16 May

Turn up the Heat on Your Public Speaking Skills

Are you ready to turn up the heat on your public speaking skills? Look no further than BASF Toastmasters this May and June! Here’s why:

  • May: The Month of Blooming Confidence
    Just like spring flowers, your confidence blossoms in May. Stand tall, embrace the podium, and watch your fears wilt away.
    Bonus: If you stumble, blame it on the pollen. It’s a natural excuse!
  • June: The Month of Sun-Kissed Eloquence
    Longer days mean more time to practice. Imagine the sun cheering you on during your speeches!
    Plus, sunscreen doubles as a speech timer. Apply SPF 30, and you’ve got a 30-minute talk.
  • The BASF Toastmasters Secret Ingredient: Laughter
    The secret ingredient of laughter at a Toastmasters Club meeting is its power to relieve stress, boost engagement, and enhance creativity and collaboration1. It’s like adding a pinch of humor to every speech!

So, join us at BASF Toastmasters this May and June. Remember, the only thing more powerful than a well-crafted speech is a good punchline!

01 Nov

Fall & Winter: Have Fun with Public Speaking!

Public speaking can be a daunting task, but at BASF Toastmasters, we believe that it can also be a lot of fun! Our club meetings are filled with laughter, jokes, and a friendly atmosphere that will make you forget all about your fear of public speaking

We also take public speaking seriously and provide our members with the tools they need to become confident and effective speakers. Our regular meetings cover everything from impromptu speakting over following your personal training with Toastmasters’ Pathways to leading a discussion, and our experienced members are always happy to provide feedback and advice.

So if you’re looking for a fun and supportive environment to improve your public speaking skills, come join us at BASF Toastmasters in Ludwigshafen this fall and winter. Why not showing up on  June 24, 2024, 17:45 - 19:30 ? We promise you won’t regret it.

23 Jun

Fabian, Harald, Karsten and Zeyue will lead the Club 2023/2024

Every club needs leaders who can work with and motivate others to move the club forward. Electing these club officers is an important aspect of a club’s success. For the upcoming time our club has identified and elected four people, who will manage BASF Toastmasters’ activities in the future. Feel free to contact us in case you have further questions regarding Toastmasters or especifically our club! We are looking forward to see you at our next meeting on June 24, 2024, 17:45 - 19:30.

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

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.

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.