Dear Toastmasters and guests,

The MFSC is introducing the new procedure for meeting registration. From the meeting  of 30 August and on, all visitors (guests, MFSC and other club members) should notify the club about their participation by filling the registration form at least 1 day in advance before each meeting.

This is important because we send all our visitors names to Gorniy Institute Security so they can let you in!

Please let us know that you are coming, it won’t take much time!

Looking forward to see you on our meetings!

Dear Moscow Free Speakers Club Members and Guests!

This July the new Toastmaster year has started and we are thrilled to present to you the new committee that will be helping you to improve your public speaking and leadership skills and advance your English mastery.

Meet (from left to right):

Vice-President Membership Elena Mironova (let her know if you want to become a member!),

Vice-President Public Relations Olga Yatsyk (she makes us public online),

President Anna Kondrateva (she is responsible for the club),

Sergeant-at-Arms Nick Sapozhnikov (he’s been a member of our club since it’s beginning!),

Vice-President Holly Marshburn (let her know if you want to make a speech) and, finally,

in a star-shaped figure – our Secretary Olesya Timerbulatova (ask her if you want to have a minor role!).

 

This new team will be organizing the club meetings for the following year, making sure that everything goes smoothly and that all the members and guests have opportunity to advance their communication and leadership skills. However, we need your help to do that. Currently we are looking for volunteers to fill two roles: Assistant Secretary and Assistant VP Public Relations. If you’re interested or you think you could help us with some minor tasks – let our President know via president@moscowfreespeakers.ru. And remember that your participation is most important – be it in the form of prepared speeches, or table topics discussions, or giving evaluation.

We hope to see you at our meetings  and wish you an interesting and productive toastmaster year!

Dear members of our club!

Lately you have received a message from the World Headquarters about the arrival of Pathways – a brand new educational program. It is a wholly revised educational system in Toastmasters which is to replace the current program you all are familiar with.

No worries please!
The changes will not come overnight. There will be a TRANSITION PERIOD of TWO YEARS, during which the new and old programs will both be in place.

NOTICE:

> All your achievements like CC, CL and the rest will stay with you forever!
In the next two years you still will be able to work on the old program. You will be able to do projects on the Competent Communication track, and take roles on the Competent Leadership track. So, you can become a DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) in the next two years!

> After 15 May 2018 each new member of our club will not receive printed manuals.
With Pathways we go digital! All the educational materials regarding Pathways are online. You will be able to read the description of a project, get feedback, and track you progress on you personal account on the Toastmasters website.
However, if needed, printed materials can be ordered on demand.

The new program is much more interesting, engaging, and exciting!

EVERYTHING will be EXPLAINED
> We will give a presentation on Pathways at the nearest meeting.
> We will be answering to your questions.
> To learn more now go to the website: https://www.toastmasters.org/pathways-overview

Stay tuned!
Your Moscow Free Speakers Club

 

Dear Friends, we are happy to announce winners of contests at Moscow Area Spring Conference Contests:

International Speech Contest:
3rd place: Tatiana Leontieva (Redefluss Moskau)
2nd place: Anna Kondrateva (Moscow Free Speakers Club)
1st place: Calum Hems (Toastbusters)

Evaluation Contest:
3rd place: Yuliya Tokareva (Viva – Club de Toastmasters Internacional en Moscú)
2nd place: Denis Shevchouk (Toastbusters)
1st place: Dmitry Trapeznikov (Autour du mot)

Russian Speech Contest:
3rd place: Irina Suvorova (Zlatoust Masters – Russian Speaking Toastmasters)
2nd place: Anastasiya Kolodina (WorldSurfers – Toastmasters Club)
1st place:  Veronika Tolpekina (Autour du mot)

Many thanks to all contestants for their speeches and congratulations to winners! Wish you to keep going and growing!

 

Click here to learn more about Moscow Area Spring Conference.

ATTENTION!!! The entrance has been changed!
Enter through the MAIN ENTRANCE, then turn to the left and follow the signs.

Dear friends and honorable guests!
The entrance into the building where our meetings take place has been changed, due to renovation.

We are still meeting at the same room as usual, but this time around please enter through the main entrance (with columns), which is in the middle of the yard.

We will let you know when it is changed back.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Fellow Toastmasters! We are happy to announce the date for the annual Moscow International Spring Conference that will take place on April 21-22. The Head of the Conference Anna Kondrateva has already started the preparation and has been forming the perfect team to organize the great event.

If you want to practice leadership skills, get experience in event management, have fun while working with a team of talented and enthusiastic toastmasters, and of course get your points for Competent Leadership Manual 😉, join the team by dropping a line in the comments below or writing directly to Anna Kondrateva

Here are results of FUNKY TALKS contest!

 

1st place: Dilara Imaeva (Selena Gomez)
2nd place: Rahim Saatov (Adriano Celentano)
3rd place: Dmitry Trapeznikov (Moby)

We are especially proud of Dilara’s victory! Let her victory in improvisation talks contest prove or just remind you that fear doesn’t define neither your mastery, nor your abilities, nor your destiny. Do things which make you scare and you’ll open new horizons, new possibilities and new talents! Give the World that valuable contribution that you could give, if you did not go on about the fear!

Fellow Toastmasters, future members and dear guests,

May us present you FUNKY TALKS!

Those of you who witnessed Jazz & Talks Night in 2017 know that the evening will be musical, entertaining and super fun for all the people – both the participants and the audience)

For those of you who didn’t, here comes a short hint:

1) There will be plenty of music by Jazz Idea Band led by Mikhail Pokutny, CC, Toastmaster and President of Moscow Toastbusters club). WOW!

2) There will be plenty of public speaking: the best speakers from Moscow Toastmasters Community will compete for the best brief (up to 3 min) interview challenge, where they assume an identity of a well-known star in the music industry.

3) The event will be run in English – one more reason to come and practice your skills! 

Welcome the splendid team: the Chief Judge of the Toastmasters’ section – Irina Suvorova and the Toastmaster of the evening – Kristina Sharykina!

Learn more at the event page! And do not forget to register. THE AMOUNT OF CONTESTANTS IS LIMITED! hurry up!