Cracking Fire

A crackling fire in the hearth, a glass of red or an ‘ice-cold’ one kept the chills at bay while the Toastmasters of Greenside got together for yet another memorable meeting (24 July 2013)! We had four speeches; Enid spoke about handling pain, Jono explained how to start a band, Goran used gestures in his […]

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Division L and H Contest

Division L and H International Speech Competition on 22 May 2013. Division L (Sandton CBD, Northern Johannesburg, Botswana and Lesotho) and H (Northern Sandton, Randburg, Midrand and Malawi) so there should be good speeches. See the advert below, remember to RSVP by end of Monday.

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15 May Meeting

The theme was ‘Mothers’ and man was this a fun and entertaining toastmasters meeting. We had a packed agenda with 5 prepared speeches from Jono, Ian, Sarah, Bob, Gorin and Vanessa. The speeches included a wide variety of ideas and stories. Jono did his first speech at the club about the journey he took to […]

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Area L1 International Speech Contest

The next stop on the road to public speaking world champion is the Area L1 International Speech Contest. We’ve had our club contest and now is the area contest which consists of 4-5 clubs. The competition is being held at the Wits Business School. The Area Governor says that the speeches he’s heard are all […]

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International and Evaluation Speech Contest

On Wednesday Night we had our International and Evaluation Speech Contest at the club. The International speech contest was a battle between Nadiem, talking about letting go of the past and Julie taking about the four letter word ‘failure’. Nadiem won the speech contest which is a 5-7min speech on any topic. In the evaluation […]

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International Speech Competition Tips

I visited a club where Douglas Kruger, a professional speaker came to speak about how to prepare for the upcoming speech contests. Douglas has won the Southern African Public Speaking contest five times and achieved second place in the Word Championship of Public Speaking in 2004. This is what he had to say about ‘How […]

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Club Competition 10 April

Our club competition the International Speech and Evaluation contest is happening on the 10 April 2013. Make sure you pop in to see the best speakers of the club battle it out for top spot. International Speech Contest is a 5-7min speech on any topic you choose. Evaluation Speech Contest is a 2-3min evaluation of […]

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Meeting 13 Feb

The day before Valentine’s day; even so we were all in good spirits for the meeting. We managed through some last minute program changes to have a successful meeting. Navie took us through the meeting giving us quotes used throughout the years all about love and Valentine’s day. Speeches included Bob with his first speech […]

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LeaderCon Conference

Maxicon is one of the two conferences Toastmasters here in South Africa hosts. This year it is called LeaderCon and focusing on leadership. If you are a members of toastmasters you can attend. Here are the details and costs: 23-26 May 2012 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways (Yes it’s in Joburg!) Be coached by […]

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New Year, New Website

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 […]

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