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Prasad Sovani has had rising levels of success in personal life. He increased his territory in each of his following achievements in different fields.

While he was a topper in Mathematics in the High School Scholarships Examination in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra 1979, he was the topper in India in Sales for his company 1990 through 1993.

His canvas expanded to Asia, when he led the Braddell Heights Toastmasters Club, Singapore, 1996-97 to number 1 in Asia and number 5 in the world, amongst more than 8000 clubs. He was awarded a title 'Super Toastmaster' because of this. The next year, he was honoured as 'Area Governor of the Year' (1997-98).

He was selected under Group Study Exchange programme of the Rotary Foundation as one of the 5 Indians to tour Uruguay in South America, as a Cultural Ambassador in 2005-06.

He won some 30 trophies in Public Speaking in Singapore and he continued to be a champion speaker even in India. In 2007-08, he became Champion in all the four contests in Toastmasters Area of Pune . The contests were in 4 categories (Prepared, Impromptu, Humorous and Speech Evaluation). He is the current(reigning) Champion in Maharashtra in Public Speaking in Prepared Speeches as well as Impromptu Speeches. He has so far won 47 trophies in Speech Contests.

He served as a leader of Toastmasters in Maharashtra & Goa in 2010-11(as Division Governor) and a leader of Toastmasters in India as District Governor for District 41 covering 89% of India, for 2013-14
Prasad Sovani has accomplished the highest award in Communication and Leadership programme by 'Toastmasters International' of USA- Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). To reach this, he passed through the earlier levels of qualifications; starting with the basic programme -- Competent Toastmaster (CTM), and thereafter completed three advanced programmes in Communication, and three in Leadership.

So far, he has delivered more than 2000 speeches in front of different audience groups.

He started conducting his own training programmes in Singapore at places such as Braddell Heights Community Centre, and several other Community Centres, National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of Management etc. Similarly, he conducted training programmes in India for sectors such as IT, Manufacturing, Retail, Construction, Advertising, Insurance, Direct Sales etc.

He is a visiting faculty in several institutes including the University of Pune. He has coached hundreds of students to their satisfaction in Singapore, India, Uruguay, Brazil, Macau, Turkey, China, Mongolia, Greece and USA.
The name POEMS is not chosen by accident! Prasad Sovani loves poems and when the acronym came close to that he fitted it creatively. (So P.O.E.M.S. is a Backronym!). Prasad writes poems in 4 languages -Marathi, Hindi, English & Spanish. He started writing Poetry since school days. He even participated in the 'Bal Sahitya Sammelan' 1980-81. Prasad took up the challenge to write Spanish Poetry in the very first year of his studying Spanish and won the contest organised by the Spanish Language Department, Ranade Institute of Modern European Languages, University of Pune, 2000-01.

His first poem in Spanish was translated from his English Poem, (Complete with rhymes). But, when in Uruguay, he wrote his first fully Spanish Poem and won the hearts of Uruguayans. He later translated it to English.It turned out to be his best ever poem in terms of audience response, and the subject of this was his beloved son - Mihir!

Mihir is the source of inspiration for most of Prasad's poems written since 1999 - the year of Mihir's birth. Here are some links to Prasad's English & Spanish Poems.
  Mihir (written after Mihir's birth) (Pune, Oct.1999)
  Mihir - Mi Gran Ilusion (Translated the above to Spanish), (Pune, Dec. 2000)
  I miss Mihir - I (Journey KL-Singapore, Aug. 2002)
  I miss Mihir - II (Journey Mumbai-Singapore, Dec. 2003)
  The 'Car(ry)ing' Father (Singapore, Oct. 2005)
  Yo Lo Extrano Mucho (Uruguay, May 2006)
  Stock of Kisses (Translation of above) (Uruguay, May 2006)
  Mihir - A 'Son'net (London, June 2006)
  Poem Factory?! (Journey Macau-Hong Kong, Nov 2006)
  Soccer Fan's Vacuum (After the World Cup) (Across 3 continents, July 2006)
  El Vacio en la Vida de Hincha (Translation of above) (Pune, Aug 2006)
  Away from India. (Singapore, 1995)
  Recession (Australia, 1998)
  Antonym of Love (Switzerland, 1998)
  Whom Should You Marry? (Italy, 1998)
  Himalayan Trek (Himachal Pradesh, India, May 2007)
We firmly believe Reading helps a lot! Here are some of the books we recommend-
Toastmasters Club is a worldwide fraternity focussing on improving Communication & Leadership Skills of its members. It has changed lives of many, and we highly recommend this.

Prasad Sovani has founded 25 clubs in Singapore and India. He has won the awards for the Top 3 leaders in the world twice. As Lieutenant Governor for Marketing(LGM), he was one of the top 3 performers in the world as LGMs for 2011-12, while as Lieutenant Governor for Education & Training(LGET), he was one of the top 3 performers in the world as LGETs for 2012-13.

He is the current District Governor for the year 2013-14, for District 41, which covers whole of India except Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu. For more details, please visit :

Rotary is one of the largest non-profit social organisation. There are 1,200,000 members in 35000 clubs across the globe. Polio eradication is one of Rotary's major initiative for which it has spent Billions of Dollars.

Prasad Sovani was a Rotary Scholar under its programme GSE, and joined Rotary immediately upon returning to India, as a matter of 'Attitude of Gratitude'! He was President for the year 2009-10 for Rotary Club of Pune Lokmanyanagar and received the Citation from International President 2009-10 for his fabulous performance as President. He also won the trophy for the highest membership growth amongst more than 87 clubs in the District. Currently he is serving as the Mentor for his Rotary Club. And he conducts extensive training for the President Elects in Pune in Personality Development and Public Speaking.


We firmly believe that languages help you while travelling!! Or even while doing business!!

Prasad Sovani learnt French & Spanish at Ranade Institute of Modern European Languages, under the University of Pune. He attempted to learn basic Mandarin during his stay in Singapore. Going forward, people should study Chinese (Mandarin) & Spanish to benefit from the large markets that speak these languages. We can offer help for those interested in learning Spanish.
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