02 Dec

White Elephant Gift Exchange 2021

Dear Toastmasters and Guests,

You are cordially invited to join our Online Christmas special event, where we are going to unwrap our virtual Christmas gift and take a look into fellow members’ home offices. All of that will we in Toastmasters style which means you’ll have a lot of opportunity to train your public speaking skills.

For those wanting to join, we kindly ask you to send the following pictures to elephant@basf-toastmasters.com

  • your Christmas gift, e.g. a funny, strange, spectacular object you would like one of the participants to receive as a gift (and create a spontaneous speech related to that)
  • your personal home office, the place where you work in these times at home (this will be also shared during our session — “Which place belongs to Whom?”)

Once you’ve sent these pictures we will share the link for the online event with you! We look forward to having a wonderful and entertaining evening together with you.

Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us. Our first meeting in 2022 will be on 8 January.

Yours sincerely,
Club Officers

04 Sep

December 13, 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 December 13, 2021, 17:45 - 19:30. No obligations — we just can 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! 

24 Aug

Develop yourself with Toastmasters in 2021/2022 and extend your membership

Dear fellow Toastmasters

we will continue our regular meetings according to the current Covid situation online or offline. With John Deere Germany Toastmasters currently we plan a joint meeting of the two corporate clubs in Rhine-Neckar region. You can also count on special activities like our White Elephant Gift Exchange and a Toastmasters’ get together before Christmas.

Continue your individual journey with Pathways and enjoy full access to toastmasters.org with all its digital ressources. To do so just extend your membership at BASF Toastmasters for another 6 months! We kindly ask you to remit 6 x 8 EUR / month = 48 EUR (2021-10–2022-03) to our account! If needed we can issue an individual invoice for membership dues. We also would like to take the opportunity to say “thank you” to those of you who already paid for the new term in advance.

Please contact our President Lei or our Treasurer Martin if you have further questions.

16 Jul

26 July: Our 1st offline meeting in 2021

Dear BASF Toastmasters and Guests

You are cordially invited to our next Toastmasters meeting on 26 July 2021. Please do join us for the “Meet and Greet” session at 17:45. The meeting itself will start at 18:00.
Please check the agenda on EasySpeak . There are still several roles left. Grab them as soon as you can!
If you are interested in joining the meeting online by Skype please let us know to get the access code. We look forward to welcoming you and spending a wonderful, entertaining and productive evening together. Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us.
You are welcome to join the meeting as an external visitor, please take a look at the meeting information

Coronavirus: Precautionary measures at Ludwigshafen site

  • names of participants will be kept to identify possible contacts in the event of a COVID-19 infection
  • wear a medical or FFP2 face mask when entering the building
  • if the meeting room doesn’t allow a distance of >1,5m to each other a face mask is mandatory
17 May

Mind Mapping (part II) on 31 May 2021

Have you been to our Toastmasters workshop in March about “Mind Map & Creating Action”? Or haven’t? No matter, join in on 31 May and create a mind map by yourself! At first Martin will give you a very short introduction / summary about the principle of a mind map. And then it’s time to design a quick mind map on your own to a given topic. Following in small groups you’ll merge the individual maps to the group’s mind map and share the result. Furthermore this workshop offers small activities to be creative and speak.

Let’s create an atmosphere of fun and learning; Toastmasters and guests are very welcome to join in — please prepare

  • a peace of paper and a pen
  • a bell (!!) e.g. a bicycle bell, cow bell — if you have . . .

We kindly ask you to register  →here.

27 Apr

How to Survive Table Topics (10 May 2021)

http://basf-toastmasters.com/spring/

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 in to our workshop by registering  →here.

27 Apr

The Biggest Toastmaster Event in 2021

Dear Toastmasters ,

With

  • the english Key-note speech from the 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking Pres Vadilev
  • the German Key-note Speech from extreme Alpine Mountaineer David Göttler (who I got to interview personally and hear about his spine chilling experiences on Mount Everest)
  • eminent Panelists from District 95
  • 14 Workshops from eminent Toastmasters, With over 10 Exhibitions at the Expo booth
  • talented Toastmasters exhibiting their talent at the gala night

I have seen the preparations take shape slowly over a year of rigorous effort from so many Toastmasters in District 95.

Being a part of the Organizing Committee from start to end, I have seen our dreams of organizing a 350+ in presence conference shatter because of Corona and then like the Phoenix how we re-built our dreams from its ashes to have now organized this Conference online where 400+ Toastmasters are now participating from Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. If you still haven’t registered here, you are missing out big time on a plethora of programmes and networking opportunities that the TM District Conference 2021 has to offer between May 7th – May 9th 2021.

Register now (from private browser) for the event by clicking https://d95-conference.org/#registration

Thanks and regards
Piyali Bhaumik IP5, DL3, Area Director F1 2020-2021
Head of Innovation and PR – District 95 Conference 2021
President, Deutsche Börse Toastmasters (DBTM)
District 95, Div F, Area F3.
Toastmasters International
Where Leaders Are Made
“Let’s grow together”

06 Apr

Not foolish but creative — our online meetings in April

Our meetings in April will be in “classic” Toastmasters style. You can expect interesting speeches, an extraordinary portion of entertainment in Table Topics and valuable feedback supporting everyone in improving public speaking and leadership skills.
Starting her journey with Toastmasters Amina is going to present her Icebreaker and introduces herself to the Club. Working on the path of “Visionary Communication” Ximeng is going to focus on “Effective Body Language” — for sure a challenge when using a webcam. Everyone is welcome to get better in impromptu speaking as Table Topics will be part of each meeting.
Wanna contribute with a “Creative Mind”? Choose whatever you like for a short presentation in the beginning of the meeting and train yourself to catch the audience’s attention. As usual meetings will be held with Skype and guests are welcome without any obligations. If you have questions feel free to contact us!

14 Mar

Using Mind Map & Creating Action

Dear Toastmasters and Guests,

We cordially invite you fellow Toastmasters and guests to attend the upcoming online Workshop hosted by Area F1 taking place on 22 March 2021 at 17:45pm.
Martin Ernst (DTM, BASF Toastmasters) will be presenting about “Mind-Mapping” on how to formulate your Thoughts & Ideas.
Al Green, (DTM, Ramstein Speakers Association) will be presenting about “Creating Action Through Speaking”).
This workshop will help booster your confidence level and provide you with tools, that will help ignite your communication skills.
Please register for the event by filling up this form:

 

 

 

 

 

Yours truly,
Piyali Bhaumik
Area Director – District 95, Area F1