Club Blog

Making the best out of bad situations

Last Monday, 1st of November, was another online meeting with first-time Toastmaster of the Night, Neelam at the helm. We think Neelam did an impressive job organising and running the online meeting. She was helped by Timer Claire, who used some Squid Game references for her role, and Grammarian Jafar who introduced us to the ... read more.

On loneliness, careers, and deep thinking

Last Monday, 4th of October, we had another fantastic online meeting. Our Zoom master for the night was Clarence who brought some creative ideas into the meeting. The meeting was put into colours by our Timer Hani, while Grammarian William brought the word of the day “EXHILARATING”. Lulu gave a speech on the benefits of ... read more.

Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests 2021

Tonight, 20th of September 2021, we held our Humorous Speech and Table Topics contests. Though our meeting was held online, we are very pleased that the contests ran very smoothly! The Humorous Speech Contest was ran by Contest Chair, Claire. The first speaker, Jafar, delivered his speech, where he aired some of his complaints. (The ... read more.

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.

CONTESTS CONTESTS CONTESTS!!

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.