04 Jan

Our kick-off meeting 2023

Dear Toastmasters and Guests

All the best for the New Year 2023! May this year be your personal BASF-Toastmasters Year  with a lot of small and big improvements of your communication skills!
Please be cordially invited to our 1st BASF-Toastmasters hybrid meeting in 2023. We will meet on Monday, 9th January 2023 at BASF site Ludwigshafen in building J660/Room 136 and enable your participation also online (hybrid meeting).

The subject of the evening is the preview of the year ahead. What is your personal goal and how can BASF-Toastmasters support you to reach this goal?
See it as a homework to be done until next Monday 😊

There are also many roles to be filled – please feel free to take one of the roles to run a smooth and enjoyable meeting. If you want you can give your presentation in German as well. Please contact us in case you are an external visitor or have any other questions.

07 Nov

Entspannt das freie Reden trainieren

Those who join BASF Toastmasters can improve their rhetorical skills noticeably. Now our offer is expanded: You can train public speaking also in German now! Our colleagues from BASF Rheinklick visited one of our hybrid-meetings. See →here what they wrote, without access to BASF’s intranet you’ll find a printed version →here.

Alle, die BASF Toastmasters regelmäßig besuchen, verbessern ihre rhetorischen Fähigkeiten erkennbar. Nun bieten wir unsere Clubabende bilingual an — auf unseren Treffen wird auf Deutsch oder auf Englisch gesprochen. Unsere Kolleginnen der BASF Rheinklick Redaktion haben eins unserer Hybrid-Meetings besucht. →Hier ist der Artikel (ohne Zugriff aufs BASF Intranet →hier).

picture / Bild: BASF

21 Jun

“Double” hybrid meeting in June

Dear Toastmasters and Guests

Please be cordially invited to our meeting on Monday, 27th June 2022. This meeting will be our first double hybrid meeting ever! Hybrid means that on the one hand we will meet again in Ludwigshafen at BASF site in building J660 in room 136 and enable your participation also via MS-Teams.

Double hybrid means, that we are offering the opportunity to give a speech in German as well! So we welcome also those who would like to improve their German speaking skills!! Our English speaking Club Members continue their strong support with excellent speeches.

Let´s finish the ending Toastmasters year and also start the new term together at our meeting on 27th June 2022. You are welcome to contact us any time you want.

08 Feb

Continue your journey with Toastmasters

Dear fellow Toastmasters
spring will come soon which also means that you can extend your Toastmasters membership at our club! Continue your individual journey with Pathways and enjoy full access to toastmasters.org with all its digital resources. BASF Toastmasters currently meets online but will be having face-to-face meetings as soon as possible.
Therefore we kindly ask you to remit 6 x 8 EUR / month = 48 EUR (2022-04–2022-09) to BASF Toastmasters’ bank account!
On request an invoice for membership payments can be issued. 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 us in case you have any 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.

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!

19 Feb

Renew your membership now and be with BASF Toastmasters until September


Dear fellow Toastmasters

currently we are still meeting online — so participation in our Toastmasters meetings is just one click away! As you have been with BASF Toastmasters in the past I’d like to share a look at our upcoming (educational) activities in the next time:    

  • 08. Feb “Develop (with) Toastmasters”
    We would like to get your needs to develop skills regarding communication and leadership — this session will be moderated by experienced Toastmasters from neighboring clubs
  • 22. Feb “The Classic”
    Toastmasters meeting with presentations of new members and power members
  • 08 March “To be prepared or not to be prepared”
    We are going to focus on Table Topics and “Off the Cuff” speeches and offer one slot for a prepared speech
  • 22 March “Workshop”
    Area F1 Toastmasters show you how to improve leadership and feedback skills
  • April 2021 “Flower Power”
    Inviting you to visit the Flower Festival in Freinsheim
  • Mai 2021 “Spring Into Action”
    Debating / speaking with mic / Table Topics® Gala / upside-down-meeting, last year we had to cancel our series of meetings with an extra portion of fun and learning so we hope we can make it happen this year!

All of us are looking forward to have personal meetings at Toastmasters again. Nevertheless once we will meet face to face again we plan also to include those members who have diffculties to reach out to BASF Ludwgishafen site all the time. In September 2020 we already had successful “hybrid meetings”, we want to continue doing so and invite members to join us by computer  wherever they are.       

Please contact our Vice President of Education Lei or me if you have further questions.      

Reinstating or renewing your membership is easy. To do so we kindly ask you to remit 6 x 8 EUR / month = 48 EUR (2021-04–2021-09) to our account!