Believe in yourself!

Believe in yourself! Listening to a podcast recently and the takeaway message that settled with me is to believe in myself. We are often our own self doubters. Ok, we may not always get it right, but we have learnt by venturing into something new. Sometimes, this might just surprise us. We as Toastmaster members … Read more

Become a better you!

Become a better you! Become a District Leader next year! “District Leadership gave me confidence” is what I answered when I was recently asked what becoming a District leader did to me. Stepping up to become Area Director, Division Director and later a member of the District Trio offered me plenty of opportunities to learn … Read more


As we roll on into 2021, it doesn’t hurt to reflect on why we all do what we do. Perhaps you have already done so. If not, let’s do a little exercise together. Why did you join Toastmasters? Why are you still in Toastmasters? Why will you continue your Toastmasters journey in 2021? I’ll go … Read more

Staying in continues to be the new going out

Welcome to the new year of opportunity, that is 2021. Staying in continues to be the new going out. Take a moment to reflect on how far you have virtually travelled in 2020 and how much further you can go in 2021. Our typical routines have changed completely. There has for many been massive adjustments … Read more

Parlez-vous francais?

Experience French gave me an opportunity to step out of my comfort zone…” Veteran member Annelise Lepage spoke about the history of the club: “the idea to launch a bilingual francophone club originated from a desire to practice the French language, while at the same time, develop one’s public speaking and leadership skills. The target … Read more