Daffodils Toastmasters Club, is a community based club in Malleshwaram. We are a club with the right mix of experienced and young members. Our biggest testimony comes from the Executive Director of Toastmasters International, DTM Daniel Rex who termed Daffodils, “The Best Club In the World”.
The Birth of Daffodils Toastmasters Club
Daffodils was conceptualised by its charter members who were a financial consultant; a laparoscopic surgeon; an orthodontist; entrepreneurs in the software services, chemical and forestry sectors; an HR professional and a banker! Meetings of the club were consciously situated in the leafy, so-called “pensioners’ locality” of Malleshwaram in order to make the Toastmasters movement accessible to an entirely new strata of individuals. The initial meetings were admittedly sleepy and it took a while for things to take-off, but when they did….by God, there’s no looking behind!
The club secured its charter i.e. its official recognition from Toastmasters International on 12th June, 2003; and has gone from strength to strength since then. We take pride in ourselves because we are “More than just a Club”! Three cheers to Daffodils Toastmasters!
The Club’s Mission
Creating a warm, receptive environment where even the most timid amongst us can acquire the poise and confidence to address a public audience. To help each other – each one of us, Daffodils and guests – bloom and become better people.
A Typical Meeting
A typical meeting has 30 to 50 members who meet weekly on Saturdays. There are three sessions to every meeting:
- 1st session – Prepared Speech. Members of the club come prepared with speeches on a topic of their choice using the guidelines mentioned in their Pathways.
- 2nd session – Table Topics. Meeting participants give impromptu talks on assigned topics.
- 3rd session – Evaluation. Experienced toastmasters evaluate speakers who took stage and provide constructive feedback.