Archive for July 2018

Improve your Organisation’s Presentation Skills

We all want to be outstanding. If you seek to stand out at your workplace, it is highly possible that sooner or later you will be asked to give some kind of presentation. It has been said that public speaking is the number 1 fear of people in the world. It’s important to not allow…

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Start a Toastmasters Corporate Club Today

    Standard Bank, Telkom, AON, Old Mutual, Allan Gray, MTN, South African Reserve Bank, among many others have partnered with Toastmasters to developed the employees personal and professional skills. When will your branch partner with us? What is Toastmasters? Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than…

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Speechcraft for Professional Growth

Article by Michael Shackleton, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Robert Kiyosaki states in his worldwide bestselling book Rich Dad Poor Dad, that as your communication skills improve your level of success automatically increases.  This insight is a useful tool to remember for individuals and organisations. However, it’s not enough just to know this insight. In order to experience the…

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Southern Africa Toastmasters adopts the Pathways Learning Experience, a modernised education program

The new program delivers skills needed in the workplace Johannesburg, South Africa, July. 04, 2018 – Southern Africa Toastmasters, a district of Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development, launched the Pathways learning experience in 2018. The Toastmasters Pathways learning experience is a modernised learning experience suited to a changing global society.…

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How to Get Started as Sergeant At Arms

The Sergeant At Arms is a pivotal role in the Club. There are two key aspects you may need to look into as you start your term. Welcome Committee It is a good idea to gather together a team of club members (maybe including executive committee members) to act as a welcome committee.  This committee…

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How to Get Started as a Club Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for Club records and correspondence. The role involves all administrative details between the Club and Toastmasters, and keeping the club’s documents available and up-to-date. The Secretary also records and reads the meeting minutes, for both meetings of the club and of the Executive team. What are two things I wish someone…

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How to get started as Treasurer

The first thing I wish people told me is that it is not just about collecting members’ dues and paying expenses. However, it is about performing a fiduciary duty to members through sound fiscal management. It is about acting prudently when dealing with members’ money and having the highest degree of excellence and precision. The…

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How to Get Started as the VP Membership

Guests are like snowflakes, each is unique and it is essential that we remember this. Why? You may ask? It is because each guest comes to a Toastmaster meeting for different reasons. This is one thing that I wish I had understood when I first took over the role as Vice President Membership. It is…

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How to Get Started as the VP Public Relations

Ever since I joined Toastmasters, my favourite role has been that of the Vice President of Public Relations. Congratulations to all VPPRs! This is the role that made the most impact in my leadership development. I learned more about the organization, program and the people that made our club thrive. When you have knowledge of…

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How to Get Started as a Club President

The role of Club President if executed well is the most challenging of all club officer roles but, also the most rewarding. I wish you the best of experience, learning and success in this role. The most successful Club Executive Committees in Toastmasters meet at-least once a month. This month as a Club President I…

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How to Get Started as the VP of Education

When I was first elected as and took on the role of Vice President Education at Morningside Toastmasters in July 2010, I knew nothing – I had been a member for just over a year, and I had only just completed my Competent Communicator. I knew very little about Toastmasters, there were many folks around…

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