Five years of great speaking and leadership adventure
We are very much pleased to remind all our past and current members, as well as the Club’s friends on the fact that five years ago, i.e. on 4 October 2014, the first Toastmasters Club in Serbia, Toastmasters Beograd was chartered as a part of the International organization “Toastmasters International”. Until today, we have been successfully gathering people of different profiles, ages, social status, religion and ethnic groups with the same goal and that is to boost our communication and leadership skills.
Toastmasters (TM) Beograd has attracted many visitors – members of other TM Clubs worldwide. Each of them has unselfishly shared his/her experience with us helping us to improve our work but also giving the opportunity to the members and guests to `sharpen` their basic public speaking skills, as well as the ability to get to the point on the concise and clear manner with careful listening and accepting constructive critics.
In the course of five years, the new relationships we have made as well as the visits to our Club have actually confirmed the importance of promoting our communication skills development throughout this type of meetings, socializing and mutual practice.
The first connection our Club has made was with Nebojša Nick Milanović, Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry and distinguished TM (DTM) who immediately became our first mentor. In the process of establishing the Club, the invaluable help we also received from DTM Ilona Berkoben, an American lady who is originally from Serbia. For a long time it was her wish to see the Serbian flag at the TM International Annual Conference in the USA, what eventually happened in Las Vegas in 2015.
On the occasion of our fifth anniversary, TM Club Beograd would like to express our gratitude to Mr Dragoljub Gudović and Mr Alex Paunić from the USA, as well as to Mr Zoran Andrić from Australia and Mr John Todorović from Philippines (who provided us with tremendous help during our adaptation to the new TM Pathways program).
Our participation at the contests in Ljubljana and Zagreb has justified the importance of the regular practice of public speaking. We understand the importance of stepping out from our comfort zone and unfamiliar areas, and having different audiences. Therefore, we would like to thank all our friends from TM Ljubljana and TM Zagreb, with the wish to continue with our mutual visits during the contests and regular TM meetings.
Toastmasters (TM) Club Beograd celebrates its fifth anniversary with new enthusiasm, new plans and a call for the new members to join us in experiencing this great Toastmasters adventure.