At our last meeting, Richard Riche gave us tips on evaluating. Drawn from research for his doctoral thesis, he gave us a concrete tool to help make evaluations more meaningful and impactful. Watch the video here:
Happy New Year! Our first meeting is on the 9 January 2013! Come on lets start doing more speeches and get January started well. We have updated the website design, addressing some of the issues we had: Better contact system Automating the mailing list Current costs More information about where we are Schedule Anyway let us know […]
On the 12th of October, Greenside Toastmasters had their meeting themed ‘Money’. Gustav our toastmaster started off the meeting with a proposal; implementing a fine system for any crutch words (ums, ahhs and ands), timing issues or using foul language. We also decided that if someone used the ‘word of the day’ you could reduce […]
It’s our 7th meeting on 23rd February. We’ve already signed 12 people, and are looking to sign two more on Wednesday: Sean Jonkers and Myra Viedge will be joining our ranks on that night! That means we’ve only got SIX members to go before we charter!
Three great speeches, two really good Icebreakers (first speeches at a Club) by Dean and Chantal, and one advanced speech by Ingo. Onwards and upwards!
I’m tempted to write something flippant about the UN observer mission reporting no irregularities at Greenside’s first election. The club is only three meetings old, and it is already taking on a character of its own. Our members are courageous, fun-loving and altogether fabulous, witty and wonderful people. The committee is: President: Dean Abrahams VPE: […]
Title: The Better SpeakerLocation: Old Bones, Pirates Rugby ClubLink out: Click hereDescription: Toastmasters has a score or more of leadership and speaking educational sessions. Erich Viedge AC-S CL will be presenting one of these at this meeting. A founder member of Greenside Toastmasters, Viedge is on his way to achieving Toastmasters’ highest qualification — the […]
Getting a club off the ground is a multi-stage process. This is how I did it. 1. I found a venue that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg — a sports club near me. 2. Go shopping. I bought a plastic box from Pick N Pay (It’s too small) and filled it with * […]
Greenside Toastmasters had our first meeting in Greenside Johannesburg last night, 17 November, 2010. District Governor Rob Douglas DTM called us to order. Lebogang Sebogodi acted as President for the night. Area C2 Governor Carike Greffrath was Toastmaster. Word of the day was Beginning, which we got from Ambrose Sampson. The club’s first prepared speech […]
I got a call today from a very nice woman. “Can I come to the meeting tomorrow?” “Of course! What brings you to Toastmasters?” And she said something I hear a lot. She said: “I’m OK expressing myself in print. I’m just not comfortable standing in front of people and speaking.” If you’re a Toastmaster […]