Random Phrases of the Day

  1. Tough It OutMeaning: To remain resillient even in hard times; enduring.
  2. Throw In the TowelMeaning: Giving up; to surrender.
  3. It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To BeMeaning: Failing to meet expectations; not being as good as people say.

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is the Festival of Latest Novelties? Celebrate the latest novelty, celebrity, or other latest rage. You never know how long it’s going to last, so get your celebrating in early. 😉


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there.”

— Mandy Hale

Random Phrase Generator

  1. Wake Up CallMeaning: An occurance of sorts that brings a problem to somebody’s attention and they realize it needs fixing.
  2. Beating Around the BushMeaning: Someone who is beating around the bush is someone who avoids the main point.
  3. Fight Fire With FireMeaning: To retaliate with an attack that is similar to the attack used against you.

Random Phrase Generator

  1. What Am I, Chopped Liver?Meaning: A rhetorical question used by a person who feels they are being given less consideration than someone else.
  2. Lovey DoveyMeaning: The affectionate stuff that people do when they are in love, such as kissing and hugging.
  3. High And DryMeaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless situation without a way to recover.


Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Greek, 19th century

Relating to the name of something


Describing an item named after a subject in question

Examples of Eponymous in a sentence

“Her eponymous album was a hit, and now everyone knows her name.”

“The biggest stars have names that draw wide audiences, which is why they get eponymous TV shows.”


Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Unknown, 18th century




Examples of Cantankerous in a sentence

“Our cantankerous mule has never been very cooperative, but he’s only gotten worse with age.”

“My grandfather was known to be cantankerous, though he did have a kind side as well.”

My Speeches at Toastmasters Clubs


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Completion of Path Speech – Presentation Mastery Path

Speech Title : 5A’s – My latent needs as a speaker

Do you know the Uniqueness of your name?

Do you see something Different in my Name?

I noticed that I have 5 A’s in my English Spelt Name.
Fellow Toastmasters and Distinguished


About an year ago, at a Toastmasters Club I heard a term – it was called “Smedley’s CURSE!. Yes. You heard it right. CURSE. And How.

It was explained that the club which does not applaud its speakers get the Smedley’s Curse.

But jokes apart there is a saying by Dale Carnegie which says “Applause is a Receipt, it is not a Bill” .

I realised that I have an APPLAUSE FACTOR. Now when you add Factor to the word applause it becomes a deficiency, a psychological phenomenon.

This is my 1st A and it made me to COMMIT with Toastmasters journey rather than FLIRT by coming for some meeting and absenting in others.

It made me think – Why is it a psychological phenomenon – it is a LATENT NEED like food, shelter and clothing.

We see its origins in the 2nd A which I call as need for AFFIRMATION. ‘

Acclaim, Approval by others. Acknowledgement and Appreciation by others.

Did I already give you all my 5 A’s ?

Interesting isn’t it? See what you find from your name?

An year ago, I won my 1st Table Topics Best Speaker Ribbon. I posted the picture in Facebook today as the 2nd Path Presentation Mastery taught me to become STRONGER IN MY STRONGEST SPOT that is Social Media. So I found to my surprise, I had received 5.2 Lakh over Half a Million views on my two blogs and acquired 50000+ followers across networks like Linkedin , Facebook Twitter and I am a Quasi – Celebrity already !

Now that’s what the learning at Toastmasters does to us and we should all crave for – using what we learn here outside, in society, in public life.
What did I learn in the Presentation Mastery path that I remember most.

• 1. Ice Breaker
• 2. Evaluation and Feedback
• 3. Researching and Presenting

Level 2 – Total Speeches: 4
• 1. Understanding Your Communication Style
• 2. Effective Body Language
• 3. Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring

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
TRUTH 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.

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

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.