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The 4 principles of Dr Ralph C. Smedley, founder of Toastmasters International

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Morag Mathieson explained Dr Smedley’s 4 principles in her speech at the last Board meeting.

She is the current International President of Toastmasters International, the world’s leading organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development.

Morag Mathieson has been a Toastmaster since 2006 and is a member of the Erlangen Toastmasters club in Erlangen, Bavaria. She has held numerous high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation, the organization’s highest educational achievement.

As International President, Morag Mathieson is the highest-ranked officer on the Toastmasters Board of Directors. She emphasizes the importance of empathy and vulnerability in leadership, stating that “Empathy as a leader is taking a genuine interest in the people around you, finding out what makes them tick, what inspires them and the way they feel.” Morag Mathieson is the second-ever International President from Europe and the first female one from outside North America, a milestone she finds particularly meaningful.

Joining Munich English Advanced Toastmasters offers several benefits, including:

1. Outstanding Feedback: Members experience the power of constructive critique through MEAT Members, enhancing their speaking skills.

2. Professional Support: Tailored support is provided to prepare and deliver presentations and speeches with confidence.

3. Diverse Learning: Members have access to workshops and special events covering a wide range of topics to keep them engaged and inspires.

4. Community Engagement: Being part of a community that actively contributes to personal and professional growth through the Pathways learning experience.

5. Exclusive Workshops and Events: The club offers workshops led by accomplished club members and distinguished guest speakers, sharing valuable insights and practical knowledge applicable to members’ speaking journey.

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