TMCC Carnival: Celebrating Public Speaking And Leadership In Odisha

TMCC Carnival: Celebrating Public Speaking And Leadership In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The annual fest, ‘TMCC Carnival’, organized by the Toastmasters Community Club, Bhubaneswar (TMCC), took place at Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University. With a focus on promoting public speaking awareness, the event served as a hub for learning, networking, and engaging activities for Odisha’s community.

This year’s TMCC Carnival saw over 200 participants, including students, corporate professionals, and entrepreneurs, all driven by a common goal to enhance their public speaking abilities and leadership skills in a supportive environment. Attendees benefited from insightful sessions led by seasoned speakers, covering topics such as mastering impromptu speeches, navigating the leadership journey, and harnessing the power of Toastmasters.

A highlight of the event was a friendly table topic competition, offering speakers a chance to overcome stage fright and vie for appealing prizes. Distinguished guests, including Dr. Pranay Swain, Associate Prof. & Dean at NISER, Bhubaneswar, and Mrs. Jyoti Patnaik, Division Director of District 126 at Toastmasters International, graced the occasion alongside members from renowned Toastmasters Clubs such as TCS, Infosys, Tata Steel, and My Entrepreneurs Odisha.

Dr. Swain, serving as the Keynote Speaker, underscored the significance of communication skills and commended Toastmasters’ model as an inclusive, cost-effective platform for fostering proficient speakers and leaders.

Reflecting on the event, Mrs. Jyoti Patnaik, Division Director of Division I at District 126, Toastmasters International, emphasized the belief in nurturing leaders through effective communication, both professionally and personally. She highlighted the regular sessions conducted by Toastmasters to refine communication skills and described TMCC Carnival as a valuable initiative to raise awareness about Toastmasters’ unique platform.