MEMBERS NEWS - ARTICLES

From our District Director, Frank Tsuro

  Let’s make your experience more rewarding I have had the privilege of being part of a couple of public speaking clubs. After attending my first Toastmasters meeting, I was sure there was something unusual about this organisation. To be part of any of the public speaking clubs that I had been part of, you had…

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Did you know?

Toastmasters International hosts a convention every August! The convention that I attended in 2014 in Malaysia remains firmly embedded in my mind for  four reasons: it was a multi racial  experience. I met and interacted with toastmasters from all over the world, e.g. Philippines, Singapore, U.S. etc. It’s interesting how despite where we come from,…

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Bleeps and Blunders!

“You are the reason I left Toastmasters! I was facilitating a strategy workshop for a client one day, and one of the participants recognised me. I remember you, she said. You’re a Toastmaster. I was very proud that she remembered me. I’m used to making a positive impact on people. So I was shocked at…

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Mentoring Moments –

Be the light to others’ darkness. Helen Keller once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” In 2015 I went through a traumatic experience that resulted in me losing my eyesight, in this moment not only did my physical eye close but I felt my dreams and plans…

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Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities: My journey in Toastmasters has been a fascinating one. I will never forget the day my club President was asking for people to step up to Club Officer roles. She said: ‘There is no team of fairies that put every meeting together! We have a team of club officers who make these meetings…

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Presentation Skills Tip

The Unexpected with Lloyd! People spend more time sitting on the toilet each week than exercising. Moreover, we end up with 1.4 years on the toilet during a lifetime. How do you react when you are surprised? Your eyes open wide, your jaw drops, you breathe in and your hands open up. Why? Your whole…

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Giving Sales Pitches – Tips

  Tips from Toastmasters International A sales pitch or proposal seeks to persuade. The objective of the presentation is to sell a product, concept or idea. The ability to present sales pitches and proposals effectively can open the door to professional opportunities. To organize ideas into an effective sales pitch or proposal, use the “inverted pyramid” approach,…

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Your Body Language when Speaking

  Tips from Toastmasters International Speakers generate a great amount of emotion and interest through the use of non-verbal communication, often called gestures or body language. A speaker’s body can be an effective tool for emphasizing and clarifying the words they use, while reinforcing their sincerity and enthusiasm. Here are a few tips on how…

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Join the Toastmasters Celebration

  Article by Andrew Tsuro DTM, Public Relations Manager for Toastmasters Southern Africa On 1 August 2018, Toastmasters from around the world will be celebrating the life and times of the founder of Toastmasters International, Ralph C. Smedley. On the day: We will be wearing our Toastmasters badges Members will tell their Toastmasters story online,…

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Toastmasters has Improved Me as a Leader

    I have spent considerable time in sales in my life and have generally found it easy to relate with others through a mixture of humour and empathy. I have certainly been able to tweak and refine my public speaking skills through Toastmasters, for which I am genuinely grateful. Where I have benefitted he…

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Improve your Organisation’s Presentation Skills

We all want to be outstanding. If you seek to stand out at your workplace, it is highly possible that sooner or later you will be asked to give some kind of presentation. It has been said that public speaking is the number 1 fear of people in the world. It’s important to not allow…

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Start a Toastmasters Corporate Club Today

    Standard Bank, Telkom, AON, Old Mutual, Allan Gray, MTN, South African Reserve Bank, among many others have partnered with Toastmasters to developed the employees personal and professional skills. When will your branch partner with us? What is Toastmasters? Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than…

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