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What do you meme?

Tonight’s meeting, the 6th of September, had to be conducted via Zoom again due to Auckland still being on Alert Level 4. However, a Zoom meeting does not mean boring as our Toastmaster of the Night, Cindy, affably conducted us through the evening.  We had two speeches– Clarence delivered a speech reflecting on his Toastmasters path, while Danielle talked ... read more.

Informal Meeting Night

Due to the lockdown situation, we decided to postpone our contests schedule for today, and instead held an informal online meeting via Zoom. Michael graciously agreed to be the Toastmaster of the Night and scheduled four short speeches (2 to 3 minutes). Hani started off by talking about the situation in Afghanistan. Jon shared the ... read more.

Power pose

Last night’s meeting, 9th of August, Annabel delivered her Icebreaker Speech, telling us about her mind-opening family holiday in Sapa, Vietnam and her delightful university life in Dunedin. Keith spoke about his supportive communication style and also introduced us to three other communication styles: analytical, initiating, and direct. Finally, Jafar demonstrated to us how body ... read more.

Introduction, Body, Conclusion

Tonight’s meeting, 26th of July had an almost speech-like structure. Lulu delivered her Icebreaker speech in which she introduced herself to the club as someone who is curious and determined. Claire encouraged everyone in the middle of their Toastmasters journey to step up and participate in the upcoming Humorous and Table Topics contests. Finally, Clarence ... read more.


Toast of Broadway Mock Table Topics Contest     Last Monday, we tried something we had never tried at Toast of Broadway before: we ran a mock Table Topics (impromptu speaking) Contest. This was a fun chance for our newer members to learn what contests look like, while also adding a bit of competition and ... read more.

Humourous speech contest

Toast of Broadway Toastmasters club had our annual Humourous speech contest where our members can compete for the privilege of representing our club at the Area speech contest. The contest was run by our newest member Louise. Despite the fact that Louise had never attended a Toastmasters contest before, she ran the entirely thing so smoothly, ... read more.

Evaluation and Table topics contests

Toast of Broadway had our first two contests for the Toastmasters year. We began our meeting with the Evaluation contest. Contest chair Xiang ran a smooth contest especially considering it was her first time being a contest chair. Our test speaker Ivo provided us with a wonderful speech titled ‘Teamwork makes the dream work’ that ... read more.

Reverse meeting!

We spiced up our usual Toastmasters meeting format with a reverse meeting. This was Toastmaster of the evening Danielle’s idea and overall it went very well! As the title of the meeting suggests, a reverse meeting has the order of everything done backwards. We started with the President ‘Closing’ the meeting, followed by the General ... read more.

Passing the torch

Time flew by as each speaker presented their speech. Rishant brought us his perception of leadership – focusing on what he could learn from to change his leadership style. Jafar’s speech focused on how one can make money. His humour livened up the room. To quote “The person who says money doesn’t bring happiness hasn’t ... read more.

The one with meaning..

30th of July brought us a very thought provoking meeting at Toast of Broadway. Jafar spoke about the meaningfulness of life. Katie made us question the use of Artificial Intelligence, and how fast it is entering our lives. Sota spoke about a young Japanese Soft-Ball talent who has made waves in the US. Rishant presented ... read more.