Just this recent Wednesday, January 17th, a themed demo meeting was organized by Moscow TM community (just with a little help 🙂) and specifically by the hospitable hostess in Pernod Ricard Rouss company, a member of Autour du Mot French speaking club, our charming Téodora Ivin!
It is also worth noting that the meeting was followed by informal chatting and networking accompanied by wine, cheese, bread and seasoned fruit provided by Pernod Ricard Rouss (yummy! 🙂)
This initiative was taken to promote the Toastmasters club but most of all to raise the important role of public speaking in a multinational company such as Pernod Ricard Rouss. Members of Moscow Area as well as representatives of literally all 6 (+1) Moscow TM clubs joined this fabulous meeting!
But not only TM members were there on Wednesday. For this occasion, more than 20 (!!) employees joined this convivial event. We had the chance to hear the Icebreaker speech of one of our dedicated member who fell in love with the club, Lilya (Lili Galiullina, congrats! you are a true Toastmaster now! 🙂)
Here is what Teodora herself says about this event:
“I am even more glad that speaking in public in English was one of her biggest fear and she faced it with a very inspiring speech. Even more employees played the game and went on stage on the improvisation session!
Feedbacks I received so far are very positive: they praised the professionalism of the speakers, the great humor, as well as the organization!
My expectations for the future afterwards this event is first to collect useful feedbacks, then to check a list of employees interested to continue with such an event on a regular basis. If the number of people is enough to open a club, then I will consider this event as a success!
I would like to thank again a last time warmly the entire toastmasters community who helped me, support me and showed a perfect model of how is supposed to be a great Toastmasters meeting!