Happy 2022 – Johannesburg Toastmasters First meeting of 2022, 19 January 2022


The first meeting of 2022 took place on 19 January 2022 at 7pm, via Zoom.

Start of Meeting

For our first meeting in the new year, the Toastmaster made sure we remained optimistic with the word of the day: “Sanguine”.

Christoff Krige took on the role of the Toastmaster for the evening, introducing the new year as “The Year of the Tiger”, in accordance with the upcoming Chinese New Year. The Year of the Tiger is said to be a year of change and taking new risks.

Several guests joined in this meeting, namely Essence, Lebogang, Mahlogonolo, Jacques and Ncedeka, bring a fresh spark to our first meeting of the year.

Christoff Krige, as the Toastmaster, guided us through a successful and inclusive evening.

Prepared Speeches

There were two prepared speeches for the evening:

  1. PL1P2 (Speech for Evaluation) The Beautiful Game by Cecil Koeberg, which was evaluated by Zaina Lamalia.
  2. PL2P1 (Leadership Styles) Leadership Styles by Di Sharp, which was evaluated by Saloshni Naidoo.

Table Topics/Educational

Christoff Krige managed the table topics for the evening, asking each individual to dig deep into their imagination to answer his various questions. Questions included “what is a food you like that other people might find odd?” and “what is you favourite summer memory?”

Grizzly Award

The Grizzly Bear was awarded to Cecil Koeberg for his nostalgic and well-delivered speech of the evening. Well done!

Highlights for next meeting

The next meeting will be held on 2 February 2022 at 19:00pm, via Zoom.

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