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Latest news/events 

ACB award designation: Max Silin!

Happy to announce that Max Silin is right on track, ACB achievement unlocked! All the best and keep it up!

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PRESIDENT Distinguished Club 2015-2016!

The sensationally important piece of news - for the first time in the history of Toastbusters club we managed to achieve 8 goals out of 10 in the Distinguished Club Program/Club Success Plan!

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ALS award designation: Max Silin!

For this year Max set a goal: to reach his final point in the Toastmasters‬ Leadership track - and this June he successfully did it, officially getting his ALS award! :)

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Toastbusters Elections 2016

Our meeting 106, on June 15, turned out to be soooo remarkable, soooo historical and soooo memorable! WHY? Because we have held the elections! Interested in the results? :)

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CC award designation: Max Luchinin!

Moscow Toastbusters Club is happy to announce that Max Luchinin has achieved the Competent Communicator designation! In addition to CL, by the way :)

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Two charming ACSs in Toastbusters!

Valeria Kholodkova and Nina Tsygankova were awarded with the Advanced Communicator Silver awards under a round of applause and warm smiles of our guests at the previous meeting ot Toastbusters! :)

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Accepting an Award

The Oscars, the Grammys, the Emmys, your company’s annual awards presentation…. What do they have in common? Chances are, the recipients of these awards give less than thrilling acceptance speeches. Accepting an award graciously requires some thought and preparation. Saying "Thanks, but I really don’t deserve this" won’t cut it. Every good acceptance speech has four ingredients: gratitude, recognition and sincerity. Most importantly, it’s memorable.

So beyond being grateful, you need good content and good delivery. Here are some tips for adding rhythm and pacing to your acceptance speech: 

  • Write your acceptance speech as a script – and memorize it!
  • Practice, Practice, Practice! Rehearse with a timer and allow time for the unexpected.
  • Pause, smile and count to three before saying anything.  "One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand…. pause…. begin."
  • Begin by addressing the audience – it buys you time and calms your nerves.
  • Don’t apologize for anything: Remember, the audience won’t notice and is rooting for you.
  • Control filler words (uhms and ahs ) See above points: practice, pause and breathe.
  • Concentrate on your message – not the medium. You have important thoughts to convey, so focus on your speech, not on the television audience.
  • Keep names to a minimum and get them right! Memorize the names of the people you want to recognize (including correct pronunciation) or prepare a card to read from.
  • Make your last line expendable, in case you are cut off. 

Even well-delivered speeches can be boring. To make your acceptance speech memorable, use a brief but touching or humorous anecdote—from the project you are nominated for, the people you worked with, or about some little-known fact. Let your speech reflect your personality and your passion for the project that brought you to this stage in the first place.