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Lynn Southby, Area Governor for Area S5, and Beth Thomas DTM, PID, PDG working with Rotary Club of Three Rivers in the Vaal Triangle used the “Improve your management skills” and “Effective Listening skills” programmes from the Success Leadership Series to train a group of 27 Ward Coordinators on 23rd January. These are volunteers working in the community with Rotary. Rainbow Nation Toastmasters Club and Rotary Club of Three Rivers will work together again on Human Rights day (21st March) to do a “Speaker’s Corner” event when people can get on their “soap boxes” and speak about issues needing attention in our area and giving ideas on how to solve the problems.
Rainbow Nation Toastmasters Club partnered with Rotary Club of Three Rivers for a PR Awareness day and led an annual Bilingual contest to celebrate our diversity with over 60 people attended.
Clearly Rainbow Nation Toastmasters Club not only serve their members and make a difference in their community. Well done to the club and to Daniel Masukela the club VPE for these events.
In November 2014, Paul Jensen and Tim Knights facilitated an informative, interactive workshop held at the Modderfontein Toastmasters Club.
During the theory sessions, Tim focused on the “why” of giving effective feedback and emphasized that every evaluation should benefit the speaker, encourage continuing speaking and build and maintain self-esteem. Paul expedited the group practical session, focusing on the “how” and allowed participants to apply the theory. Evaluations were assessed and participants were advised of areas of improvements.
If you want to improve your speaking and leadership skills, you must learn how to give and receive helpful evaluations. The more effective we are in evaluating each other, the more each of us profit from the experience.
It is highly recommended that every aspiring leader attend the next workshop!
90 years ago on the 22nd October the first Toastmasters club was chartered in Santa Ana, California by Ralph C. Smedley.
Since 1924 Toastmasters has helped millions of members empower themselves through developing communication and leadership skills, enriching their lives. The first club in South Africa chartered on 1st May 1950 in Johannesburg, sponsored by the 1st club of Canada.
To find out more about how the Toastmasters programme could help you, look at About Toastmasters on the menu above.