Grow Your Confidence with Toastmasters in Ningbo

Toastmasters International This is an my first column published in Ningbo Focus magazine. “Madam Toastmaster, Ladies and Gentlemen…”, is how many speeches start at a Toastmasters club meeting. Two years ago when I arrived in Ningbo there was only one club with Read More →

Toastmasters Speech: 50 Shades of Love

Don Juan Demarco Johnny Depp Marlon Brando “There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.” Read More →

Why MBA Students need Toastmasters

RJ Thomas with Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, World Champion in Public Speaking 2014 Toastmasters MBA Students are notoriously busy people. Either they are taking many classes or have their nose in CLEP Study Guides. In China we also have to learn Chinese language (Mandarin), the Putonghua or common language of the people in the Read More →

China Toastmasters and My First Speech Competition

Toastmasters International logo In September I moved to China to do my MBA degree at Ningbo University. Before I left South Africa I wanted to make sure there is an active China Toastmasters community. I was not disappointed after participating in my first Read More →

Jabulani Mangena wins International English Speaking Contest

Jabulani Mangena with Ramon Thomas Recently I attended the annual Toastmasters Maxicon conference. The theme in 2013 was Leadership, hence the name Leadercon. Congratulations to Jabulani Mangena of Midrand Toastmasters Club for being placed first at the District 74 International Speech contest held recently at Read More →

John Wooden on true success

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom. He Read More →