13 Jan

Toastmasters Leadership Institute 2021

Leading effectively is essential to guiding your club through challenging times. The Toastmasters Leadership Institute is providing club officers and members with a variety of excellent training sessions and workshops to choose from. You will have the opportunity to build your own schedule according to your needs. In these workshops, a line-up of outstanding trainers will provide you with educational insights rarely available.

In interactive sessions, you will gain valuable leadership skills and tools. As a club officer, you will be prepared for the second half of your term through participating in club contest and club quality training. Pathways training will benefit your personal and professional life, helping you to build your life and career. A particular emphasis will be put on leaders’ speeches and their ability to speak wisely when asked out of the blue. For our corporate clubs, we will have training available on corporate collaboration.

Studying leadership styles and how to work with them is an essential Leadership Institute workshop. The training plan will cover all the main topics needed to become a successful club leader. In the interest of the German speaking and bilingual clubs, training sessions will be available in both English and German. Any members who are interested will be able to join the Toastmasters Leadership Institute, since the Division F Team has decided to support future leaders.

The Division F TOASTMASTERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE will take place on the 23rd of January, 2021, from noon to 6 pm.

13 Dec

Season’s Greetings 2020/2021

Dear fellow Toastmasters and Guests

Our last meeting in 2020 will be different. At the Online Christmas special event on 14 Decenber, we are going to unwrap our virtual Christmas gift, take a look into fellow members’ fridges and listen to an inspiring speech given by dam McConnaughy, President of Ramstein TM club. For those accepting the invitation, we kindly ask you to provide pictures of your (virtual) Christmas gift and your fridge inside & outside (yes!!)

For the start of 2021 we will firstly meet on 11 January.

Please note that these online meetings will be conducted on Skype. Have a peaceful holiday season and a happy new year!

Sincerely Yours
Officers 2020/2021 of BASF Toastmasters

23 Nov

January 25, 2021, 17:45 - 19:30: Get to know Toastmasters!

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. We invite you to visit us on January 25, 2021, 17:45 - 19:30. No obligations — we just would like to explain the idea behind Toastmasters and show how you can improve your public speaking skills. Join us as a guest at our regular club meeting held on site at BASF in Ludwigshafen. A lot of our members are working at BASF, nevertheless BASF Toastmasters is open to everyone and has a number of external members. Please contact us in case you visit us for the very first time!  Up-to-date information regarding the implications of coronavirus are  ⟶here! 

06 Nov

Global Open House 13 Nov 2020

BASF’s Toastmasters Clubs all over the World organize an online “Open House” on Friday 13 November 2020. The events will start 11am CET in Malaysia, transfer to Germany (1pm CET) and finish in North America (3pm CET). The whole event will focus on Leadership – Communication – Networking – Education with speakers of diverse cultural and professional background sharing their perspective on these topics.
Four speakers will represent BASF Toastmasters Ludwigshafen. Listen to Rolf’s speech about “Connecting with People”. Learn with Martin “How to Conduct Productive Meetings”. “Get Better at Impromptu Speaking” by joining Melanie. Or find out with Jan Lukas “Why Al Won’t Take Over the World (Yet)!“.
All of the speeches and discussions can be found here. The “Open House” is an online event conducted on a WebEx platform. Please contact Weng Khong or Martin for access details!

06 Sep

Summer Picnic 2020

We invite you for a picnic outside at the Rhine river bank on 07 September 2020. To us it is high time to meet personally again, you are also welcome to bring a friend or colleague who is interested in Toastmasters. Following these guidelines to us it should be possible in the current situation:

health

  • we will keep the recommended distance of 1.50m to each other
  • the names of everyone attending will be noted
  • install and activate the Corona App on your smartphone

food & drinks

  • though bringing and tasting food is definitely a fun factor at a picnic we ask you to bring and consume your own food,
  • sharing may be ok, if food portions are separetely packed
  • bring also drinks and your own glass / mug, nevertheless sharing a glas of cola or wine by pouring from the bottle should be ok

other equipment

  • blankets, pillow etc to make it more comfortable are highly appreciated
  • bring a frisbee or another outdoor game — it can be fun also to be a bit acitve

You did not receive a personal invitation by e-mail! Get in contact with us for details!!

31 Jul

Webinar: Spontaneous Speaking & Table Topics®

Are you the one on the stage to answer the Table Topics® Master’s question?
Sweaty hands and a hot head?
No words in mind?
No idea how to fill the next two minutes?
You’ve got the chance to find out more about Table Topics® and how to approach the successful delivery of an entertaining speech. Have a look at some strategies and methods that help you to find the right words. Overcome the scary ideas in your hot head that are slowing you down in being an excellent impromptu speaker!
Join our Toastmasters’ ONLINE Meeting on 10 August 05:45 pm! You can register directly on easySPEAK for this event and will get online access to this meeting.

29 May

Wherever you are in June — join our BASF Toastmasters meetings!

Dear fellow Toastmasters and Guests

on the finishing line of the Toastmasters’ year 2019/2020 we welcome you to participate in our meetings in June

  • Mon 8 June https://tmclub.eu/view_agenda.php?t=146197 Taimur’s speech about “Being a 90s kid” is already on the agenda, another speaker slot is open for volunteers.  Besides the meeting will consist of all “classic” elements of a Club meeting. We will finish with the Election of Club Executive Board 2020/2021.
  • Mon 22 June  https://tmclub.eu/view_agenda.php?t=146198
    We are curious who will provide an entertaining, thoughtful or informative speech. Furthermore some members will be challenged in impromptu speaking. After the feedback part of the meeting it’s “Time To Say Goodbye” to our Officers who have lead the Club in the last 12 months. And then let’s welcome the new crew!

Meetings will open on 17:45 and last until ca. 19:30 including a small break. Using the mentioned links to easySPEAK you can already enroll for your favorite role. Especially we are looking for people who want to proceed on their paths to better communications and will prepare a speech J .Invitations for each meetings will be sent out separately in advance.  

You don’t believe online presentations can be fun?! Then you simply must participate!!

Yours Club Officers, BASF Toastmasters

22 Apr

See You Online – BASF Toastmasters in May 2020

Dear fellow Toastmasters and Guests

due to current restrictions we will hold our next meetings online. This May we will welcome you on these dates

Meetings will open on 17:45 and last until ca. 19:30 including a small break. Using the mentioned links to easySPEAK you can already enroll for your favorite role. Invitations for each meetings will be sent out separately in advance.  Working towards an education award by June 2020, please let us know so that necessary arrangement could be made to facilitate your projects.

We hope to see all of you online in theses uncertain times!

Yours Club Officers, BASF Toastmasters

31 Mar

BASF Toastmasters organises online meeting

Contribute to a smooth and enjoyable evening – take part actively and grab a role on EasySpeak https://tmclub.eu/view_meeting.php?c=803&show=next

Dear BASF Toastmasters and Guests

You are cordially invited to join our online Toastmasters meeting, details as follow.

  • 06 April 2020, Time: 18:00 to 20:00
  • When it’s time, please join the meeting from here:
    • https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5084197105
    • or use the Meeting-ID: 508 419 7105
    • Note: Due to increased demand, dial-in by phone audio conferencing capabilities is temporarily removed from our free Basic Zoom account.

Please do join us at 18:00 to test the connection and solve technical problems until the meeting starts. We would like you to you to use the camera of your device!

We recommend that you install Zoom on your device: https://zoom.us/download

Alternatively you may  participate by Zoom Web Client https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/214629443-Zoom-Web-Client — please be aware of the technical requirements of your web browser.  

How does the meeting go?

  • How does the meeting go?
  • We will kick-start the meeting with self-introduction and “Question of the Day”.
  • After this warm up session, we are ready for the prepared speeches. Prepared speeches usually take about 7 minutes each, where the speaker is to pay special attention to certain public speaking elements.
  • At the end of the day, the prepared speeches and the meeting itself will be evaluated. The evaluation is an important element, as it not only encourages our speakers for their effort, but also helps us to be better evaluators. After all, Toastmasters is all about learning together and supporting each other!

Yours sincerely
Club Officers


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25 Mar

Coronavirus – how we plan to go on

Dear fellow Toastmasters and Guests

We will collectively play our parts in the fight against COVID-19. As such, all usual Monday face-to-face meetings will be cancelled until further notice. While the face-to-face interaction will be sorely missed, we are excited about the opportunities that virtual meetings present.

As decided on yesterday’s Club Officers meeting, we will explore the possibility to conduct our meetings online. We will also get in touch with other Toastmasters clubs for potential collaboration.

For members working towards an education award (CC, CL, AL, DTM) by June 2020, please contact our Vice President Education so that necessary arrangement could be made to facilitate your projects.

With the cancellation of the meeting on 23 March and 13 April (Easter break), our next meeting will be on 27 April at the soonest, subject to technical feasibility. You shall receive more updates from us nearer the time.

In the meantime, please visit Toastmasters International for online resources on public speaking. Please feel free to reach out if you have any inputs regarding virtual meetings.

Yours Club Officers of BASF Toastmasters