Next meeting, Wednesday 28 September at 7:30pm

How quickly a fortnight comes around! Yes, it’s toasties time tonight. As normal we will be toastmasters-quote
commencing at 7:30pm but you are welcome to join us earlier for a bite to eat or a relaxing  glass of vino.

Myths about Toastmasters:
Here are a few myths about Toastmasters taken from the toastmasters website. If you are considering joining…. here is some extra motivation:

Myth 1I don’t need Toastmasters because I don’t give speeches.

Reality: What about when your boss asks for a status report on your
project? What about when you present an idea at a staff meeting? The
more you consider your business and personal conversations as
“presentations”, the more care you will give those conversations and
the more professional they will be. Toastmasters will help you develop

that professional edge.

Myth 2I’m not smart enough. I’ll be embarrassed. I can’t think of anything to talk about.

Reality: Everyone is smart enough. Everyone has things that
interest them—things they can share. You won’t be any more
embarrassed than when you are talking with friends. Have you got a
hobby? What is your job like? Do you have kids, a spouse, other

family? Where did you go on your last vacation? You have a lot to say!

Myth 3The other members are already good speakers. I’d be nervous.

Reality: While the club does have good speakers, everyone starts at
the same place. Many of the senior members continue to attend and
give presentations because even though they have improved their

speaking skills, there is always something new to learn from each other.


THE LEADER’S COMPASS: Creating a highly performing team
When: 23 October 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Registration starts at 2:15pm
Where; Endeavour Hills Neighbourhood Centre 
10 Raymond McMahon Blvd, Endeavour Hills, Victoria 3802

The objective of this workshop is to become an effective leader by strengthening your leadership communication and style.

You will learn how to:

  • Strengthen your natural leadership style
  • Tap into expert communication techniques
  • Boost your rapport and results with your team
  • Thrive in challenging business environments


Next meeting, Wednesday 14 September at 7:30pm

What a week for South Coast Speakers Toastmasters. On Tuesday (tonight!) a number of our club members will hit the road to speak, judge and observe at the first speech contest in Mornington. This year our contests are combined with neighbouring clubs, which is a great outcome. The first contest will be International and Table Topics and a number of our club members are participating. Good luck to everyone who is representing South Coast Speakers in this contest round, we know you will do us all proud!

On Wednesday, of course, we have our regular meeting where we will hear updates from the first contest as well as some exciting speeches. Don’t forget it’s also time to pay our fees – we will set up a computer to enable online payments which should make the process easier.

Semi – Annual Conference:

The 2016 D73 Semi-Annual Convention, Be the Change will be held on Saturday 12th November at the Parkroyal Melbourne Airport from 9am. There are already two external speakers confirmed for the day program, Dr Gary Wohlman who is a presentation skills coach and will be conducting an interactive 2 hour workshop on the importance of refining your message, Niki Casey is an image consultant and will be discussing the importance of what we wear and the impact it has on our audience.

In addition, there will be multiple workshop options presented by Toastmasters members, these have not yet been finalised but will be announced soon. All the latest event news can be found on the event Facebook page: