1. Noida-November 07, 2017-In a special event held on November 06, 2017 at its Noida office, InterraIT hosted Toastmasters International CEO Daniel Rex for an Open house interaction with media, Toastmasters & employees.  In the open house session, Toastmasters International WHQ Chief Daniel Rex shared stage with InterraIT's Founder & CEO Asoke Laha, with  District 41 Director Pallav Verma, DTM being the 3rd panelist. Preceding the open house session, was a keynote address by Mr. Rex to an audience of over 70 attendees that also included several district officers & members from  as many as 10 different Toastmasters Clubs.   


The Open House session started with an address by the only corporate dignitary InterraIT’s Asoke Laha who shared his thoughts about dramatic change in the industry, where today, its your ability and not your resume or years of experience that count while you get appraised. Agility & ownwership are important factors too. Talking about success at work,  Mr. Laha added     “What is it that takes to be there ( up in the ladder) ? Communication & Work Ethic are the two most important things“.  The audience, then had the privilege of listening to TI CEO Daniel Rex, who delivered a keynote titled “The Toastmasters Journey”, where through interactive converstation with members in the audience, he spoke about how Toastmasters platform can be used to grow as a person and also succeed at work. Mr. Rex said “ Toastmasters is a progressive learning forum to develop communication & leadership skills. Just as most of our muscles need commitment over time and persistence to enable them to grow, Communication is absolutely a muscle that must be strengthened through practice. The Toastmasters International CEO cautioned people to learn how to manage disappointment positively rather than to crib & complain about it & get poisoned, as it is that poison that could exclude them from future opportunities.” During the session, District Director Pallav Verma shared with the audience his own Toastmasters leadership journey as to how he got initiated into it through a responsibility that was given to him, something that he was initially reluctant to accept. Mr. Verma said “ If I could do it, I am sure all of you can do it”   Responding to a query about not having time to invest for ToastmastersDaniel Rex said “ Toastmasters is an incredibly cost effective way to build skills that will make you more money and help your career. Choose to do it. Don’t choose to do it. That’s upto you. But Toastmasters is right there for you & you have the time”. Talking about importance of communication. The host companys CEO Mr. Asoke Laha opined  As I go and talk to the customer, I strongly believe that for a person to succeed today, technical knowlwedge is important but not sufficient. The ability to communicate & influence people is most important. If you are hungry for success and have the drive, then youll find time to work on your communication skills."

The Open house was moderated by InterraIT Toastmasters Club SPOC Pinaki Das and the Leaders on the dais answered diverse questions related to the theme “ How Toastmasters transforms people & organizations”. On behalf of InterraIT, Pinaki Das delivered a formal Vote of Thanks, after which Daniel Rex presented him with a Outstanding member pin for his support for Toastmasters. 

From the host club, InterraIT, 3 present & past District officers – District Administration Manager Pinaki Das,  Area Director Ela jha & past Area Director Swati De – attended the sessions in addition to other members & employees.

InterraIT CEO Mr. Laha, accompanied by CTO Souvanik Sarkar, also had a separate courtesy meeting with Mr. Rex, where among other things, they discussed Toastmasters & InterraIT.

The program was highly appreciated by the Toastmasters dignitaries & attendees from the various clubs.  

About InterraIT

InterraIT is global IT consulting & services company providing business software solutions that improve operational efficiencies, address organization’s unique business needs, and allow better ways to access and manage information at lower TCO & faster ROI. Established in 1996 & headquartered in San Jose, InterraIT's has world-class delivery centers in India & has client-partner network spanning across the United States. For more details about InterraIT, please visit www.InterraIT.com

 About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California., the organization's membership exceeds 352,000 in more than 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org