Achieving Excellence Posts

District Director’s Note

Why get involved with starting a new club? This is your opportunity to grow. Thinking of starting your own business? Wanting to grow your business? Wanting to develop your leadership skills and lead a team? Starting a new club will help you develop these skills. So now is the time to develop or hone those…

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Note from the Editor

Admittedly, things are changing on a daily or even hourly basis. Today’s realities are quite different from what they were yesterday and vastly different from just last week. It takes a dynamic leader to be flexible, adaptive and willing to make prompt difficult choices. This edition’s cover star, Melissa Awu, new Division D Director is…

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Developing Dynamic Leaders with Division D Director, Melissa Awu

I am just a little girl from a township in Port Elizabeth. My mother believed in me first and I finally believed in myself. Today, I grab all opportunities with both hands. I try to make a small difference in the world. Melissa Awu-Division D Director A dynamic leader is someone who sees challenges and…

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In loving memory of Brian Moore

Here are more articles on this topic: District Director’s Note Note from the Editor Emissary – Esther Mutimhodyo Emissary – Mercia Tshuma Take the lead – Register for Early Bird Club Officer Training Developing Dynamic Leaders with Division D Director, Melissa Awu

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New Member Moment – Arsenio Jorge

I am Arsenio Jorge from Maputo Toastmasters Club in Maputo, Mozambique. I want to master the art of public speaking. I see Toastmasters as a platform to better my speaking skills. I see the amazing work it has done to other members and how astonishing it is to see them deliver speeches confidently. I aspire…

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Emissary – Mercia Tshuma

Around the world in 220 days!!Imagine going around the world in just 220 days, yes, it’s possible!! No passport or visas required. Did you know that there are 220 clubs in District74! It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic brought about many complexities. Whilst other borders were closing tight, our virtual borders swung wide…

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Emissary – Esther Mutimhodyo

I am Esther from Old Mutual Club in Harare. To date, I have visited 4 clubs and have benefited by receiving feedback from people not familiar with me as I get a different perspective. My knowledge on Toastmasters roles has also increased as well. I am learning how to improve on my own speeches from…

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Mentorship without Borders

I am Nondumiso Thango from the Social Network Club, in Johannesburg, South Africa. If I had a penny for every time I heard a successful Toastmaster refer to “my mentor”, I would finally be able to purchase a Gucci bag. The Mentorship without Borders (MwB) program pleasantly surprised me by kicking off on an exciting…

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PR for Success

Fellow Toastmasters,As we reach the end of the year (and the halfway mark of the PR for Success Programme), I express gratitude for the gift of your time during the third Saturday per month since the programme kicked off in July. It has been a season of immense growth and learning – thank you for walking this journey…

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Upping your communication game with the Institute of Directors Speechcraft

Is the fear of public speaking standing in the way of your success? You can conquer that fear, painlessly and enjoyably, by attending the internationally recognised Speechcraft programme regularly conducted by Carpe Diem Breakfast Club in conjunction with Transformers Toastmasters Club. In November, the first ever Speechcraft programme was conducted virtually over Zoom for the…

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Social Event – Meeting with the Club Growth Director

One of our nostalgic meeting pictures We had the pleasure of having our first ever joint meeting with Capital Toastmaster club as Supreme Toastmasters club. Of special note we had the Club Growth Director, Joel Gombera  in our midst  and he spoke in season with the dynamics clubs are facing currently.  His address was motivating,…

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Take the lead – Register for Early Bird Club Officer Training

Club leaders are best served by consistent, professional training that supports the brand, enhances member experience and helps grow us as leaders. Take advantage of this opportunity to complete your second round of Club Officer training this year.The Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) has organised two training dates for you to choose from: Click here to register your attendance…

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District Director’s Note

Adopt a Club Initiative There are around 40 clubs in our District that are not at charter strength, however, they do not qualify for an official Club Coach. To fill this gap we have come up with this initiative. We have sent emails and called out on Social Media to the following groups of people:-…

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Note from the Editor

We all go through life pursuing success. We set goals and work towards them. When we achieve them, we say we are successful. Those around us call us successful. Quite often, the world ‘measures’ our success using material indicators. Does she own a home? Tick.  Does she own a car? Tick. Does she own a…

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District 74 Annual Toastmasters Conference

6 – 9 May 2021 will mark our annual Toastmaster’s conference. This an opportunity for us to meet and interact with other amazing members of District 74. Take advantage of this opportunity. Stay tuned in to get more information on how you can secure your seat for the conference. Come celebrate who WE ARE from…

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Stepping up to leadership

Aletta Rochat, DTM International Director Past District Director On the surface, serving as a leader might not seem attractive. Let’s face it you’re already busy. The thought of taking on more responsibility, (a.k.a.more stress), for no pay might not appear to be a wise choice. Sure you might get to be the custodian of a…

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Mentorship without borders

Why Mentors Should Invest In Their Own Leadership Skills First “Put your own mask on first before assisting others”. An important safety message on flights. Toastmasters has helped me understand that I am others. That investing in my own leadership and development journey greatly enhances my impact in the everyday world. So, in my drive…

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New Member Moment – Maria Amor de la Cruz Yonzon

I am Maria from Maputo Toastmasters Club and I joined Toastmasters to improve my public speaking and communication skills. For some time now, I’ve felt a bit nervous to talk in public because I would be worried about making mistakes or forgetting what to say. I feel Toastmasters will help me communicate better.  Here are…

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New Member Moment – S’bo Vilakazi

I am S’bo Vilakazi from Kloof Toastmasters Business Club in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The skills and knowledge I’ve gained at Toastmasters have been of great help in my personal and professional development.  Most significant for me has been the way the Toastmasters process instills diligence and a desire for excellence.  I’ve also benefited from the support,…

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