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Thinking about 50 years of change from an almost 50 member

From having one car per family where the entire family squeezed in (unrestrained), to almost every family member over the age of 17 having their own car, and having to restrain everything and everybody (including pets), being almost 50, I … Continue reading

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Parramatta’s 50th – View from a visitor

I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the recent Dinner Meeting celebrating Parramatta Toastmasters Club’s 50 Anniversary. The pride of the members was obvious, with members current and past reminiscing over the history of the past … Continue reading

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Parramatta’s 50th – View from a member

Parramatta Toastmasters was created in 1966. Imagine the thrill of those that had the idea to start a toastmasters club…that after 18, 250 days the club that they founded is still flourishing and making a difference to so many lives. … Continue reading

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Parramatta’s 50th – The View From The Stage

When you’re MC of a big night, you get to see things from a totally different angle. When I first got on stage an hour before the meeting started, just to get used to the space as all speakers should, … Continue reading

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Vice President Education – an all-round role

If you want the busiest but perhaps the most rewarding Executive role at Parramatta Toastmasters, the VPE role is for you. In an earlier blog, I explained what I’d learnt at the end of my first month. At that time, … Continue reading

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Murder at the Juice Joint – A Night Of Murder, Mayhem, and Mastery Of Public Speaking?

As William Shakespeare once said “All the world’s a stage, and all men and women merely players”. While many of us may remember the “Murder at the Juice Joint”, on 17 March 2016, as a night of fun and great … Continue reading

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Why I keep coming

In this modern world of speed, instantaneous achievement and quick fixes, the idea of working at a craft, persisting with a task and perfecting a skill is sometimes lost. But not at Toastmasters and that is why I keep coming. … Continue reading

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