MEMBERS NEWS - ARTICLES

My Mentor – Mentors Are Everywhere

  WhatsApp is just a short message application to many people, and whether they have it or not, it really does not make a difference. But to me, it’s a whole lot more than that. It was on the 7th January 2017; a time famous for new-year’s resolutions that I received an unexpected WhatsApp message…

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Leadership Opportunities – A leader within

A  leader walks into the kitchen and finds an optimist and pessimist arguing about whether  the glass is half full or half empty. He asks them both to fill up their glasses and be productive. For as long as man has been around, man has been on a quest to be lead by great leaders.…

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Did you know about the District 74 Head Hunter Trophy

The World Champion is not technically the best in the world. (S)He would be the best in the competition. You have to enter the competition.For the past 3 years, I have entered the competition and have won effortlessly. It is not the best feeling, a competition should stretch you! This year, I want you to…

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A Worthy Journey-Treasurers

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. But that’s a lie, any worthy journey that you are going to embark on technically begins with commitment in the mind. You can’t just take that first step without first assessing your needs and where you want to go, otherwise you will easily…

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The Half-Way Mark-Presidents

Can you believe the first half of your term as President is almost over? If there is something I have learnt in Toastmasters leadership, it is that the time goes very quickly. Today, I would like to invite you to join me in a series of reflections. Do you remember what success looked like for…

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How Do You Measure Up? Secretaries

Congratulations on completing Q1, your first quarter as the Club Executive Committee. How have you found the role so far? Can you remember why you took up the role of being Club Secretary? What value have you added thus far? Does your performance measure up to your expectations and that of the club? All the…

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Toast-spiration-Newbie to President

I joined Toastmasters in 2016 and I never looked back. By the end of the TM year I had completed my CC10. I was still a new member and my club was nominating new exco. Like most of the new members, I wasn’t really sure what that meant. I received a call from our then…

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Leap in Leadership-VPPRs

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”- Isaac Newton. Have you ever stopped to consider why great leaders are able to leave any form of cocoon? Toastmasters is one place with many giants offering their shoulders for others to stand on, and stay there as long as they…

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Don’t Wait, Start-VPEs

At this time of the year – when there is so much to do, I’ve found that it’s best to break things into bite-size chunks & focus on what’s important first. I nearly always manage to get everything I set out to complete, done. I would encourage you all to do this too & encourage…

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Mop Up Month-VPMs

Welcome to what I like to call “Mop up” month! Why do I say that? Your club has submitted their semi-annual dues for all the members that renewed before the deadline of September 30th but what about those that didn’t renew? Now is the time to mop up and improve your membership retention. If you…

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District Director – Join us at the main table

This past week I was reminded why I have enjoyed being a part of this organisation. I experienced again an incredible sense of community that spans beyond borders and demographics. I would like to invite you to reflect on what it is that you are getting from Toastmasters and what you would like to get…

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Presentation Tips – Nail that presentation!

NAIL THAT PRESENTATION Nothing beats the feeling of knowing you nailed a presentation. That sense of accomplishment when colleagues and managers congratulate you on how well you did. For some this is something that they want to achieve. I’m going to share just three tips that will help you with your presentation skills. • Dress…

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