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 November 27, 2017, 17:45 - 19:30. Gladly we 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. Most of our members are working at BASF, nevertheless BASF Toastmasters is open to everyone. Please contact us in case you visit us for the very first time!
Dear Toastmasters & Friends,
we cordially invite you, your partner & family, friends and colleagues to our “Summer Outdoor Event” at Mannheim’s Luisenpark on Monday, 24 July 2017 at 18.15 hrs.
We will meet at the BBQ area which is shown as No. 40 on the Luisenpark map. Please bring the culinary BBQ (meat, sausages, vegetarian grill food) for your own. We will send out a list for those who also want to bring a salad, bread, cakes etc. for the group
In a relaxed atmosphere with nice people and, hopefully, wonderful weather(1), we can practise our new skills:
- the Toastmaster will become the BBQ-Master;
- the word of the day will change to the drink of the day;
- instead of the ah-Counter we have a “who-spoke-with-full-mouth counter”;
- additional feedback to the food, drinks, location.
Certainly we will have a most enjoyable evening — we do hope that you will have time to come along and have fun with us. Please accept Harald Bührer’s invitation (or use our contact form) by Thursday, 20 July 2017.
The event will take place however bad the weather may be, let’s carry the sunshine in our hearts! Nevertheless Luisenpark also offers some sheltered places. There is a fee of 1,50 EUR to enter Luisenpark after 18:00.
photo: 767655 / kl.ai / pixelio.de
A few weeks ago our colleague Claudia Neumair (ZOA/S) visited one of our meetings. She works for the editorial department of BASF’s company magazine. Read her article about BASF Toastmasters in the May issue of “BASF information”.
New Board members were elected for the 2014-2015 term at the 2014 Annual Business Meeting. Click here to learn more about them.
Did you miss the 2014 International Convention? Or do you want to experience it all again? Sign up for Toastmasters On Demand, an easy-to-use website where you can pay to watch convention events instantly on any device with Internet. You can also buy a DVD of the World Championship of Public Speaking from the site.
The 2014 title was awarded to Dananjaya Hettiarachchi from Nawala Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, with his winning speech, “I See Something.” Watch video clips from Mr. Hettiarachchi’s speech. Second- and third-place winners were, respectively, Kwong Yue Yang from Guangzhou, China, with his speech, “Four Words” and Kelly Sargeant from Houston, Texas, with her speech, “Good Bye Wi-Fi.” View the full list of finalists at www.toastmasters.org/semifinals.
If yes, then watch this video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WStG9TnG0Gw#t=453
It will help you better understand what happens during a meeting, and how you can benefit from this experience.
Viviana and Wolfgang “broke the ice”. Congratulations on your first prepared speeches!
Wolfgang during his talk “Why I love to be outdoors?” described vividly his last mountain trip. I believe that everybody could feel the cold, wind in hair, freedom and happiness coming from observing the beauty of nature.
“It’s all about” was the title of Viviana’s speech. In just a few minutes she managed to walk us through many important moments from her life. We learned how to easily remember the name of the city she comes from, why she was training judo, why she became an engineer, and which cold beverages she likes the most.
See you on 22nd September…the much-awaited contest day!
We met at Alex Cafe (Ludwigshafen) to discuss a bunch of topics. The most important point was our first club contest. Exciting! Its goal besides having fun is to choose club members who will represent BASF Toastmasters during the next Toastmasters Area Contest (11th of October, Heidelberg). Another hot topic was the promotion of the club within BASF organization. We’ll let you know soon more details!
In September 2013 a group of BASF employees started to have Toastmasters meetings at The Chemical Company. Thanks to the support of the established Clubs Mannheim International Toastmasters, Rhetorikclub Mannheim and Heidelberg International Toastmasters from the very beginning professional meetings could take place. In June 2014 BASF Toastmasters was officially chartered as a regular club, the only “Company Club” of Toastmasters in Germany at the moment. From now on every member will benifit from all the advantages that the organisation of Toastmasters International can offer.
Leading BASF Toastmasters in 2014|2015 (left to right): Martin, Gabriela, Joanna, Hye-Jin (VP Membership until Oct 2014), Subhi, Ben, Nok-Young.
Club Executive Committee, feel free to contact usª:
President: Martin Ernst
VP Education: Subhamoy Bhattacharya
VP Membership: Kathrin Isenbügel
VP Public Relations: Joanna Martyna Krawczyk
Club Secretary: Gabriela Fonseca
Treasurer: Nok-Young Choi
Sergeant at Arms: Ben Kan
Immediate Past President: —
ªAccess to BASF intranet required, alternatively use the contact form.