Archive for Mar 2021

District Director’s Note

This last weekend I was fortunate to be surrounded by the Leaders of District 74 during a strategy session. The passion, commitment and dedication among the group was palatable. There were two resounding themes that stood out for me, which were: 1. Toastmasters has changed all their lives and continues to improve them by helping…

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Note from the Editor

As we fast approach 31 March, the deadline for membership renewal, we must remember that membership is the lifeblood of Toastmasters, so no club can afford to remain stagnant. We must grow Toastmasters in order to survive and expand our services. That requires us to be flexible and innovative in our approach; as well as…

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Why I renew my membership – Ntsebeng Rakauoane

 “Don’t confuse simplicity with ineptitude!” The mere fact that communication is simple does not make effective communication skills less important. I still stand in awe since the first time I came into Toastmasters as a guest in June 2019 then converted to membership in October 2019 after realising that Toastmasters is not just about public…

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New Club-Projects Hub Toastmasters

Our Toastmasters Southern Africa family has grown with Projects Hub Toastmasters being the latest addition. Projects Hub is based in Harare, Zimbabwe and forms part of Division Z. Congratulations to Division Z Director, Trynos Dongo, and all the leaders who made this charter possible. Here are more articles on this topic: New Member Moment – Molly Matika New…

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Contest Season is here!

Toastmasters contest is an opportunity for one member to be crowned the Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. Will the Champ come from District 74 in 2020/2021? To ensure sufficient preparation and fairness throughout the contest season, all contest material can be found on the District 74 website (https://www.toastmasters74.org/for-members-downloads/#34-wpfd-speech-contest-resources) For any contest related queries or…

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New Member Moment – Molly Matika

The quest to communicate eloquently has always been my secret wish.  Over the years I have realised that I have not been clearly heard and I have also not been able to ask the right questions.  When my friend introduced me to Evolving Ladies Club in Harare, I saw it as an opportunity to broaden…

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New Member Moment – Desideria Gideon

Joining Tarentaal Toastmasters Club in Windhoek, Namibia was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I joined Toastmasters to help me polish up my public speaking and leadership skills because these are some of the qualities I must possess for my career path. Being a marketing person, presentation and negotiation skills are very…

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New Member Moment – Kabelo Collins Mosarwe

Growing up, I was brought up in a family with leadership roots as my grandfather was a traditional leader. I modeled my life around his leadership skills and qualities as he was largely regarded as an effective leader and disciplinarian, but losing my parents at a tender age resulted in me having low self-esteem. This…

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Mentor/Mentee – Jennille Kohima and Natalia Haikali

When I joined Tarentaal Toastmasters, I was very fortunate that Jennilee Kohima volunteered to be my mentor, something that I wholeheartedly appreciate. She is always eager to assist and guide me whenever I need help and she is readily available whenever I need her. I have managed to prepare and present my speeches through her…

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Emissary of the Month

EMISSARY STATISTICS Total Number of Emissaries 77 Emissary Hospitality Award Mariswe Club with the highest number of Emissaries Eloquent Speakers Emissary of the Month Kage Kgobero A club emissary is someone who visits Clubs other than his/her own, to learn, share and to grow. It is easy to become an emissary and the benefits are…

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Social Event – Evolving Ladies break the contest ice

“A flower does not think of competing against the flower next to it, it just blooms” Zen Shin. That was the Quote of the Day which was later used for Table Topics contest at the Evolving Ladies Club speech contest which took place on March 2, 2021. As Toastmasters the quote reminds us that we…

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Social Event – How Proconics Vanderbijlpark Toastmasters was born

In 2018 I enrolled for an MBA at the Wits Business School. This is where I met Dr Pheladi Mohlala. At the time we were both working for Sasol.  We shared the same passion for personal development and developing young professionals. When I left Sasol and joined Proconics, we remained in the same geographical area…

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Social Event – Division A Open Day event

A record 714 people registered for the recently held Division A Open Day event, of which 597 or 84 per cent were non-Toastmasters. The objective of the event was to showcase Toastmasters International to non-Toastmasters with the aim of converting them to members. The official attendance by both Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters was 378 participants, making…

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TLI March Calendar

DATE TIME TITLE CONTACT DETAILS Mon 15 18:00-20:00 Mentorship without Borders andrewtsuro@gmail.com Sat 20 18:00-20:00 PR for Success Master Class 8 pr@toastmasters74.org Sat 20 09:00-10:00 Speech writing – The Magic Formula anke.stow@gmail.com Mon 29 18:00-20:00 Mentorship without Borders andrewtsuro@gmail.com Here are more articles on this topic: Contest Season is here! Social Event – Evolving Ladies…

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District Director’s Note

We all have a choice to invest in ourselves or not to. I have been investing in myself, honing my skills and learning new ones through the Toastmaster programme for many years. I have continued to do that as it has given me opportunities that I would never have had without this investment in myself…

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Note from the Editor

What month is it anyway? In case you don’t know the answer to the question, it’s a month of changes. Yep, March promises to challenge us with changes. If the month stays true to itself this year, we will experience March heralding in a bit of winter one day followed by summer the next. March…

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Southern African Toastmasters – Lekgotla La District 74

The Southern African Toastmasters, Lekgotla La District 74 is still happening from the 6th to the 9th of May 2021.  As of today, 1 March, you can secure your virtual seat on www.maycon.co.za Lekgotla La District 74 Team Here are more articles on this topic: Emissary – Hanna Schmidt #ZoomHopper New Club – District 74…

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Celebrating the life of Helen Ashmole

Here are more articles on this topic: Emissary – Roger Swenson A toast on your March Club Anniversary A toast on your March Club Anniversary Note from the Editor Mentor/Mentee – Jennilee Kohima and Natalia Haikali Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) – A mandate to serve

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Why I renew my membership – Omega Mwanza, DTM

Everything seemed to have just turned sour and unpleasant. I had anger in me, frustration was stretched to the maximum but because I had built a reputation around my core value number one – mannerism – I dared not lose my composure. For a full year I was unemployed, it was painful because I could…

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Why I renew my membership – Zivai Matondo, DTM

Seven years ago someone shared Toastmasters with me. I have never stopped renewing my membership since then. It would be criminal of me not to share this best kept secret with others. In February 2021, I embarked on my DTM Project titled Pay It Forward. I am working with a team of zealous Toastmasters to…

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