— Jeffer London
Over the past year we have come together as a community, bound by a shared ambition to experiment with artful oratory and receive in-depth feedback from fellow artful orators. Join us for precious moments and shared ideas in the first advanced Toastmasters club in Belgium.
Making Magic Moments
We set out to create precious moments — the ephemeral pleasures of artful oratory. Apparently there is magic in the air, as our membership has jumped from 12 in June to 25 in December. The experiences are unique for each person, but it is clear that for those who push their speaking experiments, this arena can feed them with the reflections that fuel personal growth.
Ripple Effect of Ideas
As a pan-regional community, we get to share ideas with people from multiple clubs and diverse perspectives. This is helping all the clubs present to create better member experiences.
Artful Orators has become a crossroads for ideas that stimulate progress
well beyond our inner club experience.
Being a hub also let us bring together most of the past Division champions to coach “Team Belgium” in preparation of competing at the Distinct Conference in Lyon, where we took half the prizes — and made every head turn with our wild enthusiasm. While we can be proud of their show, the real success was in the cross-club collaboration and synergy that contributed to their performance. Artful Orators has become a crossroads for ideas that stimulate progress well beyond our inner club experience.
First Advanced Toastmasters Club in Belgium
We have become an officially chartered Toastmasters club in good standing — the first advanced Toastmasters club in Belgium. This is not mere paperwork; it is the result of our entire membership and in particular the current leadership team: Anita, Anke, Bess, Egwin, Elena and Jeffer who have put the backbone in place that holds our club together. The chartering process took hot blood, much sweat and a few tears, but we did it – and in doing so, we have established a foundation to lay story upon story.
> Download here the Artful Orators 2014-2015 Vision (pdf).