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Archive for Jul 2019

The Golden Quarter

Membership Growth Challenge The Division with the highest percentage growth from 1 July – 30 September will be crowned the Golden Quarter Membership Growth Champions. The more members that join your club during this period, the greater the chances of your Division being crowned champions! The Smedley Award membership drive falls within the Golden Quarter…

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Great leadership lessons I have learnt – on micromanagement

I’m a nice person. Really, I am. I’m supportive, encouraging, and helpful. But… The other day I went for a job interview.  The manager, Tiny–neither the correct spelling, nor a reflection on the man’s stature or personality–asked me, “What will you do when you have two deadlines and won’t have time to finish both?” I…

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The 6th Moment of Truth

Over the last few weeks I have attended a number of Club Officer Training sessions where I’ve had the pleasure of delivering the Hall of Fame, recognizing the achievements of our members. I love this session as I see the smiles on faces and hear the roars of applause from fellow members. I know this…

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With Gratitude

In the famous words of Amy Colette “Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” My most life changing experiences happened when I decided to show gratitude for everything. Showing appreciation to people and my different life experiences, went a long way in sparking…

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My Journey to Change through Toastmasters

Fear! Anxiety! Almost every day, I longed for the moment the earth could open up and swallow me!  Sweaty hands and forehead from just looking at people.  That used to be my story before I joined Eloquent Toastmasters.  Public speaking was THE gap in my competency set, my weakness, despite having spent four good years…

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Why I decided to Be be A a Mentor

When I turned fourteen years old, my grandfather, a tall and slim, yet very strong man, who wore an abundance of grey hair and an impressive beard, called me to his big house that had iron sheets for its roof. He was dressed in a blue work suit and had a bottle of locally brewed…

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District Director – #onestepforward

What an incredible year we had in 2018-2019 we broke new District 74 records, we grew the number of clubs by 12% and we now have more clubs in Southern Africa than we have ever had 217 clubs & more clubs are showing their excellence, 140 clubs are at least DISTINGUISHED We truly are #peoplemakinghistory…

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District Director – Thank you #PeopleMakingHistory

#PeopleMakingHistory, we made it! Despite the many changes in our organisation, you stood up and you put up a great performance. As a result of your work, we are expecting to end the year in our district with over 10% growth in our clubs (just under 220 clubs), over 10% growth in our number of…

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