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Cultural Fusion

What I like about being a member of Toastmasters is that it’s an opportunity to learn about oh-so-many cultures. If you travel — for business or pleasure — you can visit a club and participate as a guest in the Table Topics portion of just about any meeting. There’s a good chance you’ll be asked to comment on what you thought about your visit. And if you’ve planned ahead — coordinating with the Vice President of Education — you may even get a chance to become a guest or featured speaker.

Q: What do you get when you mix an adventurous Toastmasters from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with a British-inspired menu prepared by a chef from Silicon Valley with a double-decker Polish bus? A: Lunch and so  much more.

Q: What do you get when you mix an adventurous Toastmasters from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with a British-inspired menu prepared by a chef from Silicon Valley with a double-decker Polish bus? A: Lunch and so much more.

The United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Belgium, Turkey, … , the list goes on. These are a few of the countries I’ve had the pleasure to live in or visit. Additionally, I’ve met oh-so-many people from other parts of the world while attending several international conventions as a Toastmaster.

Please share your stories of cultural fusion here. And if you’ve time, please suggest how you think members of the board of directors should address policy-making for a truly global organization.

#BeBrave #BeBold #BlazeYourTrail

PS: The above photo was taken during a reconnaissance for the annual “wine safari” held by members of the Traveling TasteMasters Toastmasters club. This advanced club meets monthly at restaurants, pubs, bistros, and wineries to practice communications and leadership skills and enjoy the fellowship of other adventurous souls. Please share your stories of equally adventurous clubs and fun-filled venues.