Archive for Feb 2021

District Director’s Note

Why should you renew your Toastmasters membership? In these challenging times it is more important than ever to invest in yourself, upskill yourself and hone your skills. Why do I say this? The Toastmaster programme gives you the ability to stand out from your peers. This programme has given many of our members opportunities and…

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Note from the Editor

Do you still remember the first ever speech you delivered at your club? Regardless of it being an Ice – Breaker or a Table Topic, I am sure you can clearly recall every moment of it, the torment and panic of being stuck, literally and physically, perspiring like a fountain, while the throat felt as…

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It is time – time to renew your commitment to self-development

The Toastmasters renewal season is now open!  Don’t wait until the last minute to renew your membership – do it now. You may make a few installments into your club’s bank account leading up to the end of March. Or, if you are able, benefit from the favourable exchange rates and make the full payment today. Please speak…

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Why I renew my membership – Enias Chingwe

A lot of people ask me, “Enias you have been attending Toastmasters for more than 5 years, have you not learnt the art of public speaking? Why are you still attending Toastmasters meeting?” Indeed, I have mastered the art of public speaking and can present proficient speeches. However, when I joined Toastmasters I didn’t know…

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Final opportunity to attend Club Officer Training

As we reach the end of what has been a month of club leadership training sessions across Southern Africa, we encourage you to take advantage of these FINAL TWO SESSIONS in which to enhance your club membership experience and grow as a leader. To reserve your virtual seat for any of the two training sessions,…

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New Club – Soweto Siyakha makes its debut

Please welcome Soweto Siyakha to the Toastmasters Southern Africa family. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Soweto Siyakha is the second club in the Soweto area. Congratulations to Division S Director Sandile Selaule, Area Director Lesego Nhlapo and all the leaders who made this charter possible. Here are more articles on this topic: New Member Moment…

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New Club – Timbila joins District 74

Our Toastmasters Southern Africa family has grown. Please welcome Timbila Toastmasters. The first Portuguese club in Southern Africa, Timbila Toastmasters is based in Mozambique. Congratulations to Division I Director Gavin Chisholm, Area Director Helio Macarrala and all the leaders who made this charter possible. Here are more articles on this topic: Note from the Editor New Member…

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Obituary – In loving memory of Peter Kuhn

Here are more articles on this topic: Note from the Editor New Member Moment – Dr Ntsakisi Ngobeni New Member Moment – Tsitsi Kachembere Social Event – Zambezi Toastmasters Club hosts the Toastmasters International President New Club – Timbila joins District 74 New Club – Soweto Siyakha makes its debut

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New Member Moment – Dr Ntsakisi Ngobeni

I am Dr. Ntsakisi Ngobeni, a practising dentist with a passion for children and speaking. I was first introduced to Toastmasters about two years ago as a recommendation by my then Pastor, but it was only in January 2021 that I successfully connected with Toastmasters and on 1 February this year I finaly signed up…

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New Member Moment – Tsitsi Kachembere

Breaking out of a cocoon of shyness was, for me, like suddenly growing wings to fly. It was the need to start what had been planned and finish what had been started that drove me to join the Evolving Ladies Toastmasters Club in Harare, Zimbabwe. It was time to face my fears and conquer them.…

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Mentor/Mentee – Palesa Katleho Makoti and Mpho Ravele

We are both members of Anglo Easy Speakers in Marshalltown, Gauteng, South Africa. Our mentorship experience is characterised by RAW HONESTY – and we both love it! If Mpho has botched a speech, she knows exactly who the first person will be to tell her so, literally. (and use those words, “botched” rather than “what…

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Mentor/Mentee – Antonieta Manhiça and Xana Maunze

I was amazed by the simplicity and assertiveness of Antonieta’s evaluation skills the first time I saw her. Little did I know she would be going on a mentorship journey with me in the following months. She has always shared her experience and wisdom with me and had a paramount importance in the beginning of…

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Emissary – John Godoy

Welcoming. Professional. Inspirational. This is Maputo Toastmasters in Mozambique. Although the auspice of my virtual visit from the USA was to share wisdom learnt during my own speaking journey, I found that I received more than I could have ever shared. From the introductions, to the virtual raising of glasses for a toast, to the…

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Stay updated on all Toastmasters news from across Southern Africa by joining our Facebook Group:(15) Southern African Toastmasters Group | Facebook Here are more articles on this topic: District Director’s Note Note from the Editor COTii – Teamwork makes LovE work Why I renew my membership – Enias Chingwe Emissary – John Godoy Final opportunity…

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Social Event – Division A celebrates accelerating Vice Presidents Membership

Division A continues to celebrate the excellent work done by the Club Officers. Last week, the Division celebrated the accelerating Vice Presidents Membership (VPMs) Nthabiseng Ngubeni from President Club, Madichaba Chelopo-Mgobozi from Pretoria East Club and Distinguished Toastmasters Irene Downer from Pretoria 2000 Club for being the Division A top 3 accelerating VPMs. These accelerating…

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COTii – Teamwork makes LovE work

Division L has lived up to the well-known quote “Teamwork makes the dream work” in the Toastmasters year 20/21. For the second edition of Club Officer Training, they took it to even greater heights by teaming up with Division E to present LovE COTii. The collaborative training session took place on the morning of 30…

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TLI Calendar- February 15 -March 31

DATE TIME TITLE CONTACT DETAILS Sat, 20 18:00-20:00 PR for Success  Master Class 7 pr@toastmasters74.org Sat, 20 09:00-11:00 Contest Judging Workshop anke.stow@gmail.com Tue, 23 18:00-19:00 TLI Training Masterclass: Making real connections in this world of disconnection – Zoom works if you work it tli@toastmasters74.org Fri, 26 TBA COTii tli@toastmasters74.org Sat,27 TBA COTii tli@toastmasters74.org Mon,1 18:00-20:00…

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District Director’s Note

Every year, during February and March, clubs talk about achieving the Talk Up Toastmasters Challenge. The challenge is to add 5 new, dual or reinstated members to your club during these two months. Yet so few clubs in our District achieve this award. Let us all ensure that this year is different and stop talking…

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