“Kill the mute button” – tips and tricks for virtual meetings – Nikki Quinn

Nikki Quinn, DTM, Club Growth Director Elect for 2017 – 2018, will be our guest speaker on the 26th June 2017, teaching us how to run a virtual meeting. What does Nikki have to say about Virtual meetings: “Virtual meetings have come a long way in the last couple of years and can actually be more valuable than traditional face to face meetings. I delivered a speech entitled “THE …

Congratulations to the new Committee!

Congratulations to the newly elected committee of Golden Gavel Advanced for the year 2016-2017 starting in July. President elect: Yianna Grekas VPE Frances Fraser VPM:  Elaine O’Gorman VPPR: Njabulo James Nkosi Treasurer:Michael Glencross Secretary: Eric Kaila Sergeant at arms: Dimitri Grekas We look forward to inducting you at our Induction dinner soon, and hope to see you at the Speakathon on the 5th June 2017. …

24 April 2017 – World Café – Karen Levy Strauss

How can you get buy in, ownership and accountability in a large team? In the book: “Facilitating with ease”, Ingid Bens writes that Expert Facilitation in a changing world has become a  “Core leadership competency”.   You simply can’t do without it, not if you want to make your large team feel heard. Do you want to experience one of those techniques first-hand? On the 24 April …

You are invited – a formal invitation from the President : Nikki Quinn

A letter from the President! Fellow Toastmasters You have a standing invitation to visit Golden Gavel Advanced Toastmasters. We would like to help you to get to DTM. We have the experience, In just this last year 25 % of our member base-achieved this award. Would you like to be one of them? Join our club, and with the help of the members and the …

Dave Cairns – How to write a Humorous Speech and Pathways – Nikki Quinn

Some people have the unique gift of creating laughter, Dave Cairns is one of those people.   At Golden Gavel Advanced, we want you to become an expert, and that’s why we learn from the best. “The first time I met Dave Cairns was at a Tall Story competition in Menlyn Shopping Center.  I was blown away by his charm, his funny jokes and his …

Improv Games at Golden Gavel Advanced -23 January 2017

 Improvisation – the art of doing something spontaneously with no preparation. You might be familiar with Improvising on the Jazz scene? Come join us at Golden Gavel Advanced Toastmasters where you will experience Improv First hand in Public speaking. Individual games, group games, tall tales, who knows what our Improv Master-Yianna Grekas has up her sleeve. All we know is that its bound to be …

Key steps to becoming a successful Leader by Lazola Belle – 28 November 2016

Venue change:  Address (Where 4th Dimension Toastmasters normally meet) Dimension Data University, Wanderers Building, The Campus Golden Gavel Advanced Toastmasters is hosting our Guest speaker for the 28th November 2016- Lazola Belle is doing his final speech towards becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster! Key steps to beoming a succesful Leader-this seminar will be 40 minutes long! Guest speaker: Lazola Belle “Imagine if we could all speak to …

How do I look in these jeans? How to give feedback authentically…

Evaluation and feedback is a daily activity, from telling your wife how she looks in those new jeans, all the way through to discussing performance outcomes with employees. To be able to give a practical and applicable evaluation/feedback, we need to hone this skill … and Toastmasters is the perfect place to practice. Evaluations is the best opportunity to invest in the development of the speaker/leader …

The Magic of Customer Service

“Creating loyal raving fans! “ The Magic of customer service -by Sarah Bauling “The Magic of Customer Service” is a key note presentation that is about taking your customer service ideals to the next level. Whether you run a corporate company, a small business or simply deal with customers – “The Magic of Customer Service” is an absolute “must listen to” key note delivery.   …

Humorous and Improv contest

It is contest season … It is time … Monday evening 22 August 2016- at 6:30 for 7pm For the Humorous and Improv Contest at Golden Gavel Advanced Toastmasters… In our last meeting many of our members mentioned how they want to improve this specific skill in Corporate. Let’s see how far they’ve come already, and perhaps we can rise up for the challenge too! The winners …