Thursday, January 12, 2017


Club Meeting Number 1: 10 January 2017

Club Members and visitors were rolling in euphoria at our first meeting for 2017. Thank you to Nicholas Mitchell who was Toastmaster of the day, he kept us all excited and interested during the course of the evening. Well done and thank you Angela Rogers, Marianah Lourens and Glenis Whitehead the speakers who made the evening beautiful and meaningful through their speeches. Not forgetting all the role players for the evening Plaxcedes Ndhlovu, Emmy Nxayeka, Natalie Van Aardt and Zanele Hartmann.

“My, oh my!” we had our share of listening to beautiful language usage. Let me share some with you :-)

Congratulations to our visitor Thando Koyana who won Best Table Topics and Glenis Whitehead who won Top Toastie.

Thank you to everyone for the special evening. Best wishes for 2017. Be kind to one another. Till next time.

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Be Blessed

Zanele Hartmann

Thursday, January 5, 2017




Happy 2017 Everyone.

In our final meeting last year Ricky Woods did the Toast and she talked about Hope.

The definition of Hope is: "The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best".

We hope that the Algoa Toastmasters Club will continue to grow from strength to strength in this New Year and that we will continue to learn by doing in moments of enjoyment.

I am sure everyone is looking forward to our first meeting to be held on the 10th January 2017.

Please visit the Algoa Toastmasters Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/algoatm/


Be Blessed

Zanele Hartmann

Wednesday, December 14, 2016




Algoa Toastmasters Members looking bright, beautiful and sustainable



Meeting: 13 December 2016


Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way, Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh.

Hey, jingle

Toastmaster of the Day: Marianah Lourens did a sterling job as Toastmaster of the Day she ensured that we were all in for a festive time.

Table Topics: Primrose Nyiki conducted great table topics celebrating Christmas






Prepared Speeches

1.     CC1 The Icebreaker: Congratulations and well done Emmy Nxayeka for delivering your Ice Breaker speech titled “Emmy the Musical” Not only was your speech excellent last night, the Voice! Idols, here comes Emmy! Speech Evaluated by Warren Tagg

2.     ACB3 Presenting An Award:    Well done Zanele Hartmann, speech titled “Gothenburg Award For Sustainable Development”. Mr Vice President (Warren Tagg) definitely has swag. Speech was evaluated by Igor Lesko

3.     ACS10 Entertaining Manual: Firstly, congratulations on your ACS10, well done. Mimi Makupula with your speech titled “Prepared Speech” I am certain you still on a high, “Inflated like a Jumping Castle”. Speech evaluated by Tom Horne

4.     CC5 Your Body Speaks: Well done Marlene Vosloo, Thank you for your heartfelt speech titled “One More for The Road”. We all definitely learnt and took something from it.  Speech evaluated by Reinhardt Botha

As Tom Horne mentioned this evening “at Toastmasters we learn through moments of enjoyment and tonight was no different. The following Toastmasters contributed to the learning:

Ricky Woods (taught us about Hope,Toast) Angie Kivido (taught us about time), Melissa Awu (taught us about verbal crutches), Nicholas Mitchell (taught us about grammatical errors) and Angela Rogers (taught us the meeting as a whole, as General Evaluator).


Best Table Topics: Sue
Top Toastie: Emmy Nxayeka

The Word of the Day was Celebration

As we continue with the holiday and Christmas celebrations, Marlene Vosloo left us all with food for thought, self-evaluation and responsibility: “Say No to One More for the Road” It could save your Life!

·         Do not Drink and Drive.
·         Do not let Your Loved Ones Drink and Drive

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Merry Christmas. Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                      

Photo credits: Emmy Nxayeka

Be Blessed
Zanele Hartmann



Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Ladies and Gentlemen, on the cover page of the Algoa Toastmasters programme it reads the following: “Make Tonight Matter”

These are words that our President Reinhardt Botha always reminds us of, and this is what the club offers at every meeting.

Toastmaster of the Day: Zikhona Mfingwana did a sterling job as Toastmaster of the Day and shared rights of people with disabilities through the meeting.

Table Topics: Emmy Nxayeka conducted great table topics.


Prepared Speeches

1.     CC1 The Icebreaker: Congratulations and well done Primrose Nyiki for delivering your Ice Breaker speech titled “Primrose Thee Speaker” Your goal has always been to become a better version of yourself and tonight you did exactly that. Speech was Evaluated by Zanele Hartmann

2.     CC2 Organise Your Speech:  Well done Malibongwe Nombande the man with the commanding voice with your speech titled “’How Much Is Enough”. Speech was evaluated by Mimi Makupula

3.     CC3 Get To The Point: Firstly, welcome back and congratulations Natalie van Aardt with your speech titled “Beer Appreciation” well done on the catchy title and interesting presentation. Speech evaluated by Marianah Lourens

4.     CC5 Your Body Speaks: Well done Angela Rogers, perfect Duracell Bunny for always motivating us, we enjoyed your speech titled “Surviving Teenagers”. Speech evaluated by Marlene Vosloo

As Tom Horne mentioned this evening “at Toastmasters we learn through moments of enjoyment and tonight was no different. The following Toastmasters contributed to the learning:

Reinhardt Botha (taught us about service appreciation, Toast) Angie Kivido (taught us about time, Tiimer), Waven Korkie (taught us about verbal crutches, Um Ah Counter), Tom Horne (taught us about grammatical errors, Grammarian) and Belita von Steiger (taught us the meeting as a whole, as General Evaluator).





Best Table Topics: Marlene Vosloo
Top Toastie: Natalie van Aardt



The Word of the Day was Inimitable, meaning: so good or unusual as to be impossible to copy.

In the words of fellow Toastmaster Belita von Steiger “Each speaker is inimitable and each person becomes a better version of themselves”

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Be Blessed

Zanele Hartmann

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

 
Algoa Toastmasters Club Meeting
 
Algoa Club Members L-R (Igor, Zanele, Malibongwe, Belita, Marlene and Roger)

Here are highlights of our meeting held on 11 October 2016.

Toastmaster: Belita von Steiger 
General evaluator: Denise Pudney
Table Topics Sessions: Malibongwe Nombande
Toast: Marlene Vosloo
 
Toastmaster for day: Belita von Steiger (Standing)
 
Prepared Speeches
Melissa Awu (CC1) evaluated by Colleen Love

Angela Rogers (CC4) evaluated Zanele Hartmann

Igor Leskor (ACB1) evaluated by Glenis Whitehead

Mimi Makupula (ACS9) evaluated by Ricky Wood
L-R (Igor, Angela, Melissa and Mimi)
 

Table Topics Session: Sitting far left Malibongwe (Table Topics Master)

Visitors L-R ( Liset, Roeli, Emmy, Janny, Candice, Gail, Lucretea)

Winners

Best Table Topics: Our visitor Emmy

Top Toastie: Mellisa Awu and Angela Rogers
L-R (Emmy, Angela and Melissa)

 
Congratulations to Marlene Vosloo she won the Impromptu and Humorous speeches at the Division contest in East London.Marlene is going to the District 74 Contest this Saturday. Well done Marlene.
 
Please visit the Algoa Toastmasters Facebook and Twitter Pages at: https://www.facebook.com/algoatm/ and @Algoatoasties

I leave you with the words used by Igor Lesko when he was handing out membership pins last night.


"You are not only members of Algoa Toastmasters, you are part of a worldwide organisation which has thousands of people all over the world sharing the common goal of improving their communication and leadership skills"


Be Blessed
Zanele Hartmann

Photo credits: Igor Lesko

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Algoa Toastmasters Club Meeting: 27 September 2016


Algoa Toastmasters Club Meeting: 27 September 2016

Blessed Club

The Algoa Toastmasters held another meeting on 27 September 2016 and we had an impressive number of visitors, ten (10) visitors in total. Thank you all for visiting Algoa Toastmasters.

Toastmaster

Zanele Hartmann conducted the meeting efficiently and in a friendly manner, she ensured that the meeting ran smoothly.

Table Topics Sessions:

Melissa Awu, our newest member conducted the Table Topics session; the theme was “Going Back to School”.  Very interesting stories came up. Well done Melissa.

Prepared Speeches

Deborah Stephenson (ACB7) on “Joe” Deborah was praising Joseph Pilates the founder of the physical fitness system Pilates. Toastmasters and guests even got to participate in a breathing exercise. Deborah’s speech was evaluated by Glenis Whitehead

Mimi Makupula (ACS8) humorous speech titled “Think on your feet” Mimi must please not fall. Roll up your window next time please. Mimi’s speech was evaluated by Christopher Callaghan

Christopher Callaghan (A visiting Toastmaster from the Pretoria East Toastmasters club) delivered a humorous speech that he did in a competition with the title “The Life of a Granddad” Christopher’s speech kept us entertained two words; ganja and mama. The speech was not evaluated.

The role players for the meeting included:

Time Keeper: Natalie van Aardt
Um and Ah Counter: Angela Rogers
Grammarian: Belita von Steiger
General Evaluator: Marianah Lourens

Toast: Malibongwe Nombande delivered a fitting Toast for the evening. Well done and thank you Malibongwe

 Winners



Best Table Topics: Our visitor Emmi
Top Toastie: Mimi Makuphula

After such a fun filled, humorous meeting I leave you with the 5B’s; big, bold, and beautiful and…. (boobs and bums) J, thanks Mimi.

We are indeed a Blessed Club.

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Be Blessed
Zanele Hartmann


Wednesday, August 31, 2016


“FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL”

Are you planning to do the following in 2017?

  •  Boost your confidence?
  •  Confront your fear of speaking in public?
  •   Learn to think on your feet?


Algoa Toastmasters Club is the right place for you!!!!

Members of the public are invited to join the Algoa Toastmasters Speechcraft Course to be held over 8 evenings in 2017

Dates :      To be confirmed in 2017

Venue :      Caritas Community Centre
       West Street, Newton Park,
       between 2nd  & 3rd Avenues
      Newton Park

 Time :        17.45 for 18.00 until 20.00


For Enquiries and Reservations phone: Colleen Love 082 570 8079
Cost: R1200 per person
Includes manual, course notes, and certificate

Increase in self confidence  -  Priceless