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This is a group for anyone who is interested in developing their leadership and speaking skills. Toastmasters is a fun and social learn by doing, non profit organisation that is aimed at people who are keen on career and self development. We are part of a worldwide 90 year organisation. We'll post a selection of meetings in the Jo'burg North area.

Why Toastmasters?

Have you ever been required to deliver a speech? Maybe as the at your best friend's wedding, a eulogy at your relative's funeral, be the MC at a 21st year celebration or even to give testimony at your local church service.

Have you been asked you to deliver a report at a management meeting, maybe sell your services at a sales meeting, or conduct training with your client?

Have you seen people walk up to the podium unprepared, heard them um and ah through their speeches, nervous with an unclear message. Have you watched them leave the stage desperate, disappointed and demoralised.

It does not have to be that way! Toastmasters gives you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself in any situation.

All Clubs follow a structured learning programme, proven to be highly successful, in which experienced members guide newer members, in a friendly and constructive manner. Each individual progresses at their own pace to achieve their personal objectives.

You will learn how to:

* Prepare a talk, speech or presentation

* “Think on your feet”, handle questions and negotiate disagreements

* Use humour, vocal variety and body language to capture your audience

* Communicate effectively in both prepared and unprepared situations (business or social)

* Build confidence to promote your career

* To communicate effectively at that business meeting

* Improve presentation skills up to a professional level

* Make “small talk” and interact with strangers at social functions

Your introduction to Toastmasters is always supportive and progressive, with your first speaking requirement being merely to tell fellow members your name. From there, you embark on a course of 10 speeches, following guidelines in an instruction manual. You choose your own topics and can speak whenever you like - some members deliver their first speech 6 months after joining … others within 6 days! Every speech teaches a new speaking skill, with your personal club mentor (an experienced speaker) available for advice and suggestions.

Upcoming events (5)

4th Dimension Toastmasters

Albert Einstein Room, DDU, Wanderers Building, The Campus

If you want to speak or lead better, you’re at the right place – 4th Dimension Toastmasters 4th Dimension Toastmasters is considered the over-achievers Club and it is the club’s belief that excellence in public speaking is attainable and anyone can have fun attaining this excellence. By joining 4th Dimension Toastmasters, you will boost your professional and personal life as well as build your confidence in a friendly and supportive environment where everyone wants you to succeed. Membership is open to everyone and we strive to present structured but social and fun meetings. If you are a guest and not a member of Toastmasters, there is a R40 fee at the door. Snack and refreshments will be provided.

Sandton Toastmasters Masterclass on Professional Speaking

Morningside Country Club

Join Sandton Toastmasters on the 5th of November 2019 for a life-changing masterclass on how to become a professional speaker. Our toastmaster for the evening will be the seasoned, Ms Desiree Lee Son with the theme, "Masterclass on Professional Speaking." We also have a special guest speaker, Jacques de Villiers, a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Everyone is welcome!! Sandton is an energetic club where you will learn new communication skills at every meeting. If you want to look at options for clubs feel free to visit any club at any time

Morningside Toastmasters club meeting

The Tennis Pavilion, Morningside Country Club,

We all have to communicate in one way or another throughout our lives. It could be a presentation to our team at work, making a toast at a loved ones' celebratory event or pitching a deal to a potential investor. Come and visit our club to see how you can grow your communication competencies to help you communicate effectively and appropriately :-)

Join The Sages to succeed at Listening, Speaking, Managing and Leading (online)

If you are serious about improving and mastering the Skills of Listening, Thinking and Speaking (Communication skills) as well as Managing and Leading then we have the experience and competencies that will help you achieve your dreams in these areas of your life. We follow the Toastmasters International Curriculum which will suite anybodys needs in self development. In addition The Sages also has additional Workshops and Speakers that are of interest to our members in their quest to go from good to great. A few reasons why you may need or want to Join The Sages Toastmasters Club: 1 - I need / want to make a speech at work, wedding family occasion! 2 - I need / want to overcome nervousness when speaking! 3 - I need / want to become good / great at speaking personally and for business! 4 - I need / want to know how to and become a good MC! 5 - I need / want to know how to run effective and successful meetings! 6 - I need / want to be able to give direct and constructive feedback to others! 7 - I need / want to learn Leadership Skills! 8 - I need / want to learn how to be a mentor/coach! Note - if you answer yes to any of these statements then give us your contact details as per the below and we will get hold of you to welcome you to our family and start you on your own path to achieving your needs and goals in the speaking, management and leadership world. Please provide First Name, Surname, Cell /Tel Number, e-Mail Address and Send to: [masked]

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