintain good posture. Refuse the temptation to lean on the lectern.
I wish to climb, run and jump to the other side • The One-Handed Speaker and the No-Handed Speaker
leaving burden of my big bag behind..... Symptoms: The "one-handed" speaker hides one hand in a pocket. Sometimes this
speaker will remove that hand from one pocket only to put the other hand in the
The bag in which I collected flowers, stones and some broken dreams.. other pocket. The "no-handed" speaker locks his/her hands in front or behind,
Though it is dear but now it seems.. guaranteeing that the hands cannot be seen or used during the speech.
Cure: Understand that your hands are perhaps the most expressive body language
It is too heavy to take along.. tool you have. Make them work for you instead of hiding them. The next time you
as my destination is far and the way too long.... get the urge to hide your hands, fight that impulse and let your hands stay out in
It has given me so many scars..
• The Reader / The Reader—Speaker
my shoulders can’t bear pain of bleeding wounds any more...
Symptoms: The speaker reads the entire speech.
Cure: Understand that a speaker speaks. Use your notes to guide you, but realize
I know for me its difficult to part..
that the audience doesn't want a reader, it wants a speaker. Practice your speech
but now my life needs a new start....
beforehand so that you build your confidence and knowledge to deliver the speech
as a speaker. Avoid using a manuscript and use only an outline or a Mind Map.
So here I drop my bag, flowers and my broken dreams...
and I wash my wounds with water of the stream • The Sloppy Speaker
Symptoms: This speaker uses slang, doesn't articulate words, and gives an
I see the sun shining and hear the birds singing... unprofessional feel to the presentation.
standing on the brink of a bright new beginning........ Cure: Realize that when you give a speech, your choice of words should reflect a
more formal language than what you use in everyday conversation. Take the time
I can feel the fresh new breeze coming to me... to articulate words and project your voice. In doing so, you will also improve your
and I long to set myself free... free...free.... eye contact and appear more professional.
- Dr. Dilip Abayasekara
- Jyoti Sharma
(Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, former global President of Toastmasters International, is a well known speech
(Mumbai Toastmasters Club) consultant with an award- winning background in communication, leadership and sales. The above
article has been picked from the free resources section of his website www.drdilip.com)
P "If all my talents and powers were to be taken from me...and I had my choice of keeping but one, I would unhesitatingly
ask to be allowed to keep the Power of Speaking, for through it, I would quickly recover all the rest. ”
Images—Jan 09 The Eyes Have It
- Deepak Menon, DTM
(LGET, District 82 Toastmasters)
“Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes.” To work this magic, it only takes a few simple steps:
1. Be clear about the message you wish to deliver. If you are confused, you will not be able
to decide which way to look!
Eyes have always held a fascination for me. When I look into a pair of eyes, I find I can look into 2. Before you speak, take a moment to look around the audience. Figure out who are the
the depths of that person. The honesty that gleams from them holds a tremendous feeling of persons who seem most interested and attentive and mark them out.
mystique for me. 3. The ‘marked’ persons must be spread across the audience and not just in a small
The eyes are the windows to the world; a mirror to the soul. They help you gain entry into 4. When you begin speaking, speak to the eyes of the ‘marked’ persons. Speak a complete
another person’s heart, head, mind and soul. Eyes speak their own language and expressive eyes thought to one and then look at the next person to speak to.
can speak without the mouth uttering a single word. Now imagine if the power of those 5. Never spend too little (less than a sentence) or too much time (more than two sentences)
expressive eyes were combined with words to communicate a message, how effectively could this looking at a person while speaking.
message be delivered. 6. Don’t close your eyes, look at the floor or at the ceiling which is distracting and breaks
the bond you have already created.
When someone looks directly into my eyes while speaking to me, it immediately establishes a
firm bond that speaks volumes about that person’s sincerity. However, if that person were to look Now you will have the magic working for you and you will have the ‘ayes’ of the audience
at anything other than my eyes while speaking to me, that personal connection and bond is lost firmly with you!
and the message is easily forgotten. How would you feel if the person you're speaking to at a
dinner party had her back turned to you or was looking at another person over your shoulder? It's I’d like to share a story of a public speaker, a bit shortsighted, who
not very engaging, is it? It's all in the eyes. was addressing a large audience in an auditorium. He ‘marked’ in
the audience a person who he thought would be very influential as
While speaking to the eyes is important in a “one-to-one” conversation, eye she seemed, from that distance, to be dressed from head to toe in
contact does wonders for a public speaker. If I speak to an audience and let my fur. The speech began. Sure enough, our speaker spent most of his
eyes rove establishing eye contact with most, I feel the connection with them time speaking to the ‘marked’ lady who seemed very absorbed as
deepen building an immediate rapport. To the contrary if I pay more attention she did not stir at all throughout the speech. The speech ended to
to only a segment of the audience, I am met with reproof from that part of the applause from the audience. Shortly thereafter, a friend of our speaker came up to him and
audience that felt ignored and left out. complimented him on his performance. But then she asked a question, “Tell me, when you
were speaking why were you looking so intently at the chair on which all the ladies had piled
The magic works best if every person in the audience feels that the speaker is talking to each of their fur coats?” The moral of the story – ensure that the ‘marked’ person is indeed a person!
them alone. Last week, when I was the Toastmaster at a meeting of one of the Clubs in Delhi, a
member who had sat to my right told me, “Deepak, I found you were only looking in my direction. As American Poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “One of the most wonderful things in nature is
While, I liked your attention, don’t you think you deprived the others?” I had just about managed a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity.” Speak to the
to absorb this when another member who had sat to my left walked up and said it seemed that I eyes and you will have conquered the heart, the mind and the soul of your audience!
had been only speaking to her! Now I was confused! If it had seemed to two persons sitting in
different parts of the room that I was talking only to them, surely I had a squint…. or I had learnt “With eyes that looked into the very soul . . . Bright – and as black and burning as coal.”
the magic that all Toastmasters aspire to achieve! Lord Byron
P "There are always three speeches for every one you actually gave: the one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one
you wish you gave.”
Recent Achievers at JPKU
• Deepak Menon—100th speech with 3rd ACB
Deepak Menon Ritu Arora • Abhishek Bajaj—CC and CL
“JPKU Toastmasters Club has a dream…
• Parul Purwar— CC and CL
A dream, that every member will become a better
speaker, a better leader and a better person. A
• Ambarish Srivastava—CC
dream that every member will be a champion, one
day, in his or her own way.. A dream that every
member will be always ahead…
JPKU toastmasters club is a place where dreams
Stars of the Month
• Best Speakers— Parul Purwar, Richa Aggarwal, Deepak Dewani,
Humorous Speech Contest
• Best Tabletopics Speakers—Ritu Arora, Neeraj Aggarwal
• Best Evaluators—Deepak Menon, Ritu Arora
"Fear is not a foe but a friend--a familiar companion that nagged me to do my best. Don’t think of fear as a deterrent.
K It’s a kick in the rear to prepare.”
Meet our new EC Our Team is Growing...
A new year, a new beginning. On the 27th of December, 2008, the JPKU
Toastmasters Club installed its new executive committee for the period of Neeraj Aggarwal, member since Jan 09
Jan-Jun 2009. Here is the new cabinet: “I visited JPKU last week as a guest to see
whet Toastmasters was all about. Hearing
• Parul Purwar: President the people talk I was impressed. The
• Abhishek Bajaj: Vice President, Education encouragement and warmth I received later
• Hasimran Punj: Vice President, Membership was enough for me to run down to the office
and sign up. I knew I was
• Juhi Chawla: Vice President, Public Relations
at the right place and look Deepak Dewani, member since Jan 09
• Shraddha Nakra: Secretary forward to all the fun
• Sona Pakhi: Treasurer “The first thing that struck me during my
learning and growth first meeting at JPKU Toastmasters as a guest was
• Manoj Kumar: Sergeant-at-arms this place has to the ease and quickness with which I started seeing
offer me” myself as a “part” of the group rather than someone
We wish the team all the very best. Here’s hoping that JPKU Toastmasters
attains new heights under their leadership. outside of it….I am looking forward to moving up the
learning curve here, and having fun all along”
Eye On It
Up & Coming Events—please mark your calendars:
JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH Come & See
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Vivekananda Vihar, Opposite J.P., Kapur & Uberai, Chartered Accountants,
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APRIL Jan 31: Club Level Speech & MAY When do we meet?
S M T W T F S Tabletopics Contest S M T W T F S Every Saturday, 12:30pm
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Whom to contact?
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12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Mar 15: Division Level Speech & 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 For all membership and PR queries, please contact:
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Tabletopics Contest 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Harsimran Punj (VP, Membership): +91 98185 60035; email@example.com
26 27 28 29 30 May 22—24: Ovation 2009, Colombo 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Juhi Chawla (VP, Public Relations): +91 98915 65060 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
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