We are happy to announce that on 31 October (Wednesday) we will have an additional special meeting, which will be held in a special place and will be devoted to public speaking master-class held by Natalya Tokar.

You can participate in defining the topic of master-class! To express your interests fill the questionnaire by 12th October!

Natalia is a renowned public speaker and coach. She’s known for building communication bridges between Russian professionals and their foreign partners, clients, and colleagues. Natalia helps both businesses – expand to foreign markets, and people – make the right steps towards a fulfilling international career. Natalia is the Founder of UpSkillMe and author of the first course in Russia “Public Speaking in a foreign language” for business people. Her clients are leading professionals from VTB24, Ikea, Ritter Sport, JLL, Universal Media, etc.

REGISTRATION LINK: winter-conference-2018.ru

Save the dates December 8-9th from now, because this is when our 15th Annual International Winter Conference will be taking place that you just can’t miss out! This is a special event for all Toastmasters clubs in Russia, preparation for which starts long in advance. No wonders there, since this is when contestants from all Russian clubs get the chance to become the winners of Area Winter Conference 2018, and they are going to fight for it (in friendly ways, of course).

This year we will have four contests where the best of Toastmasters will be competing. Here are the contests planned for December, 8-9th:
1. Area Humouros Speech Contest (ENG)
2. Area Table Topics Contest (ENG)
3. International Speech Contest (ENG)
4. Russian Speech Contest (RU)

If you’re a member of a Russian club, contact your VPE for more details on how to join the competition. If you’re coming from outside of Russia, you’re invited to participate in the international contest. Contact us for more details: i.winterconference2018@gmail.com

Besides learning from performances of the best speakers on stage, you’ll find our Winter Conference to be a perfect opportunity for learning new things from experienced Russian and European Toastmasters who will prepared multiple workshops for you.

Finally, you will get a lot of informal opportunities (over yummy nibbles and drinks) to get to know wonderful likeminded people from clubs in Moscow and abroad. And if you’re the exceptionally talkative one, don’t miss the after party 😉

For our guests visiting us from outside of Moscow, we’ve prepared a variety of activities to show you our city in all it beauty.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN at winter-conference-2018.ru

The exact location and the program will follow.

Dear Toastmasters and Guests!

Inviting you to Humorous Speech Contest where Moscow Free Speakers Club members will present their mastery in public speaking with humor!

If you are MFSC member, sign-up for participation writing an email to Vice President Education! Don’t miss this chance because:

  1. Adding humor in your speech boosts your public speaking skills to a new level!
  2. Winner will have a chance to present his speech to wider audience competing with strongest speakers from other Moscow Area clubs on Winter Conference on 8-9 December!
  3. Winners will get nice presents!

 

If you are not member yet, welcome to attend the meeting and watch the show! Our educational path is always full of fun and Humorous Speech Contest we expect to see highest concentration of it!

See you on 11 October in room Б-1034, doors open at 19.00, meeting starts at 19.15

Still wondering, what Toastmasters is all about? – watch this video

 

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