We are Speaking Elephants – Toastmasters Club from Warsaw

Our club’s mission is people. Our organization’s founder, Dr. Ralph Smedley, once said, ‘Ours is the only organization I know that is dedicated to the individual’.

We strongly believe in those words and work together to bring out the best in each of us. Speaking Elephants is a place that provides its members with the opportunity to grow and learn.

We simply get more speaking done before 8:30 than most people do all day. This is what our Elephants expect, this is why they stay and bring friends. The numbers follow the people, as it should be. Our club provides an encouraging environment so that those who are not accustom to speaking can feel at ease. With portions of the meeting like table topics, the meetings are often fun and filled with excitement. Joining us you can grow both professionally and personally.

You are around individuals who want to improve their communication skills and more importantly want you to improve your communication skills as well. One of the things people notice about our club is how different not only the speeches are, but how different and varied the background and ages of the participants is.

Enjoy some of our Club members’ speeches from the comfort of your own home! What makes our club one of the premier public speaking groups in Poland is the quality and diversity of the topics of the speeches that you will hear. Another aspect of the Speaking Elephants Video Resources is the fact that our speeches are usually followed by evaluations. By actively listening, providing reinforcement for the speakers’ strengths and gently offering useful advice, we, as a Toastmasters Club, motivate members to work hard and improve. By giving feedback, we are contributing to our fellow Club members’ improvement. Preparing and presenting evaluations is also an opportunity to practice listening, critical thinking, feedback and motivation skills.

 

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Travel-Explore-Learn: public speaking event

May 31, 2016, 6:45pm - May 31, 2016, 8:45pm

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"Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going"- wrote an American travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux. Speaking Elephants invite you to become travelers and exp...

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Hey Elephants and friends! Welcome back from a looooong weekend. We have got a BIG news for everybody - last Tuesday at club elections we selected a new Executive Committee of Toastmasters Speaking Elephants. On the picture from the left to the right:
- Maciej Cabański - Vice President PR
- Jarosław Gałuba - Sergeant at Arms
- Joanna Konopko - Vice President Education
- Roman Gudym - President
- Monika Klimczak - Vice President Membership
- Joanna Libera - Treasurer
- Maja Szczucińska - Secretary
- Tomasz Porczynski - Immediate Past President and Mentoring Officer.

The new Board will take office as of July. We will be running a traditional installation ceremony on the first meeting in July. Please join us to congratulate the new Executive Committee!
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Board Elections at Speaking Elephants

May 24, 2016, 6:45pm - May 24, 2016, 8:45pm

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Dear Members of Toastmasters Speaking Elephants you are welcome to our annoual election to the board. It is incredible how much value you can get for being someone who is leading the club. It opens y...

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This Tue Speaking Elephants turned into a repair shop. Instead of mending shoes and vehicles we were sharing ideas on how to refit communication. Maciej Ciabanski, a Toastmaster of the evening, lead an overhaul of the entire communication process and engaged others to share their stories on when and how communication breakdowns could happen.

All prepared speaches fit the theme perfectly. Kamil Kołodziejczyk breaked the ice with his first project from CC named Design Matters. His major point was that in order to make a proper design one should listen carefully to the customers. Zbigniew Sasor went ahead with a project #3 titled Never Give Up before You Try. It was about falceful assumptions that often cause communicaton breakdown. In his case it was a story on how he was avoiding skiing, which became his passion once tried properly. Jarosław Gałuba was talking about Recovery Plans for various Faux Pas'es that might happen every day. And finally, Antoni Jakubowski explored his past and history of humanity in a speech with a provocative title "Why am I So Stupid?'.

Marinela Dimitrova was running a very unusual session of Table Topics, which was conqured by Jarek Gałuba. Congratulations!

See you next time at our special event - Club Board Elections. Feel free to contact current Board Members and run for any posision - Secretary, VPPR, VPM, VPE, Treasure, SAA or even President.
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This Tue Speaking Elephants turned into a repair shop. Instead of mending shoes and vehicles we were sharing ideas on how to refit communication. Maciej Ciabanski, a Toastmaster of the evening, lead a...

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COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN - Public Speaking Event

May 17, 2016, 6:45pm - May 17, 2016, 8:45pm

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„Communication breakdown is always the same” cried Robert Plant in a famous song by Led Zeppelin. In part he was right. Communication is the utmost hallmark of human existence. It forms and knit...

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