June 22th: Our presenter is Dr. Chris Boyk DTM, the winner of the 2021-2022 District 54 International Speech Contest

Do you want to develop stronger connection with others in your life?  Are you looking to brighten the day of others around you? Learn more about how to connect to others on an emotional level and the power of Thank You.  

Our presenter is Dr. Chris Boyk DTM, the winner of the 2021-2022 District 54 International Speech Contest.  He is practicing multiple speeches in case he advances past the Regional Quarter Finals for Region 5 to the Semi Finals at the International Convention in Nashville, USA.  A Past District 54 Director from 2019-2020 who has helped many clubs achieve success in virtual and in person times. He comes to us from Chicago in the USA. He is a Doctor of Business Administration.  A member of 5 Toastmasters clubs, a mentor of 3 clubs, helped sponsor 5 clubs, and coached 2 clubs.  

Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring by Ranjith Venkatesh on May 25th, 2022

Introduction to Speaker:

  • Toastmaster since 2003
  • Toastmaster certifications
    • ALB and ACB
    • Level 1 – Motivational Strategies
  • Club officer roles held
    • Secretary, Treasurer, President
  • District officer roles held
    • Area Director
  • Awards
    • President’s Distinguished Award for Club
    • Select Distinguished Award for Area
    • District winner in Evaluation contest
    • District third place in Table topics contest
    • District final contestant in International Speech contest

Storytelling essentials workshop – the science of fiction

Wednesday, 13.04.

Storytelling essentials workshop – the science of fiction

From the importance of storytelling for all humans to the elements of narrative and how to tell a story with data: learn the essentials to add more narrative elements to your speeches.
These and some hands-on tips and tricks will be presented by the intercultural communication coach Ineke Vermeulen, DTM

At the moment, we plan to have a hybrid meeting. Send us an email for the password.

Isarspeak Club Contest

Isarspeak Club Contest will be on Sunday, 10th February at 10 a.m..

We look for contestants and judges.

Participation in the Club Contest is a pre-requisite to participate in the area and international contests.

The contest will take place on-line.

Sign up to participate!

Theme meeting: Leadership and Motivation

Join us on Wednesday, 26th January to get inspired and motivated to strive for your 2022 goals.

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

“Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

“I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘how far can I push this company in the next 24 hours.’” – Leah Busque

“If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” – Joss Whedon

Giedre Grizaite, District 109 Division B Director is visiting Isarspeak on 24.11.2021

From hidden to open: leadership journey of my own in Toastmasters

by Giedre Grizaite

I joined Toastmasters in 2016 and my first ice breaker speech was about hidden confidence … Soon after I was invited to become an assistant to VPE and since then my leadership journey started. Today I am in a Division B Director leadership position and run leadership platform by working with great leaders globally. Thus, during this session I will be happy to share my lessons along the way – from hidden to open – and share how Toastmasters contributed to enhancing my career in Toastmasters and elsewhere.

Entrepreneurship Theme Meeting on Wednesday, October 27th

On October 27th, Isarspeak is hosting a “theme meeting” on the topic of Entrepreneurship. This will be an on-line meeting. Special Table Topics on Entrepreneurship will help you polish your pitching skills. Guests are welcome to participate.

Please register in advance if you want to attend by sending an email to isarspeak@gmail.com

Our Hybrid-Meeting Experience

On 10 August 2021, our club had a trial run of a “Hybrid Meeting” for the first time in our club’s history.

– Why hybrid meeting?

After the first lock-down due to the Corona pandemic, just like many other people and businesses, Isar-Speak could only organise our regular Toastmasters meetings online via Zoom. In this online mode, we could also luckily gain more club members who are not directly living in Munich.Now that the situation in Germany has become much better than in year 2020, our club can organise a face-to-face meeting again, even though some hygienic rules still have to be respected. In order to enable the online participation of our remote members, we decided to check the possibility of having a “Hybrid Meeting”

.- How does the set-up of a Hybrid Meeting look like? We needed the following items…

1) One webcam – for the speaker to be set up in front of the speaker on stage

2) One projector – for the view of Zoom Meeting for the audience in the room

3) One speakerphone – to be placed near the speaker so that remote participants can follow the speeches on stage and the audience in the room can hear remote speakers properly.

4) Two computers – one to be connected with the gadgets mentioned above, the other to log in to the Zoom meeting as an online participant to show the audience in the room to remote participants – Is the set-up difficult? According to our first experience, the set-up needs around 30 minutes. This means that the officers, especially the sergeant at arms, should arrive at the meeting venue at least 30 minutes before the meeting starts. The longer the better for unexpected issues.

– How was the impression?

For us personally, it was a great combination of online and face-to-face experiences. We really missed the sound of applauds as we normally used to have in a regular meeting, and we were extremely happy that our online participants had a great impression of the meeting. And now… the photos here can surely give you some impressions of how our hybrid meeting on 10 August looked like. Enjoy, and hope to welcome you in our future club meetings