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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Those, who visited our last meeting, can consider themselves lucky indeed. The president of Speaking Elephants and toastmaster of the evening, Roman Gudym, unsurprisingly, yet again created an atmosphere of inspiration and wonder. Igniting thought-provoking discussions and telling stories of dualistic nature of luck by revealing both its fortunate and unfortunate faces, he performed a dramatic concert of words laying down the playground for the ballet of our imagination and aspiration.

We had two speeches that day. Elżbieta Beszłej, a visitor from the Asbiro Toastmasters club, listed the reasons why she enjoys travelling, sharing some of the exciting stories of her adventures, this way completing the project “organize your speech”. In the second speech, from the project “Research your topic”, Jarosław Galuba spoke about the innovative strategy of promoting a country called “nation branding” executed to attract more tourists and foreign investments and to establish an appealing image. Providing persuasive data he proposed that Poland, especially its economy, could greatly benefit from such an approach.

The table topics session was exciting, but there could be only one winner. The cup was taken by Bryan, a guest who spoke on luck in Las Vegas. Was he himself lucky? Only if you consider luck to be a skill. And if you want to learn how to be lucky on the stage, then you have no other choice – you have to join our club ;). See you at the next meeting!
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The Year of the Dragon - 24 January 2012

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The Toastmasters Centrum club is organizing a humorous speech contest at the club level.The speeches will be delivered mostly in Polish, although the organizers anticipate one speech in English. Everyone who wants to enjoy a good laugh and spend time in a positive atmosphere is warmly invited :) ... See MoreSee Less

Konkurs Mów Humorystycznych

September 1, 2016, 6:45pm - September 1, 2016, 9:15pm

Toastmasters Centrum

To już 1 września! Serdeczne zapraszamy Was na konkurs mów humorystycznych oraz odpowiedzi na gorące pytania w naszym klubie. Gwarantujemy dwie godziny świetnej zabawy, w przyjaznej, otwartej a...

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"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect." - said Ralph Waldo Emerson. Do you agree? Or maybe you are on a side of ironic Mark Twain, who rote "Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident". Welcome to Speaking Elephant on Tuesday to say your word about LUCK - good or bad - and listen to 3 prepared speeches. Don't miss your chance! ... See MoreSee Less

Luck

August 9, 2016, 6:45pm - August 9, 2016, 8:45pm

Toastmasters Speaking Elephants

What is it that decides that you are where you are? Is it the amount of time you invest on work? No doubt that it plays a role. If you work hard it will usually translate to better results and higher ...

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