Johannesburg Toastmasters Club Meeting – 21 May 2014

The theme of the evening was “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”. The word of the day for the Johannesburg Toastmasters Club Meeting held on the 21st of May 2014 was “Esoteric” as proposed by Clayton Redford.

Di Sharp provided the toast of the day which celebrated Yusuf Abramjee and the Crime Line/Lead SA initiative. This was closely followed by a toast to Toastmasters International by Des Smith.

As is the norm at Johannesburg Toastmaster we had some guests, Adrian, Sipho, Charles and Kirstin.
Luther Feros was the Toastmaster of the day and he guided us through a successful and jam packed Toastmasters meeting.

We had three successful prepared speeches:
1. CC2 – (Organise Your Speech) by Clayton Redford titled “Who moved my cheese” and evaluated by Di Sharp.
2. CC2 – (Organise Your Speech) by Andrew Ntsanwisi titled “A positive mind” and evaluated by Dick Hallet.
3. CC4 – (How To Say It) by Khanyiswa Nigomba titled “V&A Waterfront” and evaluated by Luther Feros.

The table topics segment was chaired by Des Smith and learning objective was ‘Learning from mistakes’

Di Sharp also provided feedback on the Toastmasters conference held in Pretoria.


Grizzly Award


Although everyone contributed to the meeting, the grizzly bear was awarded to Dick Hallett for volunteering for roles of grammarian and um counter at the meeting, as well as being an evaluator.

Highlights for next meeting.
The following members/guests have volunteered to give speeches at our next meeting:

  • Adrian Goeller CC1
  • Sipho Mboi CC1
  • Charles Mhango CC1
  • Kirstin Legg CC1
  • Andrew Ntsanwisi CC3
  • Clayton Redford CC3
  • Khanyiswa Nogomba CC5

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