First City Toastmasters Gisborne

First City Toastmasters Gisborne

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Awesome open night last Tuesday and so much fun😉👍🏽
Wow, what an amazing, relaxing meeting we had, huge thanks to our own Bear queen, Helen Hunt, our two speakers, Ruby and James for the most excellent, enlightening speeches, Lindsey for the unusual tradey table topics and Evelyn for keeping us on the straight and narrow hehehe., supper, as usual mouth watering mmmmmm
Another awesome night spent with like minded people “anticipating “ a fun session😉
Tuesday 20th November

6.30pm: Meeting begins with welcome from chair.
Chairperson: Helen Hunt
Apologies: Read out by Chair
Grammarions word Doris 2 mins

Introduction of speaker Ruby 2 mins
Speaker 1 James 5-7 mins

Introduction of speaker TBC 2 mins
Speaker 2 TBC 5-7 mins

Table Topics Rene 10 mins

General Business Helen 5 mins

Evaluation of Speaker 1 Ruby 3 mins

Evaluation of speaker 2 TBC 3 mins

Evaluation of Table topics Rene 3 mins

Grammarions Report Doris 3 mins

Timekeepers Report Lesley 2 mins

General Evaluation Helen Hunt 2 mins

Ive just run up a programme of our meeting tonight at Te Wananga o Aotearoa and we have a bit of interest. If you cant make it, we will fill the spaces as we go along. The wananga has set up a room for us and some munchies and well have a cuppa afterwards. I have programmes ready, visitor packs, cards and magazines, i also have coloured card to use inplace of lights unless you want to bring them Rene, otherwise I am very excited about what this could bring to us as a club.
Tuesday 20th November

6.30pm: Meeting begins with welcome from chair.
Chairperson: Helen Hunt
Apologies: Read out by Chair
Grammarions word Doris 2 mins

Introduction of speaker Ruby 2 mins
Speaker 1 James 5-7 mins

Introduction of speaker TBC 2 mins
Speaker 2 TBC 5-7 mins

Table Topics Rene 10 mins

General Business Helen 5 mins

Evaluation of Speaker 1 Ruby 3 mins

Evaluation of speaker 2 TBC 3 mins

Evaluation of Table topics Rene 3 mins

Grammarions Report Doris 3 mins

Timekeepers Report Lesley 2 mins

General Evaluation Helen Hunt 2 mins

Ive just run up a programme of our meeting tonight at Te Wananga o Aotearoa and we have a bit of interest. If you cant make it, we will fill the spaces as we go along. The wananga has set up a room for us and some munchies and well have a cuppa afterwards. I have programmes ready, visitor packs, cards and magazines, i also have coloured card to use inplace of lights unless you want to bring them Rene, otherwise I am very excited about what this could bring to us as a club.

Our toastmasters club is place where you can learn to become a better speaker, listener and leader.

20/03/2022
10/04/2021

Our next meeting is this Tuesday, be there or be square.!!

10/04/2021

Well done to both Lindsey and Helen who competed in the International Speech contest and Evaluation Contest respectivley. A big Congratulations to Helen who placed 2nd in the Evaluation Contest.

05/02/2021
Photos from First City Toastmasters Gisborne's post 14/12/2020

And that's all folks. As the end of what has been a busy and challenging year, it was time for First City Toastmasters along with Eastland Toastmasters to kick back and enjoy good food and good company. We had some Christmas themed Table Topics and a healthy (I hope) debate on is Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is You the best Christmas song.

Steve President of Eastland took the time to acknowledge the hard work Helen and Colleen did with running a Speechcraft for Trust Tairawhiti.

Time for a well deserved break, enjoy your time with your whanau and loved ones. Take care and stay safe

The annoying, the noisy, and the downright creepy: The toys predcited to be a big hit this Christmas 12/11/2020

The annoying, the noisy, and the downright creepy: The toys predcited to be a big hit this Christmas

One of our Table Topic's Master James' topic on Tuesday was 'What present do you buy a 1-12 year old' Well here is the list.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/christmas/123338192/the-annoying-the-noisy-and-the-downright-creepy-the-toys-predcited-to-be-a-big-hit-this-christmas

The annoying, the noisy, and the downright creepy: The toys predcited to be a big hit this Christmas Present Pets bark uncontrollably, Fifi the sloth flosses, and Baby Alive actually grows. It's weird.

10/11/2020

'Every member in Toastmasters has had to do an ice-breaker, this is the beginning of your journey and you too can go to the top' This was our Toastmaster for the evening Dave's message and tonight we had two new members giving their Ice Breaker speech. Members were not disappointed. Jader gave a funny and insightful speech on his family and career in Sao Paulo before moving to Gisborne. Sam was up next, two of his biggest fears growing up in Taiwan, ghosts and his mother!! A very funny speech... looking forward to many more speeches. It was decided to wear a crazy hat for the evening, just some of the fun we have at First City

Toastmasters International - 05/11/2020

Toastmasters International -

A great article about how to ditch the notes!

https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2020/nov/ditch-the-notecards

Toastmasters International - Would you like to give a speech without notes, or at least with very few notes? Memorizing your speech word for word is not only difficult, it can result in a stilted style or in completely forgetting what you are going to say. While it is a good idea to memorize your first sentence or two, and your...

15/09/2020

Thames Toastmasters - 5425453

Hi Thames Toastmasters members! If you haven’t already seen it, the September 2020 Toastmasters Magazine is out. There are some great articles in there about the power of body language, taking on the ‘Toastmaster’ role at a meeting and there is a neat introduction to the new International President, Richard E. Peck. Log in to Toastmasters International www.toastmasters.org to get your copy. Enjoy! ✨
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08/09/2020

Tonight we held our Humorous and Table Topics contest. Congratulations to all our contestants. A special congratulations to Doris for winning Table Topics and Helen for Humorous....some great speeches. A great hybrid contest as well!!! Thank you to our guest judges and ballot counters.

05/09/2020

Its Club Contest Time! Here are the Zoom details if you wish to join online.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83956084871?pwd=RWkrNHp5VXNtWWJPaTZTUGV3aUZFdz09

Meeting ID: 839 5608 4871
Passcode: 112

25/08/2020

Meeting about to start

18/08/2020
21/07/2020

Congratulations to Evelyn who was awarded another Competent Communication certificate by the clubs VP Education Nikki Henderson

toastmasters.org 30/06/2020

Toastmasters International -Home

Happy New Year!! It's a new Toastmasters year. What are your goals for the coming year, what would you like to achieve? More info can be found at www.toastmasters.org

toastmasters.org Where Leaders Are Made

09/06/2020

District 112 Toastmasters in New Zealand

To our incoming committee - it is time to start thinking about your clubs Success Plan. What are the clubs goals for the year.

What should each club's incoming Executive Committee do during their FIRST meeting?

PLAN FOR THE YEAR!

1. Executive members: Download and read the attached DISTINGUISHED CLUB PROGRAM AND CLUB SUCCESS PLAN manual from the TI website before you have your first meeting.
2. Executive committee: Complete the (p16-33).
3. Send a copy to your Area Director.

(See Wendy Wickliffe's advice: a goal without a plan is just a wish.)

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/distinguished-club-program-and-club-success-plan-english

toastmasters.org 08/06/2020

Toastmasters International -Login

For our incoming club officers, it is also a good idea to talk to your current club officers and do a hand over.

toastmasters.org Where Leaders Are Made

22/05/2020

It was great to have our members back on board with our online meeting last time. Our next online meeting is Tuesday 26th of May, where we will have speeches, table topics, as well as electing our new club leadership committee for 2020/2021.
See the agenda below.
If you wish to attend this online meeting, send a message and we will get back to you with the Zoom link.

06/05/2020

Agenda for our First City Toastmasters meeting on Zoom next week.

06/05/2020

It was great to see all those Toastmasters who dialled in to catch up on Zoom last night! It was lovely to see everyone, and to catch up on how everyone is faring under the lockdown. Looking forward to catching up with you all at our regular meeting time of 6.30pm next Tuesday on Zoom.

03/05/2020

Wow, a busy weekend of attending the 2020 Conference from the comfort of our living room. There were some great keynote speakers with messages about dealing with the current environment and how we can overcome the challenges, it was great catching up and meeting new people. It really did at times feel like you were at Conference

We saw 4 great contests. A big congratulations to our very own Helen Hunt who placed 2nd in the Humorous Contest. Nikki and I clapped loudly from our living room. Super proud of Helen's effort and there were some very funny speeches so to place 2nd was no mean feat.

I'll share more of some of the key messages at the upcoming meetings.

27/04/2020

Hi, Eastland members are really enjoying meeting online. It would be great to see you all again, so be sure to check out their page and events for all the details on how to join in on all the fun.

Zoom zoom zoom. Eastland is really relishing meeting online. It was an excellent meeting
After a positive check in session to start the meeting, Brian delivered some on topic table topics. Dave gave a great speech on the perils of broken cellphones. John joined us from Kawerau and Nikki again looked after our timing. Debs was able to give a good grammarians report, and our evaluators listened well and gave good feedback. Bonus points for hanging the banner

Here is some photo's of Dave and Nikki's setup for the meetings.

Next meeting on May 11th, all welcome. Check out our Facebook events for details

25/04/2020

Well it all came together very quickly, but Division Q, Humorous, Table Topics and Evaluaton contests were held yesterday afternoon. Congratulations to Helen who represented Q5 in the Humorous Speech contest, and placed first!! She will now be representing Division Q next week in the District Finals. Also, a big shout out to Ruby, while not placing presented well in both the Table Topics and Evaluation Contest and I am sure was a great experience.

23/03/2020

With the government announcmemt of New Zealand going to COVID-19 Level 4, we will not be holding any physical meetings until the all clear has been given.

It is uncertain times out there, but I ask you all to please look after yourselves and
your loved ones. Be sure to stay in contact via phone or Skype to those who may be alone. Start up coffee (or wine) groups online. Write a speech or two for later.

Stay safe everyone, look after each other

29/02/2020

Wow, what an amazing area day. A big thanks to our members who got up around 5 to head to Kawerau. Congratulations to Ruby who placed first in both the Table Topics and Evaluation contest. Congratulations to Helen for placing 2nd in the humorous contest and 3rd in a tight International speech contest. I'm tired.

25/02/2020

What happens when you are unable to use your usual Toastmasters venue?, well we don't all go home, oh no not us. Due to unforeseen circumstances we couldn't use our usual rooms. Thankfully I had my keys to theatre on me, a quick check there wasn't rehearsals on and Plan B was hatched and we all moved down the road to Evolution Theatre. A great meeting and excellent Table Topics, great hand gestures for timing were created and enough time to allow our contestants prepare for Area Day. We couldn't help but get a dramatic pic.

14/01/2020

First meeting back for the year, and what a great meeting it was - there was a lot of energy and enthusiasm in the room from our members. Two great speeches, Evelyn gave an passionate speech about watching out for her as a cyclists and some of the dangers. James gave a speech about Low-Carb, Healthy Fat (LCHF) eating plan -gave us food for thought (I went there!). Doris gave some good table topics, with the general theme around Xmas food and NYs resolutions. (argghh). Great meeting overall.

11/12/2019

Well another year comes to a close! It was time to celebrate. Both Gisborne clubs came together for a Christmas celebration, of good food and company. We had a debate on Real Christmas trees vs Artificial. We also had two guests who were warmly welcomed Thanks to Dave and Nikki for organsing - Nikki even made the crackers.

14/11/2019

First City held their Table Topic and Evaluation Contest on Tuesday, congratulations to our contestants. Ruby will be representing our club at Area day in both contests.

29/10/2019

Please message us if you are keen to know more.

This Halloween it's time to face your fears....

forbes.com 19/10/2019

How To Be A Better Public Speaker Like A Toastmasters' World Champion

forbes.com What could being a better public speaker do for your company, cause or career? World Champion Aaron Beverly credits Toastmasters for helping him land his project manager position at JP Morgan.

24/09/2019

Join a free Pathways zoom session to learn more about Pathways - different times to suit everyone.

Join a free Pathways zoom session to learn more about Pathways with our wonderful Toastmasters.

24/09/2019

A great meeting as always, we had speeches on backstage badgers and theatre life, a speech to people thinking of joining Toastmasters and debating in Table Topics!. A great word by our grammarian which summed up the meeting - Equanimity meaning calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation.

23/09/2019

What's happening at tomorrow's meeting? There will be the prepared speeches and some Table Topics, a good chance to see some improv in action. Come along and see your friendly Toastmasters tomorrow night 6:30pm

18/09/2019

First City Toastmasters Gisborne

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