Toast Masters Meeting

 

Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.  Headquartered in California, the organization has more than 313,000 members in 14,650 clubs in 126 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience.

Hyderabad Toastmasters, the 1st community club of Hyderabad, is a not-for-profit club where members from all walks of life come together with a common aim to improve their public speaking and leadership skills by mutually supporting each other.

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Being a Toastmaster you’d get to know how

To make better presentations;
To be listened to again & again…
Learn the art of public speaking

Collab House houses every event and meetup of Hyderabad Toastmasters (HTM). We work collaboratively to improve the communicational and professional skills of the attendees.

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What? Toast Masters club meetup

Why? To improve professional skills

Toast Masters Meeting

‘Planning for Impact’ workshop

A big day for Mozillians, in and around Hyderabad. George Roter, Participation Director, Mozilla has come down to Collab House to interact with local Mozillians. We are glad to receive one of the main directors of Mozilla Volunteer community to our community space. Being open to every kind of an event, Collab House has had another day to remember with George Roter in house.

The session is aimed at nurturing the attendees with various strategies on hot to create maximum impact with an event. The session started with a brief introduction with a glimpse about the conceptual understanding of ‘Impact’.

A small hands on session with different segments of a event starting from Planning, Input, Actions, Output, Outcome and the ultimate impact. The every term mentioned in the previous line is explained with a crisp clear case study. The attendees were divided in to groups and every group had to come out with a plan of an event. A particular hierarchy has to be followed to leverage the impact of that event.

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The workshop was interesting with a couple of ice breaker sessions and a snacks break. The workshop has had a great imoression on Hyderabad Mozilla Community with several impact filled initiative taken up by them.

What?    George Roter in the house! ‘Planning for Impact’ workshop for Mozillians in Hyderabad

Why?    To enable the strategic understanding of ‘Impact’ for Mozillians in the city

When?  7 May 2015

‘Planning for Impact’ workshop

XPRIZE Think Tank Comes to Hyderabad | First Meetup

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Hyderabad, March 1, 2015Imagine joining a local community filled with a diverse mix of people from technology, space, oceans, education, and more, all who want to create a brighter future. Imagine getting together regularly in-person to share presentations about recent developments in technology, to discuss common problems in the world, and to explore ways in which we can solve them. Imagine collaborating together on these problems to make real and tangible solutions. These are all the goals of XPRIZE Think Tanks.

Collab House, a collaborative community space proposed to bring Think Tank to Hyderabad which got approved, hosted the first meet, here in Hyderabad on March 1st, 2015.

The meet was anchored by Devthon, an innovation platform which is working towards bringing people together to create an impact in health, energy, education, agriculture and many other fields.

The XPRIZE Think Tank Hyderabad will bring together innovators, problem-solvers, domain experts, and more together from a local community to help discuss, educate, and strategize how to solve grand challenges.

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There were 15 individuals who came together to scope down the future of the Think Tank and identify challenge areas. Individuals divided into groups of 2 to take on the task of identifying areas of focus that each of us are keen on creating an impact in.

The internet technology has taken the world by storm, creating opportunities across the globe. One team proposed to pursue the need for internet access for all, drafting a initiative with intersection of participation from public(govt), private(corporate) and local bodies(community) which would bring internet for all, help understand its capabilities and assist in improving lives. Another team proposed food as a major challenge area to take on. An interesting way to solve it is to connect people over food. The challenges in healthcare were also discussed.

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Members of the XPRIZE Think Tank, called Tankers, will meet bi-weekly in Hyderabad. The first time Tankers discussed on how we must broaden our thinking to identify moonshot challenges that currently only outliers think about. In the future, the Think Tank will open the floor to ideas and challenges from specific areas taking a more focused approach to identify pressing problems faced by mankind.

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For more information, check http://bit.ly/xprizehyd
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Press Release by Devthon

XPRIZE Think Tank Comes to Hyderabad | First Meetup