Tag: toastmasters

  • Taking on a Leadership Role : Lessons learned as a Toastmaster Treasurer Part 2

    Taking on a Leadership Role : Lessons learned as a Toastmaster Treasurer Part 2

    First off, this role is actually pretty easy. It’s much easier than you initially think, especially when you approach it with the right mindset which is get your tasks done early. In this article, I’ll take a brief look into the Treasurer role itself in Toastmasters.

  • Taking on a Leadership Role : Lessons learned as a Toastmaster Treasurer Part 1

    Taking on a Leadership Role : Lessons learned as a Toastmaster Treasurer Part 1

    Typically I don’t like stepping up for leadership roles of any kind, but I must admit, not only did I find this enlightening, it grew me faster than anything else before. Leadership roles shows you what you’re capable of, broadens your vision and shows you what more you can achieve.

  • How to maintain your Optimism

    How to maintain your Optimism

    There are so many things happening in the world right now that are scary and downright frightening. The uncertainty weighs heavily all around us. In times like these its more important than ever to be able to have a positive outlook. It becomes so critical to be able to control your mindset and focus on the best possible outcomes. However that is easier said than done. Hence I wanted to talk about how to maintain a positive outlook.

  • How to give a Toast that you’re Proud of

    How to give a Toast that you’re Proud of

    Whenever I watch a movie and I see a Toast being made for an occasion, it always seems so bland. It seems uninspired and lazy. Even in real life I don’t believe I have never witnessed a Toast that has been compelling…other than at Toastmasters. After all, this makes sense. It’s right there in the name. We are the Masters of the Toast! We have been at it for 95 years so it would follow that we would know a thing or about it.

  • Toastmaster of the Day  – Lessons Learned Part 1

    Toastmaster of the Day – Lessons Learned Part 1

    Introduction The Toastmaster of the Day role terrifies people. I know it definitely terrified me. The thought of standing up in front of huge crowd for an hour can leave you in a cold sweat. I was even more intimidated by the role because I’ve seen so many phenomenal Toastmasters handle the role deftly with […]

  • 3 Ways to get the Most out of Toastmasters

    3 Ways to get the Most out of Toastmasters

    Toastmasters is perhaps the greatest organisation on the face of the planet. I am consistently amazed at what this organisation does. Its goal has always been to help people become better communicators. After 95 years in existence it is still going strong, with a massive bright future ahead. It pleases me to think of all the people in the future it will continue to develop and grow.

  • A Portrait of Tizina

    A Portrait of Tizina

    This drawing is of one of our newest members at our Midrand Extraordinaires Toastmasters club. There’s been some very good improvements in my drawing techniques, but still there’s a lot more practice to do.

  • The 15 Hour Work Week

    The 15 Hour Work Week

    The economist Joseph Keynes posited a hundred years that we would all only need to work fifteen hours per week by the year 2030. I believe we can get there, however through a different mechanism than he thought of.

  • Midrand Extraordinaires Toastmasters : Making an Impact

    Midrand Extraordinaires Toastmasters : Making an Impact

    Our Toastmasters club, Midrand Extraordinaires has been growing nicely indeed. Our members have been impressing us with amazing and inspirational speeches.