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Next Meeting:
25 July 2019

Meeting Time:
18:45 for 19:00, every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

(Mingle time from 18:30 to 19:00!)

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Meeting Place:
Tennis Pavilion
Morningside Country Club
De La Ray Road
Rivonia

If you are coming from Sandton on Rivonia road, turn left after the Engen garage into 7th Avenue, then left again into De La Ray

District: 74
Division: H
Area: 4
Club Number: 8217
Charter Date: 6/1/1991

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How Toastmasters Works

At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of approximately 20 people who meet once a week for about an hour (meetings frequency and number of members differ per Club). Each meeting gives members several opportunities:

  • Conducting meetings. Members learn how to plan and conduct meetings.
  • Giving impromptu speeches. Members present one- to two-minute, impromptu speeches about assigned topics.
  • Presenting prepared speeches. Members present speeches based on projects from the Pathways learning experience — Toastmasters’ education program. Projects cover topics such as speech organization, vocal variety, language, gestures and persuasion.
  • Offering constructive evaluation. Every speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.
  • Pathways learning experience. Pathways is Toastmasters’ exciting, interactive and flexible education program. With 11 paths to choose from (and more in development), you have the option to pick which skills you want to focus on.

What’s in it for you?

Improved communication

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a mature manager, student, young professional, career advancer or looking to make an impact in your community, Toastmasters is the most efficient, supportive, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You’ll improve your interpersonal communication and be more persuasive and confident when giving speeches.

Build leadership skills

While some are born confident, charismatic leaders, others must work to develop their leadership skills. Through Toastmasters, you’ll gain the practice to become the leader and speaker you want to be. You will also sharpen your management skills, become a better negotiator, gain trust and inspire your team. Learn to be decisive!

Build a Better You!

With Toastmasters, you will:

  • Improve public speaking skills
  • Practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting
  • Build leadership skills
  • Gain a competitive advantage in the workplace
  • Networking opportunities in a small and supportive environment
  • Build self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Allows for unlimited personal growth
  • Ability to maximize your potential

Company Benefits

A company’s success depends on communication. Employees face an endless exchange of ideas, messages, and information as they deal with one another and with customers day after day. How well they communicate can determine whether a company quickly grows into an industry leader or joins thousands of other businesses mired in mediocrity. Toastmasters provide the tools that enable employees to become effective communicators and leaders. Toastmasters training helps employees:

  • Give better sales presentations, hone their management skills, work better with fellow employees, effectively develop and present ideas, offer constructive criticism, and accept criticism more objectively.

Community Benefits

Toastmasters have helped many members in their community service activities. Using the speaking and leadership skills developed in Toastmasters, people have become more active in business, churches, and service and charity organizations. Toastmasters’ members are able to organize activities, conduct meetings, and speak in public as their organization’s representative. Some even become active in local state or national government.

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

Attending as a Guest

If you are interested in visiting a Toastmasters Club you are more than welcome to attend as a guest. Please just sign-up on easy-Speak and click attending as a guest.

Each club features a unique culture, so there’s no pressure to join the first club you visit! Attending club meetings as a guest is free, so visit as many as you like until you find a club that fits your personality.

Becoming a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Morningside Toastmasters Club, please complete the 2019-2020_Toastmasters Application Form. The cost to become a member is $20 USD for a new member kit and $45 USD due every six months. We will then send your application to Toastmasters International and you will receive two manuals, a communications manual and a leadership manual. For more in-depth information to the process, please read All-about-Toastmasters.

Below is a brief break down of the manuals that you will work through at the club meeting. When you have completed these manuals you will receive a certificate from World Headquarters in America acknowledging your achievement.

Pathways

Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, is an exciting, flexible and interactive way to develop your skills and help others in your club develop theirs. Pathways helps you learn communication and leadership skills that you need to succeed. There are 11 specialized learning paths to choose from:

Paths Brief description
Dynamic Leadership This path helps you build your skills as a strategic leader.
Leadership Development This path helps you build your skills as an effective communicator and leader
Strategic Relationships This path helps you build your skills as a leader in communication.
Effective Coaching This path helps you build your skills as a positive communicator and leader.
Motivational Strategies This path helps you build your skills as a powerful and effective communicator
Team Collaboration This path helps you build your skills as a collaborative leader.
Engaging Humor This path is designed to help you build your skills as a humorous and engaging public speaker.
Persuasive Influence This path helps you build your skills as an innovative communicator and leader.
Visionary Communication This path helps you build your skills as a strategic communicator and leader.
Innovative Planning

Presentation Mastery

This path helps you build your skills as a public speaker and leader.

This path helps you build your skills as an accomplished public speaker.