Toastmasters International, awarded Sonia Keswani, a Toastmaster from Udaipur Toastmasters Club and Immediate Past Area Director of Udaipur and Jodhpur Area with the highest award in Toastmasters i.e ‘Distinguished Toastmaster(DTM)’ award. This is a moment of pride and inspiration for all the Toastmasters in the Area as well as in the District 41 that includes North and East India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
Sonia has been among the first few Toastmasters to have received this award in this new tenure of Toastmasters (2019-20). She has been given this award for her dedicated service towards Toastmasters along with her own excellence in Public Speaking and Leadership Skills, through the past two years.
In her tenure as the Area Director (2018-19), she not only helped the clubs in her Area – Silvertongues, IIM Udaipur, Techno Ariston and Udaipur Toastmasters Club, come up to the highest levels of achievement by becoming President’s Distinguished Clubs, but also opened a new club in Jodhpur – Jodhpur Toastmasters Club, and helped it become Distinguished.
These Club awards are a mark of the high levels of club quality and a wonderful club environment, where people learn and grow together. As the mission of any Toastmasters club amongst 16600+ clubs across 143 + countries is “To provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth”
Sonia said “ It’s been one of the most life-changing years of my life, with friendships, learning, team building, management skills, to keep trying without giving up, to learn and pave the path for others as well as to trust the gut instincts. I have learned that -keep the commitments you made to yourself and see the forces empower you to achieve more“
The entire Toastmasters fraternity is proud of her inspirational achievement.