Next meeting, Wednesday 24 February at 7:30pm

dish-mat-recipe-bookRecipe for a successful toastmasters meeting:

  • Take one toastmaster,
  • Add a lively table topics session,
  • And a pinch of ‘joke of the day’ for seasoning,
  • Throw in three enthusiastic and talented speakers
  • Slowly add evaluations, timing and grammar.
  • Don’t forget the fun and frivolity!

Join us tomorrow (24 February) at 7:30pm or earlier for dinner. Guest always welcome.

New Toastmasters App

The first official Toastmasters mobile app is now available on your smartphone or tablet. This user-friendly tool is designed to help you perform your club meeting roles with convenience and ease. Preview and download the app here.

Features include:

  • Instant access to your club roster
  • Built-in Ah-Counter that counts filler words
  • Grammarian function that keeps track of the Word of the Day
  • An easy-to-use timer
  • A History section to track your progress


Next meeting, Wednesday 10 February at 7:30pm

were-backSouth Coast Speakers Toastmasters is back for 2016!
Join us on Wednesday 10 February (tomorrow night) at the San Remo Hotel.  The meeting will start at 7:30pm or you can pop in earlier and join other members for dinner and pre-meeting drinks.

If you’re not sure what it’s all about, here is a quick summary of what Toastmasters is:

Toastmasters International (TI) is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Through its thousands of member clubs, Toastmasters International offers a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help people learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking.

WORKSHOP: Communicating using the Whole Brain Thinking
The way we think, react to others, make decisions, communicate, choose careers, and manage people depends on how we think. Our personal thinking preferences can both help us and inhibit in our day-to-day interactions.

We need to better understand our thinking preferences to communicate skilfully in our personal and work lives. Communicating Using the Whole Brain looks at how to adapt, consider and leverage different thinking styles. It’s not just about what you’re most comfortable with. Perhaps even more importantly, it’s thinking about the thinking styles of others.

In this playful and interactive session, Gayle Smerdon will introduce you to a powerful yet simple thinking preference model. Find out what your preferred thinking styles are, recognize the preferences of others and learn how to meet others where they live.

When: 1:30pm-4:30pm on Saturday February 20th, 2016.
Where: South Melbourne Town Hall Community Hub, 208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne, Melway ref: 2K C2-C3 or 57G1
How: Please RSVP by c.o.b. Wednesday 17 February to Russell Moore
Cost: Gold Coin Donation to cover the cost of the Convention