Toastmasters Club

SDMIMD Toastmasters Club listed among Top 10

The Toastmasters Club at SDMIMD has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Clubs among 150 clubs in District 121, which consists of clubs in Karnataka and Kerala. The recognition is on account of the highest percentage of education awards filed, per base membership. SDMIMD congratulates SDMites Team of Toastmasters for their commitment and conviction in completing the education projects under the Toastmasters International Pathways Program.

SDMIMD Toastmasters Club Celebrates its Sixth Anniversary

SDMIMD Toastmasters celebrated its sixth anniversary on September 5, 2020. To commemorate the occasion, a virtual meeting was organized via Microsoft Teams. The theme of the meeting was "Ikigai", a Japanese word which means "the reason for which you wake up in the morning". The keynote speaker was Mr. Jaikumar Pillai from the Travancore Toastmasters Club. A passionate Toastmaster, Mr. Pilllai, gave an insightful speech on what it takes to be a Toastmaster and how one can gain from the experience. 
 
The meeting was attended by Toastmasters from VVCE, Infosys, SDMIMD, Wipro BEATS, Bangalore and Travancore and they were joined by an enthusiastic batch of SDMIMDites from the new batch of 2020-2022 bringing the total number of participants to 100. The host, VP Education TM Khushboo, zestfully carried forward the meeting. The Table Topics or the impromptu speech section was hosted by the club President TM Sanketh and it saw great participation by the guests, members and students. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy emerged as the Best Table Topics speaker and Mr. Siva Kumar (from Batch 20-22) emerged as the best first-timer.
 
Evaluation of every performance is very crucial at every Toastmasters meeting. The team comprising TM Sebu, TM Sandipa (Club coach), TM Chayankit, TM Karan, and TM Ankita took charge of providing constructive feedback to the role takers and speakers. As the founder of Toastmasters International, Ralph C Smedley said, "We learn best in the moments of enjoyment", SDMIMD Toastmasters strives to provide a great environment to learn.

Motivational Talk by Toastmaster Kavitha Prakash

  
SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club organized a Motivational Talk for the PGDM Batch 2019-21 on August 7, 2019. The talk was preceded by the presentation of report on the activities of the Toastmasters club at SDMIMD by the club. TM Kavitha M Prakash, Corporate Trainer for many Fortune 100 Companies and the current area Director for Toastmasters International District 92, for Mysore, spoke about going beyond our comfort zone to achieve our dreams. The talk was followed a briefing on Toastmasters International and its activities.

SDMIMD Club Awards

We are happy to announce that SDMIMD Toastmasters Club has won two awards at the annual conference conducted by Toastmasters International on April 28, 2019. The awards won are:
 
  1. The Spirit of 92 award: This award is given to recognise the Distinguished Club Status achieved by our club on account of accomplishing 10 goals in the area of education, membership, training and administration. It involved achieving the Competent Leadership Award, getting new members, Club officers training and submitting information on time for the club to run smoothly to benefits members. SDMIMD belongs to district 92 which includes Karnataka and Kerala.
  2. The Phoenix Award: This award marks our club’s never give up attitude and achieving the highest success ever since the club started in 2014. We had a crisis situation with less than 10 members in March 2018. In less than ten months, our club and its members sprung back into action and took the membership up to 23 and achieved this Distinguished Status.  

Competent Leader Award

Toastmasters International has awarded five students from our Club the Competent Leader award. Mr. Sreerag Rajendran, Mr. Athul T P, Mr. Dichin Sunder, Mr. Rahul Hirani and Mr. Revanth T are the students who have achieved this honor. This is the first time in SDMIMD’s history that 5 students have been presented this award.
 
In order to be awarded the Competent Leader Certificate, Toastmasters must complete 10 projects, each of which is evaluated by an experienced Toastmaster. These projects enable Toastmasters to take on leadership roles to learn and develop skills such as planning, motivating and managing. After successfully completing all the 10 projects, the candidate is recommended for the Competent Leadership award.

Majlis 2019-Divisional Meet

On March 23, 2019, SDMIMD hosted Majlis 2019, the annual meet of Toastmasters of Division M belonging to District 92. Division M comprises of 15 Toastmaster clubs from Mysore and Bangalore. This event featured International Speech Contest, Table Topics Contest and Evaluation Contest. Around 24 contestants participated and the winners will represent Division M during the Annual Conference of District 92, Coronation 2019 at Taj Vivanta, Bangalore on May 26th, 2019. Along with the contests, top 3 district leaders addressed the gathering followed by awards & recognition to high performing clubs and members. Around 100 Toastmasters attended the event.