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Let’s talk about the elephant in the room – TLI Indaba 2019

Could you be a rolling stone gathering no moss in Toastmasters? Do you remember your intention of joining Toastmasters? Are you still on that track or perhaps, have you moved to another track? Do you sometimes feel like you are going from one speech project to another with not much “growth”? The TLI Indaba on…

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I am glad I became a club officer

After giving a series of speeches at Midrand club, I started harbouring thoughts of getting involved in the club in the capacity of a club officer.  Initially, I first intended to serve as the Vice President Public Relations, but things happened differently, and I was nominated to serve as the President of the club.  What…

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Newly appointed District 74 Chief Judge

Jazzmin Hecht, DTM, is the person to ask any questions about Contests. Whether you are a contestant, the Contestant Chair, the Chief Judge or a judge at a contest at any level, if you have any questions or concerns. she is the newly appointed District 74 Chief Judge!  Please feel free to contact her on chiefjudge@toastmasters74.org…

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Breakfast of champions

Have you improved since you joined Toastmasters? I have grown from someone that would never speak in a meeting at work, to someone that asks to speak in meetings where I am not paid. What changed? I was fed the breakfast of champions known in Toastmasters as feedback. I love Toastmasters for feedback and growth…

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A toast to The Future

This moment is a particular honour. I pen these words grateful for the trust bestowed upon me as Charter President of The Future and humbled by the task that lays before us as a club. This club is very close to my heart. I have always had a keen interest in languages with a dream…

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Lesson learned from District 3

Visiting Other Clubs Personal growth is facilitated by stepping outside your comfort zone. With friendly faces we see on a regular basis, our home clubs may become a part of our comfort zone. To supercharge your personal growth, try stepping outside the walls of your home club to visit other clubs. Other benefits of visiting…

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Secure your Royal seat to the Royal Conference

Every year, seats at our District 74 annual conferences are sold out. The conferences are attended by most members from different divisions within District 74. One major challenge we have encountered in the past is late registrations by members. Members would wait until the dying hours to make their ticket purchases. Given the space limits…

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My journey to the lectern

Well, like many people… Public Speaking was a challenge, and I sat with it for a very long time. I hated orals at School. Funny enough, I was okay in a meeting, but addressing a crowd was the problem.  So, I sat with the challenge, hoping it would just disappear or just miraculously flip into…

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The #Bannerchallenge Brand Right Blog

Over the past months Facebookers have been treated to many wonderful images of Toastmasters doing the #bannerchallenge as they visit different clubs. Not only have we been treated to countless images of smiling Toastmasters, but it also gave us some insight into the various club banners that are being used throughout District 74. After entering…

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I realise that we are the same

Why would you remain a member of Toastmasters after achieving Distinguished Toastmaster? Before we attempt to answer this question, think about why do you remain loyal to whatever you are loyal to. I had a discussion last week with someone that decided to stop going to the gym. She said that going to the gym…

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Pathways

“I should  have signed up to be a Pathways ambassador” echoed my mind as I  completed Level 5 of effective coaching for my first path.  Pathways was introduced when I was president of the Transnet Trailblazers Toastmasters club, however, I didn’t grab the opportunity to become a pathways ambassador because I was inundated with work at the…

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People Making History

August 2019 Denver -Colorado USA Voting for Excellence! I was priviledged to also be on the campaign trail. I joined the most amazing team! Service was redefined for me as I saw and interacted with the Aletta ID Dream Team. We all wore the SA scarf and we all carried this big big Dream. One of our own would…

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