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

Introduction

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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Johannesburg Toastmasters Meeting – 6 October 2021


Introduction

Johannesburg Toastmasters Meeting started at 7pm on Wednesday, 6 October 2021.

Start of Meeting

Guests for the evening were Goodwill and Themba.

Word of the evening ‘Herald’ meaning an official who makes voting on the 1st of November amidst the surrounding hype and activity.

Des Smith was the Toastmaster of the day. He guided us through a successful and exciting packed Toastmasters meeting.

Prepared Speeches

We had three successful prepared speeches:

  1. PL1P1 – (Ice Breaker) by Themba, evaluated by Mthokozisi
  2. PL3P2 – (Elective Project) by Zaina Limalia titled “My ‘Aa!’ Moment” and evaluated by Christoff.
  3. PL1P3 – (Researching and Presenting) by Di Sharp titled “The way” and evaluated by Duren.
  4. PL1P2 – (Evaluation) by Mthokozisi , was evaluated by Duren.

Table Topics/Educational

The table topics were chaired by Des Smith where he asked the question: What would you do to uplift the economy as a cabinet minister?

Grizzly Award

The grizzly bear was awarded to Zaina Limalia for a well-delivered speech. Congratulations!

Highlights for next meeting

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 from 19:00.



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Johannesburg Toastmasters Meeting – 15 September 2021



Introduction

Johannesburg Toastmasters Meeting started at 7pm on Wednesday, 15 September 2021.

Start of Meeting

Guests for the evening were:

  • Waseem Bava
  • Nastique
  • Themba
  • Matsill
  • Kelly Clarke

Word of the evening ‘Stymied’ meaning to prevent or hinder the progress of.

Christoff Krige was the Toastmaster of the day. He guided us through a successful and jam packed Toastmasters meeting.

Prepared Speeches

We had three successful prepared speeches:

  1. PL1P2 – (2nd evaluation speech) by Mthokozisi Mbamabo titled “The Dark Side of Me” and evaluated by Johara.
  2. Educational – Educational on Beginning your speech by Duren.

Table Topics/Educational

The table topics were chaired by Christoff where everyone got to know each other a bit better through 2 truths and a lie.

Grizzly Award

Although everyone contributed to the meeting, the grizzly bear was awarded to Christoff for being an excellent Toastmaster. Congratulations!

Highlights for next meeting

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 6 October 2021 from 19:00.



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Johannesburg Toastmasters Meeting – 1 September 2021

Introduction

Johannesburg Toastmasters Meeting started at 7pm on Wednesday, 1 September 2021.

Start of Meeting

Guest for the evening was Adelaide.

Word of the evening ‘Alma Mater’.

Duren Reddy was the Toastmaster of the day. He guided us through a successful and jam packed Toastmasters meeting.

Prepared Speeches

We had three successful prepared speeches:

  1. PL3P1 – (Communication styles) by Johara titles “I am calm. I am steady” , evaluated by Saloshni
  2. PL1P2 – (1st evaluation speech) by Mthokozisi titled “The Power of a Positive Mindset” and evaluated by Judith.
  3. PL5P1 – (Long speech) by Christoff titled “Senqu” and evaluated by Des.

Table Topics/Educational

The table topics were chaired by Duren where everyone got to know each other a bit better.

Grizzly Award

Although everyone contributed to the meeting, the grizzly bear was awarded to Christoff for keeping the audience completely captivated over the entire duration of his long speech. Congratulations!

Highlights for next meeting

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 from 19:00.

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Johannesburg Toastmasters meeting – 2 June 2021

Introduction

Johannesburg Toastmasters Meeting started at 7pm on Wed 2 June 2021.

Start of Meeting

Guest for the evening was Henry.

Word of the evening ‘Envisage’.

First Toast of the Day ‘Health Workers’

Second Toast of the Day ‘Des Smith on his birthday’

Di Sharp was the Toastmaster of the day and she guided us through a successful and jam packed Toastmasters meeting.

Prepared Speeches

We had two successful prepared speeches:

  1. PL1P2 – (2nd evaluation speech) by Odette titled “From Russia with Love” and evaluated by Zaina.
  2. PL4P1 – (Difficult audiences) by Christoff titled “Spur – People with a Taste for Life” and evaluated by Des.

Table Topics/Educational

The table topics were chaired by Johara on using what comes to mind with given colours.

The educational was a follow up from the previous meeting on using different backgrounds for timekeeping.

Grizzly Award

Although everyone contributed to the meeting, the grizzly bear was awarded to Christoff for handling a very difficult audience and giving an excellent speech. Congratulations!

Highlights for next meeting

Election of new Committee for new Toastmasters year from 1 July 2021 to 30 June .

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