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pro@toastmasters74.org (PRO) Press releases & News Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:59:47 +0000
Toastmasters use the Educational Series to train the community http://www.toastmasters74.org/922-public-relations/news/281-toastmasters-use-the-educational-series-to-train-the-community http://www.toastmasters74.org/922-public-relations/news/281-toastmasters-use-the-educational-series-to-train-the-community

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.

pro@toastmasters74.org (PRO) Press releases & News Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:47:03 +0000
Evaluate to Motivate Workshop, November 2014 – A Report http://www.toastmasters74.org/922-public-relations/news/279-evaluate-to-motivate-workshop-november-2014-a-report http://www.toastmasters74.org/922-public-relations/news/279-evaluate-to-motivate-workshop-november-2014-a-report

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!

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webmaster@toastmasters74.org (Administrator) Press releases & News Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:52:37 +0000
Happy 90'th birthday to Toastmasters International http://www.toastmasters74.org/922-public-relations/news/277-happy-90-th-birthday-to-toastmasters-international http://www.toastmasters74.org/922-public-relations/news/277-happy-90-th-birthday-to-toastmasters-international

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90 Ralph90 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.

webmaster@toastmasters74.org (Administrator) Press releases & News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:37 +0000
District Newsletter - On a Point http://www.toastmasters74.org/contact-us/receive-qon-a-pointq-newsletter http://www.toastmasters74.org/contact-us/receive-qon-a-pointq-newsletter

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webmaster@toastmasters74.org (Administrator) About Toastmasters Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:09:53 +0000
PDG Advisory Committee http://www.toastmasters74.org/for-members/past-district-governors/106-pdg-advisory-committee http://www.toastmasters74.org/for-members/past-district-governors/106-pdg-advisory-committee

The following are the functions of the PDG Advisory Committee:

  1. Long range planning
  2. Strategic planning
  3. Issuing advisory papers on request – normally in the form of tasks delegated by the incumbent District Governor
  4. Individual mentorship of District officers – is left to the discretion of each PDG
  5. Demonstrating support of the current District Team– the Committee does not fulfil a “Big Brother” role, it acts rather as an advisory one, supplying advice and recommendations where needed

webmaster@toastmasters74.org (Administrator) Past District Governors Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:50:54 +0000
Join a Toastmasters club today! http://www.toastmasters74.org/about/47-join-a-toastmasters-club-today http://www.toastmasters74.org/about/47-join-a-toastmasters-club-today

To find a club or join now, simply give us your details and we will call you.

Why Join Toastmasters?

Improve your Communication, Presentation, Management and Leadership Skills by joining a Toastmasters club today!

You'll discover a wide variety of members ranging from those who have:

Never delivered a presentation to an audience before…
to professional speakers, trainers, salespeople, attorneys, teachers, students and retirees…

Toastmasters is really for everyone because when it comes to communication skills, there's ALWAYS room for improvement!

How to Join Toastmasters

  1. Visit the Club section to find a meeting time and location that fits your schedule. Plan to visit a few clubs to find which one you are most comfortable with.

  2. Send an e-mail or call the contact person on the club listing to verify the meeting time and location and so that the club will know to expect you. Some clubs are entirely free to visit while others meet in restaurants and may require a meal purchase.

  3. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Club members will be eager to meet you.

webmaster@toastmasters74.org (Administrator) About Toastmasters Sun, 11 Apr 2010 19:11:45 +0000
Maycon overview http://www.toastmasters74.org/events/maycon http://www.toastmasters74.org/events/maycon


Toastmasters Conferences

Toastmasters International in Southern Africa hosts two conferences a year.  These are MayCon and OctoberCon (named for the month in which they are held).

download 6MayCon hosts the International English Prepared Speech Contest, in which contestants deliver a 5-7 minute speech (often motivational), as well as the Evaluation Contest, in which contestants evaluate a demonstration speech.

The pressure is always great on these days and many clubs will rally around their favourite, plus the winner of the International English Prepared Speech Contest goes on to the final rounds of the Contest at the International Convention (this year held in Las Vegas).

The other Big Ticket item at conferences is the District Council Meeting.  This is where all the custodians of our District meet to make decisions regarding how we run the District, where funds and effort will be budgeted for greatest success and who will lead our leaders in the coming Toastmasters year (July-June).  There is a lot of protocol around this meeting and everything is voted on by the leaders or their proxy holders.


LogoStarCon 2015

The upcoming StarCon conference dates are 14-16 May 2015.  Our team is all about finding excellence and reaching beyond your perceived limitations.  And so, the theme of “Reach for the Stars” was born and all things Star Wars and Star Trek were adopted.


We have fantastic Speakers who each deliver a unique message.  These include:

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  • Douglas Kruger
  • Andrew Horton
  • Dineshrie Pillay
  • Petro Jansen Van Vuuren
  • Carl Schultz
  • Nadiem Solomon
  • Roberta Donovan
  • Tony Dovale
  • Phillippa Yaa de Villiers
  • Errol van der Merwe

For more about our speakers, view our Speakers page.

At present our Sponsors include Ormonde Vineyards, Simonsberg Cheeses, Snackworks Biscuits, Sappi, L. Ron Hubbard Heritage Site, Mark Eifler Photography and Infusions wines.  Each sponsor and the speakers in the program have been given the opportunity to market their products/services at the conference either in the conference materials or with a physical stand on the days.


YodaThe Grand Finale of StarCon 2015 is of course, the Gala Ball.

This is a chance for you to get dressed up as a Star Wars or Star Trek character (choose your side wisely).  You can also come as a Spaceman, an Alien, a Planet, or the Scariest of all ... Yourself  :-D

Clubs or groups of friends can also book an entire table, name it after their favourite planet and bring their own ideas to the party.

There will be Food, Fun, Fame and Fred Astaire Dancing, so make sure you don’t miss out on an “Out of This World” event.






maxicon@toastmasters74.org (Maxicon) Maycon Sun, 11 Apr 2010 22:25:14 +0000
Octobercon overview http://www.toastmasters74.org/events/octobercon http://www.toastmasters74.org/events/octobercon


2nd to 3rd October 2015
Premier International Convention Centre, East London

The conference will draw on the strong Eastern Cape value of UBUNTU which is communicated and enforced through traditional practices and storytelling. Ubuntu will permeate the whole conference giving it a distinctive African flavour.

minicon@toastmasters74.org (Minicon) Octobercon Sun, 11 Apr 2010 22:25:14 +0000