Friday, March 29, 2013

OTAC 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

An Evening With A World Champion

Saturday, March 16, 2013

DTM Lance Miller: A World Champion LIVE in Muscat

Dear Toastmasters,

Division D Education & Training Team is very pleased to announce a wonderful learning experience. An evening that you will all remember for the rest of your life.

An evening with World Champion

With great pleasure, Division D and Omantel Toastmasters is organizing a communication workshop with 

2005 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 
M Lance Miller




DTM Lance Miller is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Food Systems, Economics and Management. is an award winning speaker and trainer. He brings to the podium a unique mix of talent and life experience that has shaped his philosophy and viewpoint of the world.

He shares a perspective of having lived life. In addition to an extensive business background, he has sat atop 14,000 ft. peaks, rafted some of the roughest whitewater in U.S., sailed transatlantic from the Virgin Islands to Norway, piloted his own aircraft hundreds of hours from Northern Michigan to the tip of Key West, scuba dived under the ice of frozen lakes in the dead of winter and twice hitchhiked through Europe. He has traveled extensively and has worked in forwarding numerous international humanitarian causes.

Lance is a member of Toastmasters International and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. He was instrumental in building his home Toastmasters Club, Renaissance Speakers, to the #4 Toastmasters Club in the world. In 2005 he emerged from a field of 28,000 contestants from 90 countries to win the title of the World Champion of Public Speaking.

Event Details

Date : Monday 18th March 2013
Venue : Omantel Corporate Office , Mawaleh (same venue as OTAC 2012)
Time : Registration 6:15 to 7 PM
Workshop 7:00 to 9:30 PM (20 minutes break)

Contribution : 2 OR (To be paid to Club Treasurer and collected by Area Governors post the event. No cash counter at Venue)
Non Toastmasters Guests - OR 5 

The seating capacity of the venue is limited and thus early registration will be helpful to avoid any last minute inconvenience.

You may send in your nominations to Mohd. Ashfaque at email: or GSM: 95332876.

Lets make the most of this once in a lifetime oppurtunity.

Best Regards,

DTM Gurbinder S Punn

Friday, March 15, 2013

District 20 - Riding High !!!

Dear Proactive Leaders,

I would like to thank all the Club Excom, Area Governors and Division Governors who have a put a lot of effort in conducting the COT from the month of December, 2012 to February, 2013. Some Divisions and Areas have even conducted two or three extra COT sessions! This is what we call the passion for commitment and responsibility! 

It is my pride and pleasure to share with you the good news! 


District Leaders- we did it again!!! See you on stage at DTAC 2013!!!

Kindly pass this message on to the Club Excom -thank you.

Best regards,

Maria Victoria Ferrer, DTM, MDC
Lt Governor for Education and Training
District 20
Toastmasters International
Professional Trainer-Consultant
email address:;
Mobile No +962799824845; +962786467639

Area 64 Contest in Pictures

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Achieving with a Sense of Fulfillment: TM Cyprian Misquith

ACG/ALB Area 67 Governor Cyprian Misquith might be one of those who talk less but definitely do more. He is certainly an advocate of action speaks louder than words. His assuring smile gives those who are surrounding him the glimmer of hope and positive energy. His charismatic leadership made him the center of attraction. He looks at glass half full and insists that when the tough get going, the going ought to get tough.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

TM Hamdah AlShamsi: A Toastmaster with a Humane Touch

She is a toastmaster who is full of energy and grace. TM Hamdah Alshamsi had an out of the box initiative when she thought of forging a corporate club in The Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI). The birth of PASI Toastmasters made it the second toastmasters’ club in the public sector. Let us Talk features an interview with TM Hamdah is the Area 4 spotlight. Please visit the Area 4 page to read the full interview.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Q&A Session with TM Faye Dunn

Q: When and why did you join Toastmasters?
A: I attended my first Toastmasters meeting in May 2008 as a guest, and became a member three months later. I was a very nervous speaker then, and was frustrated by my mistakes with English grammar. I joined Toastmasters to become a better speaker and to improve my English, since I grew up speaking Cantonese.

Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I am a tax auditor in the Australian Taxation Office, and since 2003 I have hosted a monthly radio “tax talkback” program in the Cantonese language as a tax specialist.

Q: How have you grown as a communicator and leader since you joined Toastmasters?
A: Before I joined Toastmasters, I could not speak in front of a group of people. Each time I tried, my brain went blank, my heart palpitated and my blood ran upside down. I am now a calmer speaker. Although I am still nervous, I am able to control my nervousness.

A few months ago, my employer held a training session and a few of us took part in the presentation. I was the only presenter who did not simply read from the script. A few years ago, I would have done exactly what the other presenters had done. My Toastmasters training has not only made me a better communicator, it has also made me a person who is not afraid of standing out in a crowd. This quality is in line with the leadership skills I have learned in Toastmasters. I am now president of the Tuesday Chatters Toastmasters club. This was once unimaginable, but the training that Toastmasters provides has given me the skills and the courage to lead.
Q: What do you like best about your club?A: All the members are very positive and inspiring. When the club was new, everyone talked about how nervous they were when they spoke in public, and I realized I was not alone. Since that time, I have achieved what I was aiming for, but I have also gained a lot more. In four years, I found my voice, discovered some hidden talents and built solid friendships. I have become a better person since joining the club.

Q: What have you done in Toastmasters to gain leadership experience?
A: I have been the club’s vice president membership, education and public relations. I achieved the Competent Leadership and the Advanced Leadership Bronze awards. Since I became club president this year, I have overseen the creation of the club’s newsletter and have organized social functions for members and their friends. I have implemented the club’s mentoring and guest-welcoming processes, and have planned and organized a Moments of Truth workshop.

Q: What is the most important thing you would tell your friends and family about Toastmasters?
A: I am infatuated with the Toastmasters journey. Toastmasters can awaken our social conscience and inspire us to be better people. What I have learned has exceeded my expectations. The longer I stay involved, the more I discover about myself. It gives me great pleasure to know that I am in a boundless journey.