Columbus Toastmasters Club 2481

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Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.

04/15/2023

Toastmasters on the Radio!!

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04/14/2023

Join us on Tuesday!!

04/06/2023

Friends, Where can you build your , , and in a one-hour meeting?

Visit our club's on Tuesday, April 18th at 6:00 p.m. to assess how much you can learn and whether you enjoy our learning culture. Our club meets in the large conference room on the 2nd floor of United Way's Doug Otto Center, 1531 13th St., Columbus, Indiana.

Our meeting will also be on Zoom. To visit our meeting on Zoom, please comment below or send a Facebook message requesting the Zoom meeting link from the person who shared this post on their Facebook profile.

08/17/2022

Columbus (Indiana) Toastmasters Club 2481 held its weekly meeting this evening from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT in the small conference room at the Commons. It was a hybrid meeting. Club President Jason Carr presided over the meeting and welcomed club guests.

Rashmi Ray facilitated the meeting and selected the theme, mentorship, a relevant theme for the meeting.

Toastmaster and Ant Blair delivered a prepared speech "How I Landed a Silicon Valley Investor as a Client". (He prepared by meditating in a salt water float tank :) Toastmaster Jason Carr provided a comprehensive evaluation of Ant's speech.

Great assortment of questions were asked by Rashmi to elicit 2-minute speeches as Table Topics Master. She effectively varied the level of difficulty of each question based upon the skill level of the person asked. Toastmaster Abhijit S Kulkarni provided an effective evaluation of each Table Topics speech.

Toastmaster Keith Alan Weedman was the Gramarian. Word of the day was 'educe' meaning to drive something or bring out something. It is a verb. Today's session was packed with exemplary words as well as filler words :)

Finally, the meeting was wrapped up by a laconic and in depth summary evaluation by our General Evaluator for the day, Toastmaster and Deepti Vijaykumar. One of the key takeaway points is - Even if we have multiple points to express during our speeches, make sure to 'converge' i.e. summarize our response through an effective conclusion.

If you like what you read, thank Abhijit for his comprehensive meeting notes as Club Secretary/Treasurer.

Please consider yourself invited to join our club members to cheer Rashmi Ray on as she competes in the 4th round of Toa...
05/17/2022

Please consider yourself invited to join our club members to cheer Rashmi Ray on as she competes in the 4th round of Toastmasters International's annual World Championship of Public Speaking.

To cheer for Rashmi or be by watching her , the District 11 speech contest will be on Saturday, May 21st starting at 8:00 p.m. EDS on Zoom.

Please consider yourself invited to attend other portions of our District's evening annual conference that interest you any evening this week.

You can learn more about our conference when you register to cheer for Rashmi.

The registration link is in the comments below.

05/12/2022

Columbus Toastmasters Club 2481 is proud to share that Rashmi Ray, Vice President of Membership, won the first 3 round of Toastmasters International's annual World Championship of Public Speaking!

Rashmi will be competing in the 4th round on Zoom on Saturday, May 21st at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings, details to follow.

She to keep bringing her to each .

Toastmasters International is filled with who have joined to build their and their .

Please consider yourself invited to join us in for Rashmi as as she on Zoom at the level.

04/25/2022

Rashmi Ray from Columbus (Indiana) Toastmasters Club 2481 will be competing in the 4th round of 's annual World Championship of Public Speaking on Saturday, May 21st. three rounds is a significant accomplishment! You will be by watching her deliver a . Stay tuned for more information.

10/29/2021

Highlights of our October 26th meeting were taken from the comprehensive minutes of club secretary Abhijit Kulkarni:

Awesome prepared speech by Deepti Vijaykumar titled 'Becoming'. Title of the speech signifies continuous improvement. Great ideas shared such as delegating, respect and truth.

Equally challenging and interesting was the table topics (spontaneous speeches between 1 and 2 minutes in length) session led by Harish Narayanan. Participants were introduced to three different scenarios and were asked to speak 'for' and 'against' the scenario/situation.

10/13/2021

Highlights of tonight's meeting:
Rashmi was our Toastmaster of the evening. She picked surprises as the theme for our meeting and effectively utilized that theme for seamless transitions.

Keith delivered a prepared speech titled Why Give Positive Feedback to People Outside of Toastmasters.

Anush led the Table Topics session where people were asked to give unprepared 1 to 2 minute speeches in response to Anush's stimulating questions. Only Jason objected because he was asked to share a story about the death of an Avenger cartoon character. Jason elected to redirect noting too many Avenger characters have died.

Jason presided over the evaluation portion of the meeting ensuring every member present received positive feedback to affirm what they were doing right and constructive feedback for process improvement.

10/06/2021

Another great meeting!

10/06/2021

Highlights of tonight's meeting! Drawn from our club Secretary Abhijit Sanjay Kulkarni's meeting notes.

Deepti Vijaykumar delivered a prepared speech educating us to alleviate guilt by setting aside expectations. She drew a distinction between real and perceived expectations.

Abhijit Sanjay Kulkarni posed stimulating questions for our Table Topics session. (In this session, skilled Toastmasters get to practice responding to any open-ended question posed by Abhijit with a spontaneous speech less than 2 minutes in length. Great practice for responding to challenging questions from someone you lead.)

Harish Narayanan presided over the evaluation portion of our meeting. He also provided a comprehensive evaluation of Deepti's prepared speech.

Highlights of tonight's meeting are primarily from Abhijit's report: Another great meeting wherein all members colluded(...
09/22/2021

Highlights of tonight's meeting are primarily from Abhijit's report: Another great meeting wherein all members colluded(collaborated) with each other to ensure utmost optimism throughout.(Today's theme was 'Optimism')(And collude was the word of the day.)
Rashmi's prepared speech was about the importance of Mentorship. She stressed the value of our club's mentoring program and how her mentor Deepti has helped her grow. This was followed by a thought provoking and stimulating Table topics session by Harish where club members deliver spontaneous speeches in response to his questions.

09/01/2021
09/01/2021

These notes were taken from Abhijit's meeting highlights: Abhijit delivered a prepared speech on the importance of mentoring.
He shared an effective mentor has these qualities:
a) Effective listening skills,
b) Empathize,
c) Encourage your mentee,
d) Affirmation - Motivate your mentee to see something good in themselves (Let optimism prevail!)
e) Develop a vision for your mentee,
f) Setting goals and planning in order to accomplish their objectives.

Rashmi then led the Table Topics session devising a variety of questions based on the concept of mentorship.

Mentoring was the perfect topic to help our three guests.

08/11/2021

Toastmaster meeting highlights:

Rashmi in her role as Toastmaster created the theme of emotions for today's meeting. She effectively utilized this theme for seamless transitions. Anush seized emotions to lead a stimulating Table Topics session. He concluded this stimulating session by awarding Keith with special recognition for leaving his calm Clark Kent image behind to be and express anger.

Per Abhijit: "Key takeaway - Make sure to look at the camera even while you are not speaking."

08/04/2021

Brief highlights from Abhijit on this week's meeting:

Meeting went very well and today's theme was 'One person can make a difference!' Theme of the day was well elaborated by the Toastmaster.

Rashmi had an interesting prepared speech titled 'Hidden gems'.
She narrated an interesting account of her Master's educational journey.

Indeed, while pursuing a Masters is a rewarding experience, it comes with a couple of challenges yet interesting learnings. Indeed, it is never late to learn in life. (And Columbus Toastmasters Club 2481 is a safe place to learn leadership and communication skills!)

02/12/2021

Eric Feinendegen DTM visited Columbus Toastmasters Club and delivered a fantastic prepared speech . Here is the video for those who missed Virtual Open House 2021

You are invited to attend our Club's virtual open house on Tuesday, January 12th from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. EST. Distin...
01/12/2021

You are invited to attend our Club's virtual open house on Tuesday, January 12th from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. EST. Distinguished Toastmaster Eric Feinendegen, DTM will be our special guest speaker delivering a 10 to 15-minute prepared speech. He has twice been one of ten finalists in Toastmasters International's Annual World Championship of Public Speaking. (Each year there are 25,000+ contestants.)

Email us at [email protected] for Zoom invite

01/08/2021

Excerpts from Toastmasters International 2018 Public speaking contest, Eric Feinendegen, DTM delivered a spectacular speech "A Gift from Grammie"

"Whether you are 1 or 100 years old, or somewhere in between Don't wait until it's too late to live, learn, and Love. Our future is today" ~ Eric Feinendegen, DTM

Join us to listen more from Eric on Tuesday, January 12th at 5:45 PM EST for “The Power of The Process”

Note: This will be an online event, Please drop your email ids in the comment box to receive the Zoom meeting link

You are invited to attend our Club's virtual open house on Tuesday, January 12th from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. EST. Distin...
01/08/2021

You are invited to attend our Club's virtual open house on Tuesday, January 12th from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. EST. Distinguished Toastmaster Eric Feinendegen, DTM will be our special guest speaker delivering a 10 to 15-minute prepared speech. He has twice been one of ten finalists in Toastmasters International's Annual World Championship of Public Speaking. (Each year there are 25,000+ contestants.)

01/06/2021

Columbus Toastmasters Club welcomes 2021 with another propitious event "Virtual Open House 2021" and we are ecstatic to announce that Eric Feinendegen, DTM will be our special guest speaker for the event.

Eric is a TEDx Speaker and two-time Top 10 finalist in the World Championship of Public Speaking (2015 and 2018)

Join us on Tuesday, January 12th at 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM EST

Watch out for more detailed information in the below video

President Keith Alan Weedman talks about Virtual Open House

Columbus Toastmasters Club invites you to the first-ever Virtual Speakathon Contest.Event Date: 10th Nov 2020 (Tuesday)T...
11/10/2020

Columbus Toastmasters Club invites you to the first-ever Virtual Speakathon Contest.

Event Date: 10th Nov 2020 (Tuesday)
Time : 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM EST
(Eastern Standard Time)
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Registration: Free

To register for the event, click on the below link https://biturl.top/A7BjM3

Columbus Toastmasters Club invites you to the first-ever Virtual Speakathon Contest.Event Date: 10th Nov 2020 (Tuesday)T...
11/10/2020

Columbus Toastmasters Club invites you to the first-ever Virtual Speakathon Contest.

Event Date: 10th Nov 2020 (Tuesday)
Time : 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM EST
(Eastern Standard Time)
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Registration: Free

To register for the event, click on the below link https://biturl.top/A7BjM3

#2481

Ant Blair Deepti Vijaykumar

Vice President Education Meghana Chandrasekhar talks about the first-ever Virtual Speakathon Contest. Join us if you are...
11/06/2020

Vice President Education Meghana Chandrasekhar talks about the first-ever Virtual Speakathon Contest. Join us if you are looking to uplift leadership and public speaking skills

Event Date: 10th Nov 2020 (Tuesday)
Time : 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM EST
(Eastern Standard Time)
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Registration: Free

To register for the event, click on the below link https://biturl.top/A7BjM3

Columbus Toastmasters Club invites you to the first-ever Virtual Speakathon Contest.Event Date: 10th Nov 2020 (Tuesday)T...
11/06/2020

Columbus Toastmasters Club invites you to the first-ever Virtual Speakathon Contest.
Event Date: 10th Nov 2020 (Tuesday)
Time : 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM EST
(Eastern Standard Time)
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Registration: Free
To register for the event, click on the below link https://biturl.top/A7BjM3
# Keith Alan Weedman

Columbus Toastmasters Club invites you to the first-ever Virtual Speakathon Contest.Event Date: 10th Nov 2020 (Tuesday)T...
11/04/2020

Columbus Toastmasters Club invites you to the first-ever Virtual Speakathon Contest.

Event Date: 10th Nov 2020 (Tuesday)
Time : 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM EST
(Eastern Standard Time)
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Registration: Free

To register for the event, click on the below link https://biturl.top/A7BjM3

#2481

We meet virtually every Tuesday from 6 pm -7 pm. You can attend free as many meetings as you want. For more details cont...
09/03/2020

We meet virtually every Tuesday from 6 pm -7 pm. You can attend free as many meetings as you want. For more details contact [email protected]

Columbus Toastmasters Club  #2481 Congratulates Ant Blair  for earning the prestigious "Advanced Communicator Gold" Leve...
08/17/2020

Columbus Toastmasters Club #2481 Congratulates Ant Blair for earning the prestigious "Advanced Communicator Gold" Level

Thoughts are everything. It depends on how you think and what you think, Seeding positive thoughts always brings success...
08/12/2020

Thoughts are everything. It depends on how you think and what you think, Seeding positive thoughts always brings success and happiness. Let's start with the thought of joining Columbus Toastmasters Club #2481 to elevate public speaking and leadership skills.

We meet virtually every Tuesday from 6 pm -7 pm. You can attend free as many meetings as you want. For more details contact [email protected]

We meet virtually every Tuesday from 6 pm -7 pm, You can attend free as many meetings you want. For more details contact...
07/31/2020

We meet virtually every Tuesday from 6 pm -7 pm, You can attend free as many meetings you want. For more details contact [email protected]

We meet virtually every Tuesday from 6 pm -7 pm(EST), You can attend free as many meetings you want. For more details co...
07/28/2020

We meet virtually every Tuesday from 6 pm -7 pm(EST), You can attend free as many meetings you want. For more details contact [email protected]

Columbus Toastmasters Club and its members would like to extend thanks to Anush for his diligence provided to the club a...
07/15/2020

Columbus Toastmasters Club and its members would like to extend thanks to Anush for his diligence provided to the club as VP-Membership.

Columbus Toastmasters Club would like to thank Deepti for her relentless service provided during her tenure as President...
07/15/2020

Columbus Toastmasters Club would like to thank Deepti for her relentless service provided during her tenure as President. We wish her in the new role of Area Director.

Columbus Toastmasters club helps people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and lead...
07/12/2020

Columbus Toastmasters club helps people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. From young professionals to experienced managers to those seeking personal growth, you’ll find a warm, supportive group that shares your goals.

07/01/2020

How to conduct a Virtual Open House!!

Conducting Toastmasters meetings in these extraordinary times has been quite the challenge.
We at the Columbus Toastmasters Club #2481 not only continued to meet in full swing but also successfully conducted a Virtual Open House! Deepti Vijaykumar Keith Alan WeedmanPranay Tiwari

Click on the link below to see how we did it!

https://d11.toastmastersclubs.org/

06/13/2020

Where can you find an incredible ROI for mentoring? Where can you elevate your leadership skills and public speaking skills? Where will you find a culture of progress and learning?

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1531 13th Street, Ste 1100
Columbus, IN
47201

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6pm - 7pm

Telephone

(812) 343-2697

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To protect our members and our community from spreading the corona virus, our club is temporarily meeting remotely utilizing Zoom. Now is the perfect time to visit our club remotely. There has never been a greater need for virtual public speaking and leadership skills. You can experience how it is possible to safely learn these skills with us. Please send an email to [email protected] to arrange a time to visit to our virtual Zoom meeting.

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