International TM Conference in Moscow:
WE DID IT! :)
Dear fellow Toastmasters,
Two weeks have passed from that great weekend on April 5-6th that we had the International Toastmasters Conference in Moscow! Take a short glance back. Doesn't it feel like it was just yesterday? :)
Well for some of us it certainly does feel this way! We used this time to get feedback, gather testimonials, create a movie, collect pictures and lots videos and it took some time to summarize it all.
And we are so glad that we have a chance to share all this feedback with you! :)
Community, learning and fun - these are the 3 essential ingredients in the recipe of happiness for a human being, the scientists discovered. Once you realize that there is a place where you can get all this, it makes you press the button "book now" again. This urge brought Georg Schmidt, the TM from Cologne to Moscow since the International Toastmasters Conferences of Toastmasters are exactly the right place where we communicate, learn and have fun. This is the event that enabled more than 10 participants from Europe to come and discover Russia.
The 5th conference in Moscow brought together 100 Toastmasters from Russia, USA, Germany and other countries in the comfortable premises at American Culture Centre to enjoy the fabulous time of learning and sharing.
It has become the biggest conference of TMs ever held in Moscow!
- We welcomed 13 guests from Europe and 4 guests from the newborn club in St.Petersburg
- We shared ideas and discussed common issues in 2 languages: English and German.
- We got to know each other's club closer and better!
We learned a lot!
- From workshops on leadership, speech building and improvisation.
- From the contestants speeches and what is it that makes a speech a winning speech.
- And we know much better now what it takes to create such an inspiring event! :)
We had fun!
- A fabulous party with speeches, toasts and drinks!
- A sightseeing tour followed by informal communication and local food degustation.
- We enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere of friendship, cooperation and unity!
HALL OF FAME
Every Toastmaster conference is the opportunity to grow through competing with other speakers. And this time the competition was even tougher since it involved many experienced Toastmasters from different countries, native and non-native speakers!
Speech contest: 1. Serge Kuzin; 2. Georg Schmidt; 3. Denis Shevchuk
Evaluation contest: 1. Andrey Kosilov; 2. Denis Shevchuk; 3. Paul Polich
Table topics contest: 1. Paul Polich; 2. Thomas Hulbert; 3. Alex Kozhura
Speech contest: 1. Brigitte Herder; 2. Irina Moos; 3. Evgenia Levina
Evaluation contest: 1. Andrej Kirac; 2. Franz Jankowski; 3. Monika Graeter
Table topics contest: 1. Larisa Zorina; 2. Evgenia Levina; 3. Andrej Kirac
We thank all the participants for being the part of this remarkable event, we thank our guests to have made the difficult way (overcoming the airline strike) to Moscow and thank every member if the Organisation team for the dedicated service in making the event happen!
THANK YOU ALL!