Archive for Jan 2019

Leaving A Legacy

What was the state of your club when you took over as Vice President Membership: • A club at charter strength of 20 members? • A club below charter strength but above 13? • A club with less than 13 members? The question you should be asking yourself is what legacy will you be leaving…

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Reconnect with Members

Compliments of the season. A new year, is a good time to reflect on the previous year and re-evaluate your goals. What goals would you like to achieve on 30 June 2019, when the current Toastmasters year ends? The members of your club, are probably doing the same-reflecting and evaluating their goals. For this month,…

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The WOW Factor Project

Have you ever been wowed? Has WOW ever been your club’s word of the day?  What does WOW mean? Sometimes it is an abbreviation for Ways of Working but mostly it is used to express wonder, amazement or great pleasure!  At the beginning of January Club Presidents will have received an email from Toastmasters International President, Lark Doley, the…

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Toastspiration – Edmore Gamundani

The challenge with mankind is its familiarity with the word impossible.  When I joined Toastmasters in June of 2006 all I wanted was to improve my speaking skills and be able to showcase them in a respectable organization. I attended the October conference in Springs the same year and I was overwhelmed by my experience…

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Special announcement – Vacancies for Coordinators

Holding a role as a District Co-ordinator is an incredible experience and gives our members opportunities to learn & develop their leadership skills, the Program Quality Team has 2 role vacancies & encourages members to apply for these positions, by emailing Nikki Quinn, education@toastmasters74.org TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute) Chairman Chair the TLI Training Panel Responsible…

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Member Moment – Movie Style Experience

My Toastmasters journey begins on a particular evening in 2015 as I made my way to the lecture hall to study in my first year at university. As I passed one of the notice boards just near the lecture hall I was about to enter, a poster caught my attention; the words public speaking immediately…

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Be a part of #PeopleMakingHistory

Everywhere I go, I am convinced that history will be made this year. One of the most common questions I have been asked by some is How can we be a part of #PeopleMakingHistory? At the core of our current Toastmasters International Strategic Plan is Member Achievement – your achievement! Some of the objectives in this area are: Increasing your understanding of…

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Leadership Opportunities – Boot Camp Zambia

What a way to start the year!! Successful events are result of careful planning, organizing and team work. Leadership opportunities were plenty. Volunteers raised their hands. The result, two very successful events, Boot Camp and COT(Club Officer Training) The team members who went above and beyond to make the event a success are Chizanda, Tamika,…

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Did you know about our conference speaker – Siphiwe Moyo?

Siphiwe Moyo is a sought after and top-rated International Keynote Speaker, Facilitator & Author based in South Africa. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at GIBS, Henley and Wits business schools. Siphiwe is an Organisational Behaviour specialist. He studies, teaches and speaks on employee ownership & accountability, leadership, personal & organisational change/transitions, personal development, employee…

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My Mentor – Nene Niane

Mentorship is training with education. If someone trains you without educating you then they haven’t mentored you. They are the same as those people you ask for directions when you are lost, and you can’t find your way to somewhere. Every journey takes you somewhere and not everywhere, but the question is; is that somewhere…

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Presentation skills – Revolutionise your next presentation

Did you know “Most people would rather be lying in the coffin as opposed to giving the eulogy? Did you know that 86.1% of presenters say presentation skills affect their career and income? I would like to give you three tips that will revolutionise your next presentation. Before we start here is a bonus tip:…

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Editors Note – Teamwork

Team work is something I have realized some people take for granted. Sports highlight the importance of teamwork. My favourate sports to watch are Tennis and Formula 1. Formula 1 is about men racing in their fancy ‘toys” cars. The driver gets all the attention when the winner is announced for example Lewis or Vettel.…

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Editors Note – Inspired to be more

The atmosphere was electric, there was so much laughter and chit chat. I felt at home despite being surrounded by people I was meeting for the first time in my life. One would have mistaken this event as a family reunion. It was District 105 special meeting to meet the CEO of Toastmasters Dan Rex…

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District Director – Here is to our best year ever

If you are still wondering how this year will be your best ever and need a pick-me-up, just keep with us your Toastmasters family and we will be sure to give you something to laugh, share and celebrate about. In Toastmasters, you are part of a strong international brand, a brand that you can be…

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Did you know there is a recipe for Time?

As a new year is upon us … sometimes we wonder : where is the time I need ? “I just need the time …” she said (to do the things she wanted to do) “I can help you make time” he said … “What is the recipe to make time” he pondered ? (1)…

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Leadership Opportunities – Club Officer Training

I can think of 10 good reasons why I have attended COT twice a year since 2008! Can you think of any reason why you should not ? Even if you are not a club officer, this is your opportunity to pick and choose which leadership role you want to take up in future. Keep…

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Presentation Skills – Killer presentation

Three things that helped me deliver a killer presentation. “Just be yourself”” That’s the common advice people give when someone ask for tips in order to deliver an amazing presentation. I really used to believe that, all you have to do is just go up there and be yourself. In my case, I was shy,…

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