How to Charter a New Toastmasters Club?

To charter a new club, steps that need to be followed are: Find at least 20 people over the age of 18 who want to join.Fill out and submit the requisite new club forms to World Headquarters.Fill out the Start a Club form and request more information.Download a copy of How to Build a Toastmasters Club, a step-by step guide to growing a successful club. While the regular fees for chartering a club is as mentioned below, Toastmasters International is currently offering a discount if the club chartered in January 2021 where by the fees per person would be $67.5 applicable till S


How To Keep Your KIDA Alive Using Mega-Batching?

Do you tend to aimlessly walk around in the house? Do you think that doing what you're meant to do is impossible, endless or never-ending? Do you get stuck getting on with anything else in your life because there is so much to do with what you're obsessively passionate about? Hello all my zombie friends in the world. This one is just for you. https://youtu.be/TC7mHCcT5rg MEGA-BATCHING Mega-Batching is an approach where you avoid Multi-tasking and Context switching, and focus on just one type of task at a time. After all, Multi-tasking and Context Switching are t


The Days That Matter

Dear readers,   Of all the days you have lived, which are the days you remember the most?  If you’re like me, you can perhaps count them on your fingers.   And if you’ve been a Toastmaster for a while, then it’s highly likely that at least one of those days has got something to do with Toastmasters.  Because, at Toastmasters, we are intentional about making memories.  One such day: 25th May, 2019. Kolkata. Oration.  The place where I met Sam Cawthorn. One, among many distinguished keynote speakers present that day. 

Managers, Students

5 Bullet Tuesday: How To Influence People You Don’t Know?

Hi All, Here’s your weekly dose of “5-Bullet Tuesday”, list of things I’m enjoying or pondering. Viral post I loved: This is a hilarious video of how Obama shook hands with a security guard outside 10 Downing Street, while the host country's own President grandly ignored the guard. Imagine the way 15 seconds episode influenced the people all through the world. The point is that as you go higher up in the organizational hierarchy, how you behave with any person creates a perception about you with everyone else. https://youtu.be/hG0gm2QBtDY Quote I'm pondering -


How to Clean the EPSON Printer Head?

It can be very disappointing when you see that your relatively new EPSON printer has started giving out erroneous results - either blank pages or light mixed colors instead of a proper print. This despite the fact that the ink is full and there was no stuck paper. What to do in that case. Well, there may be various ways and videos, but sometimes it is our desi friend's that come most to our rescue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYJlqER3qsU This video has what it took me to get this issue resolved using software ased head cleaning. No manual handling / mishan


5 Bullet Tuesday: A Gift That Can Change Your Life. Forever.

Hi All, Here’s your weekly dose of “5-Bullet Tuesday”, list of things I’m enjoying or pondering. Social media post I loved- They say that the best gift you can give someone is the gift of your time. But what you do with that time if even more important. Here’s how Dr. Abdul Kalam used his time to change a life. Forever.  The quote I loved: James Thomas Anthony Valvano, nicknamed Jimmy V, has a gift idea for all the fathers.  Jimmy was an American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster. The movie I loved watching- ‘The Gift' tells th


How Much Do You Trust God? Let’s Find Out.

Hi All, Here’s your weekly dose of “5-Bullet Tuesday”, list of things I’m enjoying or pondering. How Am I keeping faith: I'm reading a few pages every day of Khushwant Singh's "The Freethinker's Prayer Book." Khushwant Singh calls himself an agnostic and yet he has been very interested in religion all his life. This book is a unique collection of English translation of snippets from holy books, poets and philosophers. He starts the book with some poignant lines, about his old age and a quote from Oscar Wilde that he completely resonates with: "The tragedy of old age is no


How I Identified My 2nd Bad Habit.

Just when I thought it was time for me to get down to my writing, Sohana, my seven year old daughter shouts, “Papa, 6’o clock is your story telling time. You’re ready, right?” Oops, I had forgotten that completely. “Yes, I’m ready, but only if you’re busy with your gadgets, it’s fine, we can skip today.” I tried to escape. “No papa, we’re interested in listening to the story”. Arghh. Now, my mind diverted to, “which story am I going to tell the children?”, “ I don’t have one handy..” It’s almost 6pm. I go to Amazon and buy an e-book instantly. This is the one which


How I Identified which 1 Habit was Interrupting My Growth?

In line with our October Family mission (CHABITOBER: Change one Habit, this October!), I have been thinking about which habit should I change - a better daily time table perhaps, or healthy lifestyle, writing and sharing my blogs or something else. This cute mission poster is by Samaira, our sweetheart who recently entered her teens. Love this and this is also our Team's Whatsapp group icon! :) After sufficient thinking I realized that while I have already done quite a lot in terms of these things, especially with respect to having a strict writing and posting schedule for m


How to develop an unending faith?

When God puts us through a difficult time, he automatically also prepares us for overcoming the same. There is a quote that goes like this: “If He puts us to it, He puts us through it” Meaning that when He (God) is giving us a challenge, he also gives us the powers to deal with the situation. Only thing that is required from us is an unending faith- a belief that is so strong that wouldn’t go away no matter what happens. The question then is how to be develop this faith? Will it come on it’s own one day? I don’t think so. Do I just pray and hope that it would co