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! 

At New Year party the biggest achievements were recognized and we are happy to announce winners 2017!
Best Toastmaster – Anna Kondrateva, CC
Best Table Topics Master – Alice Ivanova
Best Speaker – Dilara Imaeva
Best Personal Evaluator – Margarita Ryndina, ACG, ALB
Best General Evaluator – Ksenia Raznosilina
Best Ice Breaker – Dilara Imaeva
Congratulations and keep going!

Moscow Area Winter Conference is an annual event when the members and guests of all Toastmasters clubs in Moscow come together to share experience, express themselves, communicate, and get to know each other better. By doing so, they build bridges between people.

 

The THEME of the conference this time is BRIDGES.
Suggested by Anna Kondrateva, CC from the Moscow Free Speakers club.
“Each person is like an island. As we learn how to communicate more effectively, how to better express our thoughts, and how to listen more attentively, we build bridges between islands. Bridges can be different: firm and sound, makeshift and light, simple and ornate. Some bridges are really solid and durable. They take time and effort to build, but they are worth it!
By making speeches we build bridges.
What kind of bridge will you build?”

CONTESTS
Best speakers, who have qualified in their own clubs, competed to become best of the best in the whole Moscow Area. Congratulations to all the winners!

HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST /eng/
3rd place – Charles Paris, CC, Златоуст Мастерс
2nd place – Denis Shevchuk, ACB, ALB, Toastbusters Moscow
1st place – Sergey Saprykin, CC, WorldSurfers

TABLE TOPICS CONTEST /eng/
3rd place – Charles Paris, CC, Autour du Mot
2nd place – Sergey Saprykin, CC, WorldSurfers
1st place – Michail Pokutny, CC, Toastbusters Moscow

HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST /rus/
3rd place – Yury Shchelkanov, Toastmasters International Saint-Petersburg
2nd place – Irina Suvorova, Златоуст Мастерс
1st place – Sergey Shepilov, ACG, Redefluss Moskau

WORKSHOP
We have also had two workshops where everyone was able to participate:

“The French Way” by Olga Bazhenova and Charles Paris

“УФХЦЧ Продвинутого Оратора” by Sergey Shchepilov.

The members of our club actively participated, and some of them (Sergey Balmashov) helped with organization of the Toastmasters Winter Conference together with the other 5 TM clubs of Moscow and the Moscow Area committee (Zlatoust Masters, WorldSurfers etc.)! Well done everyone!