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Verity Price's journey to winning the 2021 World Championship of Public Speaking

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, In : Competition news 

Verity Price, DTM, from Cape Town, South Africa, won the Toastmasters’ second online World Championship of Public Speaking® with her speech “A great Read”, a funny, profound look at changing the way you look at life.  Many clubs in the Southern Africa region felt like winners with Verity as we experienced first-hand a small part of the effort she put into the 100 days leading up to the finals.

Read about her journey to becoming the 2021 Champion in this fabulous article about  in the ...


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What If You Could Write a Speech Quickly?

Posted by LP User on Sunday, December 12, 2021, In : Competition news 
Akos Mensah, 19 November 2021

Recently one of my fellow Toastmasters called me the night before our club meeting to say that he would like to pull out as a contestant as he felt ill prepared to participate in the Humour Contest. He had not yet completed writing his 7 minute speech. He had been busy with work deadlines, and he felt that he needed more time to prepare his speech. He offered to do a different role in the meeting and wanted to be a timekeeper or Zoommaster.

 
I listened to him and a...
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Successful online Contest at The Breakfast Club, Cape Town

Posted by LP User on Sunday, August 15, 2021, In : Meetings 

3 March 2021

The International Speech contest was something out of the ordinary for everyone at the Breakfast Club. 

The engaging and exciting contest was held online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Four phenomenal speakers brought their A-game and blew us away with their speeches. They were: Gideon Louw, Marc Burgess, Nerisa Shiri Mnemba and Vuyokazi Ntsangani.

Toastmaster Vuyokazi Ntsangani took the first prize with her speech titled: "It's just a lie", a speech that touched hearts and rea...


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An epic start to 2021 at The Breakfast Club

Posted by LP User on Sunday, August 15, 2021, In : Meetings 

Meeting on 13.01.2021, Vuyo Ntsangani

The Breakfast Club had our first meeting of the year on Wednesday 13 January 2021 and, all one can say is, what an epic start? 

The meeting attracted the club’s  regular visitors from across the country such as DTM Stanley Sabela, Hannah Schmidt from Namibia as well as well as our friends from the United State of America, Linda and her husband Alan Mann. I saw our chat box popping up with comments from our visitors who showed enthusiasm to be there, the...


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The Breakfast Club, surviving and thriving online

Posted by LP User on Thursday, March 25, 2021, In : Club News 


One year of online meetings....

A year ago, South Africa went into lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Since then, many aspects of personal and professional lives have been disrupted, but Toastmasters clubs went online very quickly to provide a sense of normalcy to our members. This has allowed members to visit a Toastmasters Club anywhere in the world from the comfort of our homes.  The Breakfast Club had the first virtual meeting on 25 March 2020 and during the past year, we ...


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Meeting #190 with Aletta

Posted by Alison Beere as Webmaster/PR on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, In : Meeting updates 
Thank you to the outgoing Division Governor of Toastmasters Southern Africa, Aletta Rochat, who shared "Reflections of a DG" with us as a Competent Communicator project.


Her inspiring points were that:
  •  holding high office is not about the Wearing the Badge, but about the opportunity to serve and grow
  • things are always personal first, because that is how the Toastmasters organisation best serves the individual member 
  • you have to have a message, otherwise you are just transmitting information.

Th...


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Verity Price take 2nd place at Minicon 2012 Humour Contest

Posted by Angela Horn on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, In : Competition news 

Toastmasters from across the country gathered in the Mother City this past weekend for District 74's annual MiniCon, which was hosted at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. It kicked off on Friday evening and didn’t stop until the last booty had been shaken late on Saturday night.

It’s been said that once you have attended a conference you will be hooked for life, a truism if ever there was one. District 74 Conferences are renowned for providing great value for money, fantasti...


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