- Words from the President, Vyankoj Mulloo DL1
- “When 'I' becomes 'we', even illness becomes wellness”, Sariff Mungralee, DTM
- Write that speech..., Soomayyah Jaulim, MS1
- How to enhance your speech?, Jyeshtha Ramduny
- Mentoring..Inspiring..Empowering, Dosheela Ramlowat CC CL
- Members' Corner - Meet our new members - Members’ achievements & progress
- Club activities (Oct - Dec 2019)
- Fun Corner
10 years in a row that our Club, the Plateau Toastmasters Club, has achieved the President's Distinguished Award ! And together, we achieved this objective in a record time of 3 months!
It is often said that success, as with most things, starts with the right attitude and at Plateau, we pride ourselves on the fact that we're a family ! These 2 factors combined, generate the right mix of motivation for our ever growing members to unlock their full potential.
What do we represent at the Plateau Toastmasters Club after 17 years since it was chartered ?
- We are the Club with nearly 50% Women and 50% men.
- We are the Club with 5 Distinguished Toastmasters.
- We are the club whose members have founded gavel clubs, mentored them, guided and trained them and celebrated their victory as their own.
- We are the Club that has spun out other toastmasters club in Mauritius.
- We are the Club that has achieved the President Distinguished Award for the 10th time in a row.
While staying true to the commitment we all have given towards Toastmasters International core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence, we will be here to support each other in our fortnightly meetings through the different roles, but equally as mentors, guides and leaders with no titles.
The development and success of individuals in the past have been a sterling example of why we choose to be here today. We push each other to do better, to improve in our communication and leadership. In the age of technology, it is of utmost importance that we keep up to date with the latest developments and continue to excel. Public Speaking and Leadership is still a highly sought after skill which will not be replaced by machines so soon. And we are in this together.
"Together, we are on a leadership journey"
Vyankoj Mulloo, DL1
“When 'I' becomes 'we', even illness becomes wellness”, IPP Sariff Mungralee, DTM
“When I becomes We, even illness becomes wellness”. This famous quote from Malcolm X has been an inspiring factor in my journey at Toastmasters. Since I joined this great family, I have had the privilege to learn from great leaders and seasoned toastmasters. Plateau Toastmasters Club has opened the doors for success to all who believed in togetherness. The ‘mutually supportive’ atmosphere that has always prevailed at Plateau has been a key factor in bringing the club where it is now.
Dear Members, we are now mid-way in the current mandate and it’s really great that, slowly but surely, we have been able to achieve our targeted milestones, culminating to the highest prestige of the club by achieving the President’s Distinguished Award for the 10th time in a row and within a span of 3 months.
I would like here, to congratulate President Vyankoj Mulloo and his team for the fantastic work done since the beginning of the mandate. We cannot but acclaim the dedication and hard work of all the office bearers throughout the year. True to say that, nothing would have been possible without the unconditional support and involvement of all our members, who, I believe are the real assets and pearls of the club.
Fellow Toastmasters, we have many things to be thankful for in 2019. We are thankful for what we have learnt and the wonderful friendships we have forged. Most importantly, we should be thankful for the fulfilling journeys we enjoyed together with Plateau. As a team, we stood together and as a team we should continue to stand together in our endeavours and challenges coming ahead.
As we flip the calendar to a new year, we should now aim higher. My wish for 2020 is that all of us discover our passion of public speaking, to go deeper and continue evolving and reach the next level. Let us all become an example for others, a role model and shining example for the next generations.
Together we will continue to scale up on the progress of Plateau. Together we will make Plateau shine. We are a vibrant family where everyone counts and everyone is important. At the end of the day, we want our members to be happy, celebrate successes and learn from our failures, as one family. We have much to emulate from this successful club.
May 2020 bring you and your loved ones bountiful rewards, good health and good cheers. Let’s now all work hard together for an even more successful year.
I would like to wish you again a wonderful year ahead and that you’ll enjoy all that 2020 has in store for you.
How to enhance your speech?, Jyeshtha Ramduny
I still vividly recall the day I delivered my speech for the internal contest in 2018. That experience is still engrained in my mind. I got a blank which left me in shambles. My heart was pounding very fast and I could hardly deliver my speech effectively. Indeed, self-doubt is a parasite which drives down the euphoria and spark of a speaker.
To deter such a circumstance from repeating itself, I have learnt some techniques that can rewire the brain, discipline our thoughts, brush up our communication skills and enhance our speech.
The S-C-Q-A acronym
In his bestselling book, The Pyramid Principle, Barbara Minto devised an acronym to come up with a striking introduction namely: S-C-Q-A.