Saggezza Brings Toastmaster Club to India Offices

Saggezza Brings Toastmaster Club to India Offices

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“Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.” 

Toastmasters International
What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters was started by Ralph C. Smedley during his time at the YMCA when he saw the need for young men to “learn how to speak, conduct meetings, plan programs and work on committees.” At the time, ‘toastmaster’ referred to someone who gave toasts at banquets and other occasions. Club No. 1 of Toastmasters was founded in 1924 in Santa Ana, California. Toastmasters has grown tremendously since then and currently has over 16,000 clubs in 143 countries. It is headquartered in Colorado, USA.

Sagacious Toastmaster Club

Sagacious Toastmaster Club was started in April 2014 in our Bangalore office. Since then, it has been an enriching learning path for enthusiastic Saggezzians; many employees voluntarily participate in regular sessions with an aim to improve their communication and leadership skills. Today, Sagacious Toastmaster Club is a recognized club in Bangalore, and is well connected with many other elite clubs in the area.

2014 Sagacious Toastmaster Club Inception
Our Projects

Saggezza participates in the Toastmasters International program called Pathways. Pathways is designed to build the skills required to communicate and lead. Individuals take an online assessment which evaluates their competency, skillset, interests and goals. Based on this assessment, they are recommended one of eleven paths that will help train them in their core competency by regular practice and attending sessions.

Pathways include: 

How We Operate

We follow an organized agenda as per Toastmaster International practice with a prepared speech speaker, evaluators, table topic master, etc. There are seven registered club officers: President, Vice President – Education, Vice President – PR, Vice President – Membership, Treasurer, Secretary and Sergeant at Arms. These club officers oversee various activities to ensure the club is running properly. They also organize various intra-club events, register new employees, and encourage members to participate in various contests across areas and division level. The Sagacious Toastmaster Club meets every Wednesday from 3-4PM. 

In 2016, our club won 2nd place in the Glitterati contest that determined which District club would represent at the Area level contest. This was the first round of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest to take part in the World Championship of Public Speaking.

To learn more about the Sagacious Toastmasters Club, please contact our President Smita Sadanandan at smita.sadanandan@www.saggezza.com.

To learn more about Toastmasters and how your team or company can get involved, please visit: www.Toastmasters.org.

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