The process of becoming a leader is an arduous journey of continuous learning and self-development. Arguably the most important leadership test is likely to be the most taxing because it is so different from others: sharing what you have learned with other people or the next generation. Many leaders fail this test. Toastmasters founder Ralph C. Smedley had a vision: to “share with others the benefits we have gained for ourselves.” Millions of people have benefited from Smedley’s farsightedness and insight.
It takes a well-managed ego to help a successor become an even better leader than you are. Here is the unique Toastmasters platform that brings together people from diverse background to help each other in the life-long journey of continuous improvement.
Life is a do-it-yourself project after a stage and a well-stocked toolbox can make it much easier. Toastmasters is a mix of do-it-yourself projects and it provides a variety of toolkits. It is a joy to watch the communication and leadership skills of other members’ blossom because of Toastmasters. Confidence and leadership culminate in inspiring and serving others.
Year-ending season is one of the most wonderful and amazing times of the year when the whole world celebrates Christmas. Christmas day is so magical that its very name alone brings that lovely smile on the face of people. It is the time of togetherness, reunion of family and friends, it is the time of sharing and giving. As for the joy of giving, the Holy Bible enjoins us that when we give, we should not let the other hand know what we are giving. All citizens of the world are touched by the birth of Lord Jesus Christ because our date of birth is expressed in Christian era. Christian era has been universally accepted and practised since the birth of Lord Jesus Christ. The grand celebrations and awesome spirit of people is reflected in our hearts and in our Kochi Toastmasters Club too.
This occasion reminds us to focus and refocus on all good things around us, foster a sense of togetherness, happiness while embracing and celebrating the differences. Let us make this world a better place for the whole humanity and future generations.