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Quotes for the week

John Irving

“If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”

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Paul Tournier

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2ObSX7Y September 17, 2019 at 10:39AM
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Jack Kerouac

“If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2O94Ag0 September 18, 2019 at 10:35AM
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Theodore Roosevelt

“I am a part of everything that I have read.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/30u1cyP September 19, 2019 at 10:36AM
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William Wordsworth

Dale Carnegie

“Applause is a receipt, not a bill.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/350FOow September 21, 2019 at 10:37AM
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Thomas Fuller

“Care and diligence bring luck.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2TRX8H0 September 22, 2019 at 10:44AM
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Starting my Engaging Humor path level 2 in Toastmasters

Who else to get support from ? WhatsApp University Gysn. Of course 😀😀😀

Dating by hot-air-balloon travel.

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She reduced altitude and spotted a man below. She descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me Sir, can you help me? I promised a friend, I would meet him an hour ago but I don’t know where I am.” The man below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees
north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”

”You must be an engineer,” said the lady balloonist.

“I am”, replied the man. ‘How did you know?’

”Well”, answered the lady in the balloon, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip even more.”

The engineer below responded, “You must be in Top Management.”
”I am”, replied the lady balloonist, “but, how did you know?”
“Well,” said the Engineer,
“You don’t know where you are, or where you’re going. You made a promise, which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you, to solve your problems!”


Did you know…

… that today is You Light Up My Life Day? On the birthday of singer Debby Boone, who sang the hit song “You Light Up My Life,” light up someone’s life. Do something special for them. Boone, the daughter of Pat Boone, was born on September 22, 1956, at Hackensack, New Jersey. Happy birthday, Debby!


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

New Blogger Award Starting October 2019,… Suggestions welcome

Blogger Award Mentors Choice

I gift the MENTOR’s Choice © Blogger Award to ………. for ……………………………………………………..with regards ……………………and for ……………and ……………..and ………………..l, not to forget ……….. dedication, passion, determination, integrity, honesty with and towards us all.

Jay Parkhe©

Suggestions Welcome.


1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you

2.) Answer the questions you are asked (if you’re comfortable doing so!)

3.) Create 10 questions for the bloggers you’ve nominated

4.) Nominate at least 3 bloggers for the Special Blogger Award

5.) Comment on your nominee’s most recent blog post to let them know you’ve nominated them

6.) Have fun!


1.) What started you off on the Blogging Journey?

2.) Would you someday Monetise and make it a Business Blog?

3.) Which is your Niche’?  Which posts you like to read?

4.) What do you like to share by way of posts, links, Reblogs on your Blog?

5.) Do you understand the Impact, Influence, and Interests you bring for your followers/ Readers and Casual viewers?

6.) Do you have a Support System, A-Team,  A group of friends, Your Family who support what you Blog?

7.) Your Best piece of Advice for New Bloggers?

8.) If you were to re-start Blogging, what would you begin with and what would you change?

9.) What is your Top Tip for Hyper Scaling your Blog Success?

10.) Do you use Scheduler for your posts?  How many average daily posts you post?

To anyone reading, consider yourself nominated, and you can be absolutely sure this is your first time getting nominated for this award!  Feel free to join in and answer the questions posed here (because I’m terrible at thinking up my own questions)! 🙂 

My Speeches at Toastmasters Clubs

Starting a new series : My speeches given at the Toastmasters clubs.

As I learn about Video recording/ PodCasting – in due course I shall also publish them on my YouTube Channel.

This speech is for Level 5 Completion – Path Presentation Mastery.



“If a person wants to take the pearl from the bottom of the ocean,

then he should not shout at the pearl to come up while he sits on the beach.

If he wants the pearl, he should try his hardest to plunge to the bottom of the ocean to get it.”
Fellow Toastmasters and guests. ]

Those who have high and wonderful dream, they face the toughest tests too.

ख़्वाब जिनके ऊंचे और मस्त होते हैं, इम्तेहान भी उनके ज़बरदस्त होते हैं !!

·Say what you will do, and do what you said. m

I promised my Granddaughter who gave her maiden speech in the school that I will complete this path.

Had to struggle due to non-availability of spots, health, club changes, international travel.

I did Online speeches in two Online clubs I was a member of.

One in Singapore onsite club.

One in Bangalore’s first online club.
is the moments when the bee in our bonnet gives negative messages and dissuades us from our path.

Positivity and a sense of purpose keep us focused.

I learned Pronounciations, minor grammatical errors,
Body language, Pitch, Projection, Inflections and Pace in Voice. Gesture controls.

John Wolfgang said, ” Mastery often passes for Egotism” In all humility and humbleness

Fellow Toastmasters and Guests, I share with you my thoughts

On my 2nd Path completion

The Pathways Path – Presentation Mastery a total of 17 speeches which I gave over a span of 6 months. I wanted to complete by April 30th but got delayed.
Level 1- Total Speeches: 4
• 1. Ice Breaker
• 2. Evaluation and Feedback
• 3. Researching and Presenting
• 4. Level 1 Completion
Level 2 – Total Speeches: 4
• 1. Understanding Your Communication StyleStatus:
• 2. Effective Body Language
• 3. Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
• 4. Level 2 Completion
Level 3 – Total Speeches: 3 Done 4
• 1. Persuasive Speaking
• 2. Using Presentation Software
• 3. Make Connections Through Networking
• 4. Extra: Managing a Difficult Audience
Level 4 – Total 3
• 1. Managing a Difficult Audience
• 2. Building a Social Media Presence
• 3. Level 4 Completion]
Level 5 : Total Items: 3 Done 4
• 1. Prepare to Speak – Professional Speaking
• 2. Lessons Learned
• 3. Level 5 Completion—Presentation Mastery\
• 4. Path Completion—Presentation Mastery
is some of the toughest learning and speaking experiences were:

Role-Playing, Cross-Cultural speech – in front of Kazakh, Polish, Russian audiences

Interview, Panel and Difficult audiences were tough assignments and I enjoyed them.

‘Global exposure was great experience.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s own ignorance—CONFUCIUS

It motivated me to keep building my Social Media followers on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Youtube.

I have now have 5 Lakh views on my two blogs, over 50000 followers on all channels.

I gave KeyNote addresses in schools and colleges appeared in Trade associations, Global conferences as Panel Chairman.

‘I gained opportunities to enhance Toastmasters learning in personal and professional life.

Difficult is what takes longer. Presentation Mastery was the toughest path I found as it took longer. I began with the Icebreaker in November 2018 and could complete this month.

My biggest take from two paths is I can use the skills learned outside of Toastmasters.

Like everyone here who wishes to learn must complete the path. It is a great value addition to ourselves and society.

Thank you.


Random Acts of Kindness

  1. Volunteer your time for a good cause
  2. Reconnect with your grandparents or an elderly person you know – give them a call!
  3. Bake something for your family/friends
  4. Send flowers to a friend or a family member!
  5. Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up the area around you