Archive for September 2020

Energised to get there with Division E Director Mimi Makupula

When you have a sense of urgency to help others and when you have a deep sensitivity for the world, your heart races and all you can think of is how to nurture and multiply leaders that share your passion so that your dream becomes a reality.  All of this emotion and energy is the…

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It’s Renewal Time

Invest in yourself, follow your dollar and sweat it! Digital Banking Masterclass invite Indicative Investment per delegate Single              USD 999 per delegate Group of 3       USD 949 per delegate Group of 5       USD 899 per delegate + Also available for in-house session for minimum 15 attendees I came across the above invitation in…

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District 74 welcomes the Good to Great Speakers Club

The Good to Great Speakers Club, in Division A, became the first new club in the 2020/2021 year to be chartered on 6 August 2020. The Division A Director, Vusi Maupa and the Area A1 Director, under which the club falls, were part of the charter event on 22 August 2020 via an exhilarating global…

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CCTM clinches World Number 5 ranking

It all started with a simple statement by the then newly elected president, Jeminah Maema: “The top club award next year will go to Central Centurion Toastmasters Club”.From there began a 12 month long dream. A dream that would require strong team work, undisputed dedication and relentless pursuit. 12 months later, Central Centurion TM club…

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New Member Moment – Emeldina Simba

I am passionate about books, martial arts and philanthropy. I’ve always feared speaking in public and lacked confidence. So much so that I would tremble and panic when speaking. I joined Maputo Toastmasters in Mozambique in June 2020 in order to reach one of the goals I set for 2020 – acquiring public speaking skills.…

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New Member Moment – Lame Mthethwa

When I was presented with an opportunity to join Toastmasters, I did not hold back. I have always aspired to be a public speaker, so, when an invaluable opportunity to build my speaking and interpersonal skills came; I grabbed it with both hands. Toastmasters has not only given me confidence as a public speaker but…

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New Member Moment – Otis Chirwa

More than once, six years ago, I was invited to a Toastmasters meeting by DTM Jahon. Back then, I had no idea what it was all about and I ignored the invite. Four years later, when I then desperately needed the effective communication skills set in my skills purse, I came across a reference giving…

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Mentor/Mentee – Debbie and Sharlene Cassel

I am a member of Daifern Tigers Toastmasters Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sharlene has been my mentor in Toastmasters and in business for three years. She has guided me through the most challenging experiences, to create a highly rewarding outcome. Through this relationship I have grown exponentially as an individual in business and as…

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Mentor/Mentee – Maxine Mugabe and Patience Chisanga

After first hearing about Toastmasters when I was in high school, I joined Madison Toastmasters Club in Lusaka, Zambia where I first met DTM Patience Chisanga. She left me in awe and inspired by her level of eloquence. When I paid my subscription fees in March and after enquiring about mentorship, Patience became my mentor. Speaking…

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Emissary – Wame Namponya

I had the pleasure of visiting our sister club Gaborone Breakfast Club in Gaborone, Botswana as the Toastmaster of the Day. It was an exhilarating experience as I got to interact with members of the club and visiting members from as far as Namibia. The meeting was vibrant, interactive and I was able to take…

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Toastmasters Rotary Alliance

Very early in the morning of 19 August 2020, a joint ground breaking Southern Africa Zoom meeting between District 74 Toastmasters and District 9210 Rotarians took place. A whooping 62 people attended the one hour long event, including the Districts’ high ranking leaders from both sides. The objectives of the joint event included highlighting the…

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Social Event – A Joint Meeting Across Continents

How many clubs have used the opportunity to arrange joint meetings with other clubs that are not nearby, while we are all using Zoom? Table Bay Club in Cape Town did. First in June, with Tygerberg Club, which is about 36 kms from Table Bay, then again with the Anglia Communicators Club from England, some…

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Social Event – Toastmasters/Rotary Maputo Youth Speech Contest

Through the established partnership between Vodacom Maputo Toastmasters Club and Rotaract Club of Maputo, Mozambique, a speech contest was launched on 25 August 2020 with the aim to help young people improve their public speaking and communication skills. To facilitate in managing the project, a joint commission with representatives from both clubs was created. From Vodacom…

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Social Event – Division D COT

More than 75 Club Officers attended the Division D Club Officer Training on Saturday, 15th August 2020. Here are more articles on this topic: Social Event – Toastmasters/Rotary Maputo Youth Speech Contest Social Event – A Joint Meeting Across Continents Energised to get there with Division E Director Mimi Makupula CCTM clinches World Number 5…

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